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Action first, then motivation.

I don't know where I first saw this quote, but it must have spoke to me because I put it in my Beck Diet Solution response cards.

What it says to me is that if I want to accomplish something I must take action, even if I don't feel like doing it. When I take action first, then motivation for doing will happen.

I see this happen to me often whenever I start to exercise, especially when I do not feel like doing it. About twenty minutes into taking the action, I start to feel good about doing and it becomes easier.

Action first, then motivation

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Projection is perception ~~ unknown

I came across this quote while looking up how to deal with negative people. Only, according to this quote it would appear that I am the one being negative. Sometimes I feel like being around certain people drag me down because of their attitude. Now, it appears it may be me that needs an attitude adjustment.

Today, I am going to focus on being positive.

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When your heart is in it, there is no stopping you!

Ain't that the truth?!

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~No decision is a decision.~

I came across this quote the other day and realized that when I do not make a decision, that is in fact a decision. It is a decision of taking no action.

No action, that has been my decsion for too long and I am gearing up my mind to restart the Beck Diet Solution (cognitive training) once again. It has 42 lessons, with a lot of repetition of the activities so you can retrain your brain to think differently.

The first time I tried it, I was successful in doing so of the rethinking what I thought, but then just let it go , that is I started to make no decision to doing what I learned.

Making no decision is really saying "I'm just going to go with the flow" and that is a decision

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This is not a practice life. ~ unknown

i came across this quote a while back and saw it in a notebook where I keep quotes. What it says to me is that I ought to live my life to its fullest and to be the best I can be. But the best thing to remember is that , while this is not a practice life, there are opportunities to make mistakes and to learn from them and to grow.

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You only fail when you stop trying. ~unknown

I have been struggling to get with my plan for a couple years now. But I just keep on keepin' on. Every day I recognize it is a new day with new opportunities to follow my plan. So, while I have hiccups, I have not failed because I try to get right back on track.

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I am doing a repeat of the quote: "Without gratitude, there is entitlement" because it was a rough day for me yesterday. Hubby and I kept 2 of our grandchildren for 10 weeks of the stay at home order and distance learning. We did it mostly for the grandchildren's schooling because the parents both worked nights and slept during the day. I cannot recall getting a "thank you." And all I asked for was help getting my outside work done - did not happen. I am so discouraged -- BUT because of this quote, I do not want to feel like I am "entitled" to have the help I need to get caught up getting things done. Instead, I choose to be thankful that we had the opportunity to have the grandchildren here for that amount of time and got to know them on a whole different level.

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You go where your thoughts go!

Man, this strikes home for me way too often, especially when I speak to my mother - who is a Debbie Downer and she whines and complains about everything. No thankfulness for anything. Often, I'll be in a good mood and after I call and talk with her, I am in a down mood. Why? I let her thoughts become mine and I go where my thoughts take me.

Be positive and thankful so I will go to a pleasant place.

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Without gratitude there is entitlement.

I was watching a youtube video where this quote was stated and it is so true. I have seen this over and over in my daughters and myself. If I do not have an attitude of gratitude about things and events in my life, I expect certain things to be done and/or given to me. So,rather than just expect things to fall into my lap, I need to take a few minutes and be grateful for whatever - even just a sunny morning with the birds singing.

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

This is a good reminder for me because I often do not do my best and find some excuse to do something that I know is not really my best. So, today I will focus on not slacking in whatever I chose to do and give it my best effort.

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Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time.

I read this at the perfect time - this morning, I was feeling like, "Why bother? I have been struggling to get with my plan and just cannot seem to get with it."

Thinking back on previous successes, these, too, still took time to accomplish. So, this quote is very timely for me.

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Do not fear failure, but rather fear not trying. ~ Ray T Bennet

I have been struggling for years to get with a plan and have had many restarts. I'd start and then get overwhelmed with life and give up. But that did not last long, I started to just consider those days "rest" days and then attempt to get back to my plan of action.

It is okay to fail at your plan but only if you take that time to evaluate what happened and why. Just don't stop trying.

