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A Guidline

This is about changing our mindset and habits, turning them into a lifelong lifestyle in becoming the healthiest you, you can be.

1. Don’t compare or obsess about other people’s results. However...

2. Encourage other people `who are trying to make a difference.

3. Set some goals. If you haven’t been eating well or are out of shape, start slowly. You don’t have to do everything at once. Unless...

4. Make a clean break and jump in at full throttle if that works better for you.

5. Don’t worry/stress about missing a workout, or not getting in your steps. You get to reboot whenever you want/need to.

6. Everyone cannot do 10,000 steps a day. Do what you can, and try to walk just a bit more than the day before until you are up to a daily 60-minute timeline.

7. Do at least some tracking. I find that tracking my daily habits keeps me motivated and on my chosen plan.

8. Slowly(?) Change your lifestyle to incorporate healthier habits.

9. Don’t obsess about what you cannot/shouldn’t eat. Find foods and recipes that you enjoy that are good for you and make THEM your routine instead. There are tons of wonderful food out there. It doesn’t have to be all carbs, salt, sugar and caffeine.

10. Make a plan. When will you do your workouts? Your walks? What is your backup plan if something comes up? (Just like you plan your grocery list for your meals)

11. Find an accountability buddy, here or elsewhere. I pretended that everyone was waiting for my check-in posts — and guess what? It turned out that some people were waiting for them!

12. Post an SOS if you need advice or encouragement.

13. Celebrate non-scale successes and share in and encourage other people’s successes. We’ll celebrate with you.

YOU'VE GOT THIS!
You can do this. Push until you can’t; rest until you can. Not a bad motto for making changes in your life.


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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8/2/20 11:42 A

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How many of us are aware that we talk to ourselves more than we realize or all the time? We all do. Our self-talk makes a huge difference for better or for worse. The question to ask ourselves is whether our inner voice is our friend or adversary.

All the self-help gurus tell us to (essentially) affirm our awesome every day. To, as Napoleon Hill puts it, prime our consciousness so much that we create “autosuggestions” of awesome.

For me, I believe self-talk is so important. I myself am really working on how I say things and what I say to myself. ie: I don't say "I worked out today....but didn't do...." I am trying to stop adding the negative to the sentence. I say, "I worked out today!!". I never say I was bad today, I say things like, I made a few higher-calorie choices. I don't start over, I just continue where I left off. I mean, we can never go back and change yesterday. What we can do is move forward and make better choices. Negative self-talk has been and will always be detrimental. We all have a very bad habit of putting ourselves down.

Most people aren’t even aware of the extent to which they accuse, blame, and deny themselves. Many people live with the “tyranny of the should’s.” They order themselves around and second-guess themselves after the fact. There are those individuals who believe that they must push and punish themselves to improve or achieve anything; otherwise, they’re afraid that they’ll end up as lumps on the couch. Never mind that they’re pushing and reproaching themselves into depression by creating greater unhappiness and dissatisfaction in their lives and those of their families.

The power of self-talk can swamp us with anxiety and rumination and overpower us with shame attacks and painful emotions. It can offer comfort and encouragement or make us feel anxious and inadequate. It can provide self-discipline and organization or make us feel overwhelmed and defeated. It can ruin our lives, job opportunities, and relationships, or it can be harnessed to raise our self-esteem, achieve our goals, and uplift our outlook and enjoyment of life.

Although we’ve grown accustomed to these inner voices, they can be changed. It first requires our becoming more aware of them and developing mindfulness over our self-talk. There are a number of steps to reform these voices that include gaining an understanding of their motives and standards and learning to modify and counteract them.

Until you’re acutely aware of your inner voices, you can’t change them. Write down your negative self-talk on a daily basis. Writing down your negative self-talk, including all the “should” and “shouldn’t’s,” will make them more conscious and provide you with choices.

When you catch yourself in negative self-talk stop and switch it for positive thinking. You should also spend time each day and throughout the day repeating positive self-talk.



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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7/30/20 11:33 A

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Hmm interesting, very interesting...

Do we actually need to walk the 10,000 steps a day?

In general, walking is a good exercise because it puts our large muscle groups to work, and has a positive effect on most bodily systems, Stamatakis says.

But for the sake of efficiency — how much walking should one aim for? Public health experts have drilled into us the idea that we need 10,000 steps a day — or about five miles. But contrary to popular belief, this recommendation doesn’t come from science. Instead, it stems from a 1960s advertising campaign to promote a pedometer in Japan. Perhaps because it’s a round number and easy to remember, it stuck. Countries like the U.S. began to include it in broader public health recommendations. Today, it’s often a default step count to reach on walking apps on smartphones and fitness trackers.

Since the 1960s, researchers have studied the 10,000-steps-a day standard and have turned up mixed results. Although clocking 10,000 steps or more a day is certainly a healthy and worthwhile goal — it’s not a one-size-fits-all fitness recommendation.

“Several studies have consistently shown that significant health benefits accrue well below 10,000 steps per day,” Stamatakis says.

For instance, a recent Harvard study involving more than 16,000 older women found that those who got at least 4,400 steps a day greatly reduced their risk of dying prematurely when compared with less active women. The study also noted that the longevity benefits continued up to 7,500 steps but leveled off after that number. Put simply, 7,500 is also an ideal daily goal with comparable benefits to 10,000 steps.

Stamatakis notes that 7,500 steps also tend to be in line with common public health recommendations, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation of 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week for adults.

But picking up the pace might be a good idea. As with any exercise, the physical benefits one gains from walking depends on three things: duration, intensity and frequency. Put simply: walk often, walk fast and walk long. The goal is to walk fast enough to raise your heart rate — even if just for a short burst.

“Any pace is OK, but the faster the walking pace the better,” Stamatakis says. “It’s ideal for 3,000 to 3,500 [of those steps] to be completed at a brisk or fast pace.”

Even if this to be the case for my own benefits I still aim for the 10,000 steps a day, or better. For me, it helps keep me focused on my goals.

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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7/29/20 8:03 A

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Achieving even the simplest of goals requires us to learn the meaning of commitment. Throughout our life, we are reminded of commitment, whether it’s related to personal or business goals, and we realize that without committing, we can’t achieve anything.

When you think about it, everything you ever achieved sprouted from a commitment you made; whether it’s your children, your degree, your job, or even your house. Learning how to commit is not simply about making commitments, however, it’s about keeping those commitments in the face of foreseen and unforeseen hurdles.

So, how to commit to something to achieve higher quality life?

Don’t Be Involved, Commit!

Doing things halfway is the mother of everything that can go wrong.

“The difference between ‘involvement’ and ‘commitment’ is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was ‘involved’ – the pig was ‘committed’.”

When you want to succeed, you invest yourself in it fully. Why? Because you can’t afford to only be involved; being involved means you’re not committed enough, and if you’re not committed enough, that thing you’ve been working on, won’t see the light of day. Don’t chicken out; lose your nerve.

You can’t work on several things at the same time and expect excellent results. Make sure you’re doing one thing, and you’re investing all you’ve got.

If You Won’t Learn How to Commit, Someone Else Will

There’s always someone out there who knows everything you know and they’re probably not alone.

So what are you going to do? Are you going to quit? Probably not, but why?

You’re wired to keep on fighting—every time you think you’ve reached rock bottom, you connect to an inner mechanism based on millions of years of evolution whose sole purpose is keeping us alive. It can be either by running and hiding so you’ll be able to fight another day or by making you fight tooth and nail to get what you need.

You probably heard about this fight-or-flight instinct. In fight-or-flight mode, your pupils dilate, your heart rate goes up, and blood pressure increases with the purpose of getting more oxygen into your brain and muscles. This response allows you to give much more in a competitive environment… but guess what? The same happens inside the other guy’s body. That’s why the one who’s more committed will be the last one standing.

Never Give Up, Never Give In
Quitting is also a lesson; a really expensive lesson, if you ask me. You pay for that lesson with the time you lost, the energies you invested, and a major blow to your ego. However, sometimes you find yourself with your back to the wall and you need to take drastic measures to save the day.

Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese author of The Art of War called it “desperate ground”:

“Throw your soldiers into positions fro whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.” — Sun Tzu

Do you know why people quit? There are 3 major reasons:

Perfectionism
Lack of faith
General inability to keep commitments due to a history of unsuccesses.

All three are bound to each other. The more you aren't successful, the less committed you become. If you’re less committed, you have less faith. If you don’t have faith in what you’re doing, every non-perfect condition can break your resolution. It’s that simple.

Fight perfectionism, fight lack of faith (whether in you or in others) and fight history to stop it from repeating itself.

Free Your Mind, and the Rest Will Follow

Once you’re committed to something, your mind becomes like a homing beacon. There are no more choices to be made, just pure focus on the target in front of you.

“The resolved mind hath no cares. “ — George Herbert

But what happens when you suddenly change your mind? What if the choice you’ve made is no longer as attractive as you previously imagined it would be?

You know of course what I’m talking about; that thought that you could’ve made a different choice, or as Neo said in the first Matrix “Why didn’t I take the blue pill?”
That’s why when you make a choice, weigh it heavily, commit, and never look back.

Commit to Something Bigger Than Yourself

If you have problems committing, it will be beneficial to commit in a group setting. The most likely way to overcome the fear of commitment is to commit to something bigger than just you, and in a group, you’ll be to draw upon others for both motivation and support.

“Individual commitment to a group effort—that is what makes teamwork, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. “ — Vince Lombardi

In a committed group, everyone works for the benefit of everyone involved with the same dedication and commitments.

Bottom Line
Commitment allows us to fulfill our most basic needs and achieve our most sought after dreams. It gives us purpose.



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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7/28/20 12:04 P

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How many of us have been here or perhaps still are?

We always avoid looking at ourselves naked in the mirror after a shower… and always wear baggy t-shirts and big jeans to cover up the body we are so self-conscious or even so ashamed of.

Over the years and the past few years, in particular, we never even looked closely enough to see our skin stretching around our belly buttons, desperately trying to hold the fat in…
or the inflated chin that wraps around our necks, like a thick scarf in winter…

And we've always ignored the folds of loose flesh hanging from our arms or are to embarrassed to wear sleeveless blouses or t-shirts --because they sent ripples through the rest of our bodies when we moved.

Of course, we know we've gained a couple of pounds per year since High School…
I mean, haven’t we all? We just didn't realize how much it's added up.

You know how it is…

Back in our 20s we could just skip dessert and lose 7 lbs. in a week…

Now it feels hopeless against the nagging fat that keeps piling on to our bodies. And when we get to our thirties, it feels like we put on weight even faster!

And like me, I'll just bet you've tried about every fad; One size fits all program diets and trendy exercises there is…That’s because they’re based on the same old research and outdated assumptions. Slim-Fast, Atkins, Juicing, Keto, Weight Watchers, Dr. Furhman, Zumba, Kickboxing, Pilates…
Sure, we lose some weight…
But as soon as we stopped the intense hours of exercise and calorie counting, the weight just piled on again.

So, for the last few years, we just ignored the bulging belly, sagging arm fat and giant legs…

Not to mention the other parts of being overweight you don’t expect…

The intense food cravings that haunt you around the clock, feeling unenergized like you've been weighed down by a Mac truck, heavy tired eyes by lunchtime because you've spent the night tossing and turning and the constant brain fog that lingers throughout your entire day.

The aches and pains in your back, ankles and knees, as your bones scream out from years of being crushed from too much body weight.

And how many of us have been here before or perhaps still are?

We’ve all got a friend or friends who look amazing even with two-point-five kids, a full-time job, school events, sporting events, they attend a gym three times a week, the whole nine yards.

