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I see Happiness and Success

Friday, April 26, 2013

A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties." Harry S. Truman

Yesterday the scale was up three pounds . I looked and looked at the darn thing but nothing changed. Maybe it will today maybe it won't .

The pessimist in me stared and said you have got to be kidding. Why ,Why, does this always happen to me. Why can't I be a toothpick .I give up here is my white flag. Do you see my white flag scale Gods. I don't care anymore .I am off to go eat a bag of chips and then maybe a donut so there.


Then I turned around and the Optimist in me smiled. I thought about what i had eaten all week and what I had exercised and how little I slept. These all added to my problem. Plus I knew that some of it was water weight.

Three pounds is a lot ha ha the pessimist said.!!! You can't fix that give up!!! emoticon

Three pounds is nothing the optimist said.!!! Sush!!! Plus I have a plan. This week I will drink more water, eat more veggies and less meat. I will make sure I get enough sleep .I will continue with the strength training because I am adding muscle and although it is adding to my weight gain in the long run it will help me to burn more calories and look thinner and toner. I will not walk like a slug but a women of purpose and maybe even swing my arms a bit. Lastly I will let nature take its course.

I am so glad I am an optimist if your not now you should work on it I see happiness and success on the way .What do you see? Hugs Thanks so much for reading my blogs. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEEDEE1102 4/27/2013 4:53AM

    Your optimism is infectious! Thanks for writing this blog. And I love the fact that instead of throwing in the towel, you have devised a plan and are reengergized to attain your goal! Have a great weekend!

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NEW-CAZ 4/27/2013 2:58AM

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HOLLYM48 4/26/2013 8:38PM

    You are doing great. Those ups and downs are all part of this great journey that we are on! That darn scale will never define us. Next week will be better! emoticon emoticon

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BLITZEN40 4/26/2013 8:01PM

    The optimist is right... three pounds is nothing. That could easily be all water weight. Keep looking on the sunny side! emoticon

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100LBLIGHTER 4/26/2013 7:09PM

    emoticon You tell her...

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JACKIE542 4/26/2013 12:25PM

    Being an optimist helps us in so many ways in live, glad you let your optimism shine through, great advice. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TURTLESLOW14 4/26/2013 10:55AM

    emoticon Well done for not letting the scale rule how you feel!!

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RACEWELLWON 4/26/2013 10:23AM

    The scale no longer rules my life either emoticon other numbers are so much more important - blood pressure and so on ....... Good example of how many of us feel , especially in the beginning of our journey - three pounds is average fluctuation weight , beside the stress of the fire drill - tricky , tricky Hypothalamus ruling over our starvation mode !! emoticon emoticon Karen

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DONNACFIT 4/26/2013 9:41AM

    emoticon Great to keep on the SUNNY side

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LOVESLIFE48 4/26/2013 9:26AM

    Well done!! I too have finally gotten this in my head!! It's not REALLY 3 pounds of fat!!!
Thank Heavens for Sparkpeople and our Sparkfriends for all the wonderful information so that we don't give in to our binges!!!!

Have a wonderful day my friend~!~ Together we can not fail! emoticon

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GOANNA2 4/26/2013 8:37AM

    You are doing just great. Your optimisim is refreshing
and contagious. Spurs me on. Love your blog. What is
three pounds anyway - water, that's what. You have a
great plan. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 4/26/2013 8:24AM

    I always say that I'm a realist. (smiling) Have a fun weekend.

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DBELLE39 4/26/2013 8:21AM

    That positive outlook gets the job done! emoticon

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TOMWAMP 4/26/2013 8:04AM

    The optimist Says emoticon emoticon and so do I emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 4/26/2013 7:33AM

    AWESOME so many of us see that number and let it ruin or derail us till the number gets even higher.

YOU ARE NOT THE NUMBER ON THE SCALE!!!! you did fantastic!!!

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MSLZZY 4/26/2013 7:16AM

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DARLY55 4/26/2013 7:13AM

    Those darn scale devils are the meanest creatures! I know the feeling and I like your plan, it is also my plan! Go get them! Let's drown them in our water!
I hear they don't like us drinking all that water at all!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 4/26/2013 6:20AM

    emoticon I think the plan sounds great!! ........ I am willing to bet it is water too! .......... One more day or even the next and you should see a big difference! ..... Now here is a hug right back ............... emoticon

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