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"Paula's Wall of Nevers"3rd floor

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Good morning everyone! I feel confident now that my 2nd floor is complete and I'm starting in a big way to begin my 3rd floor this morning. Even though there is a little "crispy of chill" in the air here in the DFW area of Texas, this will not hold me back from beginning the process until completion.

3RD FLOOR "NEVER"....To the best of my ability, and with the support of family and friends, will I ever allow myself to think or feel that I'm not "special" again. As an old saying goes, "God made me, and He doesn't make junk".

To accomplish this, I will do the following:

1. not to use the words "comfort food" again. To me, getting too comfortable, can lead to disaster.

2. not to depend on the scale to determine my successes.

3. allow myself to eat "fancy"...begin eating on my "company" plates, glasses, and tableware. Plastic and paper I'll save for "gatherings" of people.

4. give my own self a facial 1x a week.

5. reserve Saturday nights as my "spa" nights.

6. use nail polish on my fingernails and toenails, especially since I can bend over now and reach my toes.

7. rearrange my clothes in my closet and find some new "mix & matches". Just fiddle around and see what I can come up with.

8. look through different clothing catalogs and "dream and plan" and then cut an outfit out and post it on my icebox door to view everyday.

9. throw away my "old faithful-with holes" nightgown and wear one of my new ones that are smaller than it is.

10. and etc.

I'm building a new me "one floor at a time" to create my wall of change.

Thanks to all of you who have been reading my "wall" blogs. It means so much. I thank all of you for all of your support and kind and encouraging words.

We can't make it without each other!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

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SINGLEGAL3 2/5/2013 9:34PM

    Great blog!! Isn't this journey inspiring??? I think you're right - in that we can't measure success only on what the scale says - - - That is something I'm hanging on to, as the lbs. are SLOWLY beginning to creap down. It's a difference in lifestyle for me....trying to eat healthy and paying attention to what I eat and it's impact on my health and life.

Take Care!!! Have a great week!

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JUDITH316 2/4/2013 12:41AM

    Great blog post, keep up the great work, I cheer you on emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ILIKETOZUMBA 1/30/2013 1:02AM

    What a great concept! I like this "building a new you" idea, with these wall blogs. Really cool. :) And congratulations on doing so well!

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KALLIE1958AR 1/29/2013 10:02PM

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TONYTHETSANGEL 1/25/2013 9:05PM

    Great Paula!! Loved all of them. emoticon

Why save up all of this stuff and never use it for yourself! You deserve "company" china and fixings too!! emoticon

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JANESLOSS 1/25/2013 12:15AM

    Hi Paula,
Great blog and another great floor!

I love the one about not using the phrase "comfort food".

You are Special!!

Big hugs,

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MPETERSON2311 1/23/2013 11:44AM

    "God made me, and He doesn't make junk"

I love that!

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4RASCALS 1/22/2013 9:19PM

    Your third floor rocks. I love it. Especially like spa night, doing your nails.
Way to go Paula. Keep moving forward. I'm proud of you

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HUNGRYWOMAN2 1/22/2013 7:31PM

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A fantastic perspective and inspiring way to view the issues of life's journey.
Very creaive!
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GODS_TEMPLE 1/22/2013 7:29PM

    I'd use that old nightgown as polishing/cleaning cloths. Sounds nice and soft.

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 1/22/2013 2:33PM

    LOVE IT!


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-BENI- 1/22/2013 1:51PM

    I like that third floor - A lot!

xo Beni

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LISBETHSALANDER 1/22/2013 12:39PM

    Last week I started listening to bossa nova music when I eat my meals. I think I will switch up my plate tonight! Thanks for the great ideas. Wishing you much success.

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DETERMINED_ME 1/22/2013 11:50AM

    Great plan! You rock lady! Way to go!

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OOLALA53 1/22/2013 11:04AM

    I like # 2 a lot. And the nightgown one. emoticon

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PENNYSAVER2 1/22/2013 9:58AM

    Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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ADELCASALE 1/22/2013 9:33AM

    Keep up the good work!

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2HAMSDIET 1/22/2013 8:44AM

    emoticon I had a friend that went to using the good dishes and that led to dressing for dinner. Yes she redid the make up and slip into some else. Now add in some music and at times candles. They now dine at every meal in there house. She said life is so short why not take time to fully enjoy a meal. emoticon

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MAHGRET 1/22/2013 8:44AM

    Great ideas! Your wall is inspiring.

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JANEMARIE77 1/22/2013 8:31AM

    taking care of self wonderful build in firm and strong

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KITT52 1/22/2013 8:16AM

    great job Paula....you are building a temple.....a holy temple...

Have a healthy week

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/22/2013 7:51AM

    A work in progress, I love it. Keep up the good work.

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ZANNBEE 1/22/2013 7:50AM

    Love it. I have always liked to use nice plates and not just save them for "special occasions". Hope you have a great week. They say that how well we take care of ourselves is directly related to our level of self esteem. When you take time to pamper yourself you are showing that you're self esteem is rising. It leads to better choices down the road.
This is so encouraging.

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EVIE4NOW 1/22/2013 7:34AM

  I like the idea of levels or floors as you call it. And, of course, the mini rewards. Too many times we let ourselves go to accomplish something (usually for someone else).
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111BUTTERFLY111 1/22/2013 7:26AM

    Enjoy taking good care of you ... you sooooo deserve it!


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JEWELLE217 1/22/2013 7:06AM

    I love the way you pamper yourself! Everyone should take a lesson away from your list. We all deserve to treat ourselves special!

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I love your list !

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NANA2PRINCESSES 1/22/2013 7:00AM

    Your "wall" blogs are great. Good luck finishing out that third floor.
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