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I am trying very hard to keep the weight off now. I am at plateau again but I am not disgusted or giving up. I will achieve my drem and look good and feel better soon. I LOVE ME!


A Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...
A new twist on an old concept...
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A Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers...

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar & proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Member Since: 8/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 22,565

My Goals:
I need to get in touch with myself and learn to take care of myself as well I take care of everyone else. I WILL LEARN TO LOVE ME!!!!!!!

My Program:
I am doing low impact exercises and walking along with my great Sparks nutrtion guides. One goal at a time, one day at a time.................

Personal Information:
My name is Candy. I live in Kentucky. I am a mother of two wonderful boys ages 16 and 5. I am getting married later this year to the love of my life.I have been facing lots of health issues over the last 4 years and I am fighting hard each and everyday to overcome them.

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I love funny movies and any and every Sandra Bullock and Matthew Mc film. They are both so funny and REAL!

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    Hi Candy!

    Funny thing, I thought of you this morning when I realized I woke up with an eye infection. Coincidence? Make room for one more in the eye infection club! lol

    Hope you have a GREAT day. :)

    4706 days ago
    Welcome to SP Class Team!
    4707 days ago
    CandyAnn, welcome to the Acid Reflux support group. I see you are looking for motivation. Take things slowly and try to set just one small goal that is attainable in one week, like smile at yourself in the mirror every morning. There is also a team that does one day challenges that keeps you focused on one thing a day and it is fun. Good Luck! CMY (Carol)
    4716 days ago
    Hi there and thanks for adding me as a friend.
    Welcome to SP. It is a great site with lots of resources and support. Good luck with your journey.
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    Comment edited on: 8/25/2008 7:15:41 PM
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