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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,476
11/10/14 6:03 A

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only did two out of four but needed the push to do them.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,605
11/8/14 7:05 P

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thanks, paolina. u already earned extra credit.

i cleaned my email, too.

Edited by: MINNIE at: 11/8/2014 (19:06)
Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,476
11/7/14 11:58 P

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only two done so far so need to get going again.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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11/7/14 11:28 P

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Mini Challenge - List 4 - Pick 1

List:

1. Pick up where left off with art project - Pointillism
2. Reorganize book cases (2 big, 1 small)
3. Clean off my desk/clean out drawers
4. Take inventory of CD/DVD collection

Pick:

4. Take inventory of CD/DVD collection (want to find my exercise DVDs)


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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,476
11/7/14 2:51 A

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glad you're feeling better, minnie.


There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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ANGWHIT's Photo ANGWHIT Posts: 2,644
11/6/14 10:14 P

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So far I only read one of the two magazines on my list. And I am running out of time since my daughter & I are going to Girl Scout camp this weekend.

Angela
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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,605
11/6/14 9:57 P

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pleased to report i feel better. pleased to be getting stuff done for work and taking some time to exercise. glad i didn't add challenges.
(sorry, L, but consider i did the simplify challenge this week and said no to something not good for me now.)

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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CREATINGCASSIE's Photo CREATINGCASSIE Posts: 350
11/6/14 9:45 A

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1. Finish the book I started well over 2 months ago.
2. Clean out the fridge (including a good wipe down)-DONE-cleaned it out real good, didn't need the wipe down after all!
3. Re-do my weight loss chart
4. Take down Halloween decorations and put up Fall decoration-DONE

:) I liked this little challenge this week, got me motivated around my apartment!

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PAOLINA's Photo PAOLINA Posts: 18,476
11/5/14 4:31 A

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1. throw out all food past use by date - done
2. clear old e-mails from inbox
3. divide meals into single portions - done
4. clean the microwave

Edited by: PAOLINA at: 11/6/2014 (01:46)

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
–Elbert Hubbard

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."
-- Karen Lamb

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a
better tomorrow."
-- Doug Firebaugh


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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,605
11/4/14 3:23 P

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thanks janis. i'm improving.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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11/4/14 11:24 A

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1. Prepare a home cooked meal.
2. Clean out and organize my closet.
3. Have lunch with a friend.
4. Get a check-up. Last doctor's visit was 2 years ago.

Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
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PEANUTSMOM96's Photo PEANUTSMOM96 Posts: 2,059
11/4/14 7:00 A

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@MINNIE - I hope you feel better soon. emoticon


Planet of Triumphs as peanutsmom96


I believe in you.
Have a Happy Day! HUGS
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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 18,605
11/3/14 10:35 P

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fear is not my problem. time management is. right now i just want to take it easy and recover from the infection i may have in my mouth.
not going to add pressure. sorry.

Keep your EYE ON THE BALL. What is the goal?Will this action get you closer?
slowly but surely.

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right." Henry Ford

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with others


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ANGWHIT's Photo ANGWHIT Posts: 2,644
11/3/14 9:22 P

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1. Start the online photography my husband signed me up for.
2. Take one of my Craftsy.com classes.
3. Start my Christmas cross stitch craft.
4. Finish one or two of the magazines I start but never finish.

Angela
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11/3/14 8:37 P

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I am a procrastinator and have a tendency to not finish things. My list is actually five long and I intend to complete at least two things, hopefully more.
1. Finish reading a book I started a while ago.
2. Travel
3. Complete craft projects
4. Clean and organize including purge unnecessary items, clothing etc
5. Complete a challenge

Wishing y'all the best on your lists! emoticon


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Have a Happy Day! HUGS
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11/3/14 3:00 P

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Four Things For This Week:

1. Pick up a book I have been meaning to read and read 1 chapter. - done
2. Pick out a Christmas present for myself to have by Christmas. - done
3. Get out my jewelry and wear something different this week.- done
4. Wear a different workout outfit instead of my same old worn out stuff.- done

I enjoyed this challenge!!!



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LABRYANT's Photo LABRYANT SparkPoints: (42,051)
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11/3/14 11:19 A

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This weeks MC is an Esteem Week so we'll be doing something to help us feel good about ourselves (read: raise the self-esteem).

I'm a firm believer that if you feel good about yourself and your surroundings, you are half way there! That's why I include an Esteem MC every month. It is JUST AS important as exercise, the way you feel about yourself, your accomplishments, no matter how small, and your journey.

This is once again a repeat one of our most popular challenges from the previous series, so I hope all the folks that have joined since we did it the last time will like it as much as those who did it before. Also, it's a time for those of you who have already done this MC to take a look at your progress from last time. Ok! Strap yourselves in, here we go!

