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Road Blocks

Thursday, July 04, 2013

I hear people all time talking about how their efforts were derailed by something unexpected, an event or a person who presented a problem and they ended up eating over it because-what-else-could-they- do?

If you are driving and end up at a real roadblock, do you put on the brake and abandon the car? Do you turn around and go home? Do you bewail the fates for doing your trip in? Of course not. You check a map, or push the "re-route button on the GPS, or ask someone for directions. It's unexpected, it will take longer than you thought, but you keep going. You also don't circle back so you can run into that same road block over and over. You have a great story to tell people that evening, but you don't beat yourself up. You don't throw the GPS out of the window because it told you something you didn't want to see. You learn to check your route for possible road construction and re-program your route.

Why would a weight loss journey be any different? As Roseanne Rosannadanna used to say "It's always something." You can't wait for the day when a journey, any journey, will be without problems. It won't happen. There are plenty of weight loss GPS type plans out there (WW, Spark) but you learn how to use them. A tool only works if you use it.

And you will arrive, smiling, at your destination. You mastered the GPS!
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YJNANA 8/1/2013 11:24AM

    I like your Thinking :)

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TRAVELGRRL 7/7/2013 7:37PM

    You are absolutely right! I wish I could push the "do-over" button on the last nine weeks, but ... hey, I'm ready to take responsibility for it and move forward. Thanks for the "tough love!"

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SWEETROSIE2 7/7/2013 1:02AM

    What a great blog thank you.

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SUSANNAH31 7/6/2013 11:41PM

    This is great advice for all of us.

Thanks!!

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LADYRH 7/6/2013 5:25AM

    Great Blog emoticon

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ANGELBELIEVER 7/5/2013 9:07PM

    Nell, What a great blog. Just what I needed. Thank you.

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WENDYW596 7/5/2013 8:54PM

    Great insight~~ emoticon

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WAY2GOCAT 7/5/2013 7:20PM

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AJDOVER1 7/5/2013 4:52PM

    Ah, yes, "it's always something." Life. Let's live it well!

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SHARON10002 7/5/2013 4:37PM

    All you wrote is right on target,and thanks for the reminder! I love Gilda Radner and Roseanne Rosannadanna! Gosh I miss her humor! Loved the early days of SNL.

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ZEEDRA 7/5/2013 3:14PM

    Spot on, as the British say! Your messages on this subject, Nell, are terrific. If my printer worked, I'd put it up on my wall. I too, love Rosanne Rosannadanna.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 7/5/2013 2:47PM

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AFERARI 7/5/2013 2:00PM

    Excellent points! Love your attitude!

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JUSTCHELLE75 7/5/2013 10:19AM

    love this

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MEDDYPEDDY 7/5/2013 1:17AM

    It seems as if you feel determinated about your journey, I am happy for you!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/4/2013 9:53PM

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WATERMELLEN 7/4/2013 9:17PM

    What a terrific blog! Also, great comments on my "I am hungry" blog yesterday. You are just a font of wisdom and common sense and you sure understand the importance of taking responsibility for choices!!

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GABY1948 7/4/2013 6:58PM

    What a GREAT blog, Nell. One of the BEST I have read. You are a very "straight to the heart of it" person. Thanks for a great read at the end of this holiday. Praying you had a good holiday yourself!

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CARRAND 7/4/2013 6:41PM

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DEMETERSCO 7/4/2013 4:01PM

    Wise words indeed! Thank you for your insights.
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JEANNE229 7/4/2013 12:32PM

    Your comparisons are flawless. Amazing mind, Nell.

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WORKNPROGRESS49 7/4/2013 12:10PM

    emoticon analogy!!!! emoticon

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NASFKAB 7/4/2013 11:59AM

  great thanks

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CELIAMINER 7/4/2013 11:58AM

    You have a great talent for choosing just the right visual to solidify your point in the readers' minds!

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KAYOTIC 7/4/2013 11:38AM

    Great analogy! And thanks for the Rosanne Rosannadanna quote, priceless!

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PATTYR81 7/4/2013 10:33AM

    I LOVE Rosanne Rosannadanna!!!

Great Blog!!

THANKS!

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