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4/27/19 9:15 A

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No one can give you the power to change. You alone control that. You alone are the one to start on the journey to lose that weight you do not want. You alone can control it. You alone can eat less of the sugar and starch. You alone can walk for l5 min a day and do a bike for l5. You alone can enjoy the surprise when the scale moves downward. But once you lose that weight you don't want you are not alone with smiles or pride. Friends will tell you how wonderful and young you look. Don't let weight discourage you. You can do it.

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4/17/19 9:10 A

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It is also good to talk about our illnesses. Some could have ways we could use that they have to conquer it. We all, at one time or another, have had things happen in our life we like to talk about, some good, some bad. Keeping stuff in only gives a person stress. We need to let it go.

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4/16/19 8:05 P

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Hear, Hear Camey! And Welcome "home" IAMDARLENE!

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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4/10/19 7:55 A

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We all need friends and as we gather in groups we learn how to help each other when they need our help. It is hard to change habits but as we listen to how others did it we try to see if we can succeed. Along the way we make new friends who have solutions to help us. If we try them we find they help. Keeping busy either with housework or hobbies is the solution. Coming on the board to talk when stress comes also helps. Talk about it and get it out of your system. We all need each other.

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4/9/19 11:25 P

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I used to be sorta regular here but as I got older I didn't come to Sparks much, if at all.
I've been writing less often and sitting at my computer has widened the lower part of my body.

Just recently I decided to come here as often as I am able. Writing here has helped me get used to writing again. I also have experienced a tiny bit more confidence.
Today I was wondering if my weight gain could work the same way.
If I just eat enough for today, that might help. I can pray for God's help!! Then wait for His help.

The power of habit. The power of change.



Edited by: IDARLENE at: 4/9/2019 (23:28)
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12/26/18 4:45 P

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I am off to get his supper but my habit is stress and or boredom so I try to get on the bike now as before with the leg problem I could not. We are also going to go to the mall and walk. As long as I can get out of the house for a while I should be ok.

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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 did you find?

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 12/26/2018 (16:41)
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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