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Gentleness and Time

I saw this quote today and it shocked me at how BAD I am at this: It reads: When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time. Saint Francis de Sales Whenever things have gotten harder in my weight loss journey, I have attacked things [...]

Everybody Here Is A Friend of Mine

Usually when I have a migraine, I hide in a dark room, hoping to sleep it off, but last month, we were traveling to see family and I couldn’t hide. I took my two naproxen sodium pills and the pain lulled to a dull thud. Mike was going to drive and we stopped to get [...]

Contraints of the Space-Time Continuum

Just yesterday, I was talking about how I need to live in The Here and Now. Then this gorgeous quote from Hank Green shows up in my feed. It reads: I live in the present due to the constraints of the Space-Time Continuum. It’s true. We MUST live in the present. We can’t do anything [...]

The Here and Now

I saw this quote today and it helped me be happier with living in the now. It reads: The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need. Ann Richards I have a hard time living in the now. I am always thinking about the future or [...]

Fail Thrice

I saw this quote and it made me feel better about my weight loss failures. It reads: Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice. Minna Thomas Antrim I’ve been really beating myself up lately about the fact that it took me TEN years to get my butt to [...]

Nothing Is Easy to the Unwilling

I found a quote yesterday that explained the last decade of suffering to me quite nicely. It reads: Nothing is easy to the unwilling. Nikki Giovanni I thought I was willing. I wrote down EVERY bite of food that went into my mouth, all 7000 calories each day. I went to Weight Watchers EVERY week, [...]

Somebody There, Standing in the Gap

I saw this quote yesterday and it told me EXACTLY what I needed to hear. It reads: Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. Oprah Winfrey Weight loss and conquering overeating is impossible to do alone. I keep letting my [...]

Mistakes Show Us What Needs Improving

I love this quote from Peter McWilliams: It reads: Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on? Peter McWilliams That quote is from a book called, Life 101. It was a life-changing book for me and definitely worth the read. You can read it [...]

There Is Help for Relapse

This postcard from PostSecret made me so sad for the person who sent it in. It reads: I can’t bear to tell my family I relapsed so instead I quietly suffer… alone. I wouldn’t have thought this was about an eating disorder until I saw the “food+body wisdom” circle pasted in the middle. After a [...]

You Must Learn from the Mistakes of Others

I saw this quote today and I agreed with it wholeheartedly: It reads: You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. Sam Levenson If you are thinking that Overeater’s Anonymous can’t possibly work for you, DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I DID!! I suffered [...]

It Takes 21 Days – LIARS!

I saw this image on Pinterest today and it kind of pissed me off… It reads: It takes 21 days. 21 days of healthy eating and working out and it will become a habit. All I could think when I saw this was: LIARS!! I have been eating healthy and moderately working out every day [...]

Congratulations to Kelly Osbourne

Back in 2010, Kelly Osbourne lost a lot of weight. She was even featured on Shape Magazine back then. She deserves major kudos because she has kept that weight off for four years, which is UNHEARD of. Here she is at the Classic Rock Awards, supporting her father. Whenever I see a celebrity lose weight [...]

A Bright Future for Man

This quote reminded me of how I used to think. It reads: I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B. White I grew up watching The Jetsons and Disney’s [...]

Mini Rosary Bracelet

My beloved rosary broke a few weeks ago, spewing beads everywhere. I’ve talked before about how I use it for weight loss meditation and it has been so helpful to me. How To Use A Rosary for OA Meditations I gathered the beads that I could and made this mini rosary bracelet. So much of [...]

Better to Look Weak And Be Strong

Sometimes things I write come back to smack me in the face. This quote was taken from a fiction blog I write called, Merriton. It reads: Better to look weak and be strong than to look strong and be weak. Laura Moncur Every time I start exercising again, it spirals out of control and I [...]

Wise Men Talk

I saw this quote today and it made me think: It reads: Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato So much of my talking is because I have to say something instead of having something to say. I like to think that I’m providing a [...]

The Second Wave of Fitness Bands

Microsoft just announced their Microsoft Band, which, like the Fitbit isn’t a watch replacement, just an activity tracker. After seeing all that Apple promised on their Apple Watch, the only reason that I can see someone buy this is if they use a non-Apple phone and want some sort of fitness tracker that isn’t Fitbit. [...]

How I Feel About Soda Tax

I saw this video yesterday and it kind of riled me up. I don’t think soda should be taxed. I also don’t think cigarettes should be taxed. It’s hard to stop drinking sugary drinks. It’s hard to quit smoking. But I don’t want the government sticking its nose in my business. I KNOW huge corporations [...]

A Smile Increases Your Face Value

Oh, Animal Crossing… I get the BEST advice from you: It reads: A smile increases your face value. Isn’t it true. When I’m walking around with a big, goofy smile on my face, every person I pass smiles back at me, which makes me even happier and makes my goofy smile even BIGGER! Image via: [...]

Food Avoidance

Food is everywhere. All over my FaceBook and Pinterest boards. I can’t seem to avoid it. But that is EXACTLY what I need to do. I saw this quote today and it really reminded just how great Jennifer Hudson is: Avoidance is a great tool to get away from food in my face all day [...]

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