Monday, October 12, 2009

Creed To Live by - Author Unknown

One of my favorite "newsletters" comes from Dotties Weight Loss Zone. In this week's newsletter she had a creed that she shared and I really felt the need to share it here. Oddly enough part of the 'creed' is the name of my blog..... "One Day At A Time".

I just really wanted to share this because sometimes, in the course of life, we could use a little inspiration..... especially when we're struggling with our self worth & weight issues.

A Creed to Live By

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important.
Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
For without them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life ONE DAY AT A TIME you live all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks.
It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it is impossible to find.
The quickest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams.
To be without dreams is to be without hope.
To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you have been,
but also where you are going.


~~author Unknown

Had I not lived my life by this Creed since my battles with cancer... I know I wouldn't be nearly as happy, healthy & full of life as I am. I'm successful in my "battle of the bulge" because of it... I'm finally successful in my battle to find "true love" because of it & I'm successful in my life in general as a parent & person because of it. I'm NOT perfect... but I'm not afraid to say so... I'm not afraid to try... I'm not afraid to LIVE!

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Who Else Helps me get healthy?
These are just a few of the people online that inspire me....

1. Weight Loss With The Fabulous Fatties
Check out the Fab Fatties

2. Joe Gigantino - Fitness Trainer
This is the guy that really set me on the path to physical fitness
Joe Gigantino

3. HK Weighs In


5.Get Fit After 40

5.Green Lite Bites

6.Sean Anderson the formerly 500lb man!
Diary of A Winning Loser
Sean Anderson

*Note I am not affiliated nor endorsed by Weight Watchers® at all, in any way. I highly recommend their program and cannot say enough GOOD about it, but I also have decided that they were my "stepping stone" to making a change in my lifestyle. Any mention of Weight Watchers®, their program or their term of "points®" does not mean they have approved, seen, or endorsed anything on my blogs.

Also, if at any time Points® are mentioned it is always with the assumption that you will analyze the recipes, foods, ingredients and figure the points out specifically for your consumption of any product, as ingredients may vary by brand, size, etc.


  1. Great post! And I am cutting and pasting that Creed - love it!

  2. Feel free to share! It truly is an inspirational post & I did the same.... cut & pasted it to share with all those I can!