And we think to ourselves, if it’s possible for her, it’s possible for me...Right?
So, we throw ourselves into losing weight…we sign up for a gym membership, or buy exercise equipment for the home and work our butts off. We reduce our fat and carbs and count every calorie we put into our mouths.

And in the end, how many of us gave up the fight and simply buried it in the back of our minds because we feel hopeless? Because the second we take a day off, those pounds we lost start to creep back on again.
Because even though we lose a few pounds or even a substantial amount that’s when our weight-loss journey comes to a screeching halt. Even if we worked out more… and cut more calories… The scale just won't budge.

We're literally working out every single day for 2 hours…Jogging on treadmills, using the elliptical and lifting weights and NOTHING is working.

I felt like giving up.

But I couldn’t…

Not when "Sophie" -- in high school -- still looks so amazing.

And I’m so glad I didn’t stop searching...
Because even though we lose a few pounds or even a substantial amount all of a sudden we find our weight-loss journey eventually comes to a screeching halt. It doesn't matter what we try!

Well, ladies, I recently had a EUREKA moment, an epiphany if you like. With the help of Jade Tate, who opened my eyes to an entirely new revelation about what my body is now going through and has for some time via Post Menopause!

It's HORMONE related! Go figure! So I looked into his information and boy could I relate! So, I took the leap! I did the quiz to find out what my level was being Post Menopsal and having had a complete hysterectomy. Turns out I'm a level 6 and we put together a program specifically tailored to that! I've put in my first week and have already lost a total of 7 Inches of Visceral fat from my mid-section, abdomen and hips so far!!
Give him a listen!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJMk
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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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7/27/20 11:34 A

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if inspiration doesn’t come from within first, nothing out there will ever truly inspire us.

Remember that you, and you alone, have the power to do, be or create anything in your life that you desire – anything! Your power is unlimited. Your wildest dreams are attainable. There is magic in belief, promise in faith and delivery in action.

Life is all about going through upwards and downwards journey in order to pursue our dreams. Don’t let any kind of obstacles and failures push you against your success in life. Just keep moving forward with hope. Fight hard the battle of life. Together let's take the challenges with courage and determination.

Sometimes, somewhere in life, we fail and get hurt but there’s always someone behind us who would aspire us to outshine ourselves by making efforts and hard work. They are the reason why we stand up again and learn to fix our wounds. They are our inspiration in life, our strength to reach success and our motivator.

People who live in this world are just like a feather that moves in the direction of the wind. I am no exception to those people who used to ask me, “What is your main purpose of life”, but I used to get confused with career and purpose. I did not know there was a huge difference between the two.

The purpose of life gives a new taste in living and exploring new things. It gave me a new meaning to living life. I just needed something to associate with and to hold my life together and to make it a bit easier.

Let us not think that Inspiring through some things leads us towards achieving something.

Instead, let us think that it is a way of how we are serious to reach our goals in life. Let’s be inspired by people and things around us. And care about who truly love and support us.

There are a lot of things that can provide us with inspiration and help us to stay strong and provide guidance for a better life.

I hope you will find the strength and ability to restart with new power after reading this. Let's help each other reconnect each morning to the magnificence that we truly are.

Inspire yourself and others will be inspired.
Motivate yourself and others will be motivated.
Develop yourself and others will start to develop themselves...
Exude happiness and others will be happier in your presence...
Be an example first and then the world changes around you...

And then...



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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7/26/20 9:43 A

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The Secret of Surrender

Surrender should be seen as a great strength and comes when we let go of trying to attain the impossible.

MI am quite certain that most of us were raised and lived in a culture that emphasizes the ideals of independence and control. The general idea was that we are on our own and we don't need any help from anyone else, and if we are really successful it's because we are in complete control. However, true lasting success comes only with surrender, which is the opposite of control. In today's world, however, we cannot accomplish anything truly great on our own, without the aid of help or support, and the idea that we can is an illusion that causes most of us a great deal of frustration, anxiety and hardship. Surrender comes when we remove the blinders revealing that illusion and let go of trying to attain the impossible. Surrender can then be seen as a great strength rather than a weakness.

Even small moments of surrender are powerful indicators of how different our lives could be if we would only let go. We've all had the experience of expending huge amounts of effort and energy to reach a particular goals only to realize that we are unable to make it happen or see the complete fruition regardless of what we try. At the moment of letting go, realizing that we need to ask for help or simply release our agenda entirely, a profound feeling of relief may rush over us. This warm, open sensation is the essence of surrender, and if we didn't experience that feeling that we didn't really let go. But it is never too late to let go, even of things in the past that didn't work out the way we wanted them to, because surrender is always an option in every moment of our lives.

When we finally do surrender, our goals actually become possible, because the act of surrender is, in essence, asking for the help we need. This help may come in the form of other human beings or unseen helpers such as angels or inner guides. It may also come in the form of shifting circumstances, the small miracles that we call grace.



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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7/25/20 2:26 P

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You may feel disheartened today. You could be feeling saddened that your expectations are not being met. One good way to overcome these feelings is to consciously release your expectations. Rather than trying to change everything at once and looking at the overall picture the best thing to do is make a list of prioritized changes and change the highest priority first. From there you take ONE DAY AT A TIME. Remember, each day is a new day without any mistakes in it. Simply focus on that. You might consider thinking about the type of people you want to spend time with as well and then work on integrating those qualities within yourself. If you also spend time treating yourself kindly and making yourself feel loved and cherished today, you will find that you are less concerned with the actions of others.

By releasing our expectations, we give ourselves room to grow in wonderful and surprising ways. If we instead learn to let go and focus more on making ourselves feel loved and fulfilled, our happiness will direct more positive energies. With a constant influx of beneficial energy, we are then able to grow and evolve far beyond what we would have envisioned. If you release your expectations and instead focus on fulfilling yourself from within today, you will be free to blossom and grow in the way they were intended.


Remember, there are stages and each stage takes a specific amount of time to reach its full potential.








Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/25/2020 (14:47)
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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I saw this on another site and thought it explained weight loss well and explains why we may put weight on first then lose.



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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7/23/20 8:44 A

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I've noticed a LOT of posts with ladies who are upset because the scale doesn't display the numbers they want even though they admit their clothes fit better and they feel more energetic. A while back I did Dr. Furhman's Fit For Life, mostly for health reasons. But your mindset is far more important. We all need to stop thinking of diet & weight loss. We need to be thinking of lifestyle change; getting ourselves to the healthiest you, you can be and to the best possible place we can be mentally and emotionally while straightening out our whack-a-doodle hormones. You work HARD to disassociate from the diet-think and the hold the scale has over your self-worth and self-confidence. It should be like you dump your toxic partner, and now you’re living your best life! So why would you want to go back? You know the scale doesn’t tell you anything about your health, happiness, or vitality. And sure, like any toxic ex, now that you’ve started to live your best life, it’s trying to win you back with a combination of promises and scare tactics. But you don’t have to listen. And frankly, this might be the biggest boss move you could make for your true Food Freedom… Scale numbers fluctuate far too often from so many different causes. Why put yourself through the yo-yo of emotions. Don't let it rule! Once you've taken your initial starting weight and recorded it just for record purposes you'd do well to block that number for good. Lock that scale up somewhere and throw away the key!

I’ll just let you sit with that for a minute.

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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7/22/20 8:06 A

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Afraid of Facing The Truth

Most of us have had the experience of being in possession of a piece of truth about ourselves that we were afraid to acknowledge or have been unable to handle the truth confronting us. This might be a small truth, such as not wanting to go to the dentist or a larger truth, such as not fully accepting that the hardest battle you will ever fight is with who you are now and who you want to be. Usually, the truth is evident, and we can see it, but we choose to ignore it because it means change. So we turn a blind eye and come up with elaborate ways of hiding from it, no matter how apparent it is.

For the most part, we avoid the truth because change frightens us, or makes us angry, or makes us feel like we don't know how to implement it. We often create our lives based on a particular understanding and if that understanding turns out to be fully or even partially incorrect, we may feel that our whole sense of reality is being threatened. It takes a strong person to face the truth rather than running for cover instead. Nevertheless, we can only avoid the truth for so long before it begins to make itself known in pronounced forceful ways.

Ultimately, there is no way to avoid the truth, no matter how painful it is, so the sooner we let down our defences, the better. When we know the truth and accept that we may have to adjust our lives, we are in alignment with reality. Whatever your truth is, make a sincere effort not to shut your eyes to it, but instead to be grateful that you have access to it.



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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Today's encouragement I feel is really important:
So, you've been at this for a while, weeks, maybe even months and the scales just refuse to budge.
BUT, it's the invincible things that are changing those first weeks— our bodies are needing to find their balance. It will take time for our hormones to listen to the new input. Please don’t be disheartened if you don’t see dramatic weight loss right away. Honestly, we have put our bodies through so much constant stress for how many decades!! It takes intention and time to detoxify from the results of that stress. Don’t give up when you don’t see pounds melt away right away. Do the right thing for your body. Be consistent and committed to healing your whacked-out body.




Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/19/2020 (11:20)
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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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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Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/17/2020 (08:44)
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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If there's one thing every one of us should absolutely love and adore about ourselves is no matter how badly we've been treated, no matter how we're feeling, no matter what we've been going through, or are going through, we still have hearts of gold and endless love to give.
That's one thing no one can ever take away from us.



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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We talk to ourselves more than anybody else. So let's begin pay attention to the song that’s playing on repeat in your head.

I’m willing to bet that the negative garbage you say to yourself has been an anthem since your childhood: either you heard the adults in your life saying this garbage to each other or someone said it to you. You’ve repeated these words to yourself as if it were true for years. That’s why you believe it - they’ve become lyrics you can’t get out of your head.

You may be too young to remember cassette tapes but you could record a song on them and then record a new one right over it. Your brain works the same way with positive self-talk. Repeat positive words enough and you’ll start to believe it.

If you’re tired of listening to the negative tape playing in your head, it doesn’t have to be stuck on a loop. Record a new anthem for your life and listen to it on repeat

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 7/15/2020 (10:23)
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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As we shift we begin to realize we are not the same persons we used to be.
The things we use to tolerate become intolerable.
Where we once remained quiet we now speak what is truth. We are raising our voices to be heard.
Where we once battled and argued with fools we are now choosing to remain silent.
We begin to understand the value of our voices and there are some situations that no longer deserve our time, energy or focus.

We are becoming so confident that we are becoming "invincible" within ourselves!
And IT'S ABOUT TIME!

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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Good Monday morning peoples!! Get up, get out, get it done!! No excuses. Remember you make the rules! It's your body and it's your life!! Make it the BEST life!




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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This was someone else's experience but I had to share it with you.

Broken Pieces

I was at Costco yesterday and heard a loud crash and something shattering. Being nosy, I walked towards the sound and saw some people whispering and looking back to the end of the next aisle. When I walked down that aisle, I saw an older lady had hit a shelf and many things had fallen to the ground and broke.

She was kneeling on the floor embarrassed, frantically trying to clean up. I felt so bad for her, and everyone was just standing there staring at her. So I went and knelt beside her and told her not to worry and started helping her pick up the broken pieces.

After about a minute, the store manager came and knelt beside us and said, “Leave it, we will clean this up.” The lady, totally embarrassed said, “I need to pay for all this.” The manager smiled, helped her to her feet and said, “No ma’am, we have insurance for this, you do not have to pay anything!” If you have read this far, give me another minute.

