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5/25/10 1:42 P

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eek! late to reply, but i think i did 2 of 4! :) i know i did at least one ;)

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1/4 was the original challenge. you met it.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/24/10 9:37 A

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Hmm 1 out of 4...not great but I suppose thats better than accomplishing nothing!

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
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No golden crown for me, but at least I completed 1 out of 4. The Thank You card is done!

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Well, I did 1 1/2 because I wrote one of two stories, but I totally planned my website out and wrote two full articles for it!

I guess that means emoticon

***My four:

1. Finish the chapters of the two stories I've been working on for a month
2. Rewrite my research statement for job apps
3. Clean off my desk at work
4. Plan ahead for my website for next week


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i've made new piles on the bed, but that doesn't disqualify me from my gold crown. :)

Edited by: MINNIE at: 5/23/2010 (22:17)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/23/10 9:21 P

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almost forgot did #1 again.
1. get back into strength training- do my library book like last summer. did 4X. done
2. go thru and return book i don't want to pay for. most
3. clear bed next to my computer. done, but some i just moved without really processing.
4'. talk to neighbors. winter is over. done 3X.



keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/23/10 8:11 P

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patricia, hope u feel better.
stepf, taking vitamins isn't that hard. the issue is remembering. make some plan or sign or associate with something you do remember (which for me is NOTHING). my computer reminds me,if i remember to look.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/23/10 5:41 P

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hi everyone! Happy Sunday!

So, this week I did 2 full goals and 2 partial goals :-)

I cleaned my closet and did a good will run.
I took my lavender bath( lovely)
I didnt want to do workout videos so I walked in stead....I neede the sunshine :-) Gorgeous California!
I took my vitamins only 2/7 dayas this week.....guess its beter than none :-)

so I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Hugs!
steph

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
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well This week I got two out of four goals. My place is clean and I did weight training for three days it was great. I did fail in other areas that I wanted to succed in but better luck next time.

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1) Walk 10 miles this week - done (yay!)

2) Sit down and sketch - not done

3) Get kitchen spotless every night before bed - not done :-(

3) No binging - well, had a couple of minor binges, but no major binging, which is what I meant.

In my defense, I fell down the stairs midway through the week and damaged my back, hips, and sprained my wrist. So couldn't sketch with a sprained wrist (still can barely type), and I'm shocked I managed to finish the 10 miles with the way my hip feels.

Now going to take a much deserved nap, LOL!

"Strive for progress, not perfection." -Unknown

"If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying." -Unknown

"Fear is what stops you... courage is what keeps you going." -Unknown


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5/23/10 1:05 P

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1. Finish reading Dark Tower 7. --Done
2. Pay bills DONE
3. Apply to a job (or two) ---I applied to one.
4. Get 7 nights of GOOD sleep (6hrs plus)-- Not done.


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1. get back into strength training- do my library book like last summer. did 3X. done
2. go thru and return book i don't want to pay for. most
3. clear bed next to my computer. done, but some i just moved without really processing.
4'. talk to neighbors. winter is over. done 3X.


keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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Seeing Letters to Juliet today and made time for the hammock.

Accomplished all 4 goals this week emoticon

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I've be able to do 2 out of 4 from my list. I've been making time to read for pleasure and walk the dog.

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5/21/10 4:44 P

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Hi girls :-)

Hope everyones doing good today. Hope you all are enjoying your friday! :-)

Its kinda over cast and sprinkly off and on....:-( supposed to rain this weekend....UG! UG! UG!

ANy how....I cleaned my closet out this week :-), took my lavender bath(aaaaahhhh!) :-), will report to tell if I took my vitamins at least 4/7 days for the challenge:-(( not sure why this is so hard....)
adn have only done walking...no videos this week....Im not in the mood....feels like a chore.....m gonna watch movies with my bug instead....

......Today Jeff had oral surgery to remove his bpttpm wisdom teeth....Poor thing... anyway waqtching movies with him will be a much more enjoyable thing than doing those darned ol' videos :-)

hey, at least I did 3 out of 4 things I wated to accomplish :-)

Keep up the good work girls! We deserve the time it takes to take care of ourselves!

Hugs!
Steph

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
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1. Clean out fridge--hope tonight
2. Do strength training 2X this week
3. Get 3 audits done at work--DONE
4. Get in at least 3 good runs this week--DONE

Jan

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5/21/10 8:29 A

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Progress report:

1. Finish reading Dark Tower 7. --Done
2. Pay bills
3. Apply to a job (or two) ---I applied to one.
4. Get 7 nights of GOOD sleep (6hrs plus)---on track

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5/21/10 7:10 A

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Neat challenge!

