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FOGFOG's Photo FOGFOG Posts: 1,470
1/6/18 3:45 P

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Great post!!

"Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudlyshouting,
"Wow! What a ride! Thank you, Lord!" Beth Moore

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1/5/18 6:52 P

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Absolutely! If we can't admit our mistakes, we are set up to repeat.

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12/30/17 11:30 P

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Another ditto. If you don't know where you are, you sure as heck can't figure out where to go next.


Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,679
12/29/17 6:17 P

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Yep. Spark People articles always say to own it, log it, and do better the next day.

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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12/28/17 1:39 P

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You've had those days. You started out with the best intentions but something went terribly awry, and you know the calories are piling up way too fast, and like Amtrak going around a 30 MPH curve at 80 -- it all goes to heck. You don't even want to look at the tracking page. You're not even sure you can remember all that you stuffed in your gullet.

Well, we've all been there.


TRACK IT ANYWAY. It's just food. You didn't commit a crime. You're not going to jail. Sr. Mary isn't gonna make you stay after school or make you miss the prom. It's merely one day's notations out of thousands of days.

TRACK IT ANYWAY. There is a freedom in simply being honest. We all want to be good, do right, be the example of how it's done, because we know better. We know what we need to do. We don't want to be seen as weak or admit we "failed." But we do fail. Everyone. From time to time, we fail. Shrug.

TRACK IT ANYWAY. Lose the shame. It's heavier on you than any extra pounds you might be carrying. In fact, it might be the cause of some of those extra pounds you're carrying. There is nothing to be ashamed of. It's just a record of the facts. No judgment. No emotion. It's just numbers and data.

TRACK IT ANYWAY. And remember that last part -- it's just history. Yesterday and today do not form tomorrow -- they just INFORM tomorrow (meaning, we learn, we grow, we change by looking the facts straight in the face and decide what to do differently).

TRACK it ALL anyway. Honesty is very FREEING. You can take pride in the fact that you are authentically you, that you are human and your performance varies from day to day, that you acknowledge you have new opportunities for new choices EVERY MOMENT, and that the hills and slides are all part of the experience, all valuable, all informative, and all okay. You are and will be okay.

TRACK IT ANYWAY. You didn't become overweight in one night or one day of overeating, so track it and let it go. It's okay to see your patterns because they help you create different patterns. NO guilt--just observation.

TRACK IT CONSISTENTLY, DILIGENTLY, and you will blossom into a consciousness you may not have realized existed. You will realize a power within you to make reasoned choices and not act out of habit. You will be willfully participating in your honest, authentic existence and gain compassion for yourself that will give you strength to not just peek around the corners of possibility, but take those exciting steps down new unknown avenues.

TRACK AND KNOW YOURSELF. Be brave. It gets so much easier when you know you're being true to yourself. Truth begets trust. Trust yourself.

TRACK AND BE UNABASHEDLY HONEST. You're not alone! Heck, look at how many members are here! We've been there. We are there. We're growing and stretching and changing, and we can feel the weight of old judgments fall away like shriveled dead leaves that are no longer useful to us. We have to know what they are, examine them closely, before we can trim them away confidently.

It's a process. A process for change.

I look forward to this New Year 2018! To new possibilities! To authenticity and self actualization! And I wish the best to all of you!

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