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F O C U S - Follow One Course Until Successful

Ever look at the magazine Woman's World? It is a weekly publication and on the cover is a diet plan - that is a new diet plan weekly. Is one week really enough time to determine whether or not the plan you chose will work for you?

Follow on course until successful is basically stating to not give up and abandoned your plan but to stay with it until you are successful - like the it takes 21 days to create a new habit. You cannot create a new habit if you abandon the action that it takes to make it happen.

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Happiness is a choice that requires an effort at times. ~ Aeschylus

I found this to be true for me a little over 10 years ago when I was away going to school. I was in a bad mood often and would vent to one of my instructors. He must have gotten tired of it because when day I walked in and he asked, "Are you happy today?" I replied, "No, but I can be if I change what I am thinking."

And I did just that; I replaced the negative thoughts with positive ones and was amazed at how my attitude changed. It took an effort to keep those negative thoughts at bay but being happy so much better than being grumpy and/or angry all the time.

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Trying only leaves the door cracked open to indulging on a whim.~Joel Fuhrman

There is a difference between trying and committing to a particular way of eating. Trying means that in the back of your mind you are planning to go off the plan. Committing to means that you will apply every effort to be successful.

I think that is my problem, I have not committed 100% to accomplishing my goal.

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The reward of our work is not what we get, but who we become. _ Paulo Coelho

Often it is said to make goals and then plan a reward when you reach a milestone. In that context the reward is often a physical thing. But if we go by this quote - the reward is who we become when we meet those goals - hopefully that will be a stronger, more determined person.

Think of that reward as being internal, not just an external little trinket.

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A real decision is measured by the fact that yu have taken a new action. ~ Tony Robbins

Well, this quote cuts me to the core...because I seem to be lacking in the taking a new action. I want to follow a plan but just cannot seem to take that action that tells me I made the decision to do so.

Time to do something about that

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All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination. ~ Earl Nightingale

I have a plan, the roadmap (how to do) but I am seriously lacking in the courage area to get started on my journey, It is like the inner rebel in my has risen in full force and for some reason or excuse, I just cannot seem to get with the program I have chosen.

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It takes nothing to join the crowds. It takes everything to stand alone. ~ Hans F. Hansen

This is a much needed quote for me to ponder today. I am struggling to get with and maintain my eating plan because I am too easily swayed by what my hubby wants, for instance he often wants to go to a restaurant to eat whenever we go to town and I often give in and end up eating way more calories than I need. Or he want to stop at the chocolate shop, I go along and join in the choosing. But I need to start standing strong and do what I know I ought to be doing.

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“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer

If I see things as a problem or obstacle that is in my way, I will have difficulty getting over/around it. But, if I look at the situation as a challenge and something to climb over, I then can approach the situation in a different manner and attitude. Success vs. defeat

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Evaluate the whole food when you decide what you are going to eat.

This is what I need to remember as I am thinking about eating junk food, which is overly processed and nutrient void. If a "food" has to have nutrients added back to it, then you know it isn't going to be whole food. Instead of eating a "packaged" food, eat the whole package and find something that is as close to nature as possible.

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Happiness results from esteem, earned in the right way, from the people that matter. – Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D.

WOW! this quote struck a chord with me this morning. Some people are just toxic and zap my happiness so quickly.

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Every achievement, no matter how large or small, starts with a goal. - Melissa Rudy -- 7 Bad Goals You Should Rethink
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It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone. ~ Hans F. Hanson

I sort of needed to read this quote today because my struggle has been staying on my eating plan even though no one else in the house is following it. I need to put forth more effort to be committed to my plan no matter who joins me or who does not.

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Don't let the best you have ever done be the standard for the rest of your life.

I like this saying because it is telling me to raise the bar, always look to be and do better.

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A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. ~ Ancient Proverb

Also: you will be a wonderful example to others if you are able to rise above daily disappointment.

Sometimes those misty mornings turn into the most beautiful of days. Focus of the positive.

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I'm not telling you it's going to be easy, I am telling you it's going to be worth it. ~~Art Williams

Trying to eat a whole food plant based diet is not easy with all the processed foods, especially junk food that is everywhere. But, eating a diet that consists of refined, sugar- and fat-laden foods that are calorie dense with little or no nutritional value often contributes to diet-related diseases.

