Carmelita's Denouement
Journey of a Well Worn Fat Suit

VSG quotes n jus sayins


 "Those that say it can’t be done should get out of the way of those doing it" Chinese Proverb

TWO WOLVES: a cherokee tale (relate this story to your weight loss journey)

A Grandfather from the Cherokee Nation was talking with his grandson.

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves."

"One wolf is evil and ugly: He is anger, envy, war, greed, self-pity, sorrow, regret, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride,superiority, selfishness and arrogance."

"The other wolf is beautiful and good: He is friendly, joyful, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, justice, fairness, empathy, generosity, true, compassion, gratitude, and deep vision."

"This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other human as well."

The grandson paused in deep reflection because of what his grandfather had just said. Then he
finally cried out; "Oyee! Grandfather, which wolf will win?"

The elder Cherokee replied,
"The wolf that you feed"


Autobiography in Five Short Chapters
By Portia Nelson

Chapter One
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I fall in.
I am lost .... I am helpless.
It isn't my fault.
It takes forever to find a way out.

Chapter Two
I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I pretend that I don't see it.
I fall in again.
I can't believe I am in this same place.
It isn't my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.
Chapter Three
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I see it is there.
I still fall in ... it's a habit ... but, my eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.
Chapter Four
I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.
I walk around it.

Chapter Five
I walk down another street.


This too shall pass

Its a Marathon, not a sprint

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"..einstein

Excuses are just reasons for doing the same thing...joyce meyers

What you think of me is none of my business...T. Cole Whittaker

My ambition is handicapped by laziness.....Charles Bukowski

Eating crappy food is not a reward  its a punishment....comedian Drew Carey

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - C. S. Lewis

You are a success when you feel good about what you are doing.

"The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. Richard Sheridan 

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something,  you accept no excuses; only results.”  ?

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us. 
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Dr. Joyce Brothers

Like driving a car...Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.

I am unlimited.
I take responsibility for my life.
My every action is a conscious choice.
I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on.
I keep focus, and persevere.  ....Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
which tempt you to believe that your critics are right.
To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. ... Ralph Waldo Emerson

From the Movie Benjamin Button: Benjamin Button: [Voice over; letter to his daughter]

"For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want.

You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it.
I hope you make the best of it.

And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. 

I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again"





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