Wherever you are, close your eyes, and imagine God doing the same for you! Imagine the broken pieces of your mistakes or the pieces of your broken heart from all the blows life have thrown at you all over the floor and you’re there trying to collect all of the pieces and fix them yourself.

Now imagine God comes and kneels right down beside you, smiles and says to you, “Leave it all there, We will clean this up for you.” He loves you that much and wants to put all of those pieces back together if you will let Him!

With Him, we have this insurance and it’s called GRACE! It’s free! All you have to do is ask

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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Happy Wednesday peoples!! Get up, get out, get it done!! No excuses. Remember you make the rules! It's your body and it's your life!! It's time we make it our BEST life!




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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There are many benefits to quitting or limiting sugar such as: an increased immune system, weight reduction, more stable moods, less bad bacteria in our gut, improved sleep and so many more!

Dear Friends,

I want to talk to you today about sugar. I was neve4r really a sweets lover or lover of sugar but still realized that I was consuming too much; desserts mostly. Quitting sugar was one of the best health decisions I have made for myself. I noticed results immediately. Now that I'm many years into my sugar journey, I've come to a place where I can enjoy a piece of cake or a cookie and not have it send me into a spiral. At first, I really needed to stop sugar altogether, but now I can simply curb it and not be pulled back into its web.

It is important to limit sugar as much as possible for many reasons: Sugar depletes our immune system, and too much sugar will cause us to be acidic, which is very health-depleting. Sugar is also very inflammatory, causing widespread inflammation throughout our body (inflammation is connected to every chronic health issue we know). It is also highly addictive, causing us to crave more and more, which sets up a cycle that can be hard to stop. Digestion is affected in a negative way as sugar causes an imbalance of good and bad bacteria, which has many different symptoms: gas, bloating, irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms. Lastly, sugar is very age-promoting due to the fact that it causes the glycosylation of proteins, which causes wrinkling and sagging of skin.

How do we avoid sugar as it seems to be in everything?!

By staying away from obvious sugary foods (candy, baked goods, most desserts, soda, junk food), highly refined and processed foods, and then by reading labels to identify added sugars in foods. This can be tricky because there are so many names for sugar. In lesson two we review all forms and names of hidden sugars so that you can be totally informed and more easily make the best choices.


Are there any natural healthy sweeteners we can use as a substitute, and how do you address this in the course?

Absolutely! There are plenty of natural healthy sweeteners that can be used to sweeten beverages, desserts, baked goods, and recipes where a little sweetness enhances the dish. My favourite is Truvia but there are others like raw and organic honey, organic applesauce, monk fruit, date sugar, and coconut sugar. Also, using fruit by itself is a great way to naturally sweeten a recipe.

What benefits do we receive by avoiding or limiting sugar in our diets?

There are so, so many, and they are life-changing, to say the least! You can expect to feel more energetic, see a reduction in weight, have better digestion, better sleep, and a stronger immune system. You will also see the benefit of having more steady, consistent energy throughout the day without those peaks and dips, and, of course, your cravings will go away too.

Most people I know get sugar cravings at some point during the day. Why does this happen to our body?

Besides having a diet that's heavy in sugar (eating sugar causes you to crave more sugar), several lifestyle and dietary factors can cause you to crave sugar. If your diet is too carb-heavy, you will crave sugar. Stress and hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies such as magnesium, zinc, and B-vitamins can also lead to cravings. If your diet is too salty, you may crave the opposite, which is sweet. Proper sleep and drinking plenty of water will also help curb sugar cravings as well. Finally, gut dysbiosis, which is an imbalance of good and bad gut bacteria, can cause cravings because sugar is food for bad bacteria!

Does avoiding sugar mean cutting out natural sugars in fruit, veggies, and dairy products?

Definitely not! Foods with naturally occurring sugars, like fruits, some veggies, and dairy products are nutrient-dense because they also contain many health-promoting nutrients and break down to sugar at a slower rate. Foods that contain natural sugars when eaten in balance with other healthy foods are always health-promoting. Get your sweet fix with these guys.

Ultralow-glycemic fruits like berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries) are low in sugar and high in antioxidants and fibre, making them the best choice in the fruit category, and organic, unsweetened kefir, a fermented dairy product, is low in sugar, high in protein and good fats, and rich in health-promoting probiotics. Combine the two, and you have a great way to start your day!

MADISYN TAYLOR

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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7/5/20 7:55 A

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Remember that for every downside in your life, there is an upside waiting in the wings. Bonnie Michaels

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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7/4/20 7:34 A

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The Tortoise And The Hare


The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare reminds us that different people take life at different speeds and that one way is not necessarily superior to another. In fact, in the story, it is the slower animal that ends up arriving at the destination first. In the same way, some of us seem to move very quickly through the issues and obstacles we all face in our lives. Others need long periods of time to process their feelings and move into new states of awareness. For those of us who perceive ourselves as moving quickly, it can be painful and exasperating to deal with someone else's slower pace. Yet, just like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination together, eventually.

People who take their time with things are probably in the minority in most of the world today. We live in a time when speed and productivity are valued above almost anything else. Therefore, people who flow at a slower pace are out of sync with the world and are often pestered and prodded to go faster and do more. This can be not only frustrating but also counterproductive because the stress of being pushed to move faster than one is able to move actually slows progress. On the other hand, if a person's style is honoured and supported, they will find their way in their own time and, just like the tortoise, they might just beat the speedier, more easily distracted person to the finish line.

It's important to remember that we are not actually in a race to get somewhere ahead of someone else, and it is difficult to judge by appearances whether one person has made more progress than another. Whether you count yourself among the fast movers or as one of the slower folks, we can all benefit from respecting the pace that those around us choose for themselves. This way, we can keep our eyes on our own journey, knowing that we will all end up together in the end.

MADISYN TAYLOR

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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I like that one too. It is so very true!

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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This is a favorite of mine!



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"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher




Rewards:
20--New tennis shoes
25 pounds New outfit--or two
30 pounds--SPA day
35 pounds--New outfit
40 pounds--Special date night



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Today let's express how thankful we are for all that is good in your life. This will help you reach a deeper state of emotional well-being, and of spiritual grounding. Mimi Gabriel

To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, a time to pluck what is planted, a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up, a time to weep and a time to laugh.

Today I am



Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 6/20/2020 (07:47)
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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This is so powerful!

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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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Inevitable Change

How many of you have found that when your lives are going well, and sometimes even when they aren't, you may find yourselves feeling very attached to the status quo of our existence--life as you know it.
Unfortunately, It is our human tendency to resist change as though it were possible to simply decide not to do it, or have it in our lives. I on the other hand love and welcome change. None the less, the changes will come and the status quo will go, sooner or later, with our consent or without it. We may find at the end of the day that we feel considerably more empowered when we find the courage to ally ourselves with the universal force of change, rather than working against or resisting it.

Of course, the answer is not to go about changing things at random, without regard to whether they are working or not. There is a time and place for stability and maintaining and safeguarding what has been already gained over time. In fact, the ability to stabilize and preserve what is serving us is part of what helps us to survive and thrive. The problem comes when we become more attached to preserving the status quo than honouring universal growth and change. For example, if we allow a situation we are in to remain stagnant simply because we are comfortable, it may be time for us to summon up the courage to challenge that status quo.

This can be painful at times, or surprisingly emancipating, and it will most times be a little of both. Underneath the discomfort, we will probably find excitement and energy as we take the risk of unblocking the natural flow of energy in our lives. It is like demolishing a dam within ourselves because most of the work involves clearing our own inner barriers and hurdles so that the river of our life can flow unobstructed. Once we remove the obstacles, we can simply go with the flow, trusting the changes that follow.

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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When everything feels overwhelming, it’s important to remind yourself that you still hold the power…

The power to tune out the negativity.

The power to focus on what matters.

The power to make small changes.

The power to change yourself.

The power to change your relationships.

The power to change your life.

The power to change the world

No matter how big or small the changes are that you want to make, you hold the power because it all begins with YOU.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 6/10/2020 (07:24)
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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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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Most of us come to a point in our lives when we question why are we doing what we're doing, and many of us come to realize that we may be living our lives in an effort to make our others happy. This realization can hit us as early as our 20s, our 40s, or even later, depending upon how tight a hold our family of origin has on our psyche. We may feel shocked or depressed by this sudden revelation, but we can trust its timing because we are finally ready to find out what it would actually mean to live our lives for ourselves, following the call of our own soul, and refusing any longer to be beholden to someone else's expectations.

One of the most common reasons we are so tied into making others, happy, is that we were not properly mirrored when we were children. We were not truly honoured as individuals in our own right, with a will and purpose of our own, to be determined by our own growth. As a result, we learned to look outside of ourselves for approval, support, and direction rather than within. The good news is that the part of us that was not adequately nurtured is still there, like a seed that has not yet received the sunlight and moisture it needs to open it to allow it to grow, thrive and flourish. It is never too late to provide ourselves with what we need to awaken this inner being.

There are many ways to create a "safe box" for ourselves so that we can turn within and directly shine the spotlight of awareness there. We may join a support group, go to therapy, or start a practice of journaling every day for half an hour. This experience of becoming is well worth the toilsome work that is required to get there. It also means in the process of putting ourselves first others take second place. We are now first priority. In whatever process we choose, we may feel worse before we feel better, but through it all and to its end, we will ultimately find out how to live our lives for ourselves and how to make ourselves happy.

Let's just say I learned this lesson the hard way.

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 6/4/2020 (08:35)
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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I've often thought how nice it would be to see into the future and be shown the big picture of what my life would be like. But, truthfully that is not in our best interest as we would not only see the good and best parts but also the not so good. Yet, knowing the not so good would prepare us for it?

Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives are going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if the relationship we're in now will go the distance or if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making a decision and we want to know which choice will work out best. We may consult many of the different mediums; psychics, tarot cards, our dreams, in the hopes of finding out what the future holds. Usually, at most, we may catch glimpses. And even though we think we would like to know the whole story in all its details, the truth is that we would probably be far to overwhelmed and exhausted if we knew everything that is going to happen to us.

If you take a look at and think of your life as you've lived it up to the present you have probably done more and faced more challenges and life-altering than you could have ever imagined. If someone had told you as a child of all you would experience, along with each one's inherent ups and downs, you would have become overwhelmed with it all. With your head full of information about the future, you would have had a very hard time experiencing your life in the present moment, which is where everything actually happens.

In many ways, in not knowing what the future has in store brings out the qualities in us we need to grow and become the person we are meant to become. For example, it would have been difficult to commit yourself to certain people or projects if you knew they wouldn't ultimately work out. Yet, it was through your commitment to seeing them through that you experienced the lessons you needed to grow. Looking back on your life, you would likely be hard-pressed to say that anything in your past should not have happened. In fact, your most challenging experiences with their inevitable lessons may have ultimately brought you the greatest rewards. Not knowing the future keeps us just where we need to be--fully committed and in the present moment.

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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When it seems your world is swirling and there's so much to do,
When you're pulled in so many directions, people depending on you,
When the days just don't seem long enough and no end in sight,,
Just keep standing.


When voices are raised against you, saying things that aren't true,
By people you thought would be loyal and the best of you,
When you feel alone and abandoned and wonder, what's the use,
Just keep standing.

When your heart feels like it's breaking, but you put on a happy smile,
You need refreshing so badly just to make it another mile,
But because others are following you in your footsteps and looking up to you,
Just keep standing.

When you get a bad report and fear tries to take control,
When you've barely recovered from that, and you get another blow,
And you're tempted to wonder if you'll ever be whole,
Just keep standing.

When the prayers of others are answered and your's seem to be delayed,
When you've shared the burdens of many and for others, you have prayed,
When you feel depleted and concerned for those who've strayed,
Just keep standing.

