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MISSJANE55 SparkPoints: (42,188)
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10/16/13 6:44 P

this is a beautiful post, thank you everyone.

TAKINGBACKLIFE SparkPoints: (55,389)
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10/8/13 8:37 P

I am begining my rainbow. Great idea with shortening the stick. I think that has been an issue with me over the years. I would have that stick way too long...

Congrats to you for getting to the end of your rainbows. emoticon

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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10/8/13 8:10 P

The only way to begin a new rainbow is to end the last one. Life is a wondrous journey of many rainbows with pots of gold waiting. Pots of gold come from within, always, through achievement, not through wishful thinking. No one but the individual pilgrim knows the true worth or the wealth that awaits the fulfillment of a rainbow journey.

"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau
SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,254)
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10/8/13 6:37 P

I do think that many set the carrot too far ahead and I do agree that can be discouraging. I like to have some short term goals, and things to look forward to, but I also try to take time to enjoy each day while I'm working on the goal, or waiting for the great event in the future. Life is short and all we really know we have for sure is the moment that we are in.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
10/8/13 6:00 P

I believe it's never the end of a rainbow........it's the beginning of a new rainbow. A new journey......to new places...to learning about the new part of this journey...the new way of living...working out...continuing on.........Remember a rainbow is God's love for you........

Terri
JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (269,264)
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10/8/13 5:38 P

emoticon The end of the rainbow is beautiful, isn't it? emoticon

Janie Garcia Moreno

"WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE"

"PRAYER CHANGES THINGS"

"NEVER PUT A QUESTION MARK WHERE GOD HAS PUT A PERIOD!"

"WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE AND BELIEVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE!"
LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (16,971)
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10/8/13 4:57 P

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You're never too old to do goofy stuff.
-Ward Cleaver ("Leave It to Beaver")
PATTIJOHNSON Posts: 2,075
10/8/13 4:38 P

There are always new challenges and ways of doing things. You may be at the peak of fitness, so now the challenge is finding new and interesting ways of maintaining, as you say. As well, maybe you would make a great coach to others!

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Keep a sense of humor. Remember, laughing burns calories too!

Laugh until it hurts! It's one of the few things in life that's still free!!

Any effort is better than no effort!
KKKAREN SparkPoints: (223,887)
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10/8/13 8:44 A

Congrats KJ on reaching the end of the rainbow and good luck on the continuing journey of maintenance. I haven't succeeded in maintenance myself yet, last time I tried I failed miserably. That doesn't mean I won't keep trying next time I get to the end of the rainbow.

Karen
SHERYLDS Posts: 12,700
10/8/13 7:01 A

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
~Fredrick Koeing

“After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
~Nelson Mandela

Here's to finding a bit of Man of La Mancha in all of us

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 start wt. 231
KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
10/8/13 6:15 A

Thanks! The end of the rainbow is yet another beginning of a journey. Maintenance is harder than we think.

USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
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AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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10/8/13 12:41 A

We get to declare our own pot of gold? Sweet!

I am a bit stuck right now too, but I'm not yet at the point where I can give up...er...declare it the end of the rainbow.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-chá, merengue, reggaetón.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzón, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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10/7/13 11:40 P

KJFITNESSDUDE: I would say the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is your peace of mind!

"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau
EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
10/7/13 11:10 P

Congratulations on having arrived at the end of the rainbow.

You are the decider of where that is, not some goal made in the past. Good job on coming to that realization.

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Moving in new directions.
BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (106,117)
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10/7/13 9:30 A

Yes you are wise my friend, staying where you are is the trick. Let me know if you have any tips.

Congrats on getting to the end of the rainbow.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
10/7/13 9:28 A

Like many others I have been on this healthy journey trip for a long time and always with the carrot set way too far ahead never to be reached. So I decided to make the stick shorter and in turn I discovered I just may be at the end of the rainbow and probably have been here for a while now.....huh.
It's STAYING here that the challenge now, wish me luck and good counting!
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USING SP TO HELP YOU KEEP TRACK OF WEIGHT LOSs, CALORIE INTAKE AND EXERCISE "IS" THE SHORTCUT!!!!!!
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