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"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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“Flatter me, & I may not believe you.
Criticize me, & I may not like you.
Ignore me, & I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, & I may not forget you.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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Howdy ya’ll! Thanks for stopping ...
"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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“Flatter me, & I may not believe you.
Criticize me, & I may not like you.
Ignore me, & I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, & I may not forget you.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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Howdy ya’ll! Thanks for stopping by my page; I hope it helps you learn a little more about me. Please stay awhile & visit often.

Fell free to add me as a Friend, I enjoy meeting new people and am always here to encourage and support others. If you find yourself on my friends list it is because you are actually a friend of mine, your story is inspiring and/or motivates me, or I’m just nosey and want to see how you progress through your journey to a healthier you!

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I’m Patricia . . . from a small town in Northeast Texas.

I am making a commitment to myself to better my healthy because I am tired of being out of shape and I deserve better! I have always been the self-conscious person, always wondering who was staring at me and why? How fat did I look in a certain outfit, etc. I am 41 years old and can honestly say I have never felt “beautiful”.

It’s time for that to change! It’s time to for me to take time for ME and become the person on the outside that I want to become!

It’s time for changes in my life; I want to be healthier and happier! I want to set an example for others around me that living a healthy and happy life can bring joy to you; along with inner peace.

In my spare time I love photography, collecting cookbooks and recipes, and spending time at the barn! I even dabble in scrapbooking when I get the chance. Yes, all the horses on my SparkPage and in my photo album I own or have owned in the past.

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Motivation for Weight Loss
Author: unknown

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

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NOTE: I love motivational quotes! Please feel free to share YOUR favorite with me!

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“Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in;
Forget them as soon as you can. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison

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"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw

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"This is where lives are made, in these moments. . . when you chose whether or not to say I can or I can't” ~ Jillian Michaels

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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is great! Horses make it BETTER!

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Cowgirl Up ~ Never Give Up ~ Even though you've been bucked, kicked, bit & stomped!
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Member Since: 5/21/2007

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My Goals:
I am 5'1 & hope to enter maintenance at 120 and maintain 115-125!

I want to:
♥ Live a healthy life style
♥ Learn more about nutrition & fitness
♥ Ride my horse more
♥ Work out 4-6 days a week
♥ Feel confident!
♥ Stay Motivated!

Weight Loss Goals / Rewards:
(rewards yet to be decided)

♦ 5 lbs gone:
♦ 10 lbs gone:
♦ 15 lbs gone:
♦ 20 lbs gone:

My Program:
Cardio 5-6 days a week, at least 30 - 60 minutes each session.

As always still need to add some strength training and get better control of my eating.

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I love horses, I also collect recipes and cookbooks! I even scrapbook when I get a chance!

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Wooo Hooo!! I became a SparkPeople Motivator on 09/16/08!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for me!!
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Motivational Quotes:

“If I am not for myself, who will be?” ~ Pirke Avoth
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"It doesn't matter what someone else thinks, believes or does but it does matter what you think, believe and do - stop listening to the critics and start believing in YOU!" ~ Kimerly Adamson
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"Life is managed; it is not cured." Learn to take charge of your life and hold on. This is a long ride, and you are the driver every single day." ~ Dr. Phil McGraw
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"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." ~ Miss Piggy

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VELVETLADY1950
7/24/2014 4:32:42 PM

Sometimes we think we need a good kick in the behind emoticon and what we really need is to change habits. emoticon I am learning and Sparking emoticon my way to success. emoticon

Lets get this done. Can't wait to be in one digit cloths..
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SHARON10002
7/11/2014 12:17:08 AM

Happy Friday !!
♥ .•*´¨ ) ..•*¨) -:¦:-Just dropping by to say Hi and
(. ;.•.♥ A sprinkling of special wishes especially for you ♥.•*¨)
♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-Hope your week is ending on a high note.
♥ .•*´¨ ) .Get out of bed and put your I Can Do It Attitude on!•*¨) -:¦:-
♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-Make some time today just for you to restore balance
(. ;.•.♥ and remember that you are so loved by all.♥.•*¨)
♥.•*¨-:¦:-. ;.•.♥ -:¦:-Finally, don't let all the little buggers get you down!
-:¦:- Thanks for dropping by my page; I love your visits...
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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/9/2014 10:26:11 AM

Patricia, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


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S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


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5/30/2014 12:15:12 PM

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Let us remember that Memorial Day is a day to honor those who have died defending our Freedom and Democracy. Please say a prayer for their Families. Let us also remember those who still serve and pray for them and their Families as well. God Bless America, God Bless our Military and their Families and May God Bless you and your Family always.

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