It will be so worth it not to have a diet related disease, but it will take a lot of effort to be successful.


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If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead to anywhere.

Too often, I just hope that everything will go smoothly and I won't have to put forth much effort into what I am doing. But, if that happens then there really isn't a chance for me to grow and develop strength.

Pick a path with obstacles and grow from the inner determination to overcome the obstacle and move ahead to meet the next one head-on.

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It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. ~ Confucius

I have to remind myself of this often. I have had so many restarts over the years, but I have not stopped. I am still looking forward to my reaching my goal.

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Get better acquainted with your adversary, your obstacles, your demons and learn to master them. ~ from the forward of the Pleasure Trap

This is like the saying, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." As I am on my journey to eating healthier, I am discovering that learning to master that which is within me and is hindering me from reaching my goal is a constant battle. I guess this saying is the more I know about what sabotages me, then I'll be able to put it under my control.



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The less routine the more of life. - A.B. Alcott

Okay, whatever. The idea behind this is to serve breakfast for supper. I really do not agree with this quote because right now, I am struggling to get into a routine. I NEED a routine to help me organize my day and things I need to do.

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If you don't have time to do it right, When will you have time to do it over? ~ John Wooden

So true, if I do something right the first time, then I won't have to expend energy doing it again to fix what I did not do right the first time round. (Not quite the same as saying I don't have time to do it at all.)

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To change my opinion today does not mean to say that I know less today than I knew yesterday.

Opinions we all have opinions that change from day to day. I have seen people criticize others because they changed what they thought about something. To change my opinion about something means that I have learned something new and now I am thinking differently about that subject.

This quote is on my daily calendar and underneath the quote it is giving a suggestion to write a letter to someone who injured you and describe how you felt. TEAR IT UP. Forgive, and FORGET.

So, it seems the quote is more about changing an opinion on someone who hurt me and then I need to change my opinion about how I feel about that person and whatever they did. Then to release that feeling. I believe the quote is about a personal knowledge growth that I can move on from the past event.

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It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. - Confucius

Ahhh, not stopping is a measure of success. I find that so encouraging because I often take a lot of steps backward and the move forward is so slow. But, I am not stopping and will keep pushing forward.

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Measure success day by day not hour by hour.

This came from the nurses tending to my mom in the ICU. My mom has been having a lot of ups and downs and it was easy to get discouraged with each setback. The nurses stressed that we need to look at each day and measure improvements by the day not the hour.

That is good advice for my weight loss and eat for health journey. I have many setbacks, but when I look at the overall, I am being successful and moving in the right direction.

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Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. -- Cicely Tyson

Challenges can bring out the best of me or the worst of me. And keeping my previous quote in mind, how I react will be determined by my attitude.

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The control center of your life is your attitude.

My attitude is so important in how I will react to circumstances. I really need to have a good, positive attitude as I go about my day. Not only will this affect the things I do and say, but it will also affect others. I need to remind myself that life is not all about me

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"You are not failing if you are failing forward."

I saw this somewhere in an article I was reading, but did not pay attention as to what I was actually reading. But so many times we think of failing as a backward movement, but failing forward. You do something that can be considered a failure, but instead you learn from it and move forward toward your goal.

So, as long as you continue toward your goal, it's okay, just keep working toward that goal.

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"The ability to beat the odds lies within us."

This is so true, often we think we need to have someone guide us or help us along the way. Just this past weekend, I went hiking but was so nervous about getting lost, I called my hubby and had him on the phone while in the woods so he could help me remember how to get back out. ( I told him where I was turning at what markers). But halfway through, I started to put markers down at the turns to show me the way to get out. I could have figured it out myself.



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Deby, I love that quote about looking at things in your yard for 5 minutes. We oven overlook the blessings that are right there in front of us.

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WOW NANCY... that is sooooooo AWEsome...

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I just had to make that "I owe it to myself to be the best I can possibly be" the quote for today because deby posted it and then I heard it three more times since then.