For sitting is a vulnerable position and lying down puts you at greater risk,
Standing is is a statement of victory, declaring, "I'll not be over by this!"
Staying plugged into your power source for daily infusion of might;
For God is making arrangements to take you to higher heights!

He'll strengthen you fortitude, with courage and with grit,
If you declare "I can not be defeated and I definitely won't quit!"
He'll add super to your natural if in faith you continue to stand.
For you can do all things through Christ no matter what's at hand.
Just keep standing

Ruth Hamm
September 2017

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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Practical Ways to Stop Resisting What's Good for You


There's a quote that says "Procrastination makes easy things hard, and hard things harder." This can be applied to anything you don't want to do, whether it's a growing pile of laundry, a time-consuming work report, the long-overdue phone call to a chatty relative or a root canal you've been avoiding. In most cases, delaying these types of "necessary evils" only intensifies the evil.

Consider how much energy you spend resisting the tasks, activities, places and perhaps even the people you don't enjoy. Maybe you complain to co-workers about a meeting you don't want to attend. Or, if you can't stand cleaning bathrooms, you might spend more time dreading the task than actually doing it. Then there's the stack of unpaid bills you've been avoiding, the paperwork that needs to be filled out for your child's school…and on and on.

Active resistance extends to your health and fitness, too. You may find yourself making excuses for skipping the walk you were supposed to take, or for choosing French fries over veggies. You may even resist the current version of yourself, refusing to accept your body as it is, always longing for that skinnier, healthier version. Whatever form it takes, resistance can be a big road bump along the path toward your goals.

But this is all human nature, right? After all, everyone has aversions to certain things. As long as you get them done eventually, there's no harm in resisting them—or is there?

According to the therapist Lisa Bahar, resistance might not be as harmless as you think. "When we resist, we increase suffering and emotional distress," she says. "On the other hand, acceptance decreases suffering to endurable pain and eventually creates peace. On some level, there is a misperception that if we resist long enough, things will change—but the reality is that nothing will change until you stop resisting."

Strategies for Turning Resistance into Acceptance​

You're not powerless against resistance. With a few practical strategies, you can eliminate the impulse to groan and moan—starting today.

1. Be aware of what you're resisting—and make a commitment to stop.

Start keeping a "resistance log." Whenever you catch yourself procrastinating, complaining or rationalizing about something you don't want to do—whether it's going to the gym or throwing away your candy stash—write it down.

"There is always meaning behind the poor habits we form," says Kendra Davies with Stellar Life Coaching. "The areas that we resist the most are the triggers for the work we must do in order to get the things we want."

Each time you write down a resistance, make a commitment to yourself to stop. "Once you've observed the resistance, be willing to turn your mind toward acceptance instead of rejection," says Bahar.
2. Change your self-talk.

You may not even realize it, but each time you resist something, you're talking to yourself. Learn to recognize those messages, and then replace them with positive affirmations.

"It's critical that we examine the self-talk we use to support our resistance, such as 'I'll go to the gym tomorrow, it's too hot outside to run' or 'I'll cut back my carbs on Monday,'" says psychologist Lisa Saponaro, Ph.D. "We can give ourselves counter messages that emphasize the importance of our long-term goals and help us make the right short-term decisions."

3. Be flexible.

If you find yourself actively resisting taking a run day after day, it could be that you just really hate running or that it's too hard on your body. Be open to trying different activities, from kickboxing and rollerblading to water aerobics, Pilates, CrossFit or online fitness videos. It doesn't matter what you're doing, as long as you're moving your body in a way that is comfortable.

4. Get out of autopilot.

Davies once had a client who went to Starbucks every day to get coffee and a pastry—for seven years. It wasn't just what she purchased that she had to overcome, but the habit of driving to Starbucks. As she told Davies, it was as if her car was driving there on its own.

"When you have created habits that run so deep, you simply do them without any awareness," Davies says. To break the cycle, she recommends finding small ways to change up your day. This might be something as simple as driving a different route to work or parking in a different spot—anything to break the monotony and make a rigid mindset more flexible. "This will help you get into a state of mind that allows you to see the bigger picture and identify options that you would have otherwise missed," she says.

5. Respect rituals.

On the flip side, sticking to a schedule can help keep you accountable and consistent. Certified coach Dina Filice preps her meals for the week on Sundays, always meets a friend at the gym on Mondays and Fridays, and meditates every night before bed.

"Creating rituals makes me feel good, and the consistent, healthy patterns build my internal value," Filice says. "When my value grows, I have less tolerance for things that make me feel bad, such as cheeseburgers, crappy relationships or skipping out on my own commitments.
6. Practice mindfulness.

Dr. Saponaro recommends using mindful-based activities as a powerful weapon against resistance. While resistance pushes your goals farther into the future, mindfulness helps you to focus on the present moment.

"By utilizing mindful strategies to anchor us in the here and now, we are better equipped to tackle the obstacles on the pathway to our goals," says Dr. Saponaro. "Mindfulness keeps us focused on the choices we're making in each moment and then determine if they promote our goals."

Like the idea, but not sure how to start? Some examples of practices that promote mindfulness include meditation, breathing exercises, yoga poses or just taking a relaxing bubble bath.

7. Focus on goals, not appearance.

Much of resistance comes from comparing ourselves to others and finding shortcomings. Maybe that takes the form of "I'm too big to go to spinning class," or "If I run outside in shorts, everyone will laugh at me." Davies says the key is to make your goals about feeling healthy, rather than winning or looking a certain way. "Maybe your goal is to be able to go up a flight of stairs without losing your breath, or swimming 100 meters without a break," she says. "The sizes and inches will happen, once your head is in the right game."

8. Be patient and persistent.

While identifying your areas of resistance and learning to accept them will likely improve your results, it doesn't mean the journey will always be easy. "It's important to realize that these kinds of changes don't happen instantly," says Terese Weinstein Katz, Ph.D. with Eat Sanely. "Give yourself credit for even thinking about doing something differently, then for taking a first small step, then another. Once you're engaging in the new behavior, your comfort level will increase. The more you do it, the more it becomes forged as your 'new normal.'"

"Everyone wants instant gratification and immediate pleasure—but when we put the time into things that help us grow as a person, the long-term effects are much more satisfying than the quick fixes," says Filice.

Next time you find yourself resisting something that would propel you toward your goals, remember you're stronger than that resistance. As you practice these strategies, the strength of any poor habits will fade over time, and acceptance should start coming more naturally.


Melissa Rudy, Staff Writer, 8/30/2016 www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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We're Never Really Spinning Our Wheels

There are times when we feel that we are spinning our wheels in the mud in terms of our weight loss progress. This can be especially true after we've had a period of major success in which we feel as if we've gained a lot of ground. In fact, this is the way growth goes--periods of intense forward movement give way to periods of what seems like we've plateaued. It's those moments when we feel discouragement. It's helpful to remember that we don't ever really go backward. It may be that we are at a standstill because there is a new obstacle in our path, but the hard work we have accomplished cannot be undone.

Every step on the path is meaningful, and even one that seems to take us backward is a forward step in the sense that it is what we must do to move to the next level. Plus, an intense spurt of advancement that requires that our bodies rest for a time in order to fully integrate the new energies that have been liberated by our hard work. When we feel we are not making progress, we then need to encourage ourselves to take a moment to rest. We can meditate more, feed ourselves well, and get extra sleep. Before we know it, we will be spurred on to work toward the next level and this rest will make sense then as something we needed in order to continue.

Once the sun rises, it doesn't go backward but instead follows its path in one direction. It may appear to stand still for a moment in time or to move more slowly at some point or another, but really it is steadily moving forward on its path. We are the same. Once we have moved through something we can never really go back. We may be resting or revisiting issues that seem old, and it's natural to feel stuck, but in truth we are always taking the next important step forward on our path.

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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Self-Sabatage

How many times have you attempted to lose weight, followed a sensible plan and had some success, only to find that within a short period the weight loss halts or those lost pounds start creeping back up? Despite being highly motivated and set on finally taking off the excess pounds for good, at some point you slipped into self-sabotaging behaviours, and you just can't seem to stop them now.

Enter the little voice in your head: "I knew I couldn't do this. Why do I even try? I am such a loser."

It's a struggle that's all too common when it comes to weight loss

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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:
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How often do you collapse into bed after a long day and ponder, "What did I even accomplish today?" You know you've been busy; you barely had time for a bathroom break between answering emails, dashing between meetings and racing to be on time for this carpool or that baseball game. You've been working hard, your brain is fried and it feels as if you've been running on a treadmill all day. And yet, you can't seem to put your finger on what it is you got done.

If too many of your days end with these stressful, overwhelming, exhausting and, frankly, just a not much of a fun feeling, it's time to do something about it. At some point, you have to realize that you're not living, but rather just existing.

Now, that's not to imply that you don't have moments of fun and joy, that there aren't vacations to look forward to, nights out with friends or the occasional escape into a wonderful book or movie. However, the reality is the majority of our waking hours are often spent working and taking care of our responsibilities. If those hours are lacking energy, enthusiasm, excitement and engagement, then it's time to reevaluate how it's affecting your life.

Today's world is complicated, hectic and challenging. Despite the fact that technology is supposed to make things easier, it's done the exact opposite for far too many people.Being accessible at all hours of the day and night have blurred the lines between work and home, and information overload makes us feel like there is constantly more to get done. To-do lists are overloaded, and it is just not humanly possible to take care of it all.

If you are aching for more energy, less stress, more fun and the desire to be feel more accomplished at the end of the day, your daily habits might be in need of a complete overhaul.

Don't think of it as a time management strategy, but rather energy management, which is the key to extraordinary performance and an extraordinary life. What and when we eat, our sleep patterns, how much we move or exercise, our work habits and mental attitude all play a part in energy and performance—and we have the power to confront and make small adjustments to change every part.

With these 52 tips—all of which can be easily implemented into your day, some of which you might already be doing.

Ellen G. Goldman, Health and Wellness Coach, www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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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:
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In this present world of harshness, it is time to take some of the edge off and grow.

In order to get what we want in life, we have to be willing to receive opportunities when they come around. In order to do that, we must be open to receive. To often we go through life with defences we've developed earlier in our lives to protect ourselves. These defences acted as barriers, that we needed at one time to feel safe, but now would instead serve to shut out desired influences that would allow us to remould those characteristics that hold us back. So an essential part of being receptive to what we want is to soften these barriers enough to let those things in when they show up. For example, we may spend a lot of time alone as a way to protect ourselves from being hurt by other people, but we can see how this is now preventing us from meeting new friends or being a part of social circles we were once a part of.

Another obstacle to being receptive can be our tendency to believe that we have to be determined and forceful in our actions in order to achieve our desired goals. This can cause us to become blind-sided with tunnel vision causing us to fail to see and be open to, opportunities beyond our periphery sight. Often, the things and people we want to engage with elude us because we are unconsciously blocking them out. So, in becoming receptive, we must take into account a moderating of our defences with a willingness to remain open to possibilities outside our existing field of vision. This means we must first look inward to see where we initially shut down. In this way, we gradually become more open and less
inhibited with what we see as possibilities.




