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5/11/12 12:22 P

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This is a hard one for me. Because I take care of my almost 80 year old mother and have two teenagers. I love to hike and use to do it often, but am not now. I feel to guilty taking time for myself or leaving someone alone. I did purchase a treadmill at a yard sale and have been doing this. But it is still hard. Because i feel that I need to be doing something else. But my body is telling me that I need to do this because I am not feeling as good as I should. I have a lot of stresses and worries and I get lost in them. The computer time is probably something I do. But then again I think I use it to zone out from everything that is stressful around me.

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5/11/12 12:06 P

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You know, making yourself a priority take practice. It took me some time to tell my family that I am closing the bedroom door, going on treadmill and watching the shows on TV I want to see. That's that. No coming in. It's "me" time. It's only 15-30 minutes. Everybody can live without me for 30 minutes. Plus, I walk by myself during work lunch, so I guess that's "me" time also.

It maybe too late to go back and make a new start, but it's not too late to make a new ending.

I eat to live. I don't live to eat.
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5/11/12 11:43 A

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Another fantastic topic!!

It took me a long time to realize that I had to make myself a priority. I have dieted for others before and was successful only for a short while. When the novelty wears off for those I'm doing it for so does the support and the motivation.

The day I started with SP I decided to make myself my priority in everything I do. I wake every morning and make sure that I give myself a pep talk. I make time to have a relaxing breakfast and a leisurely prep time while I get ready for work. I wrap myself in my own joy and happiness and share it with everyone I meet (this too is for me as it makes me feel good). When I get home in the evening I make time for my family as I love them and I love spending time with them. And every evening I make time for me again so that I can relax and unwind.

And SP is 100% just for me. I share it with everyone so that they can experience what I am experiencing, but I do it for me and no one else!

I do all of this because...I am worth it!

Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
William A. Foster

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5/11/12 9:11 A

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I can't say I do. There is nothing I do just for myself. Not even losing weight is just for myself. I am doing this for my kids.

" The ground work of all happiness is good health"-Leigh Hunt
* Words that soak into your ears are whispered ... not yelled.*

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5/11/12 1:28 A

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How do you make yourself a priority? What do you do just for you

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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