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rohvannyn posted:
This is for the in drawn, life giving breath of inspiration. It is a place for quotes and ideas and advice that keep you (and me) going. It is a repository, a savings bank, of positive ideas for those low points when absolutely nothing goes right.

Any who wander in are welcome to contribute.
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rohvannyn responded:
Feed your body with nourishing food, your mind with nourshing ideas. Don't get the two confused.
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
10. Weight Loss Is Not the Most Important GoalWeight loss is the reason many people exercise in the first place. But it's certainly not the sole benefit of an exercise program.
Bryant says the long-term goal of weight loss is sold too heavily to people starting fitness programs, and that can be discouraging. People have trouble sticking with something if they don't see results quickly.
"Really, they should think about the level of functioning in the activities of daily living," says Bryant. "That can serve as the motivation to keep them coming back for more."
So whatever weight loss goal you have when starting a fitness program, don't make it your only goal. Strive to feel better, to have more energy, to be less stressed. Notice the small things that exercise does for you quickly, rather than getting hung up on the narrow goal of the number on a scale.
"With a goal of losing weight and enhancing health, exercise has to become a part of a person's life, not an afterthought," Astorino says.
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
  • "My strength lies solely in my tenacity".
-Louis Pasteur
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
  • "My strength lies solely in my tenacity".

-Louis Pasteur
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. -Ehrmann
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:

turn negatives into positives: Crone of Indoor
You're right. If your life is generally good, you have friends, and your health is not in danger at the moment, it is hard
to embrace a NEGATIVE as a value. Just the idea of LOSING weight, eating LESS, and NOT eating things you like is an
unpleasant turn-off. If you can manage to put your goals into POSITIVE terms, say of how much more energy you will have and
the attractive styles of clothes you will be able to wear once again, as well as the sense of self-esteem and power you will
have as you succed in disciplining your eating lifestyle, that could become your positive motivation.
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
" Life isn't about finding yourself.
Life is about creating yourself."

Author Unknown
 
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rohvannyn responded:
An awesome article about creating a cookie jar of affirmations!

http://blogs.webmd.com/pamela-peeke-md/2012/12/go-ahead-and-reach-right-into-this-cookie-jar.html
 
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rohvannyn responded:
It's a general moral principle that the more power you have over someone, the greater your duty is to use that power benevolently. Well, who is the one person in the world you have the greatest power over? It's your future self. You hold that life in your hands, and what it will be depends on how you care for it.

Rick Hanson
American Author of 'Buddha's Brain'
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
By TotallyWiggedOut, about weight loss, but it's true for a lot of things:

The two things I want you to remeber...
NOW is the time to start
NOW doesn't last forever

It's just a moment in time, right? But it's what we DO with that moment that could be the pivotal point on which our entire future is built.
You want to be strong and you want to be healthy. That takes time. It took almost your entire life to create this comfortable, fluffy body you live in. It'll take some time to rebuild and remold it into something better, healthier, stronger, fitter.... and ultimately happier. Give yourself the time it takes. No matter how long it takes. You aren't running a race. But it is something you CAN win. But only IF you keep at it.
 
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rohvannyn responded:
By DfromSpencer on the Relationships and Coping board:

One thing for sure, you do have an avoidant personality, huh? That can be dealt with, also! You even avoid loving yourself, why is that, if I may ask? When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see a human being, or something else??? I'm just being curious here, I don't mean to meddle. I find it amazing that, anyone could look in the mirror, and NOT like who is looking back??? Could you enlighten me on that, please?

One thing I know for sure, about you, is that, YOU are a very smart, intelligent, thoughtful, caring individual. You have empathy pouring out of you, why not use some of that, on yourself??? Its ok to love yourself, you are not being selfish, you know?!

A little ADD? Hells Bells, we all have a little ADD!!! There may be times when i'm reading something on the internet, and an ad for sun tan lotion comes on, and there is a lady in a bikini, you think I won't tear my eyes away, and stare at the ad??? If the model is super hot, I may completely forget what it was I was doing prior to seeing that ad? LOL!!! I may laugh, but its true! Is there anyone that can say that isn't true for them, also? I don't think so?

Each time I read one of your posts, I find it well written, and very explanatory! There certainly is nothing wrong with your brain!!! I would love to be in the same room with you, and have a stimulating conversation!!! I bet you could hold everyone's attention, that's for sure?!!!

Keep going with that self talk. Every time you start to think negative thoughts, think of some thing you like to do, and how you accomplished it? Be proud of what you are, who you are! YOU are a HUMAN BEING!!! Deserving of love, friendship, fun, every single thing every one of us deserve!!! Remember that! Then use that self talk, I know you can do it!!! You have the right mind set to accomplish any single thing you want to!!!

Now get going!!! Loafer! Get up, stand up straight, march out into this world, and demand your share!!!
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
Old post from me.

I just had a realization today and I hope it's useful to others.

I was taking a little one mile walk for my lunch half-hour, and I was feeling the sun and the wind and my legs carrying me along. I realized at that moment that I had never loved my body before and why not? Because it was ugly. Because it didn't do what I wanted. Then I realized that my poor, dear body had been doing its best with what I was giving it, not understanding the circumstances, and having no way to tell me what it needed besides with aches and pains and added weight. Every lump, bulge, hard place, and soft place a testement to my life's journey. Now that I am making friends with my body I notice that it seems to joyfully help me along, but I have to listen to what it really needs.

I imagine a conversation with my body. It wonders why I keep feeding it when it's not really hungry, it faithfully stores the food I give it in case of famine or a long journey. Dutifully it tries to rebuild itself with insufficient nutrients, it asks for more food in hopes that it can get what it needs, and what does it get? more junk. So it does what it can, it asks for more rest because it's not able to continue with such poor quality fuel.

But then it's passenger gets an idea! Better fuel! More nutrients! My body can finally start doing it's job properly with good materials. Realizing this today, I started loving my body because it's doing it's best with what I give it. It carries me along and gives me a home, and even all my bulges and bumps show where my body is trying to protect me against potential famine. I love my legs, stocky and strong from a lifetime of walking. I love my teeth, poor and crooked as they are, as they still chew up my food despite lots of sugar abuse. It goes on and on, as my body and I learn to finally work together.
 
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rohvannyn replied to rohvannyn's response:
Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy. ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
 
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jis4judy replied to rohvannyn's response:
Love this one too Roh
Hugs Judy


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