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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:
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Me: Hello God.
God: Hello...
Me: I'm falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: I would rather not.
Me: Why?
God: Because you aren't a puzzle.
Me: What about all of the pieces of my life that are unravelling and crumbling into the ground?
God: Let them stay there for a while. They fell away for a reason. Take some time and decide if you really need any of those pieces again.
Me: You don't understand! I'm breaking apart!
God: No - you don't understand. You are breaking through. What you are feeling is just growing pains. You are shedding the things and the people in your life that are holding you back. You aren't falling apart. You are falling into place. Relax. Take some deep breaths and allow those things you don't need anymore to away. Quit holding onto the pieces that don't fit you anymore. Let them fall off. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will be left of me?
God: Only the very best pieces of you.
Me: I'm scared of change.
God: I keep telling you - YOU AREN'T CHANGING!! YOU ARE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light and love, charity, hope, courage, joy, mercy, full of grace and compassion. I made you for more than the shallow pieces you have decided to adorn yourself with that you cling to with such possessiveness and fear. Let those things fall away. I love you! Don't change! ... Become! Become who I made you. I'm going to keep telling you this until you remember it.
Me: There goes another piece.
God: Yes. Let it be.
Me: So ... I'm not broken?
God: Of course Not! - but you are breaking like the dawn. It's a new day. Become!!!
~Author Unknown

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:
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Becoming A better Person

We understand that we all want to be better, but do we really have a clear definition of what better means?

At some point in our lives, many of us find ourselves overcome with the desire to become that better person. While we are all uniquely capable of journeying through this world, we may nonetheless feel driven to grow, broaden our horizons and change. This instinctive need for personal growth can lead us down many paths as we grow and mature within the circumstances of our individual lives. Yet the initial steps that can put us on the road to transformation are not always clear. We understand that we want to be better but have no clear definition of "better." To ease this often frustrating uncertainty, we can take small steps, keeping our own concept of growth in mind rather than allowing others to direct the course of our journey. And we should accept that change won't happen overnight--we may not recognize the transformations taking place within us at first.

Becoming a better person in your own eyes takes our entire life's journey, and thus our should focus your step-by-step efforts on multiple areas of our existence. Since you likely know innately which qualities you consider good, growing as an individual is simply a matter of making an effort to do better whenever possible. Respect for oneself should be a key element of your efforts. When you acknowledge that all people are deserving of compassion, consideration, and dignity, you are naturally more apt to treat them in the manner you yourself wish to be treated. You will intuitively become a more active listener, supportive and truthful. Going the extra mile in all you do can also facilitate evolution. Approaching your everyday duties with an upbeat attitude and positive expectations can help make the world a brighter, more cheerful place. Finally, coming to terms with your values and then abiding by them will enable you to introduce a new degree of integrity and dignity into your life.

As you endeavour to develop yourself further, you can take pride not only in your successes but also in the fact that you are cultivating consciousness within yourself through your choices, actions and behaviours. While you may never feel you have reached the pinnacles of awareness you hope to achieve, you can make the most of this creative process of transformation. Becoming a better person is your choice and is a natural progression in your journey of self-awareness.

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:
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To Be Hopeful Or Optimistic?

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
Vaclav Havel

I have always been the optimist. With today's blog, I have written about how beneficial optimism is during times of adversity, why being optimistic is better for our health and helps those who have suffered a health-related setback to recover faster.

“Hope is distinct from optimism by being an emotion, representing more important but less likely outcomes, and by affording less personal control… When people do have a high degree of control, they may no longer need to be just hopeful but can be optimistic because the outcome is now attainable." Patricia Bruininks and Bertram Malle.

This quote certainly makes hope seem lesser in status to optimism. But when we look at these two beliefs, there’s quite a bit of overlap. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, optimism is “hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something; a tendency to take a favourable or hopeful view.” Hope is the “expectation of something desired; desire combined with expectation.”

More formally, optimism is defined as the degree to which the individual believes that positive outcomes will occur in the future rather than negative outcomes, for themselves, and also for others they know, the economy, the world in general, and so on. Social psychologists see an optimistic disposition as an important part of our personality or natural make-up. Optimism affects how we approach all things in life: our work and professional activities, our romantic relationships, and even our personal finances.

“Simply put, the optimistic person believes that somehow—either through luck, the actions of others, or one’s own actions—that his or her future will be successful and fulfilling. On the other hand, hope requires far more courage than optimism. He or she believes specifically in his or her own capability for securing a successful and fulfilling future.”

Maintaining a hopeful, optimistic attitude, however, positively affects a person's health, academic performance, and relationships. But what makes someone hopeful or optimistic?

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right," said Henry Ford, explaining with brevity the importance of outlook on your potential for success.

Unsurprisingly, optimism and hope are closely related. Even during the darkest days. Hope is associated with many positive outcomes. It's a necessary ingredient for getting through tough times, of course, but also for meeting everyday goals. Everyone benefits from having hope.

Having hope feels good, but it's also good for you. Hope is different because it has to do with facing reality. As I see it, hope is the motivation to stay in the game."
Having hope will continue to serve you well. In addition to helping you thrive, hope helps one survive. Especially when challenged by trauma. Having hope is far more likely to encourage one to take action to help one get through.

So, here's to being the ever hopeful optimist.

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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:
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Need To Change What Isn't Working?

If we don't change what isn't working in our lives, we will continually have the same day over and over again.

Hmmm, This brings to mind Groundhog Day where Bill Murray is caught in a time loop reliving the same day over and over again...

We have all had the experience of realizing that something in our lives is not working. This knowledge can come as a sudden epiphany or a nagging feeling of doubt that grows stronger, waking us up to the fact that something needs to change.

Some people have a tendency to act rashly and make sweeping changes before even understanding what the problem is. Other people fear change, so they live with the uncomfortable awareness that something needs to shift but won't do anything about it. Between these two extreme responses lies a middle ground that can help us powerfully and gracefully change what isn't working in our lives.

The first step is remembering that your life is made up of parts that belong to an interconnected whole. Changing one thing can inevitably change everything. Because of this, small changes often have a big effect. Sometimes much bigger changes are necessary, but the only way to know for sure is to take the time to really understand the issues causing the problem. Examine your life as a whole--work, your relationships, where you live--and determine what specifically is not functioning the way you would like or need it to.

Once you have figured that out, make a record of it. Write it down, journal it. The next step is to figure out the changes or adjustments you need to make and how to follow through in making those changes. Writing down the truth can be a powerful catalyst for change.

The key to making changes that work is to accept the necessity of change as part of life. As we change, we may find it necessary to fine-tune our relationships, work, and living situations. Our lives are living, breathing entities that reflect our dynamic selves.

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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Genesis 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth." 17 And God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth."

We are all familiar with this promise and although the rainbow remains the symbol of his covenant with Noah to this day and we see it in the heavens as a reminder, being the analytic I am and always thinking, how many would agree that we have again returned to the day of Noah in modern times? It was foretold.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Men's hearts shall fail them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Only this time man has become their own destruction.

But, through all of it

Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.

2 Peter 3:9 - The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

And it all began right here.

Isaiah 9:6 - For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Luke 2:7 - And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Mathew 28

28:1 At the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week,
came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,
and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men.

28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring his disciples word.

28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.
And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

28:10 Then said Jesus unto them,
Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city,
and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel,
they gave large money unto the soldiers,

28:13 Saying,
Say ye, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept.

28:14 And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught:
and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee,
into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying,
All power is given unto me in heaven and in the earth.

28:19 Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them
in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

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:
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In Time of Confinement

While we are being quarantined
Confined to the safety of our homes,
It's easy to get the "doldrums"
Because there's no freedom to roam.

A ship gets into the doldrums
When there's no wind to move the sails.
If it doesn't have a motor for a backup,
It's all to no avail.

But, a ship also has a rudder,
It could be the smallest part of the boat.
But, it determines the direction of the ship
All the while it's afloat.

Our lives also have a rudder,
Our tongue..small but very strong.
It steers the direction of our lifWhether for good or whether for wrong.

So, let's hoist the sail of Gratitude
And get our tongues in gear.
Soon the breezes of blessing will come
Replacing the doldrums of fear.

Let's use this time of quarantine
To repair our boat and mend our sails
So that when the winds will blow again
We'll have relationships that won't fail.

© by Ruth Hamm.

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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:
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From blowing dandelion seeds into the air to throwing a penny into the fountain, we've all felt inspired to make a wish, to whisper our secret desires into the ears of the universe and wait for signs that we have been heard. Some wishes come true while others remain gossamer dreams that either remain tucked in the back of our subconscious or fade like stars with the coming of the dawn. Whether they come true or not, wishes are important messages, expressing our heart's desire as well as our intention to create something new in our lives. When we wish for something, our consciousness opens to receiving it, like a flower unfolding its petals to receive a bee.



There is something innocent and magical about making a wish, something that recalls the energy of childhood. Wishing is not about formulating a plan and following it step by step to attain a goal, which is our oh so wonderful world of adulthood. Wishing is more like a playful volley across the universe, an invitation to play. Waiting for the response is a requisite of the exercise. Wishing inspires an innocent aperture to the possibilities of magic as we wait to see if the invisible realm will bring our wish to life. This opening is a beautiful gesture in and of itself, regardless of the outcome. We place ourselves in a magical mindset, and this is arguably as wonderful as the fulfillment of our wish itself.

In our straightforward, action-oriented population, we tend to dismiss the power of this seemingly passive process, yet the power of a wish is well known, hence the cautionary, "Be careful what you wish for." If you have given up wishing in favour of more adult pursuits, it's time we bring its magic back into your lives. The next time you see the first star of the evening or find yourself in front of a birthday cake covered in flaming candles, step back into the magical kingdom of wishing that you knew so well as a child--close your eyes, open your mind, and make your wish.

I know what I am "wishing" for...

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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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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My Sister Kathy writes poetry She wrote this just recently for what we're all going through with our dad.

I thought I'd share it for those also needing an uplift and a spark of faith and hope.

Joy Cometh In The Morning

Oft times my feet are heavy
as I stumble through the blurry mask of dusk into night
They grow weary although encouraged by the steady beating of my heart
it pounds out the rhythm till it burns in my ears…
There is Joy in the morning!

Where is that morning?
sometimes I feel I have reached the dawn of breaking
I cannot go on then a ray seems to touch the tip of my soul
its warmth tells me to carry on and do not look back at the absence of light…
Joy cometh in the morning

Will the gloom of murky darkness never end
will the heart that’s torn ever be mended?
Doubts continue to swarm and choke the dreams of tomorrow
clinging to an old rugged tree I hear a still small voice…
“Hold on my child, Joy comes in the morning”

© KJS 2020


Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 2/23/2020 (10:51)
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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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Make sure you aren't running away from your problems, always moving towards something.

There are times when change--moving to a new city or a new home, or changing careers--is the right thing at the right time. But there are also times when the urge for change is really just a desire to run away from problems that need to be faced rather than avoided. These are the kinds of problems that recur in our lives. For example, issues with coworkers that seem to arise at every job we take, or repeatedly getting into unhealthy relationships. A move might temporarily distract us, and even cure the problem for a time, simply by taking us out of the equation in which the problem fully manifested itself. However, Murphy's law dictates, the problem will eventually reappear even in our new situation.

One way to make sure you aren't running from your problems is to notice whether you are moving towards something that is exciting in its own right, as opposed to something that is appealing only because it is not where you are now. For example, if you are leaving a city because you feel you can't afford it, you could be reinforcing poverty consciousness, and you might find that you are unable to make ends meet in your new city as well. It would ultimately be less of an effort to stay where you are and look more deeply into your beliefs about money. You may discover that as you address these issues, you are able to make more money simply by changing your mindset. You may still decide to move, but it will be an act with a positive intention behind it and not an escape, which could make all the difference.

Any pain involved in facing our issues is well worth the effort in the end. When we face our problems instead of avoiding them, we free our energy and transform ourselves from people who run away into people who move enthusiastically forward.

