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Me getting ready to cross the finish line of my 1st 5k! November 7th 2010


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    I, your name here , hereby agree and commit to take the
    following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my chances for weight loss success:

    I will not let one small slip-up convince me that I'm stupid, worthless, or a lost cause.
    I will respect myself by refusing to engage in verbal self-abuse, and I will find positive
    ways to comfort and support myself when I’m having a hard time. Specifically, I will… (Make a
    list of concrete things you will do instead of beating up on yourself or deciding your problems
    are too big to handle.)

    I will not sacrifice my own needs to make other people happy, or do for them what they can and
    should be doing for themselves. When there is a conflict between my exercise and eating plans
    and what other people want me to do, I will negotiate to find a reasonable solution that allows
    me to do what I need to do for myself.

    I choose to be in charge of my own decisions and behavior. I will not talk, think, or act as if my partner,
    child, spouse, cravings, or subconscious made me do it. I will ask myself what’s most important to me at
    that moment and make my decision. If I don’t like the consequences, I will try something different the next time.
    Remember to listen to your own self-talk, identify the thoughts, attitudes or behaviors that are getting
    in the way of your success, and make a written contract with yourself to do things differently. Be as
    specific and practical as you can, and be sure to come back to your contract when you are having problems
    . You'll see an increase in your accountability in no time and you WILL succeed at reaching your goals.
    "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge,
    but rather in a lack of will.
    2536 days ago
    Wow! This one ROCKS! Enjoy

    I N T H E D O I N G

    Make the effort, make it your best, and then make another. Fulfillment is in the doing.

    Planning is helpful, watching what others do is instructive, learning is useful, and connecting with your dream is inspiring. Making the effort ties it all together and gets the job done.

    If you’re discouraged or frustrated, disillusioned, unhappy or filled with doubt, get going and get busy. Making the effort will make the difference.

    If you’re worried that you’ll encounter too many problems, stop worrying. There will be plenty of problems, and you can create great value by diligently working your way through each one of them.

    Don’t waste your time wishing that you had more money or time or resources to work with. You have more than enough to get started, and the more you do the more you’ll be able to do.

    Achievement is in the doing, satisfaction is in the doing, and real, lasting fulfillment is in the doing. So go ahead, right now, and get busy doing.

    — Ralph Marston

    2541 days ago
    Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
    Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
    in full color with surround sound - so real you can smell and taste it.
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
    2547 days ago
    thank you for stopping by my page and commenting on my journey and page. I do appreciate it. I will stop in and check on your progress periodically
    2551 days ago

    At Your Own Pace
    The Tortoise and the Hare

    People take life at different speeds and one way is not necessarily superior to another.

    The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare reminds us that different people take life at different speeds and that one way is not necessarily superior to another. In fact, in the story it is the slower animal that ends up arriving at the destination first. In the same way, some of us seem to move very quickly through the issues and obstacles we all face in our lives. Others need long periods of time to process their feelings and move into new states of awareness. For those of us who perceive ourselves as moving quickly, it can be painful and exasperating to deal with someone else’s slower pace. Yet, just like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination, together, eventually.

    People who take their time with things are probably in the minority in most of the world today. We live in a time when speed and productivity are valued above almost anything else. Therefore, people who flow at a slower pace are out of sync with the world and are often pestered and prodded to go faster and do more. This can be not only frustrating but also counterproductive because the stress of being pushed to move faster than one is able to move actually slows progress. On the other hand, if a person’s style is honored and supported, they will find their way in their own time and, just like the tortoise, they might just beat the speedier, more easily distracted person to the finish line.

    It’s important to remember that we are not actually in a race to get somewhere ahead of someone else, and it is difficult to judge by appearances whether one person has made more progress than another. Whether you count yourself among the fast movers or as one of the slower folks, we can all benefit from respecting the pace that those around us choose for themselves. This way, we can keep our eyes on our own journey, knowing that we will all end up together in the end.

    2555 days ago
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