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The question that grabbed me today....

Monday, January 07, 2013



I was looking up some quotes today and came upon this one. It stopped me dead in my tracks. Am I doing the best that I can?

It would be nice to say yes, but I know that isn't true. I watched the season opener of the Biggest Loser tonight and when you watch what they go through with their first workouts and challenges, or even what the trainers were doing with the kids and I know my answer has to be "No, I'm not."

I know I don't need to be perfect, but I know I can be better.

I've posted this quote on both of my laptops where I will see it numerous times throughout the day. It has me rethinking my goal setting to be much more specific in what I want to accomplish and in what timeframe.

I have made it a habit of meal planning each week and creating my grocery list from that plan. Sticking to my list in the store helps to prevent me from impulse buying. Unfortunately it doesn't stop me from ditching my meal plan and going out to eat. (That is now a goal on my list -- sticking to meal plan)

I'm a list person. I love to cross things off my to do lists. So my daily goals are now a daily to do list in my journal. Goals ranging from what I'm eating, workouts, meds, water and decluttering my house. I'm being realistic based on my schedule each day. And the items on the list are specific.

So is this the best I can do? I don't know if I'll ever be able to say yes with absolute certainy, however, if I can say that I was better today than yesterday, then I know I'm doing my best to improve my lifestyle.

Here's to heading in the right direction.
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  • SNOWYOGA
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  • DEEGIRL50
    "Better today than yesterday." I love it. Great idea to do a realistic daily to do list.
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    1871 days ago
  • LADY_JAE
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  • P316LEIA
    emoticon quote. I know I'm not doing enough. Each and every step forward will get us there.

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    1872 days ago
  • RANDYNWV
    fantastic blog -- and emoticon quote!

    I'd like to be able to say ... yes I'm doing my best -- but I don't know how long ago I was doing my best!

    Thanks for the inspiration Laura!
    1873 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    That's a great quote!! Thanks for sharing with us, Laura!!! You can do it!!!
    1873 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    That's why I have the quote "Try a little harder to be a little better" in the middle of my collage! It's what I focus on first when I look at it!

    We just need to take the next step - and that is to hold ourselves MORE accountable for our actions!!!

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    1873 days ago
  • JSTETSER
    Great quote. I'll push a little harder today towards my goals.
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    1873 days ago
  • EVER-HOPEFUL
    good queation,my nana used to always ask us after test at school etc. when we got a not so good note,did you do your best?when we said yes she would then ask REALLY? looking at us in that way(i am sure you know which way that was)then if we answered yes again she would say.ok,you can´t do more than your best,no can.i now say the same to my kids.as long as you have really done your best then that is ok .i can´t ask for more than your best.i guess my answer like yours is i am not doing my best.guess it is time to pull my socks up and put my big girl pants on emoticon i like your todo list plan emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1873 days ago
  • DIVAGLOW
    You can so do this for yourself. I love that quote because it makes you really stop and think about if you are. Thanks for posting it.
    1873 days ago
  • LATTELEE
    Interesting
    1873 days ago
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