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Self-Control is my SUPER POWER

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Today I am practicing SELF-CONTROL.
It takes lots of practice, so I practice daily.

emoticon Today I will consume healthy meals in MODERATION.
I will eat God-Made foods instead of Man-Made, food-like, fake, manufactured, process, chemicalized foods. Real food fuels my body with nutrition.

Self-Control is learning to exercise mental strength. It's recognizing nutrition is the focus. It's making small changes daily to improve. It's finding healthier, more nutritious substitutes created by my hands. emoticon

Self-control is making WISE CHOICES.

Self-Control is knowing you can eat something you crave, but deciding you won't give in.
It is picking from a list of SAFE foods and drinks. emoticon

Self-Control is a learned behavior. I am learning and improving.

For a WOMAN who Conquers herself is a VICTOR.
I CHOOSE to control myself.

Self-Control is saying NO to consuming foods which harm you.
SELF-CONTROL is having the COURAGE TO SAY NO relatives or friends that tempt you with treats. It's OK to say NO.

I choose to eat correctly. emoticon

I CHOOSE Self-Control.
I eat foods only written down in my planner. emoticon
I make Wise DECISIONS.

Here is one helpful tip I found online. emoticon

What DO YOU DO to strengthen your Self-Control? Let me know, I want to learn how you strengthen your Self-Control.
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    Great blog!

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CLPURNELL 2/12/2014 9:26PM


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EILEEN828 2/11/2014 11:38PM

    You seem to have great self control. My tip is for when you have a craving for a specific item. When you crave you are picturing ,remembering, practically tasting the item in all it's gloriousness. Turn that around and replace that with pictures, memories, and tastes of how that item failed you in its performance and how it made you feel after a glut. Take ice cream, for instance, imagine it tasting like a bad version you sometimes come across, tastes plasticky, air fluffed and sort of tasteless, and it made you feel bloated and thirsty, and dissatisfied afterwards. That's your new norm, bleck! You know you're going to say that wasn't worth it. Fix that in your head next time you feel a temptation.

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ACROFIT 2/11/2014 12:28PM

  Great inspiration for my afternoon. I give in WAyyyy to often, so I struggle to see results. I have been trying to focus on acknowledging the though, because it is just a thought and then letting it go, because the thought will pass. We actually don't have to give in. We can choose to think about something else. Ah, but easier said than done!

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IMREITE 2/10/2014 10:00PM

    It's not my super power yet. I'll have to remeber that i have come to far to take orders from a cookie or a cake or a brownie.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 2/10/2014 6:06PM

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DOLPHINLADY05 2/10/2014 10:45AM

    I love this blog...thanks for sharing!! Great positive affirmations and ways to claim that you are in control.

The ways I stay in control are through positive affirmations, reminding myself daily that I am completely worth this journey to better health and fitness, I pray ALOT, I make myself accountable by using the nutrition tracker, we've stopped eating out and if we do (rare), we choose to split one meal, and I've chosen to share my journey with my friends and family so 99% of them totally get it and don't try to tempt me with things they know I am choosing not to eat.


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KANOE10 2/10/2014 8:38AM

    I love I have come to far to take orders from a cookie. Great blog for today.

I find my self control is best when I stay away from my trigger foods.

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RSSSLHB 2/10/2014 7:58AM

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AZMOMXTWO 2/10/2014 6:30AM

  good job thank you

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ERIN1957 2/10/2014 6:13AM

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WATERDIAMONDS 2/10/2014 5:09AM

    Each morning I:

close my eyes, take a deep breath and visualize my Self as the healthiest Self I can be.
close my eyes, take a deep breath and visualize my Self doing exactly what it need to do that day to become the healthiest Self I can be.
close my eyes, take a deep breath and visualize myself as in control that day of whatever situations, known and unknown, will come.
close my eyes and meditate on the magnificence of life.
read my goal cue cards aloud to myself.

Thank you for your posts. Your visuals help me a lot.

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MADMANSMAMA87 2/10/2014 1:25AM

    Awesome blog!
Stay Positive,


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SUSANBEAMON 2/10/2014 1:12AM

  Jackson Galaxy, the "Cat Daddy", said with every "no" you say to your fur baby you must follow with a "yes". It works for people too. Every time you say no to something, you must follow that with a yes to something else.

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NYARAMULA 2/10/2014 1:03AM

    I always remind myself that the regrets after making the wrong choices is too painful!

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GRANDMABABA 2/10/2014 12:11AM

    I remind myself how far I've come and how challenging it has been at times. Knowing I don't want to do it again helps me stay on a healthy course.

