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5/29/12 11:03 A

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It is now Jocko56beer11. I couldn't sign in with the old email address. John

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5/9/10 4:38 P

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The only way I can stay motivated during exercise is to have a "waking meditation".
All meditations are supposed to keep you awake,but sometimes,they knock me right out so I can sleep at night. That one is called "Follow the Breath" Slowly inhale through your nostrils and breath completely out through your mouth, but do it slowly too. I count to ten on the inhale breath coming in,hold it, and ten on the breath going out.
You can go in intervals of say; five for the breath in and out. I usually hold my breath for five seconds or so.
After just five minutes of this, I'm ripe to sleep.
John New York

Take care and be well. John/New York

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7/27/09 3:58 P

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I also take pain pills and then I make myself do it. My orthopaedist told me not to mow on a riding mower (yard is too big for a push mower). I have no one else to mow so I do it. My garage needs cleaning and I have to do it; same for the basement. The house goes without saying. We all have to do these things so I thank God for the pills but I am also very careful with them since I know that my body will build up a tolerance to them and then when I desperately need them they won't work (I used to work for my orthopaedist-I was his office manager). emoticon

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7/25/09 11:43 A

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I thank God for what I am able to do, and I do a lot of stretching and really trying to get rid of the last 20 pounds!!!!

Barbara .....that's what my friends call me! Never cared for the name Barb.

Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!

Remember how special you are and how you are soooooo worth it to be healthy and fit!!

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1

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7/25/09 12:42 A

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I take pain pills which hide the pain, and then I do as much as I can. If I followed the advice given by doctors "Don't do it if it hurts", I wouldn't even sleep at night. I am very lucky that surgeries corrected a lot of the disabling pain and that now pain pills work for me.
The more I accomplish the more motivated I am and the more I feel a sense of value to this world.

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7/24/09 8:43 P

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i start by believing that I will succeed . And see the end result of working hard , how much better I could feel..I picture myself pain free doing all the things I want to do...
I create a graph and i chart my progress to see where I am
I know my own ability and I take my time there is no rush
I make it part of my general routine and set aside time everyday for myself
I also listen to the wonderful ideas that you and others post here at sparks
And I create a journal to document my thoughts and my progress
I read motivational and postitive writings and have a list of affirmations .... emoticon

I am here because someone special in my life cares about me and I must be at my best for her ..

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7/24/09 8:27 P

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It isn't easy for me but it starts through my thoughts by keeping them positive

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