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5/14/12 10:47 A

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Thanks. I needed to be reminded of that stuff - especially about the stress!!

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”


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5/14/12 3:33 A

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A long way to go but keep plodding along, day by day.


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5/13/12 8:49 P

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Thanks, VlICKI-B--56!

KMILLER83, YOU deserve a big

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It is harder for me to eat SOME dessert than it is to eat NO dessert!

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5/13/12 8:12 P

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Great piece and lots of good reminders. Happy Mother's day to all. I didn't resist the dessert but I gave the bigger half to my dh. :-)

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5/13/12 5:35 P

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You did good!

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5/13/12 3:55 P

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Good thoughts! I especially liked:

Start by focusing more on the positive. Think about how wonderful it will be when you reach your weight loss goal - but don't focus on the fact that you're not there yet. Just immerse yourself in pleasant thoughts about the end result, and if you do it often enough it will feel as if you ARE there.

You can also focus on how proud you are of yourself for doing this well so far. Pat yourself on the back for every small victory, and don't worry about the little slip ups if they happen. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.

Finally, keep looking back to see how far you've come. Every time you do, you take your attention off of the distance you still have left to travel, and it shrinks a little bit more each time.

Thinking about successes instead of failures is something I'm working on and I need constant reminders!

Your reminders help me!

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Happy Mother's Day, everyone!

PS: A small victory I am patting myself on the back for: I did NOT eat any of the lovely desserts offered to me at my Mother's Day lunch/dinner! (The company was sweet enough!)

Edited by: PUGLOVER1999 at: 5/13/2012 (15:58)
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." -- Henry David Thoreau

I didn't get fat for anyone else and I am not getting thin for anyone else! I'm doing it for myself!

Losing weight is hard. Being fat is hard. Maintaining the loss is hard.


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5/13/12 1:40 P

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Glad ya'll liked it.

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5/13/12 12:57 P

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon What a wonderful piece. Happy Mother's Day to all.

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5/13/12 12:22 P

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Great post! Gotta keep on keepin on even if it with little steps. The power of positive thinking definitely keeps you on the right track!

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5/13/12 11:57 A

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Thank you Vicki, Happy Mother's Day!

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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5/13/12 9:49 A

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Thank you Vicki.....Happy Mother's Day to all.....God bless.....
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"If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
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5/13/12 9:22 A

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These are good thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

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5/13/12 9:12 A

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Patience, Patience!

You've heard it before, patience is a virtue - but did you know that it can also help you lose weight? It works on both physical and energetic levels.

Here's how:

- Less Stress, Better Well-Being

Have you ever noticed that when you feel stressed, your body doesn't seem to function well? Not only does a stressed, impatient state of mind put you at greater risk for illness, you also hinder your body's fat burning processes. The more stressed out and impatient you get, the slower your weight loss progress is going to be.

- Stress and Impatience Trigger Cravings

When you're stressed out and impatient and making slow progress on your goals, you're going to experience more cravings for fattening foods. It's an emotional thing - almost all overweight people eat in response to emotional cues. By trying to rush your weight loss, you immediately start triggering unpleasant feelings that will in turn trigger cravings for the very foods you know you should be avoiding.

- Patience, Fun and Progress

On the other hand, have you ever noticed how fast time goes by when you're feeling good? If you stop trying to race to the finish line and instead just take your time and focus on having fun with your weight loss, it's going to go by much more quickly and easily.

Will you ACTUALLY be losing weight faster, or will it just seem like you are? Who cares! (Okay, yes, it's very possible that you will lose weight more quickly, just because you're more relaxed and focused, rather than stressed out and irritable.)

If you are typically an impatient person, you may be rolling your eyes and shaking your head right now - but developing patience is easier than you probably think.

Start by focusing more on the positive. Think about how wonderful it will be when you reach your weight loss goal - but don't focus on the fact that you're not there yet. Just immerse yourself in pleasant thoughts about the end result, and if you do it often enough it will feel as if you ARE there.

You can also focus on how proud you are of yourself for doing this well so far. Pat yourself on the back for every small victory, and don't worry about the little slip ups if they happen. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start again.

Finally, keep looking back to see how far you've come. Every time you do, you take your attention off of the distance you still have left to travel, and it shrinks a little bit more each time.




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