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Day 565 - M

Thursday, July 11, 2013

"It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions."

Ben Stein


Have to admit I'm a big Ben Stein fan too. Yes, preconceived notions, unrealistic expectations and goals. Our SP journey teaches us to set realistic goals, to take one day at a time and approach this task in small steps. Most of us have been here long enough to know that it's practically impossible to have some preconceived notion of losing 25 - 30 pounds a month!! Just a little absurd. Maybe in our next lives, but it sure probably isn't going to happen right here, right now. Consistency and one day at a time does it!!


It was a gorgeous day. Not too hot, no humidity to speak of, just wonderful all the way around. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow too. It's late again, so I'll wrap it up.

Mileage: 9.30 miles
ST: core; lower body

A big thanks for stopping by today if you had time. Hope your Thursday was great!! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SILVERWITCH59 7/12/2013 8:36PM

    Not a fan LOL But I have adjusted my perception as I have aged. I am learning to love myself and adapt ;) Thanks for sharing !

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1CRAZYDOG 7/12/2013 10:18AM

    Ben is a brilliant guy! Love the quote.

Have a great weekend! HUGS and smiles.

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DOVESEYES 7/12/2013 9:51AM

    Adjustments have been physical as well as mental. finding the plan for me-- buying new clothes as I lost the pounds-- evaluating the way I lose and adjusting the time frame to get to the goal.

I think the most important was when I realized it didn't matter how long it took I would keep going till I got to the goal.

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SPARKLINGHOPE 7/12/2013 8:34AM

    Like Ben Stein too :) Have a great weekend!!

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MSLZZY 7/12/2013 7:15AM


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TATTER3 7/11/2013 11:23PM

    I'm liking the average of 2-4 pounds a month for now...Just keep Sparkin'!!

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WALLAHALLA 7/11/2013 11:10PM

    I like Ben Stein too. It is really hard not to have preconceived notions.

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