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This or That - Tales from 100# Down

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

When life gets hectic, and mine is certainly that, we often have to make choices quickly. When it comes to the house we are building I have to give my selections careful consideration. Do I want a charcoal grey roof or burnished slate? Do I want porcelain tile or hardwood in the foyer? Those decisions are given due consideration but what about my "health" decisions? Most are made quickly and the difference between THIS and THAT can have HUGE consequences. Here are some of the choices I have made and some that YOU might be facing. Take a minute to think about how a simple "pick" can alter your journey.

Water or Soda Pop
Elevator or Stairs
Grilled Chicken or Fried Chicken
Late Show or Bedtime
Computer Game or Fitness DVD
Ketchup or Sliced tomato
Farmville or Sparkpeople Articles
Sitting on the porch or Walking up the lane
Potato Chips or Air Popped Popcorn
Weighing in or Pushing the scale under the bed
Drive-Thru or Drive HOME
Eating at the Table or Munching in front of the TV
Apple or Apple Pie
Vending Machine or Snacks from Home
Sitting or Standing
Can't or Try

I could think of many more but I hope you see the point. We often CHOOSE based on convenience or plain "want". Those choices made over and over can lead us into detours. I know... I've BEEN there.

Take a moment to think of the choices YOU will make today and try to make healthy ones!

PRESS ON!

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NHES220 9/5/2014 12:11PM

    It does come down to choices and being in the right mind-set to make the right ones. I'm there now and typically make he right ones. We cook at home so much more now and when I do go out, I order healthier foods. I seldom have a day where I don't get my 10,000 steps in. It is amazing how much better I feel and I don't want to go back!

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MRSRIGS1 9/2/2014 4:39PM

    Well said!

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SAPHRAEL 8/28/2014 8:16AM

    I'm right there with you, PRESSING ON!!
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CORNERKICK 8/27/2014 2:19AM

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GRACED777 8/26/2014 1:37AM

    Very good points, friend. It's always a lie to think I have no choices.The choices may seem insignificant, but over time they add up!

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LUVTOBOWL 8/25/2014 9:30PM

    Choices, choices, choices......but we must have them.

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MARYJEANSL 8/23/2014 4:23PM

  That's a great list.

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PENOWOK 8/23/2014 7:55AM

    Great examples! Thanks for the thoughtful blog!

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MAYBER 8/23/2014 12:29AM

    The choice is truly ours right or wrong
One day at a time
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WRITERWANNAB 8/23/2014 12:28AM

    Thank you! I needed this. You got right down to the nitty gritty. emoticon

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JERICHO1991 8/22/2014 6:13PM

    Thanks for the choices to ponder. Great reminders.

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BLUEJEAN99 8/22/2014 1:57AM

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/22/2014 1:55AM

    You're so right! We can do this! Sorry I dissapeared, I got unsubscribed.

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LIVELYGIRL2 8/21/2014 11:58PM

  I(f we thought of it more often, we'd make wise choices, hugh?

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JSEATTLE 8/21/2014 7:04PM

  This is a great list! Thank you so much, it's a real eye-opener! I'm going to print and post it for myself.

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/21/2014 6:36PM

    emoticon Making better choices for a better life. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 8/21/2014 4:14PM

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NONNAOF2 8/21/2014 1:56PM

  I loved your blog today, it really is what our journey is all about isn't it? We will always need to make those choices and hopefully, most of the time they will be the right ones! :-)

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 8/21/2014 1:21PM

    Nice blog!

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SUSIEMT 8/21/2014 10:52AM

    It is so hard at times for me to always make the right choice. Often I fail but I always fess up on my food tracker and many times I have to make adjustments. I think that may be the hardest choices I have to make...when I am out and about. Today I will do my darndest to make the "Healthy Choice" .
Thank you for another thought provoking blog!

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SDEHNKE 8/21/2014 10:26AM

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DRTOVAH 8/21/2014 10:11AM

  Great post, I enjoyed reading this!

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LCRUMLEY81 8/21/2014 10:06AM

  Thanks for the post

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CHERYLHURT 8/21/2014 7:29AM

  Yeah, that darn tv! Every time I sit down to watch a favorite show my mind says,,,what's good out there to eat?"

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SEAWAVE 8/21/2014 7:07AM

    You know how you happen upon a blog at EXACTLY the right time. That was your blog for me this morning. I've been Sparking sporadically, and am trying to catch up on news from my SparkFriends. Your blog this morning is reminding me that no matter the challenges, I do have choices to make that will make a difference, I do have at least some power to affect the outcome of everything going on.

You Rock!

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TRYINGHARD54 8/21/2014 5:50AM

    good choices ! i need to make some, thank you for the blog.

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ALEXSGIRL1 8/21/2014 5:25AM

    I love this choices spot on

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JIBBIE49 8/21/2014 1:22AM

    Hugs

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LYNMEINDERS 8/20/2014 11:25PM

    Brillaint....love the way you wrote this....
Very thought provoking

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LUVSBULLDOGS 8/20/2014 5:18PM

    You are so right. My neighbor lady while I was growing up is a firm believer in the same thing. She's in her 90s, 92 I believe. When I am having problems, I call her. She has maintained her weight loss for 50 years. The main thing I hear from her is: weight loss and maintenance is about choices. Make good choices and you will be successful.

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COLOR-BLUE 8/20/2014 3:48PM

    Yes ma'am! We do have to make that choice and it's either the easy way, which usually leads to destruction, which I know about personally, or what others consider the hard way, which turns out to be the best for God's Temple.

My Christian walk isn't always an ease on down the road experience and neither is keeping God's Temple in Divine Order. I'll choose what others perceive to be the hard way, as I know what's waiting for me down the road!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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JEANNETTE59 8/20/2014 3:15PM

  emoticon A little common sense goes a long way.....

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4RASCALS 8/20/2014 3:14PM

    It's good to see your blog. Always have excellent ideas. Choices we make either push us forward or hold us back. Glad your doing well

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TRAVELGRRL 8/20/2014 12:40PM

    Great to hear from you!

Yes, you are so right -- the little choices lead to BIG changes. Hope your house building is going well! (Aren't you glad you are close enough to be on site whenever you need to?)

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NASFKAB 8/20/2014 10:37AM

  great points so very true for me too

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