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TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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12/29/18 4:23 P

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U-Turns Allowed

We are familiar with these signs posted at specified intersections. We've all seen them. For various reasons town officials have decided that allowing U-turns as such points would cause unnecessary compromises of safety. We appreciate the foresight for those responsible to keep our highways safe.
Although U-turns are not specifically posted throughout other avenues of life there comes a time when such turns are necessary and should be made.
What is a U-turn exactly?
When I make a U-turn it usually means that I have been headed in the wrong direction and must make a correction in order to change course. At times it may mean I've just gotten off course and veering to the left or right is a simple correction for the mis-step. But, sometimes it may mean a complete 360 degree because we've encountered a complete train wreck.
Sometimes life has dictated but most times it's the choices we've made that brought about the consequence.

If anyone of you has taken the time to read through my story you'd see that for me it wasn't a simple misstep Life had dealt its hand and because I hadn't dealt with it and didn't have anyone to help me deal with it the choices I made in thinking I was dealing with it caused a complete trainwreck and how Drs told me that if I didn't do a complete 360 U-turn I would not be here sharing this with you.after an emotional struggle how I did a 360.

I thank god that U-TURNS ARE ALLOWED!

How many of you have made a 360 U-turn? Or maybe you are in the midst of one.




TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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12/29/18 3:24 P

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Enough With Restrictions, Period!

Restrictions do not sound like anything to be enjoyed. The carnal man likes to be free to do as he pleases. Sounds about right. But whether we like it or not there are certain restrictions that are a part of our everyday life. We have traffic laws, rules in the workplace, that we either obey or face the consequences. We even have regulations in the home that should be respected. Especially when we are in someone else's home. So it is that we are not without restrictions or regulations. So, why do we want to put additional restrictions on ourselves? Especially as humans, we set the standards far too high and too strict, "biting off more than we can chew." not taking into account the level of difficulty of change we have imposed on ourselves.
Outcome; 75-90% Epic Failure.
Solution: We need to stop setting ourselves up for failure.

We've been pushing ourselves too hard, for too long, setting ourselves up for what we think will be a promised successful outcome only to become discouraged and depressed when we don't achieve the results we expect. This year we CAN have that long-awaited success we have been striving for.
So, ENOUGH with restrictions.
This year instead of complete elimination with I can't, I won't, think reduction.

First Step: For the first two weeks keep a complete food diary of EVERYTHING you put in your mouth and the portion size. This will show you where you are overindulging.

Second Step: Take those overindulgences and put them in a separate category. Create a daily priority of better dietary choices and portion sizes including your 6-8 glasses of water. Start listening to your body as well. It will tell you when your hunger is satisfied. At that point Stop eating. Otherwise, you're only eating because it tastes good...overindulging.

Even with these two steps, your bodies will begin to adjust and with the incorporation of at least 30 minutes of daily cardio, we have a winning combination.
It's a start. A Better start and headed in the right direction.

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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The Power of Habit, The Power of Change
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
JR had a habit of buying his favourite chocolate bar every afternoon. Over a course of a month, he gained 10 pounds. His wife made pointed comments about his spreading girth.

He put a Post-It note on his computer that said “NO MORE CHOCOLATE BARS.” Epic fail. The next afternoon, he was gnawing on a bar.

“It feels good. It's that temporary feel-good high. A chocolate euphoria and then... it crashes and it feels bad,” he wrote. “Tomorrow, I promise myself, you’ll muster the willpower to resist. Tomorrow will be different.”

“But tomorrow the habit takes hold again.”

So, he turned to psychology for the answers. Experiments show that there are five categories that serve as habitual cues:

Location
Time
Emotional State
Other People
Immediately Preceding Action

This he thought, makes sense:

Location — When we’re at our desks, working from 9 - 5. When we’re in the driver’s seat, getting from point A to point B destination...well, you get the idea.

Time – We don’t think about changing our socks in the middle of the day. But in the morning and at night, it’s an automatic on and off.

Emotional State – Do you know anyone who scarfs chocolate when they’re stressed or upset? Enough said.

Other People – You act differently around specific people and influences are specific to each individual. You discuss certain topics. You develop a certain personality and report with each including your own language. You even frequent certain eateries ordering certain types of food or drinks. Your feelings are different too. With some you are relaxed. With others, you're uptight, bored, or happy.

Immediately Preceding Action. You don’t deliberate these decisions or actions. You don’t weigh the pros and cons. It’s reflex.

JR wanted to apply this psychology lesson to his own life. So every time he felt the urge to buy a chocolate bar, he jotted down some notes:

Location: Sitting at the desk
Time: 3:36 pm
Emotion: Bored
Other People: None
Preceding Action: Sending Email

He continued taking notes daily until he saw a pattern. Four out of five of these factors fluctuated. Only one stayed constant – the time of day.

“The reward I was seeking was a temporary distraction,” he wrote. “And the habit … triggered between 3:00 and 4:00.”

So he found a different way to grant himself the same distraction. Rather than buying a daily chocolate bar, he started taking a 10-minute break to chat with a friend, every day between 3 pm and 4 pm. He even set an alarm on his watch for 3:30, to remind himself to do this.

It worked.

Now I'll just bet that each and every one of us has a habit we do every day, the same time of day, without even thinking about it. It's become so habitual for so long that it's now a way of lifestyle.

A bit of a revelation? Time for a reflection? What would you find?


TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


 Pounds lost: 10.3 
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12/29/18 3:23 P

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Keeping Our Personal Promises In Reaching Our Personal Best

Many people make resolutions this time of year.