1. Clean out the bedroom closet.
2. Review the two books I've recently read but haven't got around to reviewing.
3. Do my strength training workout (DONE!)
4. Clean up my desk.

I know this challenge is done on Sunday, but these are the things I SHOULD be doing between now and then so I figured why not. :)

Edited by: STRONGANDSLEEK at: 5/21/2010 (09:32)
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5km July 11th
5km Aug 28th
10km Oct 16th
10km Nov 7
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5/21/10 1:34 A

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1. get back into strength training- do my library book like last summer. did twice.
2. go thru and return book i don't want to pay for.
3. clear bed next to my computer. done, but some i just moved without really processing.
4'. talk to neighbors. winter is over. done twice.



Edited by: MINNIE at: 5/21/2010 (02:16)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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1. Clean out fridge
2. Do strength training 2X this week
3. Get 3 audits done at work
4. Get in at least 3 good runs this week

Doing good on the goal for running, but no strength training done :( And I'll probably have to work OT to get the audits done, and the boss will be mad about that. Better just clean the fridge!

Jan

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I am hoping to get something done today... lol.

My Four
***take a walk outside
***Fold my mountain of Laundry
***Get in prenatal yoga
***Sew cover for changing table pad




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Okay, I did half of #1 so far, really should spend some time on the other half as it's nearly done. Also, #4 would be nice to get to!

***My four:

1. Finish the chapters of the two stories I've been working on for a month
2. Rewrite my research statement for job apps
3. Clean off my desk at work
4. Plan ahead for my website for next week

No day but today ...
-Jonathan Larson - Rent

"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
Emily Saliers - Indigo Girls

~Melissa/Ivory

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Well, I think I'm finally going to do something off my list today. I've had a hankerin' to clean my kitchen all day. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll succeed!

Your happiness is up to you. Whatever happened in your life to make you who you are up until the point you realize this is irrelevant. It is your responsibility now to take control and change your life to be what you want it to be.

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Make time, not excuses.


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My list so far:
1. I'm going to ask my employer today to work some more hours so that will take care of money and I have an interview monday to mentor kids (a step towards my carrer)
2. I have to do strength training today still I did it monday and it was great!
3. I did day one of cleaning my room. haha I have a lot of cleaning todo but I want to have a fresh looking apartment by Monday I have four days left.
4. I still haven't checked my weight I waited so long if I see a number that I don't want to see I will go crazy and lose all of my inspiration. I need some help with this one.

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i cleaned our bedroom yesterday and have been doing laundry ever since. after work i'll do the dishes. hopefully we can keep it clean for the rest of the week.

hopefully i'll be able to sneak in a pedicure this week too. =)

Goals:
1. Start training for a 10K
2. Maintain my weight at 130 or lower


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update: taking vitamin daily...check
limit t.v. watching....need to work on
clean kitchen at night...one night
workout 2x....today and tomorrow(hopefully)

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Progress report:

1. Finish reading Dark Tower 7.
2. Pay bills
3. Apply to a job (or two) ---I applied to one.
4. Get 7 nights of GOOD sleep (6hrs plus)---on track


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HEEEElllllooooo :-)

Im still here! YAY! Glad to see what everybdy's up too...been so busy the last couple od days.....

I need this challenge for sure!

1. clean my closet/do a Goodwill run
2.take vitamins every day from now thru the challenge end ( and beyond, of course)
3. do 2 workout videos(thinking of aerobics and yoga)
4. take a lavender bath



Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plan I have for you, says the Lord, They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.


You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing.
~Marie Stopes


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1. Clean out fridge
2. Do strength training 2X this week
3. Get 3 audit done at work
4. Get in at least 3 good runs this week

Got in a good run last night and was hoping for this morning, but it poured rain. Should of gone & done strength training, but needed that hour of extra sleep.

Jan

There is no failure in life, as long as you keep moving. One foot in front of the other.


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My four:

1. Finish the chapters of the two stories I've been working on for a month
2. Rewrite my research statement for job apps
3. Clean off my desk at work
4. Plan ahead for my website for next week

Okay, I'm not sure where I will start, but something must be done!

No day but today ...
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"You have to laught at yourself, because you'd cry your eyes out if you didn't"
Emily Saliers - Indigo Girls

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I went to the library to look for my 2 books, but they didn't have either one. I think I'll try the library in the town where I work. I might be able to get a library card there.

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Starting the day good by taking my vitamin! Now off to work!