Madisyn Taylor

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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This year I celebrate my 59 th birthday. While for many of you that may seem quite youngish, for others, that means I am old enough to be your mom or even your grandmother. Either way, I do not like the transformation my body is undergoing! I wish I could say I am embracing this getting older with grace, but in all honesty, I am not exactly fond of it.

I do not care for the way certain areas of my physic are beginning to wrinkle and sag with every passing year. It's hard not to notice the fine lines every morning and the white, gray hair. Well, quite frankly, I'm completely white/grey now, my skin is not quite so moist and yes, sometimes I awaken with a few more aches and pains than I care to have.

And let's not talk or even think about the continuous saga of "where did I leave my prescription glasses". Where else would they be, but on the top of my head where I'd propped them. Oh, but, I was the one who was going to defy the ageing process. I was the one who planned on ageing well into her sixties without needing a magnifying glass to read the fine print on any given label. that I was able to read without any problem with what seemed not that long ago and now 'reads' like a massive blur. Well, I have to say I have not at all been able to defy this ageing and I own at least two pairs of glasses which I am always misplacing at least one pair. And memory? That although very entertaining to some, is an entirely different story.

And you know, sometimes I actually forget that I am getting older. Some mornings I don't feel my age. Don't get me wrong. I don't feel like a spring chicken but there are days I feel at least ten years younger than I actually am.

While I can't stop the ageing process, I am not going down without a fight. I will continue this journey of becoming the healthiest me, I can be. Heck, I've already known and gone through menopause and I already enjoy senior's discounts. And most, times I still forget just how old I am even with these fine lines and white, grey hair.

Funny how the younger generation is so eager to grow up while we as the older we get, want to slow time. even better, go back in time without losing all the life experiences we've gained how far we've come. Unfortunately, either way, no ifs, ands or buts, it's beyond our control, always was and will be. So, I guess without the capability of slowing time or reverting back to a younger age, we at least better enjoy it one day at a time, while we can.

How do you feel about this growing older? Have you learned to embrace it? What will make you feel old or already does?


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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:
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All of the events in our lives lead to other events, they are all connected.

Sometimes we have that one experience that we just can't comprehend and of course, the biggest conundrum is as to WHY!? But if we wait long enough, a reason for that experience usually reveals itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences. We cannot easily tease apart the many fibres that have been woven together to create our current situation. And as difficult as it is to believe or accept, experiences that don't make sense, are just as responsible for the good things in our lives as the experiences we do understand or label as "good."

This is especially important to remember at times when we feel disconnected, insecure or having lesser confidence in what to do, how to handle it or adjust. It is often in times like these that we may ultimately end up having an experience that changes us in a profound way. When all the pieces of our life don't quite make sense, we can remember that there may be some hidden gem of a reason that we are where we are having the experiences we are having.

It's interesting to look back on past experiences with an eye to uncovering those gems--the dreadful job in an office with a dishonest, micromanaging narcissistic boss that you couldn't tolerate, who needs to be put into her place by the proper authorities with time and patience eventually got her comeuppance; consequences for her actions. Remembering these past experiences can restore our faith in the present. Life is full of buried treasures. Chances are, you're unknowingly sitting on some right now.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

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 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.

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The Power Of Goal Setting

If you’re anything like most, you’ve got things you want to accomplish! We’ve all got ambitions and goals we want to achieve because goal setting is a natural and large part of life. I’ve learned that successfully reaching my goals is totally doable, especially when I plan out specifically how to actually accomplish them.

I used to think goal setting was as simple as making a few mental notes about my grand plans. However, I’ve learned through experience that having a great strategy makes my goals way easier to achieve. From organizing my objectives to tracking my progress, SMART goal setting is an awesome technique that’s been incredibly effective for me. I found that breaking down this entire goal-setting system is what works. With the SMART approach, before you know it, your dreams will have become reality.

Why set goals? You have ideas of what you want to achieve, but uncertain of how to actually accomplish them? If this is the problem you’ve been facing, it’s time to take control of your life's direction by setting goals to achieve your dreams and keep yourself focused. Here, you’ll learn the difference between goals and goal setting, how to break down lifetime goals into smaller attainable goals and how to set goals within the SMART framework. These techniques will help you build a roadmap for achieving your dreams.

There is tremendous power in goal setting. It helps you plan a better roadmap to where you want to be in life. It keeps you motivated to turn your vision into reality. Goal setting enables you to be proactive about what you want to achieve. The results are empowering as you gain more self-confidence with every new goal achieved.

What is Goal Setting

When it comes to setting goals, many people aren’t sure where to even begin. It’s very easy to become overwhelmed with the possibilities. So much so that you'll stop yourself from moving forward before you even start. Goal setting is the foundation for the things you want to accomplish and without a solid base, you’ll lose focus on the end results. With this in mind, one tactic that proves to be effective for most people is taking the time to write your goals down.

It's been recorded that those who write their goals out are 42% more likely to actually reach the end result, than those who don't. Putting your goals on paper allows you to move from thinking about your goals to visualize and focus on what it would take to actually make them a reality.

Short-term goals are what you want to accomplish in the near future, whether it’s within the next week or the next six months, and can be a small part of the larger, longer-term goals. Short term goals enable you to break down your larger goals, which may seem overwhelming, into a more manageable incremental scale. Setting short-term goals makes it easier to increase the completion rate of big goals

Long-term goals are defined as something you want to accomplish in two to three years. Long-term goals require planning and can usually be broken down into short-term goals.

While these three types of goals will keep you organized, there’s a type of goal setting to truly unleash the power of writing out goals: make the goal SMART.

What are SMART Goals?

S - Specific: set precise goals that have been broken down as much as possible.

M - Measurable: by putting times, dates, places, and amounts, you will be able to measure how long a goal should take and work toward completing it within the allotted time.

A - Attainable: it is important to set goals you can achieve, instead of setting yourself up for failure; identify the obstacles that can stand in your way or the possible difficulty you may face.

R - Relevant: ensure that all your goals are relevant to what you want to eventually accomplish.

T - Time-bound: making sure that you give yourself a deadline to accomplish your goal will give you the motivation you need to get on your feet and get it done.

Now that we know how to organize our types of goals and make them SMART, it's time to put that plan into action.


© NOMORESTALLING 2020

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Do you Know Your Number?

Most people know their weight. When a new patient goes into their doctor's office, most will tell him or her their weight before they step on my scale.

There is, however, another number besides weight that’s a critical indicator to overall health.

Unfortunately, most people don’t know this number. Most doctors and even cardiologists don’t test for it.

The number you need to know is Lp(a). High levels of Lp(a) can mean that you are at a 50% GREATER RISK of a heart attack or stroke than those with normal levels.

This Wednesday, Feb 5th at 7 PM Eastern,6 PM Central, 5 PM Mountain and 4 PM Pacific when Dr. Jack Wolfson is going to share the PROPER WAY to get the right information about your cholesterol, Lp(a) and your heart health.

He's going to talk about:

Common tests doctors run to determine cholesterol levels and heart health.

Why these tests are inadequate at projecting overall health and heart attack risk.

What is Lp(a) and why it’s a great risk indicator for heart attacks and strokes?

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Actions to take if you’re at high risk of heart attack or stroke.

There is a small fee of $10 to attend and the time will be packed full of the information you can use to assess your risks of heart attack and strokes.

Best of all – you’ll gain the information you can put to work right away for better heart health and to reduce your risks of heart attack and stroke!

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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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Suffer From Low Energy, Weight Gain, and Fatigue?

Your hormones are essential for your store of energy. When your hormones are out of balance, your adrenal health suffers.

If you are under a lot of stress, there’s a good chance that your adrenals have weakened. Here’s how to tell if you have adrenal fatigue and the best lifestyle changes you can make right now to readjust your cortisol levels.

There are three major stages of adrenal fatigue:

Stage 1 – Cortisol levels are too high all the time. Many people feel good during this stage, have a lot of energy, and can burn the candle at both ends.

Stage 2 – If you don’t make any diet or lifestyle changes, you’ll eventually move into stage 2. At this point, your cortisol levels will start to drop too low, and you will begin to experience fatigue and other symptoms.

Stage 3 – At this point, your cortisol levels are too low virtually all of the time. You will likely feel exhausted and have no energy to do the daily activities you’re used to.

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THIS MEANS WAR AGAINST FAT:
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We're bombarded with toxins in today's modern world... everywhere from the polluted air we breathe, the water we drink, the shampoos and other cosmetics that lather our bodies with chemicals, and of course, all of the chemical additives, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and other harmful compounds in the food that we eat.

All of these TOXINS can have harmful effects on your body, harming your metabolism and hormones, impairing your digestive system, and zapping your energy levels.

If I could tell you ONE thing that you could do each morning right as you wake up to help your body eliminate some of these toxins, improve your digestion, stimulate your metabolism, and BOOST your energy, would you do it?

Of course, you would... and it takes less than 1 minute!

Here's the trick...

Immediately upon waking each day, squeeze about 1/2 to 1 full lemon (depending on the size of the lemon) into an 8 oz glass of warm or room temperature purified water. This is gentler on your body first thing in the morning compared to ice-cold water. I've found that slicing the lemon into quarters before squeezing by hand is easier than squeezing halves.

Drink this at least 10 minutes before eating any food for the day.

Make sure to use fresh organic lemons to make this drink and not bottled lemon juice. You want to use organic lemons to avoid the pesticides that can accumulate.
According to a leading health publication, TheAlternativeDaily.com:

"The health promoting benefits of lemons are powerful. For centuries, it has been known that lemons contain powerful antibacterial, antiviral and immune boosting components. We know that lemons are a great digestive aid and liver cleanser.

Lemons contain citric acid, magnesium, bioflavonoids, vitamin C, pectin, calcium and limonene, which supercharge our immunity so that the body can fight infection.

Lemons are considered one of the most alkalizing foods you can eat. This may seem untrue as they are acidic on their own. However, in the body, lemons are alkaline; the citric acid does not create acidity once it has been metabolized. The minerals in lemons are actually what helps to alkalize the blood. Most people are too acidic (from eating too much sugar and grains), and drinking warm lemon water helps reduce overall acidity, drawing uric acid from the joints.

This reduces the pain and inflammation which many people feel. And the American Cancer Society recommends warm lemon water to encourage regular bowel movements."

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OK, we've all been here before, some of us have never left but struggle with perseverance. Like any pathway to change, success with becoming the healthiest you, you can be, depends on taking full action and sticking with it. So many start and stop. Those who take full action coupled with a combined commitment to success, WIN, PERIOD.

The secret key to success is being smart with goal setting.

Be specific. Knowing exactly what you want starts with having a clear vision.

Set a measurable timeline in reaching your goal.

Make a definite commitment to yourself, to promise 100 percent in achieving that goal.

Be realistic. Be fair and kind to yourself. Don't set yourself up for disappointment by setting unrealistic goals that are impossible to achieve.

Be timely. Goals shouldn't be open-ended. Setting a timeline will give you the motivation to meet this timeline by working harder and staying on track. With setting a finish line, something not in the too far distant future to move closer to every day.

A SMART goal is a rock-solid, no loopholes goal that leaves no room for excuses or deviation, other than your choice not to fully commit in doing your best.

For example,

I _______________ will commit to becoming the healthiest me I can be by following ( your choice of weight loss program) for 30 days. My starting date is ___________
and by being physically active Monday, Wednesday and Friday's; walking (your choice of cardio) for one hour a day starting, __________.

