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9/8/09 5:23 P

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thank you (((Jae))) my dear friend... and I know you know I admire you as well...


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and that deby is why I admire you so much...



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7/28/09 9:53 P

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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
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7/28/09 3:37 P

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Hello Btrflycocoon...

I felt an inner nudge to respond to your post....

I have to say....


I am a recovering PESSIMIST... Many years ago I honestly thought... the whole world was out to get me... so I figured many times why even try...

Well unfortunately in my case it took a traumatic event... (My Mothernlaw and Sisternlaw being murdered) for me to realize life is too short to let it slip right on by...
after lots of grief and reading as many angel books I could get my hands on... I found myself venturing over to the self help books... and in a short period of time... I started becoming an optimist realizing I have the POWER...

that is why EACH DAY I get up and I CHOOSE to be an OPTIMIST, KNOWing I have the power in how I make my day....

Of course life tends to through us oppertunities (I used to think opstacles) and I have learned all we can do is the best we have at that time at that moment... and just make the dicision to do...

and even now I get that sometimes I need to be the pessimist dealing with the opstacles so that I can transform them into Oppertunities... I have also learned from much reading and sharing that it does not have to take a traumatic event to change ones perceptions or life... all one has to do is just be WILLing to allow change to flow... because change is truly gonna happen for us all... and wow I learned it took a LOT of WORK for me to get stuck in my old ways... BUT.... now I use that energy to flow with the change not fight it...

when I started this quest to a healthier (smaller) me ... it started with just a step....


Now I am taking a whole lot of steps...

I wish you all the best and I share with you my POSITIVE OPTIMISTIC thought that YOU CAN DO THIS

~~BLESSings~~ this Tidbit Tuesday ~~0:)

~~ Deby ~~


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7/28/09 12:37 A

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Thanks Chanect,
Mushrooms for flu ok I will give it a go I am on the end of it now so that will give me a boost. By the way I looked up the psyological for rash it means trying to get attention childishly. As soon as I saw that it went away. I guess we are like children not wanting to budge from our comfort zone. The operation I had was for a gland that decided to block what that means is blocked creativity. So love yourselves and be what you wanna be. Do what you wanna do. Yeah. Remember that song. Not showing my age am I. Giggle. Hears to everyones health.xxx.

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7/27/09 10:02 P

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Bishoodle-Sorry for the flu. Get plenty of rest, eat lots of mushrooms to strengthen you immunity, eat fruits, take exta vitamin C and drink plenty of water. Get well! I wish you a speedy recovery!
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"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan
"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/27/09 9:39 P

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This was a great read thanks for sending. Sorry for not responding lately but I have been living. Making changes and mistakes. I could not have got this at a more appropriate time. It is amazing how when we leave our comfort zone how our body reacts it doesn't want to make the change it likes being in comfort. So far I have been to hospital caught a rash then got the flu hope it isn't swine but it is nasty. All the while I am not giving in I am making the effort to keep exercising and swimming and walking and climbing hills. You know I feel great at the small achievements and it is great getting to know me. Have a great day everyone.

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7/27/09 9:26 A

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I know I am a definite carboholic. Your post interested me. I love to row but I do it with my feet hooked under the couch. I also love it on the couch for a different feel. I use nothing in my hands but just row till I am tired. It's like jump roping..I found I could do this and enjoy it and could do 100 a day-then about a week ago, I discovered I didn't even need the rope. Just imaging i had a tool was enough.

I will check out your sparkpage. I love the canoe in the white water! A beautiful picture!


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I stated out making changes in my life at age 60 when I sat down, while on vacation and decided what my most important goal would be. I decided on my health and began a journey of discovery. Weight loss was only part of the problem, but at 160 pound overweight it was a big problem. I started educating myself and read books on health and started understanding my problem. I went to my doctor and discovered a range of problems that I never knew that I had. I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, Metabolic syndrome, and pre-diabetic. I now use an APAP machine at night so that I can sleep soundly, I exercise almost every day for a hour. I found an activity that I love and a support system that helps me (SparkPeople.com and Concept2.com as I am a rower). I started making incremental changes in my diet when I hit a plateau and finally discovered the concept of Carbohydrate Addiction which has a SP team led by a great team leader, Jan. I joined the Indoor Rower's team, and this team as my primary teams. Too many teams took too much time and I wanted to focus on my health goals.

I have rowed over 6.5 million meters since I was 60, I have lost 50 pounds (still 110 to go) and I am happier and healthier than I have been in a long time. I still have challenges and I have recently been diagnosed as diabetic, but I have dropped my cholesterol (without drugs) by 60 point in 3 months and lowered my blood sugar to below diabetic levels. I have made additional modification in my diet and exercise program, based on further research on health and nutrition and I am now losing a pound a week. I now do strength training one day a week in addition to rowing 7 days. All of the changes that I have made, have been made in small steps or I would have been overwhelmed. In the last three years, since I was 60, I've made many, many change, but each was only one step at a time, there were not great leaps. I am comfortable with each step as a lifetime commitment and am enjoying the process.

I've also discovered that it is most helpful to yourself and to others to be really honest on our postings. Honesty helps us and it helps others. Everyone makes mistakes, but when we read about others mistakes, it lets us know that we are not alone. When we read about or share our successes, it inspires us or others too. Being honest is the only way to go.