I am doing the Beck Diet Solution and it's day 4 and "give yourself credit" day. I need to focus on making good choices so that I can be the best I can be.

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I like that -"be the best person you can be "-

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There is no such thing as a problem that doesn't have a gift in it.

This is the saying on my Quote calendar today. And then it says, "Perhaps the gift in being stressed out is that your body just wanted you to slow down and enjoy life!

It is all about choice - how am I going to choose to think about circumstances that come my way?

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The real art of living is beginning where you are. -- Martin Vanbee

I am not where I want to be with the choices I am making, but every day is a new beginning. Yesterday is gone and done with, now it is time to make new, fresh choices.

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You cannot climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts.

Two opposing viewpoints - positive or negative, healthy or unhealthy, can do or cannot do, ect.
But it makes since you cannot reach your goal if you have self-doubting or self-defeating thoughts. Both action and thought need to be going in the same direction.

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Thinking or dwelling on our past mistakes causes stress--stress no one needs.

Unless there are dire consequences of my past mistakes that are affecting something or someone today, in the present, then I just need to let it go. It happened it is in the past, it is done and over. This also goes with choice, what am I going to choose to do.

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Every life has its dark and cheerful hours. Your level of happiness comes from choosing which to remember.

I saw this on my quotable calendar and thought about how my emotional state comes from what I choose to think upon. It is really a no-brainer: think on dark depressing things and feel down, but think on good things and be uplifted. Why would I choose to dwell on the things that upset me? Sometimes it is so hard to block those thoughts out of my mind and choose to think on more positive things if I let the negative take a stronghold in my mind.

Choose happy memories today.

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If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. ~ Fred Devita

I need to remember that change comes from the challenge of reaching my goals. Perhaps this is why I am having such difficulty in reaching a particular goal, because I am not willing to make the change that challenges me.

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It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Elliot

Every day offers me choices to change what I don't like and to continue to improve what I do like. Each of these choices will change me, whether good or bad. Don't ever let go of dreams, always strive to make them happen.

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It is in your moment of decision that your destiny is shaped. ~ Tony Robbins

At first I was going to disagree with this quote, but then realized that even in circumstances beyond my control how I choose to react can make a difference in my outcome. So, there is some truth to this matter.

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In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing, ~Theodore Roosevelt

Sometimes we never really know if the choice we make in that moment of decision is the right or wrong. But doing nothing when some type of action is required should not really be an option.Except for when it comes to should I eat this chocolate cake? In this case doing nothing may be a good thing. :-)

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“Life is too short to waste your time on people who don’t respect, appreciate, and value you.”
-- Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Wow! This quote really hits me close to the heart because it is such a sad thing when it is a family member that resembles this quote.Some times those types of people just suck the life right out of you. Time for a break.

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The master has failed more times than the beginner has ever tried. ~ Stephen McCraine

Sometimes failure is necessary to be successful. Without it being a failure, how would I know what does and does not work? Failure at something means at least I tried to do it.

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If you are making mistakes, it means you are out there doing something. --Neil Gaiman

Too often we see mistakes as failure. But mistakes are just that, mistakes. Dictionary.com says about a mistake:

"A mistake, grave or trivial, is caused by bad judgment or a disregard of rule or principle"

Bad judgment, well at least you are thinking. Disregard of rule or principle, you are at least aware of what you should be doing. According to that, if you are making mistakes, then you can learn from what you did and make corrections to get things going in the right direction again.And as the quote says, at least you are doing something.

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Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. -- Jim Rohn

Boy, ain't that the truth, to believe that my life would get better by chance would mean that I have no responsibility or accountability for it getting better. It would mean if I do nothing, things would still get better. That goes against nature.

If I plant a garden and hope that I'll get a good crop by chance, I am fooling myself. That garden needs to be tended to and change needs to happen if nature is working against the planted crop. I need to weed and water it.

It is the same with my life, if I don't like the way things are going I need to make changes, not sit around and expect things to get better if I am not doing anything to change the circumstances.

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Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. -- Robert Lewis Stevenson

When we plant seeds, we need to take time and effort to care and nurture that seed in order to reap the harvest. But the idea is to not focus on the final outcome but to keep on planting. The harvest is not the end, we need to keep planting seeds.