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sounds good, minnie.
tapes sorted and started to go through post.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
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"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
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sat outside with neighbors today. was nice. rest of week threatens rain.
4' done.

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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well I guess I'm on a roll this week. I just finished my first out of three weight training sesions for this week. It was harder than I thought I guess when you stop for a while your muscles forget that it knew how to do some stuff. well my apartment is still a mess- I think I want to wait till after finals but I want to do it this week! I don't know about the other job. I just need work for about two months, I don't really see that happening but Jesus always makes a way. I haven't been on the scale in a while because it's my totm! I gain alot around that time :( so maybe by the end of week I can tell if I made that goal. I will be so happy if I do I have been in the 90's since January!!!!!

mini goals
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I really do appreciate these mini challenges. working on my self esteem is very needed. So 4 things for me.

working out again, and staying more consistent.

throwing out any clothes that don't fit or that I don't wear.

clean, organize and declutter.

buy new running shoes.

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1. Walk the dog in the evenings
2. Take time to read for pleasure
3. Go see a good movie (Letters to Juliet)
4. Lie in the hammock

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Took my vitamin!!

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2 things done on my list.

Eastern Shore of Maryland
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1. try one new healthy food
2. clean the house and keep it clean all week!
3. get a pedicure
4. catch up on my daughter's scrapbook.

Goals:
1. Start training for a 10K
2. Maintain my weight at 130 or lower


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1. Start my engagement/wedding scrapbook
2. Re-Start Brothers Karamazov
3. Stretch 5x/week
4. Create 1 new recipe/week

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1. Clean out fridge
2. Do strength training 2X this week
3. Get 3 audit done at work
4. Get in at least 3 good runs this week

Danie--when I read be out of the 90's, I thought you were stuck in the 1990's. Truly a blond moment!!

Jan

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1.Find another job
2. Start strength training
3. Clean Apartment
4. Be out of the 90's this week!

mini goals
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5/17/10 11:19 A

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1) Clean kitchen - this includes washing out the fridge
2) Clean bedroom - including packing!
3) Clean out and pack stuff from closets
4) Reach this week's strength training goals

Your happiness is up to you. Whatever happened in your life to make you who you are up until the point you realize this is irrelevant. It is your responsibility now to take control and change your life to be what you want it to be.

Energy and persistence conquer all things. Make time, not excuses.


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5/17/10 10:15 A

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Wow. Only 4? I have sooo many things that I want to do but I just never get around to doing it. Here are 4 things that are long overdue.

1. Send a thank you card to the aunt & uncle who sent money for my daughter's birthday.
2. Clean my WHOLE house, not just the parts that people see when they come over (the dust bunnies behind my bathroom door are starting to get quite gross).
3. Take two books out of the library that I've been wanting to read for a long time. Actually reading them will be easy because of my long commute on the train. Getting my butt to the library is the "hard" part.
4. Talk to family about birth dates, etc for the family scrapbook album that I want to make. For this goal, I will aim to do my mom's side of the family.

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5/17/10 10:01 A

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1. Study for the CPA exam. I've been putting this off for more than 8 years. I finally got serious and studied for one part and PASSED! But now, I've fallen off the wagon again. It was always a split decision - do I exercise or do I study. I'm exercising at lunch now so I have the time to study when I get home. I just need to do it.
2. Write a letter to my Grandma.
3. Send my best friend a donation for March of Dimes fundraiser.
4. Pack my lunch everyday for work.

Come trek with me! On my way to Hope, Arkansas!

I've gone 210.2 miles toward my 385 mile goal to Little Rock.


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5/17/10 9:54 A

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1) to take my vitamin everyday
2) to do workout video 2x this week
3) clean the kitchen at night
4) limit my t.v. watching

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5/17/10 9:49 A

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1. Clean out the garage
2. Donate old Clothes that are to big
3. Get a pidcure
4. set up my ST and Cardio plan for June

Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
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5/17/10 8:07 A

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hmmmm .....
things to do .....

1. Go to bed BEFORE midnight, every night!
2. No snacks (even healthy) after 8pm at night!
3. Start practicing with Zumba DVD.
4. Treadmill at least 4 times (for 20 mins).

