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Self-Esteem Quotes

Sunday, July 28, 2013


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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/29/2013 9:54AM

    Thank you, Courti!! I *love* that one: There is only one corner of the universe you can only be certain of improving, and that's your own self. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 7/29/2013 7:51AM

    This site is great. Thanks for sharing.

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My own worse enemy

Friday, July 26, 2013

I sometimes feel like I am my own worse enemy. If I had a magic wand, I'd create my own personal trainer. Someone who would be sure I made out my meal menu for the week and kept track that I ate what I had listed. Make sure I kept up with whatever exercises I had planned for the day. I don't track, just can't get into that routine. I hated it when I did do it, but it did help to keep me in range.

Since I don't always seem to be able to do this myself, it is so easy to let things slide, I need to keep in mind the things I've read, like the blog I read earlier today by Vlinder2013.

I need to do this for me and not to get points for a challenge. Sometimes I only do enough to get by, but I need to do more. But, I can very easily talk myself out of doing what I should be doing.

Bad me....slap my hands and stand in the corner.....doing squats or calf raises.

No more on again off again. I'm taking charge and doing what needs to be done, but would still be nice to have a conscious to nag me into making sure it gets done. The buddy system always seems to fizzle out after a while. Everyone has their own problems and life to contend with, so I'll be my own buddy. A person needs to be accountable to themself eventually.

So, I'm not going to be my own worse enemy any more.

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    Such wise friends you have Court! Life IS an adventure and a journey and not a diet with a beginning and an end date. We are LIVING and as such we have ups and downs and good and bad. You have to find what does work for you because otherwise you will rebel against it, fight it and ultimately not do it and it won't work. Sometimes that takes a looooong time and lots of trial and error but you CAN and you WILL find YOUR happy place that works for you and makes this journey more palatable (yes, it's all about food) emoticon But it can be all about food and still a funderful thing too so find COURT's way and embrace it and run with it full of joi de vivre! emoticon

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GIELLIOT 7/29/2013 11:16PM

    I have this problem, too! When I track, I do well. But I HATE tracking. I make too many recipes, changing them up, etc., and it takes me a good hour every day to track. A big pain in the behind. So I don't do it.

And exercise... on/off... today I did the most I've done in a few weeks, and it felt great! But I need to push myself and do it again tomorrow. I know I CAN--just like I know YOU can!!--I just have to make myself... LOVE myself enough to do it.

You CAN do it! You are worth it, and it won't take as much effort as you think. Besides, you will be so happy and proud of yourself when you are done!! Be sure to boast about it on SP, too--we'll continue to cheer you on!!

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LIVERIGHTNOW 7/29/2013 2:19PM

    Create a devil and angel persona to sit on each shoulder or make an imaginary good cop /bad cop. Let these guys duke it out when it comes to your choices----one at a time. It might help you get in better touch with yourself and be a great buddy to YOU-Kris

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JANEITESARAH 7/27/2013 10:16PM

    I have this problem, too. I did really well until a few weeks ago, and then BAM, it's was on-again-off-again, and I can't make myself do what I know I need to do. But you're right. No more- it needs to stop! I can be accountable to me!

emoticon You can do this!

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PEGGYO 7/27/2013 9:52AM

    way to go!

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KACAR51 7/27/2013 9:49AM

    Sometimes doing things because we feel we "HAVE" to do them is hard. We want to rebel like we did when we were kids! To me tracking is one of the easiest things in this weight loss journey. I guess I just need to see it to know that I am doing what I "Need" to do to get healthy! emoticon emoticon

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ANGORA4 7/26/2013 11:09PM

    We all have an inner child desperate to just have fun. Who wants to fight fun and easy? There was an old Calvin & Hobbes comic strip about that:

Calvin:The TV listings say this movie has “adult situations.” What are adult situations?
Hobbes:Probably things like going to work, paying bills and taxes, taking responsibilities...
Calvin: Wow, they don’t kid around when they say “for mature audiences.”

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Perhaps the real hard part is deciding to choose to do the hard thing, and then just do it.

