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    Laura Dion-Jones

    man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with 

    man is what he makes himself.

    Graham Bell

    Bonnie Boudreaux, or for you guys, Mr. Bubba Boudreaux, was driving
    down the street all in a sweat because she/he had an important
    Holiday party to attend, absolutely nothing in her/his cramped closet
    that fit, and was having no luck finding an appropriate outfit that
    would accommodate her/his ever-burgeoning body.
    up toward Heaven, she/he said, “Lord, take pity on me. If you
    find me a wonderful outfit that fits me and makes me look gorgeous, I
    will go to Mass every Sunday for the rest of my life (or temple every
    High Holiday and Shabbat), start walking each and every single day,
    and give up eating white, starchy, sugary carbs forever.”
    a stunning, well-fitting dress suit appeared in the very next shop
    she/he went into.
    Boudreaux looked Heavenward again and said, “Never mind, Lord.
    I just found one.”

    many of us live our lives like this – making deals, praying for
    a pass, never managing to start that all-important, save-your-life
    diet until it’s too late? 

    think we’ll always manage to skate by, the whole while staying
    heavier than we know is right and damaging our heart, organs, limbs,
    ego, psyche, and the rest of our body by hauling around that weighty,
    excess poundage. All because we insist on eating the wrong foods,
    claim we simply cannot give up white starch and sugar carbs, and are
    just too dang lazy to exercise daily.
    Holidays are breathing down your neck as we speak. What are you
    waiting for, New Year’s Day? By then, it’ll be too late.
    Your weight could balloon up another 10 pounds between now and then.
    Why put yourself through that?
    Christmas, Chanukah, and New Year’s Eve, how about cutting the
    amount of scrumptious stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, buttery
    smashed potatoes, crusty bread and sweeter-than-sugar desserts that
    you normally eat – in half? Better yet – cut back your portions
    to just a whopping-good taste of these things. You’re not gonna
    die, and as a bonus, you won’t feel over-stuffed and in a carb
    coma like you usually are at these gatherings.

    this as your cue to begin moving in a new, healthier direction for
    the New Year.
    by all means – get everyone up from the Holiday table between
    dinner and dessert and go for a nice, brisk walk. Before dessert!
    hell with the dishes for right now. 

    the hostess Laura said so. 

    go out and make something of yourself – “Commit To Get
    Fit with Laura,” and learn how to make yourself into a new,
    improved, healthier version of you for 2013. 

    Holidays, Y’all!
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    Elgin’s beloved BocaJump online venue is going on hiatus as of
    January 1, 2013, so please sign up for my new motivational weight
    loss and wellness blog by visiting my new website, www.commit-fit.com
    and signing up for my incredible “Holiday Eating Survival Tips”
    free download. You’ll automatically be included on my new blog
    post list.
    IMPORTANT: If you know of any corporation, organization, company or
    group that is interested in having me come and present my wonderful
    “Commit To Get Fit” motivational weight loss and wellness
    programs in 2013, I guarantee I’ll put on a highly effective
    presentation tailored specifically for you. Contact info below:
    Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health
    Activist, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness
    Coach, Radio Show Host, motivational & lifestyle writer &
    Through Laura’s highly successful Commit To Get Fit/Elgin’s
    Biggest Loser motivational weight loss and wellness program, Laura
    helped motivate over 182 Elgin area residents to lose 1800 pounds in
    a little over 18 months.
    hoping you’ll be next.
    Laura is available for speaking engagements, individual coaching, and
    corporate wellness programs.
    for further details.
    Blog: Sign up through my website at www.commit-fit.com
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    We’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to comment on
    what I wrote here or in any of my previous motivational
    articles/blogs by sending an email to laura@commit-fit.com
    As with any new diet and fitness plan, be sure to check with your
    physician before you begin.