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Hi, I just found SparkPeople.com and love it. I've gotten into the bad habit of feeling like I can't go to sleep without a bowl of cereal. Today, I started substituting water and sugarless gum so as to distract myself. Am also planning to add other activities like going for a walk or soaking in the tub so as to replace my old habits with healthier ones. Until I found this site, I was feeling like my best option for losing weight and keeping it off was weight loss surgery. Now I have new ...
Hi, I just found SparkPeople.com and love it. I've gotten into the bad habit of feeling like I can't go to sleep without a bowl of cereal. Today, I started substituting water and sugarless gum so as to distract myself. Am also planning to add other activities like going for a walk or soaking in the tub so as to replace my old habits with healthier ones. Until I found this site, I was feeling like my best option for losing weight and keeping it off was weight loss surgery. Now I have new found inspiration that I can count on. Thank you! Just went to my new buddy's page and copied some of her inspirational quotes on to my page, as a reminder. Thanks for allowing me to learn from you and to teach others, as well. Will add more inspirational quotes, as I come across them. Love learning from all of you. Thanks!!!

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

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 till 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

M- Make short term goals
O- Out with negative thoughts
T- Think of why you want this change
I- Imagine how you will feel when you succeed
V- Visualize how you will look
A- Acknowledge your successes
T- Treat yourself with love and respect
I- Investigate new foods and ideas
O- Observe a new healthy lifestyle
N- Never, never give up

"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

"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

Move on with your life. Keep reaching for your goals and you will achieve them. One minor setback is nothing if you really want something and are willing to work for it.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence. then is not an act, but a habit." -Aristotle

"So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win." -Og Mandino

"Even if you have to wait three, four, or five more years, 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

"Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life. Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge. Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost."- Roger Dawson

"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

"The only constant you will have in your life is your relationship with yourself. People will come and go, material possessions can be taken away or lost, but you will always remain. And how you feel about yourself will make a big difference in how you interpret your life." - Leanne Beattie

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











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Member Since: 5/2/2009

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My Goals:
Current goals:

Drink 8 glasses of water/day.

Go for a walk with my dogs or use the treadmill and listen to music or a book on CD each day.

Journal daily.

My Program:
Reminding myself, each day, that living a healthy lifestyle is so much more fun!!! Before I know it, I'll be back to running at full speed. I can DO it, one step at a time. If I fall down, no big deal, just get back up. Correct and continue!
Having friends to cheer and be cheered by helps. Thanks!

Other Information:
"What time is it?"
"TIME TO LIVE."

-quote by Everett Ruess

Live. Laugh. Love.

"Being fat is hard.
Being fit is hard.
Choose your hard."

"Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then... find the way." Abraham Lincoln

"Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible." Anonymous




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FUELINTHEFIRE
7/11/2009 11:11:32 PM

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FUELINTHEFIRE
6/22/2009 7:53:57 PM

Haven't heard from you. Hope your hanging in there. You can do this.
Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of ya.
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FUELINTHEFIRE
6/2/2009 6:21:59 PM

How are you doing? I hope your having a wonderful day.
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FUELINTHEFIRE
5/7/2009 10:15:10 PM

I Love the poem on your page! We can do this!
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HUMMINGBIRDFLY
5/5/2009 8:58:08 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend...I've added you too. Have a great evening!
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