My story regarding this MC:
I had indulged (and sometimes still do) in so much negative self talk about my weight for SO long that it literally exhausted me. Since I originally lost 50 pounds, I've gained some weight back, in fact, almost all of it as I sit here this morning, and that's when I noticed the negative self talk creep back in. It's not pretty, repeating negative things in your head to yourself. Some of it sneaks out of my mouth. There are some things that I had done to change my life over the last 4 years that had also helped me slow down the constant negative talk in my head....for instance, starting to hike again, an activity that I always loved when I was younger. Simply through meeting a member of this group, I was inspired to begin hiking again. I joined a group of hikers back in February 2007, then I joined another group of hikers and I actually went on a 10 mile hike for the first time in my life!! Since then, I hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, 10 miles in, and slept down there for 4 nights in July of 2009! Hiking also led me to pick up another previous interest: photography.

I've always been interested in photography, even took a class many moons ago to get better at it. I've had several of my photographs was published. Also, I started taking Ballroom Dance lessons 3-4 years ago and began competing last year!!! Ballroom Dancing led me to become a licensed Zumba(R) Fitness Instructor in 2012 and continue my education just yesterday with another licensing level! I have started to teach a regular Zumba class every Tuesday in my own home studio! I've been teaching Zumba for a year and half now, every week.

And cooking. I've always enjoyed cooking and in the last 2 years I've picked it back up with a little passion. My Facebook posts are mostly about the food I make.

These are all things that I very nearly didn't begin almost any of them. Why?

FEAR!

Because at the last minute, my mind started working overtime from a negative angle and it began telling me, 'WHAT are you thinking? You aren't fit enough to be hiking 10 miles!" or "You haven't danced in YEARS, you might look stupid!" and "Pssst....You are no better a photographer than anyone else" and then the most recent, "You stink at memorizing choreography, so there's no way you can make it through leading an entire Zumba class!"

The mind can play terrible tricks on a person. It's the same negative self-talk and fear that kept me from doing things I love or am interested in trying. Truth is, what was whispering in my ear was a, literally, paralyzing fear of failure. I was afraid of being last in the line on the hike, I was afraid of holding up others, I was afraid I'd look like a fool on the dance floor, I was afraid I'd come in last in the chili cook off, afraid to be in front and mess up the choreography. Many scenarios, none of them good, ran through my head. I am, frankly, scared to death to undertake new things that are outside my comfort zone but I've adopted the saying, "Face the Fear and Do It Anyway" as a mantra.

There is such a huge sense of accomplishment I have for doing some of these things and the feeling of self worth that it gave me is still here! Doing things that I didn't think I could do has done so much for me. I feel more confident in those things that I've actually tried and it's fueled me to try more new things, without the huge burden of fear & of failure weighing over me.

Am I still afraid? Unequivocally, yes. I still, honest, stink at memorizing choreography. What I realized though is that if I do not compare myself to others' abilities, recognize what it is that *I* must do to succeed, and concentrate on those things, I can actually succeed! So maybe I have to work a little harder at memorizing the routines than other people do, so what? If I concentrate and put in the work, it does come.

So, be easy on yourself. Stop comparing yourself to others! Recognize the areas you need to work hard and just do it! You will gain confidence and gain a new freedom in proving to yourself that you CAN DO!

So, the Esteem MC this week is to List 4 things that you have been meaning to do but simply have not gotten a round to it yet. They do NOT have to be "big" things. For instance, one of the things I added to my list last time was to complete one crochet square. I hadn't crocheted since my eye surgery in February 2011. But, I had learned there was a "Sit & Knit" about a mile from my house. I hemmed & hawed about whether I should wear the crocheted shawl I made a few years ago to the Sit & Knit. I put it on, I put it back in the closet, I put it back on again. I was certain that every other lady attending that night would have an brilliant creation and mine would be laughable, not worth looking at. But head held high, I took a big deep breath and wore it in the door. To my utter shock, I was met at the door by several ladies who couldn't wait to compliment my shawl. I was so pleasantly surprised! I didn't get much done that night & I wanted to complete just one square that week! I did.

Another thing I've had on a previous list was to just START reading a book I've had for the last year. I don't know why but making time for reading is hard and it's something I love so much. I've noticed folks in the past have posted that they just want to take a minute for themselves and take a bath, door closed, lights down and RELAX! Perhaps it's just cleaning out your closet...whatever you feel will give you a feeling of accomplishment...something either long overdue or something that you must face a fear to "win" over.

Rules of the MC:
The list must only include things for yourself. It cannot include things that you want to do or buy for your family or your children.

Post your list of the 4 things you haven't had time to do in this Forum; things that have slipped through the cracks of your busy life or that you've wanted to do but for whatever reason haven't done.....and then pick ONE of those things and actually DO IT by the end of the MC (end of the week).

Want extra credit? (LOL) Pick and DO more than one thing on your list!

Post your thoughts, feelings and experiences about doing this one thing here in this Forum as well. Post a link to a picture...we'd love to SEE it, see you, get to know you better through your thoughts, experiences, failures & achievements with this Team.

I wish you all great success this week. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask them....as always,

Hugs ya'll!

L.



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