So, if at the end of the day, I reached a particular goal, I ought not stop there but create another goal to work for. Always have something to strive toward.

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He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how. -- Friedrich Nietzche

How many times do I hear "Find your 'why'" when it comes to sticking with a plan? Almost every time I say I went off plan. Keeping that 'why', the reason why I want to accomplish something, as the centerpoint of my focus will give me the strength and motivation to get through the difficult times.

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First we make habits, then our habits make us. -- John Dryden

What are the habits I am forming? So often I do things without really paying attention to what I am doing and eventually those things will become a part of me. Is my eating and moving a habit in my life.

Most recently I am attempting to follow the Engine 2 7-Day Rescue plan but so far that has not become a habit for me. Oh well, I guess I'll keep plodding along until it does become a habit.

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The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison. -- Ann Wigmore

This is something that seems to be lost on most people, myself included. I really believe it is because we do not actually see the effects of our choices until many years later. It is like a hidden timebomb.

I need to remember this as I am reaching for that junk food that I think I just can't live without because it may actually become the junk food I cannot live with.

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If you focus on what you have left behind, you'll never be able to see what lies ahead. --Gusteau Ratatouille

Focusing on what's behind is like trying to move forward going backwards. How awkward is that!
Not being able to see where you are going is certainly an hindrance to one's journey. When I am out on a run, I often set my gaze on a point in the distance and watch that goal get closer as I move forward. Whenever I reach the one point, I set my gaze on another. Never once on my run do I focus on the scenery that I just passed (unless you count me turning around to make sure a car or critter is not coming up from behind).

What lies ahead: good health and high energy.

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The greatest gift you can give your family is a healthier you. ~ Joyce Meyer

I happen to agree with this statement. I often look at my hubby and wonder why he doesn't care enough about our daughters and I to be healthier for us. This motivates me to stay active and to eat healthy foods for most of my meals. I just need to eliminate the junk food. I want to stay active for my grandchildren so they can have good memories of me.

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Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is not found in finishing an activity, but in doing it. ~ Greg Anderson

This quote I agree and disagree with because as a runner when participating in a race, finishing that is a great joy as well as a sense of accomplishment.

But, if using this as a diet quote motivation, then, yes, focus on the journey not the final outcome. Make your time and effort getting to your goal a pleasant sense of adventure.

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better. ~Maya Angelou

Well, now, this makes sense and takes away the excuse of "I didn't know". Knowledge is power to increase your potential.

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Change your thoughts, change your world. ~Vincent Peale

I wish this were true. My worst fear has been confirmed yesterday and I cannot change it no matter what I think. Unless, of course, this is referring to the world that is only inside my head.

Changing my thoughts is only going to result in a change in my REaction to a particular event.

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I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -- Confucus

I am currently doing the Beck Diet Solution which has exercises to complete each day. It is such a drag to these but as I do them I am understand the importance of the why I need to do them each day.



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“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft

It is so hard to change it to polishing when the mindset wants to focus on it's grinding me down. The "depends on us" is attitude. What attitude am I going to have when "life happens"?

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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, I am changing myself. ~~Rumi

I think I am giving some serious thought on what this quote means. Often I listen to my husband give out "advice" on how to live a better life, but always notice he does not follow through with his own advice. I once heard a someone say that knowledge is knowing what to do, but wisdom is making application of that knowledge to your life.






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One choice at a time.

Sometimes when I start a new lifestyle change I want to jump in with both feet and attempt to make all the changes at once. This only results in frustration in not being able to stick with it. I have been on this whole food plant based journey seriously for about 3 years now. I am finding the best results when I make one choice at a time.

Making too many changes at once is harder to maintain. It all begins with choices. Make one choice at a time, focus on the short term goals and gradually that bigger picture begins to take shape and eventually all those single choices become a permanent change.

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Change before you have to. - Jack Welch

This is really something to think about. Change before you have to. Change is going to come whether I want it or not. However, I believe that I have the choice to make that change a positive one.

