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REV-UP THE EXCITEMENT for a surging depth of joy!!!

Monday, April 28, 2008

ONE OF MY FAVORITE QUOTES:
"Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and a surging depth of joy."

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You could've knocked me over with a feather when I received the delightful email telling me that my Spark Community voted me as a SparkPeople Motivator!!!

I am VERY honored, overwhelmed and humbled. All I do is try to encourage others and inspire with motivational quotes that help me on my journey. (My husband hints that I spend waaaay too much time on the computer when I'm *Sparking* and I need to learn a little discipline-- I know it's true!)

Being chosen by others as a Motivator is a HUGE honor and I am EXTREMELY GRATEFUL to have touched others while on my own personal journey!!!

I AM PASSIONATELY REMINDING MYSELF --AGAIN-- THIS WEEK:

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

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Last night while working on a painting my stomach began growling loudly at 2am. Normally I would give-in to the hunger and eat something (like leftovers from lunch or dinner) but I remained PASSIONATE about my COMMITMENT to drop weight on Tuesday. I resisted the urge to eat and I drank water instead... then finally went to bed at 3am.

I kept reminding myself about something I read that said if you go to bed empty, especially no carbs within hours from bedtime, a certain chemical effect takes place and a youth hormone kicks in (Protein Power book.) This is the same chemical effect that takes place in kids. Well, when I remind myself about this and resist eating too late, the results seem to be accurate.
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I weighed this morning at my all-time low-- showing I've lost 7.3 lbs since last Tuesday!!!

Since my daughter's January wedding, I've relaxed a bit on my food journaling and my food choices-- not much, but evidently, for me, a little relaxing is all it takes for a gain. And, I've been so busy working, making up for lost time, that I wasn't exercising. This week REALLY PROVED to me that my body NEEDS EXERCISE on a DAILY basis if I'm going to get this weight off!!!

I've logged a minimum of 40 exercise minutes each day Thursday-Sunday.... and eaten within (or very close to) my calorie-range each day. My body is rewarding me this week.

My challenge weigh-ins are Tuesday mornings... I want VICTORY this Tuesday!

TOGETHER WE CAN DO THIS!!! WE ARE STRONG!!!

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