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"Paula's Wall of Nevers" 4th floor


Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Good morning everyone, from the DFW area of Texas!

I'm starting on constructing my 4th floor of my wall today. It is time. This floor will prove to be the hardest yet and will probably take longer and more intense to complete. I feel comfortable with all of my previous floors, but it is time for this floor now.

4TH FLOOR "NEVER".....To the best of my ability, and with the support of family and friends:

1. keep my eyes on the prize that can be won, if I continue on in my "journey to the new me".

2. do not ever think of myself as a "cheater". I will no longer plan to have a scheduled "cheat" day again. If I am to think of myself as a successful person, I don't want to have allowed myself to have "cheated" to get there.

3. always remember that every day is a new day...how ever it is lived.

4. realize and accept that I can not and will not ever "hide myself" in anything again, especially my eating and journey. I want to "Spread the Spark".

5. to accept myself and my disabilities as being a part of me, and that they do not dictate who I am.

6. to understand, realize, appreciate, and be thankful that it is God who has guided, led, encouraged, and disciplined me and Who still loves me despite all of my imperfections.

Have a blessed day wonderful journeys to the new all of you!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 2/11/2013 2:55PM

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Thank all of you for reading my blog about my wall construction. My wish for all of you is to have more successes than anyone can handle in one day! emoticon

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

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~INDYGIRL 2/11/2013 8:06AM

    AWESOME blog!

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PATTYCAKE17 2/10/2013 2:38PM

    emoticon Love your 4th floor. emoticon We are always all we can be for today, no more and no less. We are the sum total of everything we have ever done with what God has given us, blessed be the Lord. He has taken us this far and will continue with us through it all as he always has and ever will. I t gives me great joy to see you giving Him praise and glory for your victories. emoticon I am signing on for your inspirational blogs.

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JANESLOSS 2/7/2013 7:40PM

    Wow Paula this fourth floor is very powerful!

I love the idea about never adding a scheduled cheat day.

Some made me cry, because I understand completely.

Take care,
Big Hugs,
Jane

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4RASCALS 2/7/2013 8:36AM

    Excellent..Love that you are sharing your journey, your such as inspiration to us

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TATTER3 2/7/2013 6:21AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!!

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 2/6/2013 6:32PM

    All of your floors are amazing Paula. What a wonderful gift to yourself, and to God, whose brought you this far. I am excited to see how many stories you build. Each one is unique, and so very important day to day, no matter how far you think you've come.

I'm planning on documenting my journey in a photobook, similar to my family photo books I love to create. I'm going to include my blogs, and other written material, quotes that inspire me the most, advice given to me, my dream board, and dreams crossed of, with new dreams to conquer etc., in stages along the way, with pictures of course. This project of yours would be perfect for you to capture into a physical piece to look back on, and have in the forefront always.

You are an inspiration to us all, and thank you for sharing!

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ACCEPTINGME73 2/6/2013 5:35PM

    Very inspiring blog. Way to go!

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EMMABE1 2/6/2013 3:29PM

    Great - these are wonderful goals!!
The one that I like best though - is "5. to accept myself and my disabilities as being a part of me, and that they do not dictate who I am. "
This is vitally important - you are and always will be you - your personality - the person you are - and people who judge by other more visual features are themselves shallow - you can afford to pity them - they miss out on so much!!

Sorry Paula - its not very well put - but I think you understand!!

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GRANDMABABA 2/6/2013 3:13PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/6/2013 3:13PM

    Yea Paula, traveling this journey together is Such a Pleasure!

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SHERRY666 2/6/2013 3:02PM

    emoticon YOUR 4TH FLOOR IS AWESOME........ GOOD FOR YOU PAULA..... YOU ARE A SUCCESS REMEMBER THAT.

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JULIERAE41 2/6/2013 1:35PM

    emoticon Paula! Great work!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 2/6/2013 10:38AM

    You can do it Paula!!

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CJMOK1121 2/6/2013 10:01AM

    Paula: Thank you for sharing, These are great, but my question is where are the steps to your first three flours, do you have those written down somewhere, or did I just miss seeing them.

Thanks again: CJ from OK.

OOPS, I FOUND THEM, THEY LOOK GREAT, I COPIED THEM AND PUT THEM IN A FOLDER.

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2HAMSDIET 2/6/2013 9:29AM

    I love your thought on a cheat day. emoticon

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MPETERSON2311 2/6/2013 9:22AM

    great ideas! thanks so much for sharing.

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NELLJONES 2/6/2013 9:08AM

    I always start a list like this as "Just For Today" rather than "Never". I have no idea what tomorrow will bring so I don't worry about it. However Today is here and I can do just about anything Just For Today. Amazing how all those Todays add right up!

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KITT52 2/6/2013 8:41AM

    also that this journey is never over...one must work at it each day....

but I know you will give it your best....

have a healthy day

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JANEMARIE77 2/6/2013 8:16AM

    wonderful emoticon

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BUTTERFIYEMERGE 2/6/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon Paula!!

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