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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Iíve wanted to write about this quote/image for a while. I just canít peg down WHY it is so important to me. Honestly, this is one of my ďgo toĒ quotes. On days I donít want to or feel like I just canít, I look at this and can. So I needed to share it with everyone. I hope it give you a bit of inspiration too.

Yesterday was a downhill day. Not as in easy, more like spiraling out of control. Iíve decided not to rant about it; honestly I really donít care today. It went from good to bad and ended in a Hersey bar. Enough said.

Iím still fighting whatever I have. Iím on day 4 of this headache and a horrible barking cough. Nothing is helping, from allergy med to cold products (and combinations of the two). Just one more thing to muddle through.

But I am muddling. I mean, Iíve been getting my exercise in. We wonít discuss eating. Iím back to outrunning my fork. Being that I plod, the fork it winning. I know I will fix it; I have complete and total faith in myself. So even though I'm frustrated right not, I'm not upset.

And that brings me back to my quote. Today is not the day to say I canít, because I CAN. Under, over, around, or through Ė the obstacles canít win because I still CAN. I just have to get more creative.

Today, I can!

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RUFFIT 5/9/2013 6:05PM

    emoticon Hugz

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JESSICAWALKS 5/8/2013 8:57AM

    I love this quote Kitty! Thanks for sharing. I hope you feel better really soon. Today we can! Today we will!

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JUSTME29 5/8/2013 8:42AM

    Today is not that day. I really like that quote too. Today will not be that day for me either.

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    Til you can't....BRING IT!!!

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CASEYSAUER 5/8/2013 7:41AM

    Love your background picture! YES, YOU CAN!

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GARDENCHRIS 5/8/2013 6:43AM

    I to have a similar quote that is still hanging on the outside if my pantry ..... know what you mean.

Feel better .... it can really make everything else a drag.

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RIDMYCOCOON 5/8/2013 1:56AM

    love this quote! hang in there Kits! emoticon

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BLITZEN40 5/8/2013 1:33AM

    Great quote! Hope you feel better soon!

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 5/7/2013 10:54PM

    Good for you leaving yesterday in the past! My eating has been orrible too. You can do it!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 5/7/2013 10:35PM

    Good attitude

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REEBMY 5/7/2013 10:01PM

    Hope you feel better!

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LIVINGFREE19 5/7/2013 9:19PM


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FUSIONFITNESS3 5/7/2013 8:21PM

    Sorry you're feeling under the weather. I love the quote. There is such truth in the first part which really can hit you between the eyes. There definitely will be a day when I can't do some of what I do today but there are certainly things I can't do because of choices I make today. Choosing I can is the way to go. You can do it, Kitty. We can do it. We need to keep fighting for ourselves. Thanks for sharing the quote.

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BOILHAM 5/7/2013 8:07PM

    So sorry you are not feeling well, but congratulations on exercising through it. I never heard that quote before, but I've felt that way many times. Stay strong!

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DARLY55 5/7/2013 7:35PM

    I think you are awesome just for getting in your exercise while feeling ill!
I KNOW you can! Feel better! emoticon emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL121 5/7/2013 7:16PM

    You are an inspiration, sweetie! Keep fighting the good fight! Love you and here for you! Feel better soon! emoticon emoticon Karen

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    You are awesum! Gimme a piggy back ride!!!!

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SOULFISH80 5/7/2013 6:27PM

    I love your fight!!!!! You are so strong and I personally gain so much strength just knowing that you go out there and tackle it everyday, even when it's tough. Hope you feel better soon. I'm feeling you on the allergy thing, it's been really bad here too. I have woken myslef up many night the last week sneezing my head off. Not fun. It will be over soon. Keep it up!!!!!!! emoticon

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MERRY_XMAS 5/7/2013 6:25PM

    I hope you will feel better soon! I tend to eat more when I'm sick or frustrated...

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BOPPY_ 5/7/2013 5:49PM

    Try this:

If you're so "pressed" (whatever that means to you) to yield to an urge to eat, eat fruit, or a vegetable (e.g., carrot, celery), and keep eating them until you can't eat anything else. Keep doing this until you no longer need this approach.

Of course, you have to plan for that. You have to buy the produce and take it with you.

Am I saying this because I think you have no willpower?

No, I'm saying it for quite the opposite reason. Motivation is not your issue. Habit is your issue (IMHO).

You need a plan for displacing old habits. My offered "plan" may not be the right one for you, but clearly (IMHO), you need to forge a habit changing plan, and execute. I have no doubt you will succeed, when you find the right approach.

In the meantime, get well!

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JUMPINJULIE 5/7/2013 5:23PM

    Great quote love it. You can do it. and I hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 5/7/2013 5:02PM

    emoticon I am sorry yesterday was yucky. I hope you feel better soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 4:50PM

    You are awesomely awesome and you CAN do it!!! That's 99.9% of achieving what we have as goals . . . believing in ourselves, and you DO (and lots of us cheering you on to boot!)

Hope you feel better. That is probably a big part of the battle of outrunning the fork!


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CAT-IN-CJ 5/7/2013 4:21PM

    C'mon your cheerleaders are here cheering you on cos we all know
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CIPHER1971 5/7/2013 3:58PM


You show us all we CAN do it

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TWEETYKC00 5/7/2013 3:49PM

    Just keep on going, sometimes that is all you can do and of the times it is just the start!

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LALMEIDA 5/7/2013 3:20PM

  One day at a time. Sometimes it is one moment at a time. You have a great attitude. You can do this! emoticon

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    Time for a little tough love, I think. I hope you don't mind...

Did eating the hersey bar help your bad day? It may have tasted good going down, but after you ate it, and today, does it make you feel better or worse? I'm asking as someone who has been there, and I always ask myself now--is chocolate really going to make this better? It doesn't--I know from experience. It only makes me feel pissed off and guilty.

It's okay to take a day off to rest. Be careful pushing yourself with that cough. It might be allergies, it might not, but either way, it's probably best to give yourself a break (and don't read that as okay to eat chocolate!). Again, I'm guilty of pushing myself too hard also, and I learned the hard way that it just makes it worse. So take some time to cuddle up with your girls and rest.

Be kind to yourself; you deserve it!

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BESCATS 5/7/2013 3:11PM

    There is no such word as CAN"T in your vocabulary !! The only words you know is

Love the background ~ you are a little fighter, and always will be. emoticon

Feel better soon !!!!

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KELLIEBEAN 5/7/2013 2:39PM

    If anyone can you CAN!

I hope you feel better soon!

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SPECIALK2122 5/7/2013 2:31PM

    great quote!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VIXSTERLU 5/7/2013 1:30PM

    Love that! I agree with it whole heartedly! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 5/7/2013 1:29PM

    You can do it!!!! I have faith in you! Love the quote!

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COOP9002 5/7/2013 1:19PM

    Yes, you can. Thanks for sharing.

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