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ARTJAC 2/9/2014 10:43PM


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RICKI157 2/9/2014 8:02PM

    I remind myself that I have worked hard to lose the weight I have lost and I don't want to gain it back again so moderation is the key for me!!!!!!

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JOMAMA 2/9/2014 7:52PM

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BARBIEE52 2/9/2014 7:30PM

    What a great inspirational helps me become aware of foods I should stay away from, and which ones I should have lots in my fridge, Thanks so much for sharing..all the pics and words really hit home!!
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DALID414 2/9/2014 6:36PM

    I tell myself out loud: I'm an adult! I have to act like one after affirming it. emoticon

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WALLAHALLA 2/9/2014 5:53PM

    You always find the best quotes.

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1CRAZYDOG 2/9/2014 5:39PM

    When I'm tempted, I walk away for at least 5 minutes. Do I really wans (XYZ). If it continues after 5 more minutes I'll drink some water to make sure I'm not just thirsty! If it still continues I reach for my gratitude journal, phone a friend, post on SP, take a walk. Those are the ones that work best for me.

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SYDLETZIII 2/9/2014 5:36PM

    I just know what I want and eliminate things I know I cannot control.

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2ABBYNORMAL 2/9/2014 5:22PM

    Another great motivational blog!
I seem to have self-control over everything else in my life except food and exercise. I really need to succeed in these areas.
I love the Hannibal Lector picture. I think that would really work for me. emoticon

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GENRE009 2/9/2014 5:20PM

    I changed what I eat, and changed my life style. I still eat a lot, but it isn't unhealthy, so I still loses weight. I do a lot of tricks to stay on track. Great blog. eva emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/9/2014 5:14PM

    Self control is so important. I try to keep things I should not have out of sight, I walk away and do something else.

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    That's a great Super Power to have!

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DSHONEYC 2/9/2014 4:12PM

    I strengthen my self - control by telling myself "no excuses" and drinking water instead of that "craving" piece of whatever. After I say "no" I congratulate myself and give myself credit for another victory!

I also read Galations 5:22 - But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, self-control: against such there is no law.

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IAMSODONE 2/9/2014 4:05PM


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EMSSBEARS 2/9/2014 3:57PM

    Good job need to have this on my mirror when I get up.

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JANTHEBLONDE 2/9/2014 3:33PM

    Awesome blog post!
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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/9/2014 3:22PM

    All things in moderation. emoticon

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SIMONEKP 2/9/2014 3:02PM

    I keep a pack of my favorite candy in my desk at work to show that I am stronger than the candy. It's been in there since halloween.

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4RASCALS 2/9/2014 2:59PM

    Great blog. It is all about self Control and Moderation. Making small changes each day will make us stronger.

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BIGPAWSUP 2/9/2014 2:52PM


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SUNSET09 2/9/2014 2:34PM

  If it is to be, it is up to me! We want to progress, not digress! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AGOALOF150 2/9/2014 2:32PM

    LOVE this blog!! I agree with DragonChick, I need to read this every day too!

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TOKIEMOON 2/9/2014 2:31PM

    You nailed my #1 problem on the head! I don't eat any junk food, just too much! Modertion is not my middle name. I'm going to practice thinking, "What would Time2Bloom4Me do?" , the next time (probably tonight) that my urge to continue snacking occurs. emoticon emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 2/9/2014 2:24PM

    Great blog! Now to find some of my own...

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AUNTRENEE 2/9/2014 1:16PM

    Love it . Thanks for posting it.

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SANDRALEET 2/9/2014 1:10PM

    God is my strength He helps me to conger the way of that destroyers

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SCOOTER4263 2/9/2014 1:08PM

    I can't tell you the answer, but I can tell you what I realized about the problem - at least my version of it. I basically lived a Life Without Consequences for years and years - nothing ever happened to me, as a child or an adult, in which I couldn't find a loophole. Now that I'm a little older, those chickens are coming home to roost and I'm realizing I have pretty close to zero self-discipline.

Another piece of the puzzle is that I'd do for others what I wouldn't do for myself - I made healthy meals for my family, but now that I'm alone, I don't bother. I kept a clean house for them, but again, for myself, I don't bother. No self-discipline.

First we have to get a good understanding of the problem, then we can figure out how to overcome it. At least that's my take on it.

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GERIKRAGH 2/9/2014 12:59PM

    Very good

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PHOENIX1949 2/9/2014 12:55PM


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DRAGON-CHICK 2/9/2014 12:51PM

    Great blog!
I need to read this every day!

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