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11/28/14 10:23 A

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believe in yourself

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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11/27/14 6:58 A

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Do not sweat the small stuff.

Life is for living!


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11/25/14 1:53 A

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Do your physical therapy on your shoulder and try to work out more.



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don't drink don't worry about what people think of u



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11/24/14 5:08 P

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Be consistent with exercise.

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11/20/14 12:37 A

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Put the beer down!

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11/19/14 11:38 A

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One thing I discuss is the importance of not comparing yourself to those around you. I had a real issue with this growing up (and still struggle from time to time) and it really brought me down in many ways. I spent a lot of time in high school and college putting myself down because I wasn't has skinny, pretty, smart, etc, as the other girls. The comparing doesn't have to be with just body image either. I have a degree in flute performance and I spent my entire undergrad comparing myself to the other flute players. I always thought I would never be as good as them. As a result, my own playing suffered because many days I didn't feel like trying if it wasn't going to make a difference anyway.

The truth is, there will always be someone who is better at something than you. There are people who are smarter or more talented at something than you. But it is also true that there are many things you have to offer. Just because there were better flute players than me in the program did not mean that I'm a bad player. I still have a lot to learn on flute but I also have a lot to teach and give.

Instead of comparing yourself and thinking of all the things you can't do, think of all the things you can do. :)



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11/15/14 11:36 A

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Don't smoke!

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

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Don't compare your body to others, especially those bodies belonging to supermodels and movie stars. Yeah, they look good in the magazines, but there are many reasons why, and some of those reasons are not healthy.

Don't groan when your mom puts a new vegetable on your plate, just try a bite. You might like it, you might not; but don't stop trying new foods, and don't refuse to try something you hated before because you might like it the next time. Trust me, it happens.

Try sports. They teach you more than just how to throw or kick a ball, or shoot baskets. You learn teamwork and how to win and lose with grace. If there aren't any teams you can join in your town/city/area, just get out and do "kid stuff": run, spin, jump, roll down hills, climb trees, swing. These are great activities, too! Ask your parents to take a family hiking trip, and explore the outdoors!

Just call me La. Most everyone else does.

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This is a topic that makes me emotional, just thinking how much in my life could have changed if I wasn't treated like the chubby unathletic child.

I would tell my younger self that anybody can be an athlete, and it takes all kinds. There are numerous sports out there and other physical activities.
I would tell my younger self that the expert always starts out as a beginner.
I would tell my younger self that yes, some of the other kids are inclined to be naturally "good" and certain sports, but it's so much more rewarding to work your way to surpassing their natural level with hard work.
I would tell my younger self that a half gallon of ice cream is not a breakfast food, and that there are way more yummy and healthy breakfast foods I could be eating instead.
I would tell my younger self that I had allergies to gluten and to dairy and that that was the reason my tummy was so big, not because I was fat.
I would tell my younger self that any effort I made to be a healthier person was a start, and we aren't perfect 100% of the time.

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11/11/14 8:57 P

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Those morons can't hold a candle to you! Tell them to kiss your ass, stop trying to get them to like you and love the awesomeness you possess!!

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Eat healthy all your life...stay away from alcohol...and always always exercise!!

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11/11/14 3:54 P

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walk more

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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Don't cut your hair!

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9/5/14 5:13 A

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Don't eat because you are unhappy - it will make you even unhappier as you get fatter and fatter and less able to do what you enjoy. Sort out whatever it is making you unhappy in the first place.

It's ok and normal to be sporty and enjoy exercise! Even if none of your family and friends do it, lots of other people do, and they are the ones who are fit and healthy and active in middle age instead of stiff, uncomfortable, overweight couch potatoes.





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1 When you start something, finish it.

2. Focus more on school and less on boys.

3. Figure out a way to go to college. You are smart enough to do it, and it's worth the effort.

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Don't give up your dream of wanting to play a sport just because the folks don't have the money/time for you to play baseball like you wanted. When your friends told you that you couldn't play with them anymore in fifth grade because you were "fat", use it as motivation to start making changes, not reasons why you should start hiding away and closing yourself off to others. Learn to make better friendships outside of the internet, believe me, it's harder to make friends when you're all grown up. When your mom decided to start Weight Watchers and tried to get you to do the program with her, don't scoff her off and be offended, assuming she thinks you're fat too. She's trying to help you make better choices and to get active again. In ten years, you're going to wish you'd done it and then it wouldn't be so hard trying to lose weight and get fit. You'd have that support there. Ten years down the line, you won't. Keep riding your bike, don't give your rollerblades and skateboard away, you're going to seriously regret it later in life! Gym Class is NOT a four letter word and you're only hurting yourself by sitting it out.