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5/17/10 7:14 A

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I'm really bad at this---

1. Finish reading Dark Tower 7.
2. Pay bills
3. Apply to a job (or two)
4. Get 7 nights of GOOD sleep (6hrs plus)

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5/17/10 6:46 A

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1. book car in for service.
2. read and sort outstanding mail.
3. sort exercise tapes and give unwanted ones to charity shop.
4. tidy desk.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
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5/17/10 6:17 A

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Came home from babysitting my granddaughter and son had rehooked my computer and cleaned off my computer desk for me--so 2 things on my list checked off. Much better than me doing it---LOL

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5/16/10 10:53 P

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1. get out the new camera and take some pics of my jewelry.
2. take all the seed beads in the bedroom and put them in a box, best if done with inventory so I can resell them.
3. Make oatmeal - haven't done it for several weeks and I can eat off a batch for quite a while.
4. Take partially done quilts to a friend and pay her to finish them.

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5/16/10 7:48 P

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Hmm, four goals (not all of them will be weight-related)

1. To walk 10 miles in the next week.
2. To sit down and actually attempt to sketch.
3. To have my kitchen spotless every night before bed.
4. To not binge at all this week.

These are all things I have had negative voices about. Time to replace those negative thoughts with positive ones!

"Strive for progress, not perfection." -Unknown

"If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying." -Unknown

"Fear is what stops you... courage is what keeps you going." -Unknown


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5/16/10 6:24 P

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Hmmm. Four goals. Well, here goes.
1. Do 2 sets of upper body ST.
2. Get my teenage daughter to help me do a Spark Page with pictures and all that stuff. Can anyone direct us where to go to put that stuff on I notice people have different background designs and all that.
3.Practice meditating 5-10 minutes every day and stretch.
4. keep within my calorie allowances.

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5/16/10 6:14 P

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1. Stop by library, and turn in books.
2. Back-up my computer, including bookmarks.
3. Plug in all the Coke codes I have laying about.
4. Finish up the 'short' knitting project(dishrag/giant coaster) that I started last month.

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5/16/10 1:30 P

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1. finish reading the book i started 2 weeks ago
2. exercise every day this week. i have been trying to exercise for a full week for quite some time now and never make the time!
3. manicure, pedicure and eyebrow wax!
4. use my new camera. i have a picture of myself in an outfit on 4/19 of last year. it is an outfit i still have, so i want an updated picture to see if i can tell any difference!

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5/16/10 5:18 A

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Started reading a book---got about a third of way thru it yesterday. And still got lots of exercise in watching the grandbaby and walking.

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5/16/10 1:24 A

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tried the recipe. think it flopped (unless refrigeration improves it). so i'm going with 4' for the MC

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/14/10 9:55 P

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Well, my day with my friend fell thru but I did take the day off and did get a lot of extra stuff done---small freezer defrosted, scatter rugs washed, all laundry washed, dried and folded----but I feel kind of bummed that I did not get to have an enjoyable day with a friend. Actually feeling pretty down about the whole thing. Told my dh i was upset about my birthday---he did not even remember what I had asked for---which hurts immensely. Guess I will try for reading tomorrow while I watch my granddaughter.

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5/14/10 6:50 P

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happy birthday lecate. i hope you tell thesepeople how you feel. don't say anythingabout them. just how you felt.

1. get back into strength training- do my library book like last summer.
2. go thru and return book i don't want to pay for.
3. clear bed next to my computer
4. new recipe (may do it a little early?)
4'. talk to neighbors. winter is over.



keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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5/14/10 3:57 P

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That's an interesting challenge!!
my list will be
1. clean my room and keep it clean

2.i have an etiquette book i bought 7 months ago and didn't have time to read it!!i will read part of it every day

3. meditate for 10 min every day

4. Control my road rage i have to stop cursing when ever i drive!!

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5/12/10 8:31 P

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Thanks, I am definitely doing the first thing on my list---have already put in for Friday off and a friend and I are going to go roam some garden centers and drive to a Fashion bug to shop---closest one here is now about an hour and a half away---hoping to find something to cheer me up.

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5/12/10 8:00 P

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It is so hurtful to the soul to feel under appreciated...you are absolutely right though, only you can make you feel better. :D

I heard a saying once, "people can only make us feel bad if we let them".

Now, that doesn't really excuse the boys for not contacting you on Mom's Day, does it? I really don't know what to say about that except I would feel hurt, too. I guess the best anyone can do is say you are justified in your feelings, no doubt.

Hugs to you and Happy Birthday!!! Great list, by the way!

L.

"Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things." -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor

"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has a genius in it!" - Goethe


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Gee, this is a good one as I am feeling very unappreciated right now by my family. On Mother's day I did not hear from my 2 older sons at all---and one lives 3 blocks from me and the other one 6 blocks---then the next day was my birthday---and again, I did not hear from either of them again---plus my dh did not remember the one thing I asked for---I have not had a birthday cake since my grandmother died 13 years ago and I asked for a DQ Blizzard Cake(My treat for myself when I have been doing very good). And did he remember, NO! So I now am feeling rather down and need to build ME up!
4 things---take a day off and do something fun with a friend---pick a book and start reading again(been busy gardening)---organize my computer desk so I am working in a nicer atmosphere---watch a movie on DVD.

