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Carlene's Journey

Been up, then down, now back up again. I want to stop the yo yo syndrome! Life is too precious to waste on bad health.
Been up, then down, now back up again. I want to stop the yo yo syndrome! Life is too precious to waste on bad health.



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 Pounds lost: 27.0 

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Member Since: 10/7/2009

SparkPoints: 25,503

Fitness Minutes: 8,689

My Goals:
To ask for help! My other goal is to lose 20lbs and go to the doctors to set my final weight goal once and for all!!!

My Program:
My program is to track everything I eat and to get more motivation from within myself.

Personal Information:
North of Boston, Ma.

Other Information:
I am here to be honest with myself. Weight loss is a process that takes time and energy. Some days are good, some months are bad, but I pray for the ability to keep going. One step at a time

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1/18/2012 10:59:34 AM

Happy Mid-Week, Wednesday!! It is very cold here today!! Yesterday was 50 and today is in the low 20's!! It seems like we never know what kind of weatheri we will get day to day.

Life is full these days. I am having a challenging time with learning the social behaviors of the girls in my child's class. Boy, I am glad I am not a kid today. Between school work and coping with peer pressure, life is stressful for our children. The fun days of childhood are few.

I have started my WW points plus again...I do it without attending the meetings--they are too expensive for my budget. Plus I do the chair exercises. They are wonderful, especially with my back. They have actually helped my pain. Veggies are part of my breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as my snacks. My hubby asked me if I am going to turn into a rabbit because I am eating like one. LOL

Here is sometime I just found: “Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you… yet, someone survived… You can do anything you choose to do.” –Maya Angelou I so needed to hear this today...hope you find it helpful too.

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12/7/2011 8:09:48 AM

A Creed to Live By
(one the most classic motivational poems)

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over  until the moment
you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget
where you've been,

But also know where you're going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.

Author Unknown

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12/5/2011 3:10:43 PM

You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be!
by: Donna Levine

There is inside you
All of the potential
To be whatever you want to be;
All of the energy
To do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
Doing what you want to do,
And each day, take one step
Towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
Hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find
That you are the person you dreamed of,
Doing what you wanted to do,
Simply because you had the courage
To believe in your potential
And to hold on to your dream.

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11/29/2011 2:57:16 PM

Sure would like to hear you and how you are doing. I have had to be under bed rest because my hip was very painful. Going to the hospital to say "Farewell" to my brother-in-law, his quake and funeral was too much for me. I am happy to say I am doing much better today.

December is almost here! Christmas this year is going to be my time for creativity. All this week I am working on making a real Christmas card. Hope to post what it looks like

Here is today's quote: A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.~ Washington Irving

Hope you have an extra-special day. Please remember--you are valued & loved

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11/24/2011 9:00:05 AM

"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality …
thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people."
[Sir John Templeton]

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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