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Thought for the Day--May 17, 2011: Start Where You Are Right Now and Never Forget Where You Were

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. --Arthur Ashe If you are getting down on yourself because of your weight, STOP it right now. It's not productive and, in the long run, will likely sabotage your weight-loss and healthy life-style plan. Your weight has little to do with what's between your ears and in your heart. Your weight is what it is, nothing more. Never mind what other people and Madison Avenue say about what someone should weigh. Just vow to start where you are now, without negative judgments about your weight. So begin your plan (whatever it is) with a good attitude and good feelings about yourself. Don't begin it as an angry person about to kill bear. Instead, take stock of what's right in your life by making a list of your blessings: children, spouse, career, friends, etc. You see, in the past, I would "go on a diet" with negative feelings, gritted teeth, and a lot of anger at myself, always the same question

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