Now, you've set your smart goals and know exactly what you want to achieve over the next 30 days. To help keep these goals at the forefront, top of mind and yourself focused, write them down and stick it above your bed, on your bedroom mirror on the refrigerator, paint a visual picture of how great you're going to look and feel. See your self working toward that goal. See your efforts and diligence, the short-term fulfillment and the long-term results. These constant reminders will help to keep you on track and win over any tactics or excuses you might be tempted to lean on.

Picture the moment when at the end of that 30th day and what you have succeeded in accomplishing. Feel the pride.

You will not give up. You will be successful. You can stick to your goals. Every cell in your body is vibrating with energy and health. You are worthy of being the best healthiest you, you can be!

You can achieve anything you set your mind to. Your potential is limitless!

Never stop learning. Never stop growing.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/31/2020 (09:52)
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The Right Formula to Speed Up Weight Loss (NOMORE-DIEting)

Changing The Way We Eat

Limit sweets, not eliminate.

Sugary foods with refined or processed sugars are more often high in calories and trigger cravings that make you want more. You do not want to create forbidden foods. This only increases the temptation to overindulge. Treating yourself to a small slice of cake on special occasions may help you to avoid overdoing it later. Yes, by all means, satisfy your sweet tooth but do it with natural sugars, STAY AWAY FROM ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS. You're far better off with something more nourishing and beneficial like fruit or no sugar added yogurt with cinnamon.

Drink more water.

Studies show that even though diet soda has no calories, it may slow down your metabolism and make you want to eat more sugar (you know, with that fake sugar in it and all). STAY AWAY FROM ANY FORM OF ARTIFICIAL SUGARS! Quench your thirst and curb your appetite with water and tea.

Spread out your protein.

Protein tends to boost your metabolism. Make it part of each meal and snack rather than saving it up for dinner.

AVOID CRASH (DIET) WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS. AND FOR THAT MATTER, TEMPORARY PROGRAMS as well. where you lose the weight and then no longer follow the program because you've lost the weight. THEY ARE MONEY GRABBING TRAPS. Even worse they cause yoyo dieting. Lose the weight, gain it all back. Lose it again, gain it all back. And most times you gain more than you lost. Don't even get me started on how unhealthy this is for your body!

Cutting calories too much can backfire because your body will start to burn less energy. ONE SHOULD NEVER EAT LESS THAN 1200 CALORIES A DAY. If you need to, talk with your doctor or use an online calculator to estimate how many calories you need to consume each day.

Changing the Way You Work Out

Do aerobics.

Walking, running, biking, swimming are the most effective workouts for losing weight. Finding a variety of activities you enjoy and inviting a friend along, so you can encourage each other to stick to your program helps a great deal
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Build your muscles. As your muscle mass increases, you burn more calories even when you’re resting. So now you need to schedule at least 2 days a week for strength training and give your body adequate rest in between sessions.

The way to do this is to focus on compound exercises. Lunges use up more energy than bicep curls. That’s because they’re a compound movement that targets multiple muscle groups at once.
Try interval training. Alternating between upper and lower body using higher and lower intensity exercises is another way to burn more calories in less time. You can apply this strategy to any workout.

Move more. Activity outside of the gym counts too. Take the stairs instead of elevators. Walk around when you’re talking on the phone (I love pacing when I’m on the phone!) and do walking on the spot while you’re watching TV Even if you do this during commercials – these days, it's very possible to can get in a full workout since commercial breaks seem to have gotten way longer

Sleep well.

Insufficient sleep can cause you to gain weight. Go to bed and get up on a consistent schedule, even on weekends and holidays. Darken your bedroom and use a fan to block out noisy neighbours and car alarms.

Manage stress.
(This is huge for me)

Chronic stress can make your body store more fat too. Find relaxation practices that work for you, such as massage or Tai Chi. You already know stress wreaks havoc on the body and mind so start finding ways to reduce your stress as much as possible.


Keep a food journal.

Many adults underestimate how much they eat. Use a digital app or a notebook to track what you actually consume each day. Watch for patterns so you can spot your personal triggers for overeating and gain control and overcome them.

Talk to your doctor.

If you’re still struggling to lose weight, your doctor can answer your individual questions and help you to find a solution. You may need to be tested for a variety of conditions that can contribute to being overweight or you may just need to eat less and exercise more.

We all know that losing a large amount of weight, which defines most of us here, definitely takes time. You can, however, speed up the progress by making small, positive lifestyle changes. Knowing what to eat (and how much – watch those serving sizes!) and how to exercise will help you to reach your fitness goals faster.

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Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/29/2020 (09:01)
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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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Sugarcoating

Come on, you know we all do it and for reasons I’ll get into shortly, we feel we must! It’s commonplace; it’s acceptable; and I venture to say that most of the time, people know we’re doing it and they are okay with it! *shaking my head*

Why is it that being truthful gets put in the same bucket as being offensive or rude; notwithstanding the WAY the truth is delivered.

What do you think the world would be like if people were bred, to be honest, mature, and courageous and actually wanted the truth????

Why are people who are blunt and say what they feel regarded as jerks??? (I know, sometimes they really are!)

Have we all just gone soft???

Have you ever asked a question and someone gave you an honest answer but you didn’t like it and got offended and angry???

Well, as I've gotten older, most of the time, I end up not saying anything if I can’t find something positive/helpful to say. Yes, I’d rather bite my tongue than sugar coat these days. I find picking my battles with certain people, keeping my thoughts to myself, and maintaining relationships are much more satisfying than setting people off because, although they asked for it, they didn’t really want to hear the truth.

And begs the question, how often do we sugarcoat the truth for our own selves???
Why do we do it?

Simply put, we sugarcoat because we just don't want to acknowledge or face the truths staring us right in the face.
Not because we want to spare our own feelings. Not because we fear judgement. We are always sitting in judgement of ourselves but there are times that that judgement gets fogged over and we sugarcoat. You do know that we are only diluting ourselves, right?

I don’t know about you but I’d rather learn and grow from the truth than to think everything’s gravy. Think about it: if you try to “sweeten up/beat around the bush/make light of” the truth, it may not be in my best interest. I think it’s better that, all of us want the truth and, in turn, give it back to others.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we go around doing it with the intent to hurt people. That’s not what I’m saying. We’re adults here, supposedly, so you know what I mean.

Over to you…
Soooo, would you rather someone sugar coat things to you…or would you want him/her to be straight up, even if your ego will be crushed??? Also, think about the last time you sugar-coated something….what was the reason? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

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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NO MORE STALLING
Monday, January 27, 2020
I chose this name for a reason. But ya know I myself even became detoured along the way and here I am still sitting with extra weight on my belly that I not only don't need but shouldn't be carrying for my own good for health reasons that could once again turn serious.

How many of you are in the same shoes?
How many of you need and want to change that this year?

We can! No ifs ands, or buts. But the dedication and motivation have to be a priority and not just priority but TOP Priority.

NO MORE DETOURS. NO MORE MAKING EXCUSES OR PHYCOLOGOCAL REASONING TO JUSTIFY ACTIONS for allowances...OR NON-ACTIONS for not doing what needs to be done in order to reach our goals!

I'm not just "preaching" to the choir. I'm preaching to myself.

I know what I can do to accomplish what I need to accomplish. YOU DO TOO. So let's do it already and GETT"ER DONE! NO MORE DRAGGING IT OUT. What's the point to continue feeling the way we do with this extra baggage we are carrying? There isn't any. There shouldn't be any.

I don't know about you'all but I'm THROUGH with this. DONE. This year the remainder of this weight becomes history.

Yes, there will be "bumps in the road" curveballs, temptations, along the way but we all have the gumption, the backbones and strength to get through them. NO MORE Whoa always me. NO MORE pity parties. It's time to get real, dig in, and gett'er done!

NO MORE spinning our wheels. NO MORE doing what we've always done. Look at us where has it gotten us. It's time for a change. Permanent change.

It's time we got passionate about ourselves. It's ME TIME. IT's GO TIME.
It's all about Passion, teamwork and accountability.



So let's do this!

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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Frankly Speaking
Sunday, January 26, 2020



The Year of the Rat is sure to offer the type of enjoyable challenges that will enable us to become the healthiest you, you can be...all we can possibly be.

The Chinese New Year this time around is the Year of the Rat, which brings with it the promise of success. The Chinese admire the rat because of its quick mind and ability to gather valuables and save them for the future. Since 2020 is the Year of the Rat, the year ahead should offer many opportunities to make choices that enable us to accomplish our goals. This is especially true for those born in the year of the rat.

Since the rat is the first sign in the Chinese zodiac calendar, you may already be feeling the energetic rhythm beginning. You may also feel a pioneering spirit that's helping you to forge ahead with a completely new endeavour, inspiration to succeed

If we can get past the Western culture's distaste for rats, we may just be able to appreciate their intelligence, resourcefulness and adaptability. These qualities might offer us hope that whatever challenges we may face will only serve to make us stronger and more able.

As well, the rat's ability to solve problems is well-known, so we can choose to enjoy any challenge that helps us keep our minds sharp while also making life more of a game. A competitive nature may even develop, leading us to use the rat's ability to focus on priorities. The rat can also remind us to be less worried about pleasing everyone we meet and more focused on our own goals.

Speaking quite frankly, however, we should also be aware of the rat's habit and the tendency for stockpile (the packrat) and permit ourselves to become so focused that we neglect those around us. Being constantly on the alert for opportunity can be stressful, so we can make the decision to balance our pursuit of success with the enjoyment of good food and atmosphere and the people we trust to offer us both support and space.

With the energy of challenge and possibility, the year is likely to be exciting without being intense. The Year of the Rat is sure to offer the type of enjoyable challenges that will enable you to become the healthiest you, you can be...all you can possibly be.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020


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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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Pity Party cafe

We all have those days when bad things seem to outweigh the good and our first thought is, life isn't fair, "Why me?" That feeling self-indulgently sorry for yourself. "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." Days like that can test anyone's ability to be grateful and feel optimistic. If you have a tendency to feel sorry for yourself, and many of us do, things usually progress to the next stage: the pity party.

You begin to feel like the innocent victim of a dismal fate because you are seeing your life through ineffective lenses. Most of the thoughts that run through your mind at times like these are not helpful, and they mainly serve to increase your distress and feelings of powerlessness. What these feelings and thoughts don't do is change your circumstances or make you feel better.

I’ll just bet, like me, you've lost count of how many self-pity parties you've thrown through the years. It seems on any given day, we can easily create a mental list of things that didn’t go right, problems that you didn’t deserve and blessings someone else received instead.

When you're vulnerable, emotional or tired it doesn’t take much. Especially when you’ve been so busy spinning your wheels and forget to slow down and just breathe. Or you've gotten stuck in the muck of comparison and your thoughts carry you to dark places before you even realize they’re in control – instead of you.

During those times, because you’ve spent too much time focusing on all the past “less than” in your life, you're not going to be a good judge of all the present good in your life.



When you have a terrible day, A day overflowing with one problem after another and calm or controlled isn’t in our vocabulary, there should definitely be a time and place to have your feelings so you can work through them. It's time to stop with the "Everything is going to be alright. I'm tough-skinned, all I have to do is push through." It's time to remove the rose coloured glasses and stop pretending that you are fine, things will be alright when they're not and you aren't.

It's also important, however, to notice when you're having a pity party. And although this sounds counterproductive, do allow yourself some time to wallow. It’s only natural, and we have to feel what we feel. It's a good idea to set a time limit in which to fully express your emotions and not feel guilty, ashamed, or judge yourself.