Set really big goals, but only work on one day at a time. E.g., when I started rowing, my left knee was injured and I could barely walk with a cane. I could only row for 3 minutes at a time, but I set a goal of adding one minute a week, so that after a year, I could row for 55 minutes. I learned more about rowing technique and it became easier and I made much faster progress, but I originally set a very doable goal of only adding one minute per week. It was a small goal, but it made everything else possible.

Good luck on your journey. You are not alone! Welcome to making life happen on purpose.
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"Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals."
"If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees."
"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity."
-- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist

"Exercise vigorously & stop eating crap." www.concept2.com chanetc.vox.com/


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7/26/09 2:01 P

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Sometimes we change our actions by changing our beliefs; more often we change our beliefs by changing our actions.

Sounds like you have definitely changed your beliefs.

At some point you decided it was safer to stay in the sides lines and that worked to get you what you needed. But now you are sick and tired of safe, and have decided to get into the game and *LIVE*, being a mere observer no longer gets you what you need.

The lesson I have learned beyond a doubt is that ONLY YOU can TAKE ACTION. Until you do take some steps (and continue stepping) to "GET IN THE GAME" your old patterns or insecurities will remain, until you prove them defective, by replacing them with small smarter choice substitutions.
To take drastic measures or leap tall buildings in a single bound... is to step outside our comfort zones. Any human being that far out of their comfort zone will tend to be overly cautious or even fearful, often bringing about their own failure to change. It's a survival instinct and why evolution takes millenniums. LOL
But by taking less drastic steps, small smarter choice substitution, we can reset the boundaries of those comfort zones and reduce or eliminate our fearful internal resistance to change.
Set up your SP nutrition tracker to report as many nutrients as you can. Track your daily (routines) and food items eaten for a week without giving much thought or effort to being on a DIET. Not saying to eat with total disregard or reckless abandon but to eat without the 'diet mentality' of deprivation, sacrifice, or denying yourself of what you would normally want or allow. Track your food honestly and accurately. Review what you have eaten and take note of the nutritional values of each meal, each food item, or maybe even ingredients for home cooked meals. (I use many 'food groupings' for meals that I home cook on a regular basis.)
Those items that are highest in calories or lowest in nutrition... reduce them ever so slightly. Those items that are lowest in calories or highest in nutrition... increase them ever so slightly. Plan your next day's meal IN ADVANCE based on your most popular selections from the previous week and what you still have in the fridge, implementing the above modification. In regards to the U.S., R.D. A. nutritional guidelines at the bottom, Pick a healthy veggie or food item / ingredient, that you enjoy and add it in, maybe 2 portions or a 1 portion side item, or a portion of a portion as an ingredient, whatever you feel you will eat without resentment or suffering through taste. lol See how it affects the nutrient report? Try out other veggie choices and see if you cannot find a small smarter choice substitution you are satisfied with. You should not try to create a whole balanced and complete meal right off the bat, but rather work your way into it gradually with just the 2 modifications and one substitute... in your largest meal… each day. After two weeks, the first week simply practicing the habit of daily tracking, the second week practicing the daily habit of decrease/increase & 1 substitution, you should compare the U.S., R.D.A. nutrient report from day 1 to day 14.

Small Smarter Choice Substitution can be applied in all aspects of life for everything, every defective behavior you wish to replace or additional behaviors you with to adapt yourself to. Trying to do too many behaviors at once, or trying to take the change too far or in too large of increments, will take you out of your comfort zone and sap motivation. (However, pushing the envelope of one's comfort zone in itself can be (a goal) an admired adaptive behavior.)
To strengthen motivation, use many different methods of tracking results, measuring progress, or gauging success within your daily steps. EVERY step in the right direction counts, and when you count each of them as a victory done right, your motivation flows freely. It’s when we discount, overlook, or have too high of expectations that our motivation wanes.
Another way to reset motivation is to review our healthy dissatisfaction for the current state and clearly imagine with visualizations our desired state. Then take a minute or two to dwell in those images and feel the emotions it brings. Review all the healthy dissatisfaction with the current consequences and positive reasons for making the change, and then review all the advantages and rewards of accomplishing the achievement.
Expert behavioralists say that to either establish a HABIT or over write an old one, takes 28 days. Personally I think they mean things OUTSIDE of a comfort zone or pushing the boundaries. But still, if/when you feel resistance or a lack of motivation... that’s when you need to be the most diligent, obedient, and committed. Or else lessen the drasticity of the modification / substitution /step and start the count over again. LOL
Anyway, not that I am any sort of expert, (just a 3+ year sparker who has lost 80 lbs) but I hope that helps and addresses what you were asking for…

Carollynn


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Planless gaol=a wish
Faithless dream=fleeting & amiss.
Progress-little to do with speed-much to do with direction.
Wiser to replace with better choices than to deny human nature-small smarter choice substitutions.
Purposely choose your thoughts-what you believe-you achieve-Be careful what you think
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My life is going nowhere. At age 60 I'm still where I was only heavier! I'm over cautious and tend to stand in the shadows observing people and things. I want to be a doer and an achiever! I'm tired of not getting anything done or completed in my life that I start.
IS THERE ANY HELP?

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