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Thanks for all the supportive comments & goodies.

Step by step, I'm continuing to learn how to manage my life. It may be slow but it IS happening. I appreciate all the encouraging words on my page, photos & blogs. Spark friends are great!

"A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving."-Ayn Rand

You've got to WANT it!

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out"- Robert Collier

Lastly, I have relearned that: 'the SECOND bite tastes the same' (thanks Pamela from WA) It's really working.

I joined SparkPages in 2007 & was honored to become a Spark's Motivational Member on 8-5-10. Thanks to all my Spark friends who helped make that happen. Wow! I'm overwhelmed by all the support & appreciation. Thanks!

Thanks for the goodies & comments for my being the Motivator of the Day on 5-18-11. What a pleasant surprise, Motivator of the Day again on 9-18-2011!

Sending good thoughts & prayers to all my Spark friends. Injoy:) Carolyn

Don't forget that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story. Have you measured yourself lately??? You may just be amazed at what you discover!

I hope you can keep your flame burning high to reach your designated goals.

Remember when all else fails, persistence prevails!

I accept that I can take the time I need & I can DO IT RIGHT! Focus on HEALTH! Take time to be patient, kind & gentle with my progress.

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible". Arthur C. Clarke

"Don't count the steps you've missed, count the steps
you've made." Unknown

"The Six W's: Work will win when wishing won't." - Todd Blackledge

"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

This is a gentle reminder to put myself in the driver seat!

"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

Miss Piggy ROCKS!

"I'm not where I need to be but thank God I'm not where I used to be. I'm o.k. and I'm on my way!" - Joyce Meyer

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria Robinson

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." - Coco Chanel

I keep an attitude of gratitude daily! I write things for which I'm grateful & store them in my 'gratitude' jar.

Please visit my Facebook page: Joy is a choice! Choose joy moment by moment. Here's the link:

Member Since: 12/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,689

My Goals:
Keep what works, eliminate what doesn't!

get off couch with rocking to do it, get into truck without shortness of breath, not worrying about chairs with arms & whether I'll fit or being sturdy enough to hold my weight, walking without canes or rolling walker & without gasping for breath, liking my reflection in the mirror or images in photographs, feeling good wearing clothes that fit comfortably.

Learning to measure successful behaviors, not numbers right now. i.e. keeping daily food log on my laptop.

My Program:
Moderation in all things. Use Spark Nutritional & Exercise logging tools. Drink plenty of H20 daily, take daily prescriptions & vitamins, stretch when I wake up & before & after exercise, apply lotion to my skin regularly. Ride my exercycle at least one time a week. Pilates three times a week.

Give myself small non food rewards for following through on weekly commitment.

Treat myself lovingly & be mindful in all my actions.

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Learning to love myself as I proceed on this journey toward my new ending.

I'm counting the steps I've made, not the steps I've missed.

I am learning to increase my SPARK & help ignite other Spark friends.

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Today is the day the Lord has made, rejoice & be glad in it.

"Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars."- Frederick Langbridge

"Everyone has his burden. What counts is how you carry it." -Merle Miller

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." -Vincent van Gogh

"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."~ Victor Hugo

"Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible. That's who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn't believe it."-C. Assaad

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  • v AALLEY2
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  • v BARBIEE52
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    If you ever want to succeed in your life...
    Be sweet as Honey.
    Be regular as a Clock.
    Be fresh as a Rose
    Be soft as a Tissue, and
    Be strong as a Rock.
    ~*~Be all these things, and you will surely enjoy your day! I know I will.~*~

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    2 days ago
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    Thank You for the sweet note!!! Hope your having a Relaxing weekend!! Love that song, I bet your daughter sings it Beautifully emoticon .. Let's gear up and have a Fantastic Week emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
    You can have plans, however, you must allow space for surprises, delights, connections, and the time it takes for things to unfold. Jo Lena Johnson
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    Hope all is going well with you!!!!! From the looks of your Spark page you are dedicated to your regimen. I see you are feeling the you passed it on with a message on my page. I appreciate it!

    *****The joy that you give to others...

    is the joy that comes back to you!!!!!*****
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