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You taste what you're made of
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Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
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Then you stand" -- Stand. Rascal Flatts.


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Exercise-get off your seat and EXERCISE!!!!!!

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Embrace your weird and that it is okay to be vulnerable and not have to be strong for others. It is okay to trust others with your emotions, to drink more water, moisturize more, and walk with better posture as that is harder to correct when you get older. Pick up a sport, learn as many things as you possible can.

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get movin' brother

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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Don't be so critical, and don't wait to be perfect to enjoy life. It goes by way too quickly!


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Take the time to take care of yourSELF.



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The curvier figure. Now the curves are bulkier. emoticon



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Don't listen when they tell you that you're weird. Be so proud that you're unique that those other kids in the playground awe in your fearlessness. Those insults aren't criticism. Ignore them. Don't be afraid to crawl out of that shell; the world can be awesome!



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6/19/14 9:56 A

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Forty really is just around the corner -- you need to take care of yourself NOW!

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that running doesnt suck!



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more precisely, I'd go to a younger me between sixth and seventh grade, and tell myself to begin looking up the words that I did not understand, and begin my own personal dictionary list.

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Don't be so afraid...

"Keep your eyes on the prize." www.gfa.org


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Good question!
I'd tell my younger me to stop dieting and start thinking of eating healthy and moving every day.



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6/18/14 9:53 A

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You're perfect.

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6/17/14 10:03 A

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No matter what the scale says, never give up. Get thee outside and into the sun. Bloated and pasty-skinned is not healthy.

And put the @)&#$&#$ Cheetos down!



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It is cheaper to keep her.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.


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You are stronger than you think. You can go farther than you believe. Exercise is the best drug ever!



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Why didn't I pay attention to my health.

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Continue to stay active you won't always have this gorgeous shape.



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It's not necessary to have dessert multiple times a day, everyday. Stop hiding food from your parents. Love yourself and stop the hatred. Find activity you enjoy (it doesn't have to be sports) and do it relentlessly.

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do."
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Pray, have faith, believe in myself, stay strong, make goals and achieve them, have perseverance and tolerance, determination and motivation, keep moving forward regardless of what is going on.

"Stay focused, prayerful, determined, motivated and you will become successful."

"Keep the Faith and Lose the Pounds!"


"If you do what you always did, then you will get what you always got!"


"Nothing beats a failure but a try!"


"When you know better, you do better."



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1) sunscreen

2) posture

3) stretching/flexibility




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Food does not comfort you nor ease your grief. Put the darn fork down and pick up your feet. Move forward and don't look back.

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
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DON'T ever get married, EVER



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6/14/14 11:19 A

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Be yourself and love YOU.

The miracle is not that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.


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when you think you are all done, push just a little more

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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Oh, so many things, but regarding fitness:

It's a vicious cycle. You're not inherently bad at sports exactly, but being heavy makes it harder to practice. Not practicing means you're not good at them and that you get heavier. Which makes you less able to get better. AUGH! STOP THE CYCLE!

Fitness is FUN! Find what you love! Dance your heart out! Get a big hula hoop! Embrace your "weird" looks and short curvy build... Quit wearing sweatpants over your swimsuit, for goddess' sake! Learn about burlesque dancers and stop wishing you were tall and thin and blonde, ya big dummy! emoticon Oh, and lifting weights is emoticon

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practice more

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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worrying is a waste of precious energy



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I would tell myself that I may have thought I was fat, but I wasn't. I would tell myself to take care of and love myself, to be a nicer to myself and live life to the fullest. And I would tell myself to hug my mom a lot more and tell her I lover her, because I am going to lose her at a much younger age than I ever imagined.



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I would tell myself that it would not be a good idea to have a child at the age of 30 because the weight has been a problem trying to remove it for the last 20 years. and exercise more, do more than walking, get used to strength training and even running as a cardio alternative



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Get your weight down now because it will get harder as you get older. Get up and move more



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take care of yourself, it will pay off later



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Just get up and go, don't wait.

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That its easier to keep moving than to start moving again

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.- Mark Twain


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To love exercise but protect knees and wear good shoes always



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consistency is more important than intensity

"Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come" (1Timothy�4:7-8)

"Jesus answered, 'The most important [commandment] is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength'" (Mark 12:29-30).


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You can make it happen



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Keep moving. Believe in yourself! Make time for you!

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somehow you will end up working 34 years at this company you currently hate...so buck up, better days are coming!

In this age of information;
IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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