I am not yet in a situation where change is forced upon me. I have a choice in making change happen today.

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Big journeys begin with small steps.

I think I have heard this one so much that it is almost a cliche now and seems to have lost it impact. But, seriously, all journeys have to start at some point, no matter how small it may seem. I remember going on family vacations and getting up in the wee hours of the morning to get a start on the journey. As an eight-year old, it was an exciting time. It also meant eating in a restaurant for breakfast. (Back then eating out was a rare occasion.)

No matter, it was the start of our journey. Now, my journey is to eat healthy and step by step I am making headway toward my destination.

Onward!!!

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.

And this all depends on what choices you make each and every time. Sometimes we are in a situation where doing our best still means that we have room for improvement, but just not at this time. We need to do the best we are able to do at in a particular moment of time.

That means as me get stronger and more capable we ought not look back and think of what we did as a failure but an education. We applied the knowledge we had at the time at that specific period of time.



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You cannot expect miracles to happen overnight. Be patient, be loving and little by little the change you seek will come. -- Lean Brown

How many times do I give up doing something because I do not see immediate results? Change takes time and effort. The be patient and be loving in the above quote is so important because too often I can be too hard on myself and get discouraged and want to give up.

Little by little, the change will take place and then all of a sudden I'll see the full effect of being patient and loving myself enough not to give up and keep on seeking that change..

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If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. --Thomas Edison

Ain't that the truth. We short-change ourselves too often in what we are capable of doing because we are afraid to try to do something that is just a bit beyond our comfort zone.


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Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomfort. ~ Arnold Bennet

Ain't this the truth? Even changes that will better you don't come easily. We have to work at change. So, don't be discouraged if things seem difficult while you are getting in your groove to make changes for the better. Stick with it!

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“Little by little does the trick.” ~Aesop

Do you have this huge goal you want to achieve? Do you set out to reach it by making huge changing in your lifestyle, through diet and exercise? Then end up giving up after a few short weeks?

It could be that you are making too big of a change in order to maintain the necessary steps to reach your goal. However, if you break that goal into smaller goals you will be able to achieve that first step to your goal, then another, then another, etc.

It is the little changes that make the difference to a lasting result.

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“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~Robert J Collier

It is those little things we change that turn into the lasting results. Little by little I am changing my lifestyle.

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“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” ~William James

I read this quote and thought, "I am so screwed". My attitude sucks, not necessarily about the task at hand, but other things (or people). I really need to change my mindset and focus an the positive things instead of that which frustrates me.

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“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~Larry Elder

From my past experience, this is so true. I found that to reach that goal, I need to have a plan and then I need to make the preparation to do the steps of that plan otherwise I was just wishing for something to happen.

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“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.” ~William James

I think this one is appropriate for this time of year when all the fatty and sugary foods (read cookies, candy and other treats) are so readily available and the expectation is for us to gorge ourselves.

Our attitude of to eat or not to eat will determine our success or failure in keeping true to our goal. So stay positive and realize that you can still join in the festivities and remain true to your goal of eating healthy.

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“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.” ~Unknown

Don't let a slip keep you from stopping your plan. Don't park before you reach your destination

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“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.” ~Doug Firebaugh



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“To be happy, drop the words ‘if only’ and substitute instead the words ‘next time’.” ~Smiley Blanton

I'd change this quote to "to be successful, drop the words 'if only' and substitute instead the words 'next time'.

How many times have I messed up my plan and thought 'if only I would have done ______ (fill in the blank)?. Instead I ought to be saying, "Next time this happens, I will ________(fill in blank with a plan to succeed).

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“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ~Margaret Thatcher



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“Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” ~George Bernard Shaw

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“Willpower can produce short-term change, but it creates constant internal stress because you haven’t dealt with the root cause.” ~Rick Warren

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Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. --Carol Burnett

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"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." --Tony Robbins

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If you fail to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~ attributed to Benjamin Franklin

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The gospel truth!

"Optimism is an act of bravery."

"Choices, not sacrifices."


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"We just eat too damn much" ~ Governor Tommy Thompson (R-Wis), U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Today, NBC, 2004

Well, ain't that the truth.

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