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The chief cause of unhappiness . . .

Friday, December 06, 2013

. . . is trading what you want most for what you want right now. ~Zig Ziglar~



This is so true. How many times have you given into the desire to have that candy bar, only to feel guilt & remorse afterwards?

The trick is to remember that "after" feeling BEFORE you eat the candy bar. I'm still learning that. That's one of the main reasons I have my goals vision board in my face all the time -- on the refrigerator, on my cell phone, at my desk at work.

Think about this for a minute . . . how long do you "taste" that candy bar? Your taste buds are "jazzed" for just a few minutes & then it's over, right? Is it worth just that few minutes of pleasure?

Now think about being at your goal weight/normal BMI. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in new clothes or at the beach in an actual swimsuit. Wow! There's no comparison really, is there? Something to think about today as I pass the candy dish filled with chocolate bars.

Let's get this done!!

Update on Aunt Doris: She is scheduled to have the defibrillator implanted on December 10. Please pray that she stays infection free. Thanks everyone!!

Plank Update: After being sick for a week & a half, I started back to planking 2 days ago at Day 16, which was 2 minutes. Today is 2-1/2.

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BRADMILL2922 12/12/2013 4:39AM

    Remembering that after feeling before has been a big help for me along the way. I know it isn't easy to do sometimes, especially if something smells or looks great, or others are enjoying something, but like you said, is it really worth it? You don't even taste it long so just skip it! Skipping something won't actually kill you...even if it does feel that way at times!

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GODS_TEMPLE 12/6/2013 11:40PM

    BUT Nilla...that candy bar is calling my name! emoticon

I'll be praying.

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ANHELIC 12/6/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon for sharing.

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BONNIEMARGAY 12/6/2013 3:05PM

    Thank you! Lots of healing energy for your aunt!

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SUEPERWOMAN 12/6/2013 3:04PM

 
Great blog, thank you! I'll be praying for your Aunt Doris.
So glad you're feeling better.

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WALLAHALLA 12/6/2013 12:11PM

    emoticon emoticon glad you are feeling better

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LESLIELENORE 12/6/2013 11:48AM

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BAMAJAM 12/6/2013 11:47AM

  What a perfect blog for me to read! Last night I had a delicious dinner, but I only ate half of the amount that I wanted to eat. I went to bed feeling good about my "control"-- and then this morning I awoke feeling really glad that I did not have the extra calories! So I talked to myself --- saying "Self, do the same today!" I want to reach my goal, and each day I need to limit the portions. It will be worth it---You are right! Thank you. . .
Praying for Aunt Doris---

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BETHLOVESBIKING 12/6/2013 10:26AM

    This is awesome! And something I need to remember! Glad you're feeling better. emoticon

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INGMARIE 12/6/2013 9:27AM

    WOW this was me this morning emoticon

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KIWIANN 12/6/2013 9:09AM

    Great quote!! Let's keep our eyes on what we want most!! emoticon emoticon

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MAWMAW101 12/6/2013 8:39AM

    Thanks for the Zig Zigler quote reminder. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 12/6/2013 7:21AM

    very true!

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111BUTTERFLY111 12/6/2013 7:18AM

    emoticon blog!!

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REGILIEH 12/6/2013 6:06AM

    Prayers for Aunt Doris! So glad you are feeling good to be back to planking!

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