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My name is Belinda and I`m married with 4 kids. I`m 40 pounds over weight and I live in myrtle beach sc.
My daughter died almost 3 years ago and it has been very hard I also quit smoking at the same time.I have been on sparks like a diet on again off again.I am trying to get myself back on track hopefully 2014 will be the year.

Heres a couple things on here I read that I love:

Do you see possibilities or problems?

It's been said that some of the ...
My name is Belinda and I`m married with 4 kids. I`m 40 pounds over weight and I live in myrtle beach sc.
My daughter died almost 3 years ago and it has been very hard I also quit smoking at the same time.I have been on sparks like a diet on again off again.I am trying to get myself back on track hopefully 2014 will be the year.

Heres a couple things on here I read that I love:

Do you see possibilities or problems?

It's been said that some of the smartest people around would make lousy entrepreneurs. How can that be? The fact is, some people are so smart they can easily see all of the problems, roadblocks, and snafus that they'll need to overcome to succeed. They can think of all kinds of reasons why their idea won't work. This knowledge can overwhelm any thoughts of possibilities or dreams. When you think of your goals, do you focus on the positives of making it happen, or the negatives of potential barriers? To reach your goals, you gotta really want them. More importantly, you gotta really believe that you can do it. Think more about why you CAN make it happen instead of why you can't. No more excuses.

Becoming the person you want to be

Take a look at your priorities and your goals. Where did they come from? Are they the products of soul-searching, self-analysis, and careful planning? Or are they a reaction to pressures from other people? Did you find them within yourself or within the pages of a magazine? The answers to these questions are important because they tell you if the person you're becoming is someone you want to be. Here's another way to look at a goal: do you want it, or do you just think you should want it? It's not easy to follow your own direction in life. But it's more possible than you may think. Question everything. Every priority in your life needs to justify why it's there. If you can't come up with a good reason that actually comes from YOU, maybe it doesn't belong.

some of the quotes I like:

Those who believe they can do something are probably right – and so are those who believe they can’t.”

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who really make it in this world are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, they make them.”

The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.”

“You get credit for what you finish, not what you start.”

Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.”

“It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.”

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.”

Finding fault with everything you see

We all know people who just like to complain. It seems that no matter how good they have it, they're always spreading negative energy. Even the best, most painstaking listener can have trouble with someone who finds fault with everything around them. You can shine even in the worst situations if your character is strong. If you're starting to see the "dark side" too often and find yourself blaming your circumstances on other people, take another look. If you think a change of scenery will solve all your problems, think again. Change can be good. Moving on to new things can be an exciting chance to stretch yourself and break a rut. But it's important to start with yourself when you're finding things to improve. No matter where you live, work or play, the only constant is you. You can't escape yourself. Change on the outside will have no effect on your happiness or fulfillment unless you change on the inside, too.

Are you a good friend to yourself?

If you met yourself, would you want to stick around and talk? Are you the kind of person others can be proud of? Hopefully you are, because that's who will be with you for your entire life. Your values and beliefs create a pretty good picture of what you want to see in the mirror. To be proud of yourself, do everything you can to make real life look like that vision. Find people that have the qualities you want and learn from them. Becoming a person you like gives you the confidence that you're someone worth being friends with. There's also a flip side to the friendship coin--you also need to cut yourself as much slack as you do your friends. You have friends because you see the good in them, not the flaws. You like them the way they are, warts and all. You enjoy their company and root for them to be happy and do their best. Look at yourself the same way. To be a good friend to yourself, accept your blemishes, while still pushing yourself to reach your full potential. Don't harp on your weaknesses. Take another look in the mirror and be kinder this time.

Who do you compete against?

Do you hold yourself to the standards of others, wishing you could be better than the next guy? Maybe it motivates you, but an even better method is trying to be better than yourself. How about pushing yourself each day to eat better or to walk longer after dinner? Goal setting is a great way to "compete" against yourself. You select the end result that you want and then it's up to you--and only you--to work for those goals. You'll be pushing yourself toward greatness, not creating unnecessary competition against others who can't compare to you.

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.

- Steve Young

Believing In Yourself

Limitations can either define us or give us a challenge to outwit. When you look at your abilities, do you see boundaries and limits, or do you see possibilities and potential? Obsessing about weaknesses can blind us to the untapped abilities we already have. You have talent. Everyone does. The secret to success is to find that talent, develop it and push it as far as you can. Grandma Moses might have been a lousy bowler, Einstein probably couldn't sing a lick, Michelangelo could've been unable to speak well in public. So what? They knew what they were good at and rode that pony. Your talent might be right in front of you: where do you get the most compliments? What seems to come easily to you? What do people ask your advice for? Live there. Don't let the rest get in the way.

Who do you compete against?
Do you hold yourself to the standards of others, wishing you could be better than the next guy? Maybe it motivates you, but an even better method is trying to be better than yourself. How about pushing yourself each day to eat better or to walk longer after dinner? Goal setting is a great way to compete against yourself. You select the end result that you want and then it's up to you--and only you--to work for those goals. You'll be pushing yourself toward greatness, not creating unnecessary competition against others who can't compare to you.










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Member Since: 1/3/2008

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My Goals:
1) to lose 40 pounds
2)cut down on the junk food
3)exercise a half hour 3-5 days a week.
4)get back into a size 10 for starters (done)
5)Go to the beach in a bathing suit
6)to stay more positive
7)take a picture of me thinner.


My Program:
1)exercise atleast 3-5 times a week,
2)do strength training atleast 3-5 times a week
3)watching my calories
4) reading alot of inspirational stuff on sparks.
5)cut down on the junk food and snacking
6)eat healthier

Personal Information:
My name is Belinda,Im married have children and animals.I live in myrtle beach,sc.

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I like to scrapbook,make dolls,travel,take pictures.
My favorite shows are biggest loser,walking dead,justified

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CATIATM
2/15/2009 1:29:08 PM

Thanks very much for the hug, Belinda! I hope you enjoyed a lovely Valentine's Day! emoticon



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JEANSHEP2
2/15/2009 11:08:21 AM

Belinda,

Thank you so much for the nice "hug". What a nice way to start a new day ~ getting an undeserved hug from a new friend.

You have great goals, and you will succeed. Keep working ~ it does take time ~ but the end result is so rewarding.

Keep in touch.

Happy thoughts,
Jean



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ABUCHWEITZ
2/14/2009 12:33:14 AM

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People come and people go,
In and out of your life and so,
When one shines bright among the rest,
And is there when needed, you’re truly blessed.
That is how I see you, friend of mine,
And why I’m sending this Valentine.

Happy Valentines Day
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ROSEGARDEN6
2/3/2009 6:59:17 PM

Hi Belinda! Thanks for adding me to your SP friend list! That's so cool that you quit smoking! CONGRATS! WAY TO GO!
Hugs,
Cindy



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JEANSHEP2
2/3/2009 4:42:13 PM

Thanks, Belinda for adding me to you nice list of friends. I am honored. It is nice to find and keep new friends.

Good luck on your journey.

Hugs, Jean



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