IRISHGIRL74   110,663
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Time to get serious

I need to take control of my health. Right now, most of my health problems have to do with the way I eat and not move. I need to be more conscious of the choices I make. I need to do this and take control of my life :)
I need to take control of my health. Right now, most of my health problems have to do with the way I eat and not move. I need to be more conscious of the choices I make. I need to do this and take control of my life :)



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Member Since: 3/3/2007

SparkPoints: 110,663

Fitness Minutes: 2,561

My Goals:
I want to lose around 200 pounds, get into shape, and be happy with the way I look. I will not use food as an escape mechanism.

My Program:
I am doing Weight Watchers. I am here for the support and I enjoy the program I am on.

Other Information:
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."

-Helen Keller

"Live like no one else, so later you can live like no one else!."

-Dave Ramsey

"There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you."

-David Burns, Intimate Connections

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

-Benjamin Franklin

"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him."

- Eleanor Roosevelt, human rights advocate

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't."


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Member Comments:
7/18/2012 6:56:20 PM

Sorry to hear of your struggles. I guess everyone here has those struggles at one time or another or else they wouldn't be here. I definitely didn't think you were being judgemental. Thanks so much for your support! I wouldn't be doing as well as I am without the support of my sparkfriends!! I hope things get a little easier for you in the near future.

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7/17/2012 7:38:03 PM

Thanks for the comment on my blog! I was set against weighing myself everyday. If you caught me a couple years ago I would tell you that I would never ever do it, but I am having such a hard time staying on track I need something to keep me motivated towards my goals. I feel like being accountable every single day will help me focus on eating what I should and the only way to be accountable every day is to see what I weigh day in and day out. We'll see how it goes.

Hope all is well and good luck with the rest of your journey!!

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6/26/2012 9:57:02 PM

Performing the magic

Every step you take on the journey gets you that much closer to your destination. Every purposeful effort you make brings you closer and closer to your goal.

When you are taking intentional, directed action, you are making progress. You are creating the very rewards you seek.

When you become weary, take a moment to remind yourself why you’ve chosen to go where you’ve chosen to go. When you feel a tinge of discouragement, overwhelm it with positive anticipation for the good and valuable place where you’re headed.

Not only can you do it, you are doing it. You are performing the magic of transforming dreams into reality.

What you’re doing is difficult and burdensome in some ways. And yet it is also truly amazing, because you’re creating value that never existed before.

Continue the effort, continue to persist, and continue performing the magic. And delight in the outstanding rewards it brings.

— Ralph Marston

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6/13/2012 10:06:59 PM

“You will struggle. You will sweat. You will cry. You will want to give up.

But above all,


Because you are meant to be great!”


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6/9/2012 7:35:25 PM

"Change requires the belief that change is possible for you. You are far more powerful than you believe yourself to be. You would not have made it this far if you were not capable of change. " (Catherine L. Taylor)

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