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PATIENCE! - I CAN DO THIS!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Weight-Loss, for me, is a MIND GAME!!! I must COMMIT MY MIND to make the right choices.

What helps me is to post some positive motivational statements on my bathroom mirror (or someplace you will daily read them) to remind me that I CAN DO THIS!

THIS IS WHAT I AM REMINDING MYSELF:
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Achieving my goals never seems to come easy. There is no accomplishment without work, and no "win" without something to beat. It's easy for me to get discouraged when roadblocks appear-- but I remind myself that it's natural that roadblocks do indeed appear. And, I must continue to remind myself... "PATIENCE!"
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I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up (like weekend temptations). But I tell myself that all I have to do to beat that barrier is to get back up and move forward again.
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Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close. Next time I take a step back I won't let guilt pile it on top of my previous "stumbles"... I'll just move forward and realize that I'm still further along than I was before! It doesn't matter how many walls I face... I only have to get the better of that last one.

One thing I daily remind myself to do is to ELIMINATE EXCUSES that keep me from attaining my goals and I WILL get there.

The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination! I AM STRONG! I CAN DO THIS!!!

=0) Camille
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  • DONNALIZ67
    Great reminders - thanks for posting them. Love the "Wizard of Oz" analogy!
    3760 days ago
  • DONNALIZ67
    Great reminders - thanks for posting them. Love the "Wizard of Oz" analogy!
    3760 days ago
  • TERSIEFROG
    Beautiful! I'm glad I took the time to read your blog today. Elimiate Excuses. I need to do a bit of that myself! Keep up that extraordinary determination!
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    3760 days ago
  • JAN11661
    Camille,

    Words well spoken. Have some "patience", "eliminate excuses", and you WILL succeed because you are STRONG and we know YOU CAN DO IT!

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    (Ok, so all of these don't completely represent the words, but I tried!)

    Love ya,

    Jan
    3764 days ago
  • NUPATH
    Life does happen Camille. You are so busy I don't know how you can possibly follow a healthy food plan. I applaud you for keeping up the best you can!
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    3765 days ago
  • HEAD-OF-RED
    Love it!!! You are on the right track. Keep it up!! emoticon
    3765 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2362834
    emoticon Luv! Luv! Luv! the Oz analogy & positive motivations do help! Thanks for the Spark :)
    3765 days ago
  • no profile photo CD534346
    emoticon Awesome post Camille...THANK YOU I needed to read this today!

    Especially since I'm relating to the part where you said..."I've invested time and emotion into creating my perfect plan, and then something has to come along and muck it all up...." emoticon

    Except the something is a someone ...

    Still I have (so far) not given in to emotional eatting today so that's a bit of a step in the right direction.

    My New computer has a 'Sticky Note' program that I can use to leave myself notes I see when logging on. I'm using your idea of a motivation quote/ prompt to put there where I see it!!!

    I KNOW you are going to make great progress this year because you already have the awesome 'Mindset' to 'see it' DONE!



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    3765 days ago
  • _JUSTHAVEFAITH_
    "Obstacles are like the Wizard of Oz--they're a lot less intimidating once I see them up close."


    I absolutely love how you put that. It's something I will have to remember. You can do it!
    3765 days ago
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