Monday, August 18, 2008


i received this today in my email box a work and i just wanted to share it with you all. as you read this i am sure you will find that you may have had this fear. i know i have a fear of speaking in public, this is something that i have been working on for the last few years with my voluntary work with Relay For Life with ACS. then there is always the fear of the weigh in's everyweek for ww. i know that this should be a cake walk by now since i have been doing ww since 12/07/2006, but each week i fear what the scale will say.
Little Miracle


Fear is a killer of dreams. Fear is the primary reason for failure. Fear corrodes the container. Fear short-circuits our immune system. Fear begets financial cholesterol. Fear has many siblings: worry, anger, resentment, ego, and narcissism. In fact, anything opposite of love has fear as its father. We fear and worry about things that never happen but we keep fearing and worrying anyway. Mark Twain penned these prophetic words, “The things I worried about seldom came about.” Some fear meeting strangers. Some fear attending an event as a solitary stranger. Some have a fear of speaking to an audience. We fear almost every situation that would contribute to our journey to bountiful, both personally and professionally. Fear is a learned response. Any learned response can be unlearned. William James so insight fully wrote, “We must become dis-inhibited.” Fear shackles us to our penury. Be a prisoner of hope not a prisoner of fear.

Hesitation is a form of fear. I read the following by George W. Dudley, on a tall cup of Starbucks regular, in Phoenix, Arizona three years ago:

The hesitation to initiate contact with prospective buyers on a consistent daily basis is responsible for the failure of more competent, motivated, capable salespeople that any other factor. Nothing else even comes close.

The Marketing Director for Merrill Lynch in La Jolla, California addressed his fears with the following:

Each Day

Begin each day with a cup of coffee, a pen, pad and a question:

What brave things will I do today to increase my income?

Next Monday I will share a few very poignant, fear removing quotes from some mental giants.

From the Little Miracles books
By Mel Kaufmann


2~english muffin with jelly
4~chicken cabbage salad
2~fiber one bar

44 of 48 oz

Sunday, August 17, 2008

a weekend recap!

tired to eat within my points but failed again but at least when i weighed this morning i was the same weight as last monday. i am not sure why i am struggling again. what's up with not being able to really stick with the program why do i eat more then i should or eat what i really shouldn't be eating. i know i can do it but i am just not able to stay focused on what i need to do to get where i need to be. so what's my problem? why am i doing this to myself? i just hope that going to the doctor this next week will give me a boost and really make me strive to get to my goal weight.

okay so i am done for the moment.

hope you all had a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

it's a hump day baby!!

it's a wednesday alright and i am so ready to go home after i go to the store (which i am NOT buying any ice cream) to get a few things to go with dinner tonight. i am doing pork steaks, mashed potato's, peaches, cottage cheese and maybe a nice bakery bread to round it out. i am so looking forward to water aerobics tonight it has been a hot day today and tomorrow we are to hit 100 (thank goodness i work in a nice cool office).

2~english muffin w/ butter
(i only eat about 1/2 my breakfast though i got full weird)
2~fiber one bar
4~smart one (frozen dinner)
1~pop corn
1~mini mounds bar

48 of 48oz :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

i am back!

i took a week off from blogging. i had ww weigh in last night and it went okay i did not gain but i did not loose either i stayed the same. i am totally happy with that since i did not track my points this last week and i ate way to much ice cream. so i am back blogging and tracking i need to be at 70 pounds lost by the 22nd of august. i have my yearly doctor's appointment and i am hoping he will remove me from some of my pills that i take each day.

hope you all have a great week.

2~english muffin w/jelly
3~veggie corn dog
1~100 cal popcorn
8~corn bread trukey country gravy
0~hot chocolate

Monday, August 4, 2008

i am so happy!!

so my weigh in tonight went great i lost 4 pounds yes that's right 4 pounds. i am still on cloud nine that i lost that much but it makes up for the 4.6 gain last week. so i am going to keep up the good work to have another great weigh in next monday.
I thought that this would inspire you this week.

The Olympics are upon us. What can we learn from the Olympics that will impact the lives of us who live and work on Main Street? We can learn that life is a journey to our longings. It is not always as we plan. Failures are as much a part of our success as our successes. Winston Churchill was overheard saying, “Success is going from failure to failure without losing our enthusiasm.”

We can also learn to reach beyond our grasp. Go beyond the impossible. The impossible just takes a little longer. John Madden so insight fully wrote, “If Fred Biletnikoff had lived up to his potential he would not become a Raider.” On May 6, 1954 in Vancouver, BC, Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. He did the impossible. Only two months later in Australia John Landy broke Roger’s record. John added another impossible to an impossible. Dick Fosbury broke tradition by winning the high jump in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City by jumping over the bar backwards and he broke the world record with his Fosbury flop in the process. The judges tried to disqualify him but could find no broken rules. So success is not a destination, it is an expedition; a well-structured journey. Robert Frost, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century wrote, “The road diverged into the wood. I took the one less traveled.

Little Miracle

Don’t go for the Bronze

No coach shouts at an athlete who is trying out for the Olympics, “Go for the bronze!” If an athlete goes for the gold, why not you? If you use the Little Miracles occasionally or if you allow the Little Miracles to gather dust, you won’t even get a copper. You won’t even get a nickel. You won’t even get a wooden nickel. Why not use the Little Miracles at every opportunity for the rest of your professional journey? The principles are generic. They cut across all commercial pursuits. Whether you are a butcher, a baker, or a candlestick maker, they apply. The Little Miracles are like a searing knife through arctic blubber; easy and effortless. I am amazed that everyone isn’t utilizing the Little Miracles every day. This is the thirteenth Little Miracle. Why not review them and execute them before the sun sets on today? If you would like a copy of the previous twelve Little Miracles, I am only an e-mail away.

Your gold is waiting

From the Little Miracles books
By Mel Kaufmann
I hope that you all go for the Gold this week.