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Getting ready for next week early! This weeks MC is an Esteem Week so we'll be doing something to help us feel good about ourselves (read: raise the self-esteem).

I'm a firm believer that if you feel good about yourself and your surroundings, you are half way there! That's why I include an Esteem MC every month. It is JUST AS important as exercise, the way you feel about yourself.

This is once again a repeat one of our most popular challenges from the previous series, so I hope all the folks that have joined since we did it the last time will like it as much as those who did it before. Also, it's a time for those of you who have already done this MC to take a look at your progress from last time. Ok! Strap yourselves in, here we go!

My story regarding this MC:
I had indulged in so much negative self talk about my weight for SO long that it literally exhausted me. Lately, since I've gained some weight back, I notice the negative self talk and a little bit of self loathing is creeping back in. It's not only frustrating, it's exhausting. There are some things that I had done to change my life over the last 3 years that had also helped me change the constant negative talk in my head....for instance, starting to hike again, an activity that I always loved when I was younger. Simply through meeting Katy (WYULTRARUNNER), a member of this group, I was inspired to begin hiking again. I joined a group of hikers back in February 2007, then I joined another group of hikers and I actually went on a 10 mile hike for the first time in my life!! Since then, I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, 10 miles in, and slept down there for 4 nights in July! Hiking also led me to pick up another previous interest: photography.

I've always been interested in photography, even took a class many moons ago to get better at it. In 2008, I won 3rd place for this photograph in an Atlanta Photography contest:
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and just recently, one of my photographs was PUBLISHED in a National Park Annual Report. Very exciting!

Also, I started taking Ballroom Dance lessons 2 years ago last August and I may begin actually competing by the end of this year!!!

I'm not telling you these things to brag. I'm telling you about them because I very nearly didn't begin any of them. Why?

Because at the last minute, my mind started working overtime from the negative angle and it began telling me, 'WHAT are you thinking? You aren't fit enough to be hiking 10 miles!" or "You haven't danced in YEARS, you might look stupid!" and "Pssst....You are no better a photographer than anyone else!"

That same old negative self-talk popped up and also kept me from doing things I love or am interested in. Truth is, it was paralyzing fear of failure that was speaking to me. I was afraid of being last in the line on the hike, I was afraid of holding up others, I was afraid I'd look like a fool on the dance floor, I was afraid of an ambulance having to come and get the collapsed fat girl off the mountain. Many scenarios, none of them good, ran through my head.

there is such a huge sense of accomplishment I have for doing some of these things and the feeling of self worth that it gave me is still here! Doing things that I didn't think I could do has done so much for me. Soon after losing to my goal weight, I decided to try ballroom dancing and after sitting in my car for 20 mins, took a deep breath and went in. Know what? I had the time of my life!

So, the Esteem MC this week is to List 4 things that you have been meaning to do but simply have gotten a round to it yet. They do NOT have to be "big" things. For instance, one of the things from a previous list of mine was to find my picture album of the year I went to Switzerland (1989) and dig up a certain photo out of that album. For some reason, I just couldn't seem to get to that though I'd started it several times. Another thing was to just START reading a book I've had for the last year. I don't know why but making time for reading is hard and it's something I love so much. Another thing was for me is to sign up for Ballroom Dancing classes, for example. I can now check that one off! :)

Perhaps it's just cleaning out your closet...whatever!

Rules of the MC:
The list must only include things for yourself. It cannot include things that you want to do or buy for your family or your children.

Post your list of the 4 things you haven't had time to do in this Forum; things that have slipped through the cracks of your busy life or that you've wanted to do but for whatever reason haven't done.....and then pick ONE of those things and actually DO IT by the end of the MC (end of the week).

Want extra credit? (LOL) Pick and DO more than one thing on your list for the Golden Crown Award this week!

Post your thoughts, feelings and experiences about doing this one thing here in this Forum as well. Post a link to a picture...we'd love to SEE it, see you, get to know you better through your thoughts, experiences, failures & achievements with this Team.

I wish you all great success this week. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them....as always,

Hugs ya'll!

L.


"Brick walls are there for a reason. They let us prove how badly we want things." -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Univ. Professor

"Do or do not. There is not try." - Yoda, Jedi Master

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has a genius in it!" - Goethe


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