Back on track
so nice to say that I am back at it again. I have been watching and logging what I eat and have been losing. I am back to 143 again! Not time in the day to track by meals, but I do track by the day and keep it healthy. I watch my vitam... Read more
Here I go again!
Ok, it is a few days past Christmas, and I have been what I would in the past, called "thin." Now it feels so fat. I feel the rolls and I hate it. I need to finally make my goal. I am changing it up. I will tell my DH as soon as he's out of the... Read more
I will succeed!
Today I am going for the gold. I have been hovering around 140-145 for months. I have used all the excuses possible, and have filled my life so full that there is no time to exercise or sleep right. My husband is accommodating and supportive so ... Read more
who is standing in my way?
"Who is standing in your way?
Imagine someone regularly tying small weights around your ankles as you try to climb a mountain. Doesn't sound fair, does it? But that's exactly what you can do to yourself, a little bit at a time, if you don't... Read more
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar, motivational speaker
"Makes sense doesn't it? The secret to staying consistent with your goals is to stay motivated... Read more
Throw off the bowlines!
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
- M... Read more
making your own opportunity
If there is no wind, row." - Latin Proverb
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle, comic
"Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle
- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
I have ... Read more
fight the elements!
Believing is a wonderful, powerful tool but it takes more than that. You've got to fight the elements, take good care of yourself, and dig down deep for courage in order for your seeds to be cultivated into success.
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We can't become what we need by remaining what we are.
"Do you have a desire to lose weight, have more children, or try a new career? If so, are you taking appropriate steps towards these desires? Often your wants turn into lip service, and because of that wishy-washy determination, you may never re... Read more
"The wisest leaders know that hearing themselves talk is no way to build trust and goodwill. You can do the same thing. When a friend needs to talk, resist the urge to give advice right away and just listen. Ask questions, and really try to unde... Read more
Letting your optimism out
We all have natural talents and abilities that we bring to any given situation. Likewise our motivations are usually different as well. Some are motivated by money and success, others by a need for recognition, and still others by the simple sat... Read more
What reason weaves, by passion is undone.
This could/can be true, but reason isn't always the best way to go, I think. What is life without passion? Of course, if we live by passions alone we would most likely all die young or stupidly, but some passion is very important just to make ou... Read more
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James, philosopher and psychologist
I think of the children I've taught and can see that I am leaving something this way. I am excited to start teaching students who are emotionally handicapped next year because not only will I... Read more
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
This is so difficult, yet I find myself asking a variation of it all the time. I love to be around happy people, and I still give negative answers when I am asked how I'm doing. Wow, I have GOT to get a happy grip!... Read more
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.
"Short of winning the lottery, the idea of coming into wealth or power overnight is nearly impossible. Not that it is impossible to be successful, but it involves a lot of hard work, time, overcoming of obstacles, and dedication to achieve. You ... Read more