I don’t know about you, but when I’m smack in the middle of one of my pity parties, (yes, I have them too. Not often but I have.) I desperately need a shot of reality. I need that something, that will help reset my attitude and my thoughts. What I don’t need is someone to make me feel better or soothe my selfishness. I don’t need healthy self-talk. And although I practice gratitude faithfully, this alone isn’t the remedy for self-pity.

Having a friend to be with you during this process is always helpful. Sometimes that may turn out to be your closest sibling. Whatever the case, don’t try to bottle up your feelings, no matter how embarrassed you might feel. Talking it over with that one patient friend who will really listen, I find it really helps to absolve the emotional agitation and anxiety. If you're like me you may also want to write about it, putting your feelings onto paper or in a blog.

When your time is up, you've expressed and absolved the incident, lit's time to let go of the negativity you just expressed. If you've written down your feelings, you can burn the piece of paper or put it through the paper shredder. No matter the root of your pity party, let a little bit of Katy Perry into your heart. You know, “I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire.”



Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/21/2020 (09:02)
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The human will is the most incredible thing. It's what keeps us going when everyone else expects us to quit.

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A Surrender Box

How many of you find that your minds have become too full? Everything from our to-do lists, worries, plans, and aspirations and ambitions, right? Have you found that they've become so crowded together that you don't have any room to think? But you feel that by keeping them at the forefront you believe that somehow all of those concerns are being taken care of, right? But guess what, in maintaining our mental hold on every detail, we may actually be delaying the realization of our dreams and the resolution of our worries because we won't let them go. At times such as these, a surrender box could be to our advantage.



What is a surrender box, you ask? A surrender box allows you to let go of your worries and desires so the universe can help take care of them for you. We write down what we want or need to happen and then place it into a box. By writing and placing our thoughts in the box, we are taking action and letting the universe know we need help and are willing to surrender our feelings.

We are giving ourselves permission not to concern ourselves with that particular problem any longer and trust that the universe is helping to take care of it. You may even want to decorate your box and place it in a special place. Your surrender box is a sacred container for your worries. Once your worries and desires are dropped into the surrender box, not only do you free up space in your mind by letting go of your worries and desires but you are giving your burdens over to a higher power.

Surrendering your worries and concerns and placing them in the hands of the universe doesn't mean that we've given up or have been defeated. Instead, you have released the realization of those desires and the resolution of our worries and are no longer concerning yourself with their outcomes.

It's also gratifying to go back and pull the slips of paper out of the box once your requests have been granted. It's amazing how quickly problems go away and dreams come true when we finally let go and allow a higher power to lend a hand.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

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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Getting healthy and in shape is always slower than we’d all like it to be, but it is definitely worth the time and effort.



Start now. Start where you are. Start with trepidation, Start through the pain. Start with your doubts. Start with shaking hands and trembling voice. But START. Start and don't stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just start...

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/16/2020 (09:22)
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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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A Prayer of Hope

Dear Lord, I pray this day for strength, because there are times when things get tough and I feel like quitting.
Dear Lord, I ask this day for comforting reassurance of your love, because there are times when people fail me, and i am tempted to lose hope.
Dear Lord, I seek this day for your light to guide my footsteps, because there are times when life is confusing and difficult, and I lose my way.
Help me oh Lord, to pick up the pieces, wipe my tears, face the sun, and start over again, for all is possible when I place my faith and trust in you.
Amen

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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Beware, the solutions you seek, they often come disguised as completely different things. Andy Shaw

Cutting The Puppet Strings

Is losing weight or “eating better” on your mind these days? There's no shortage of weight-loss grappling for your attention. And the reality is that most the good and bad — will certainly help to shed those unwanted pounds short term.

Don't get me started on those weight loss programs that promote diets claiming to lose up to 20 lbs or 10 inches in said many days or weeks. I have no use for them, period. It's Entrapment. They severely restrict your food choices, therefore your body doesn’t get the energy and nutrients it needs so much so that you can’t function to full efficiency. Let's call it for what it is. It's starvation pure and simple and they are difficult to continue for very long. Hence the tag Fad Diet.

Fad diets not only damage the body but also your self-esteem because they can only set you up for failure. You blame yourself for not having the ‘willpower’ to see it through to its end. It's not you, it's never been you. It's the diet that's the problem. You don’t fail at dieting; the diet fails you.

How many of you have gotten caught up in the cycle of Yo-Yo dieting? You chose the latest, most popular weight loss program, you're determined, motivated, have full faith that it's the one that'll work. You follow the plan to the letter restricting the necessary foods to stay within their daily caloric intake etc. You lose weight, maybe not all of it but a significant amount to make a difference, plateau, can't break the plateau, give up on it, regain all your weight and more. Chose another program...and the cycle begins.

Have you become their puppet on strings?



Restricting your eating too much make​s​ it really difficult to reach a healthy weight. It produces such a strong drive to eat that it can make you feel out of control with your eating. Over-eating and binge eating are the body’s “natural” responses to starvation and is what the body does to protect itself.

Fad diets only lead to obsessive and unhealthy behaviours such as skipping meals, fasting, bingeing, excessive exercising or abuse of medications. Fad diets can also lead to eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia nervosa or binge eating disorder.

Following this kind of diet can most certainly lead to an unhealthy relationship with food. Food becomes the enemy and deprives you of the joy and satisfaction of eating. If this is you, you've become like a puppet on a string spinning to the music they play.

So how do you spot a fad diet? Below are some key phrases and tactics that will help you avoid temporary results, unhealthy strategies, and long-term frustration.

It promises a rapid and easy fix
It claims to have a “secret” strategy
The plan is very low calorie
It’s promoted with buzz words such as Fast, Low Carb, Clean eating, Detox, Cleanse, Comparing Good vs Bad, Skinny, Thin, Quick, Fasting
It markets specific “super” foods or products with it
The plan or product is temporary or a certain number of days with no additional nutrition education or transition phase involved
The plan severely restricts or forbids certain foods or food groups, especially fruit, whole grains, or fats
There are poor, biased or no scientific research to support the claims
The plan suggests that food or supplements can change body chemistry, PH or alkalize you
The claims sound too good to be true…and likely are.

Even if you do reach your weight loss goal the struggle then becomes in keeping it off, and that is going to depend on having a plan that you can stick with for life. So, I ask you, "Is that what you want to have included a part of your weight loss journey just to look great? Is that what you want as your lifestyle changes? Because that's the life you'll have to continue with if that is your choice. Why would you put that beautiful body through that agony, that trauma? It isn't worth it.

Let's cut the puppet strings and choose a lasting Lifestyle Change that's just right for you.




© NOMORESTALLING 2020

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/17/2020 (08:08)
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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.

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You're either going to be blown away by how much you've improved in how you look, feel and perform OR you're going to regret not having done your best to become the healthiest you, you can be. The choice is yours.

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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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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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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Success, The Most Desired End Result

Without the attributes of focus, determination and diligence of hard work, reaching the desired end result of any goal is impossible.



What is success? How is it defined? Mostly, it is defined as an achievement of your goals or even having small occasions where you feel to have achieved something. Whatever it is, it surely brings a smile to your face, happiness and satisfaction. But hey, even a robber feels it a success in committing a successful robbery.

Success’ is a very powerful word. Many of us run behind it; most of us want to conquer it. So, what is a success all about? Does this mean acquiring money, power or fame?

We know and would all agree that success is much more than riches, power or fame. Success is more about the feeling of satisfaction and exhilaration one gets from reaching for the bar set and carrying it out with focus, determination and diligence of hard work and reaching the desired end result. We also know that success means different things to different people.



None the less, too all, one of the most important in the recipe for success is determination and it might as well be said that this is the most important secret to becoming successful because it is the necessary key to never give up until the pursuit of happiness and satisfaction is fully met. But the level of happiness and satisfaction can also be found in very different things for different people.

It is also very important for every individual to define their own conviction of success rather than following someone else’s footsteps. You must be self-aware of what makes you happy, what gives you contentment, and what motivates you. No one can list your needs better than you.

True success means understanding your dreams and working with that great passion you possess because that is where your heart and soul exists for those dreams in making them come true.

Many great people have suggested various ways to achieve success. But the real secret in nailing success is to believe that you are already successful. With this strong affirmative thought, success is so much more easily achieved.



Yes, the path to success is always challenging. But with confidence to face any challenging situation we are the ultimate overcomer.
The third and most important is discipline. When we work with disciplined behaviour, things will automatically fall in place.
If we stick to these influences, nothing can stop us. And, not forgetting, that success is a journey that continues even after the goal is achieved.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/12/2020 (12:31)
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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My wins for the old year were to pay off 3 outstanding accounts, the Subaru Forrester, the denturist for Walt's dentures, both upper and lower 5,500 smacks! They bled us dry with interest! Plus one credit card! Sitting pretty nice financially right now!

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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Thank you for the encouragement and opportunity to reflect on the past year. It was a tough one, and I've been struggling to focus on the positive. As you stated, the little wins are important! I'm going to start with the ones that come to mind immediately.

WIN 1 -- I moved on to a new job at a new company. I was quite unhappy where I was at.
WIN 2 -- I payed off a credit card!

Hello from Seattle(ish)! I'm Embi!

PST

When you finally learn that a person's behavior has more to do with their own internal struggle then it ever did with you, you learn grace.




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OK, so, 2019 has come to an end, and we are all focused on 2020. You probably have some new goals in mind (which you should if you don't already).

A new year is like a clean slate. It is your chance to do the right things and make the positive changes you need in your life.

But, before you get too focused on the future, let's take a look at the past year.

You may already be putting it behind yourself and are laser-focused on what you will do next. That is not a bad thing, but I believe it is important to reflect on what you did in 2019.

I am talking about your wins.

I challenge you right now to write down every win you had! I don't care how small it may be.


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 Road Less Travelled
Wednesday, January 01, 2020

The coming of a new year represents an opportunity to begin again. It is a time to step off of the dead-end paths we've been on and to create a fork in the road, to completely disassociate from the old and put our lives in better order with fresh possibilities. In harnessing the power of transformative energy is a matter of truly believing that with new resolve we can in fact vanquish those past reoccurring, repetitive patterns. (If you continue with the same you'll continually achieve the same results.) Time to break away. Out with the old, in with the new.
In believing that we are capable of changing our lives, we are more inclined to believe that we are capable of leaving past missteps and blunders behind.

Our dedication, which might otherwise falter, is then buoyed and becomes anchored by higher expectations. Thus, the beginning of the new year is traditionally popular in dealing with difficult endeavours. The two most sought-after being to quit smoking, losing weight; fulfilling those goals that fell by the wayside. Not only is the transition from last year to the next the possibility of change but also the opportunity to pursue emotional, spiritual, and intellectual growth because we no longer feel burdened by past regret and disappointment.

Whatever your reality, it is within your power to create the fork that allows you to walk a more conscious, grounded path. So, view the start of the coming year as a time of rebirth and allow yourself to focus on what you want to accomplish in the next 365 days. Because you have a clean slate in front of you, you are free to immerse yourself in new experiences with impunity.
If you feel a need to reconnect with your spirituality, consider taking up yoga, meditation, or another discipline that challenges both your mental and physical selves. Fill your newly-cleansed mind with stimulating knowledge, poignant wisdom. Clearing your home or workspace of clutter will also improve the flow of energy in your life, giving you the momentum you need to stay true to your new resolve. And beginning a fresh start may include a fresh journal. A wonderful way to celebrate.

Robert Frost, I think said it best.

The Road Not Taken

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves, no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference.

© NOMORESTALLING 2020

Edited by: NOMORESTALLING at: 1/1/2020 (12:16)
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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