Often these include exercising more, better time management, losing weight, and eating healthier. Some resolve to break bad habits. Others may simply decide to be a better person.
Whatever the resolve research shows that only 8 percent actually achieve their resolutions.
About half are either broken or dropped before mid-year and most resolutions before the first week of January is over.
Why?
It is said that we set the standards too high, too strict, "biting off more than we can chew." not taking into account the level of difficulty of change we have imposed on ourselves. And then, of course, there is what is known as change by sheer willpower.
When push comes to shove we are very limited by our own human efforts. We need that power that is beyond knowing that change is necessary. Knowing and doing and the successful follow-through are very different things.

Firstly, there needs to be that complete mind switch, that total and complete transformation of the inner, deeper psychological, the unswayable mindset. It does exist. However, this only happens when one is in acceptance and truly ready for change and every key factor of mind, body and spirit are in sync.
Because you can’t change your life without changing your mind first.

So, this year before January slips into February and those New Year’s resolutions, made some time around the second or third champagne toast, seem a long lost promise, let’s turn those well-meaning promises into new, healthy habits. Here are four ways that will help to think your way to success, all year long in Keeping Our Personal Promises In Reaching Our Personal Best:

1. Reframe Your Motivation:

We often equate treating ourselves well with punishment. How often have you told yourself that you need to go for a run just because you ate too much over the weekend, or had a healthy dinner just because you overdid it at lunch? It’s time to stop thinking about good behaviour as a way to “counteract” bad behaviour and instead see it for what it is: an investment in yourself.

Healthy habits are easier to form and sustain when you ditch the negative “consequence” thinking entirely. Instead, think of them as an investment like any other: You might put money in a savings account each month because you’re sensibly planning for your future, right? Forming a positive, healthy habit requires the exact same “payment now, reward later” mindset. The effort is worth it because you are worth it.

2. Boost Your Willpower:

MIT researchers recently discovered that decision-making is affected by chronic stress: High-risk, high-payoff options seem more appealing, which is why it’s easier to slide back into bad habits after a long day. In other words, sitting in front of the TV and snacking night after night might be risky for your long-term health, but it also feels relaxing in the short term when you’re frazzled.

Give your willpower an extra boost by increasing the payoff of low-risk (and healthier) options: Pair something you should do with something you want to do, like watching your favourite show at the gym or listening to an audiobook while you walk. This self-control strategy, defined by behavioural economist Katherine Milkman as “temptation bundling,” has been scientifically proven to make it easier to follow through on healthy habits that might not be fun in the short-term but that have big rewards down the road.

3. Exercise Your No-Excuses Muscle:

Let’s say you decide that you need to exercise more. It’s a great thought but then come to the reasons not to exercise: You had a hard day and need to relax—working out is exhausting. You’d like to join a gym, but you’re not athletic—everyone at spin class will be better, faster, or fitter than you.

The next time a cascade of excuses pops into your head, look for a pattern. Are you following some unspoken rule about how you or the world should be? We call these mostly subconscious beliefs Iceberg Beliefs, and they may be making it harder for you to reach your goals. For example, you might think that you’re just not an athlete, or that if you can’t be the best at something—like spinning—it’s not even worth a try. Next time an Iceberg crops up, challenge it. Tell yourself: “Maybe I wasn’t athletic before, but I can become athletic now. Nothing’s permanent,” or, “I might not always be the best, but that’s fine. I can try my hardest, and measure myself that way.” Don’t be afraid to confront yourself!

4. Most Of All, Be Realistic:

Forming new habits takes time—and it also takes a healthy dose of realism. When we set goals, we often become overly ambitious. But you’re not going to wake up tomorrow ready to run a marathon if you’ve never run a mile in your life, just like you’re not ready to cook a gourmet meal if you’ve never turned on a stove. Instead, take small steps towards achievable goals: Instead of vowing to cook at home every single night, aim for three nights a week. Let your goals evolve as you do.




TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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10/28/18 11:52 A

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Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 12/29/2018 (16:31)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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10/28/18 11:46 A

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To Achieve Your Dreams Remember Your ABC's

AVOID negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
BELEIVE in yourself.
CONSIDER things from every angle.
DON'Tgive up and don't give in.
ENJOY life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come.
GIVE more than you planned to.
HANG on to your dreams.
IGNORE those who try to discourage you.
JUST do it.
KEEP trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
LOVE yourself first and most.
MAKE it happen.
OPEN your eyes and see things as they really are.
PRACTICE makes perfect.
QUITTERS never win and winners never quit.
READ study and learn about everything important in your life.
STOP procrastinating.
TAKE control of your own destiny.
UNDERSTAND yourself in order to better understand others.
VISUALIZE it.
Want it more than anything.
“ACCELERATE” your efforts.
YOU are unique of all God's creations, nothing can replace YOU.
ZERO in on your target and go for it!

Wanda Hope Carter

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 10/28/2018 (11:49)
TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


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10/28/18 11:39 A

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Everyone needs continuous encouragement and motivational support.
I am going to try and share something daily. . . feel free to do the same!

TODAY Is MY tomorrow. It's up to ME to shape it, To TAKE CONTROL and seize EVERY opportunity. The POWER is in the choices I make EVERY day. I eat well, I live well I SHAPE ME!

THE EMPOWERED LIFE. EXPECT IT . BELIEVE IT. RECEIVE IT.
The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
I'm too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.


 Pounds lost: 10.3 
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