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~ It's A New Day ~

It's a new day for me to work on getting fitter and maintaining a healthy weight for the long term. I want to get off the weight-loss roller coaster once and for all!
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Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, I aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday.
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It's a new day for me to work on getting fitter and maintaining a healthy weight for the long term. I want to get off the weight-loss roller coaster once and for all!
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Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, I aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday.
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THOUGHTS FOR THE JOURNEY:

"Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,
Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God"- Ronald Reagan

"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."- Denis Waitley

�Sometimes we have to give ourselves what we wish we could get from somebody else."- Dr. Phil McGraw

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street."- Grant L. Miller

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"We have a well of wonderful things on the inside of us, and no matter what's going on around us, we can drink from that well within. We can find strength right there inside of us to do what we need to do.

With God's help and your determination, you can learn to be happy and enjoy every single day of your God-given life. Start your days by saying, "This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Good morning, Lord!" - Joyce Meyer

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"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

"When you abuse yourself, in a sense you abuse the world. If you learn to love yourself, you become an expert in self-preservation and your own healing. You begin to bloom and the world blooms around you." - Unknown

Failing is only failure if you quit; otherwise it's a learning opportunity.

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When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
And forget all about being healthy and thin.
So what! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up 'til now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
That the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
But facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it...But DON'T YOU QUIT!
-Author Unknown

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Motivation is the set of reasons that determines one to engage in a particular behavior. [Wikipedia] It is a process that begins in the mind. It is not emotional. It's different from enthusiasm which is an emotion. Be motivated - make the decision and just do it!

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"Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses."- Norman Vincent Peale

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." - Helen Keller

"I'm not where I need to be; but, thank God, I'm not where I used to be. I'm okay and I'm on my way." - Joyce Meyer

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...If you will keep pressing on, you will have the victory you need. Whatever you do, do not give up on the brink of your breakthrough. Do not stop hoping, believing, and trying. Instead, say, �I will never quit; I will never give up; I will never say, �No way.� � - Joyce Meyer

"You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind."- Irish Proverb

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life...we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, Attitude.....life is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.....We are in charge of our Attitudes." - Charles Swindoll

"Perseverance allows you to get back on track when you hit a detour. " - Catherine Pulsifer

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Member Since: 12/26/2006

My Goals:
- Stay Healthy
- Live Longer
- Keep a positive
attitude
- Enjoy life, have FUN!


My Program:
~ 1300-1650 calories/day
~ Regular Exercise
~ Drink More Water!


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I'm married and have a grown son and two beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.


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Favorite quote: "I'm not where I need to be; but, thank God, I'm not where I used to be. I'm okay and I'm on my way." - Joyce Meyer

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BUTTERFLYGRACE
12/22/2015 4:56:01 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Christmas Survival Tip #4

emoticon Get active the morning after
As soon as you are feeling remotely human after a holiday party, then think about doing some exercise. A brisk walk, light jog or swim will help work off those extra roast potatoes and all those second helpings you may have had. Getting active will also help you feel normal again, dispel any festive cabin fever and help repair some of the damage you have done to yourself.



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12/21/2015 4:27:32 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Christmas Survival Tip #3

emoticon Everything in moderation
Christmas seems to be all about excess – but there is not much enjoyment in feeling the size of a padded Santa suit or as stuffed as the festive turkey! The best advice is moderation – apply it to everything you eat and drink. Drink moderate amounts of alcohol and try to alternate soft drinks or water with alcoholic ones. As for food, have a bit of what you fancy but try not to stuff your face if you can help it!



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12/20/2015 7:34:20 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Christmas Survival Tip #2

emoticon Don’t try and do everything
If you are responsible for cooking and hosting the Christmas Day activities, then don’t take it all upon yourself. Why not ask other family members to bring different parts of the meal, such as snacks, salads or desserts – don’t be afraid to ask for help. You could even rope in the kids to help out. Make sure you have some time for YOU, even if it's just allowing yourself to watch one special TV show that you really want to see.



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12/19/2015 6:42:53 AM

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emoticon Don’t over-inflate your expectations
Don’t expect to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas as it’s near likely to fall short of your expectations. The most important thing is for you and your family to have fun. That does not mean landing yourself in debt for the next 12 months by buying expensive gifts – just spending a bit of time together can be the best present. Remember, if something does not go quite to plan, it really is not the end of the world.



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12/18/2015 8:29:41 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
~ Nikos Kazantzakis

So, what do you believe today?



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