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To Thine Own Self be True~ Hamlet

In the face of adversity, follow Hamlet's wisdom of being true to yourself and your dreams. Follow through and never give up. Always persist even with the din of naysayers trying to drown out your inner voice~ to them turn a deaf ear and persist in spite of the odds. Dreams still do come true.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/15/2010 in Staying Positive | 2 Comments
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"Success is not final...

...failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”
- Winston Churchill

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/6/2010 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Exhale the fear~

Inhale the faith.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/4/2010 in Motivation | 1 Comment
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Recycle Plastic Freezer Bags

Save your money & the environment by recycling your plastic freezer bags after you initially use them. I always rinse out the bag and then fill it with hot soapy water and let it set a bit and then rinse again with hot water and air dry. Good as new to reuse again and again.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/3/2010 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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Burn the Boats!

Make the commitment to make the positive changes for yourself and no one else. Find or create a plan that works for you. Then be true to your plan and trust the process. Burn the boats and never look back!

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/2/2010 in Getting Started | 3 Comments
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Ask and You Shall Receive

If there are particular products that you like and use often, write the manufacturer or maker to let them know how you like their product(s) and then request coupons. In these hard economic times you will be surprised how many companies will provide you with coupons, sometimes freebies! ;)

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 8/1/2010 in Saving Money | 4 Comments
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Cooking is an Art

It's almost 60 days since I began the Atkins program and having some great results. What I find myself growing "tired" of doing is cooking every meal. This is when I remind myself that cooking is truly an art~ it gives me the opportunity to be creative and make my meals as delicious, nutritious, and

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 7/30/2010 in Cooking | 1 Comment
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One Day at a Time~

Part of my blog today was about the question, "How do I do this forever?" Often when we begin any life-changing challenge it can seem overwhelming. I have come to learn that forever comes one day at a time. Today is all that matters for it is all we are given and it is enough.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 7/29/2010 in Motivation | 4 Comments
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Want to double your money?

My late grandmother's late husband once told me that if I wanted to double my money, the best thing to do was to fold it and put it back in my wallet. ;)

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 7/28/2010 in Saving Money | 7 Comments
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Plan to Win!

Personally, a lot of my own failure has been due to the failure to plan ahead. So in order for me to win at this losing game, it is imperative that I plan ahead for ALL my meals. On days when I know I will be busy with errands and running around, I will prepare my breakfast and lunch the day before.

- Submitted by TEXASFILLY 7/27/2010 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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