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    I think we all feel that way at times. You can do this!!

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DR1939 7/26/2013 8:08PM

    If you hate to do menus develop a list of menus and then rotate them through a two-week or month-long period. You have to do some work at first but then it's just copying. Also if you find something is just okay, cut that out and find a substitute that you love. There's no reason to eat something you don't like. How do I know that the menu idea works, because that's how I solved my procrastination with menu making.

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IMLOCOLINDA 7/26/2013 3:52PM

I've been having computer problems. Mine crashed so have to find one to track. Tracking is the only thing that keeps me honest. I've lied to myself for so long about so many things....it feels like confession for the soul. You'll find your own rhythm but I hope you'll stick with SP.
"I didn't cheat at school
or take what wasn't mine...
but oh, how many times I lied
about feelings I kept inside."

And I did a damn good job of stuffing them down with food!!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 7/26/2013 3:21PM

    Both friend and enemy reside within us. One lives by the rule of compassion, the other by the rule of hard knocks. Though potential influence of either extreme is inevitable, our actions bear witness to the one we embrace. -T.F. Hodge

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/26/2013 2:03PM

    I wouldn't call myself bad. You are learning, like the rest of us, how to best do SP and mistakes are a normal and needed part of the process. I rather make mistakes trying than be bored. Life is an adventure and a journey. Keep up the good work and thanks for trusting us with your feelings.
Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOLAHH 7/26/2013 1:45PM

    Don't be so hard on yourself. We all struggle but as long as we don't give up we're still successful!

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You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban

Thursday, July 25, 2013


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GODZDESIGN95 8/5/2013 12:01AM

    Awesome I love song that are uplifting!

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ANGORA4 7/28/2013 10:37PM

    Thanks for sharing, nice way to end the day.

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-COURT- 7/26/2013 10:01AM

    I know what you mean DJ, some of the ads don't even have the count down to skip.

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DJ4HEALTH 7/26/2013 1:29AM

    Just wish I could skip the ads instead of listening to them before they put the link to skip!! Love the song

Comment edited on: 7/26/2013 1:30:53 AM

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FRAN0426 7/25/2013 11:44PM

    I enjoy listening to him sing, thanks for sharing it made a nice ending to my day listening to it.

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EBPOOKIE 7/25/2013 11:21PM

    My favorite as well!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 7/25/2013 9:46PM

    That's one of my favorites of his!!

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Don't Quit Poem

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Don't Quit Poem

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road your trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must-but don't you quit.

Life is queer with it's twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When you might have won had you stuck it out;
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow-
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to faint and faltering human,
Often the struggler has given up.
When they might have capured the victors cup.
And you learned too late, when the night slipped down,
How close you were to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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DAILYCHOICES 7/26/2013 6:07AM

    Thanks for the encouraging poem! emoticon emoticon

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KACAR51 7/25/2013 3:20PM

    Great poem!
Thanks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/25/2013 2:45PM

    This poem has been a favorite of mine for years. Thanks so much for sharing it here and have a wonderful day! emoticon
Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 7/25/2013 8:03AM

    You do have a way of finding poems and such that get me motivated and thinking. Thank you.

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NBARNES 7/24/2013 10:50PM

    Well you are definitely the princess of the internet! Seems like you know how to find a poem, song or video for just about everything! You are VERY resourceful emoticon

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

I found this on one of my teams and thought I'd better share:

Someone who is a Spark member calling him/herself FRIEND4YOU5. She calls herself
Princess Sameera Michel & is asking for help in getting a very large amount of money out of her country and also for her to relocate to our country!!

SCAM - I guess he/she thinks that sending through Sparkmail - you might think its genuine !!
DO NOT answer it!!

At the bottom of the Sparkmail there is a button - report inappropriate Sparkmail! - click on this and report it!!

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FRAN0426 7/23/2013 12:13AM

    So said that someone here would stoop to that low of a level--yes I would turn them in.

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KACAR51 7/22/2013 8:08AM

I get emails like that all the time in my regular e-mail!

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CHICA_BORICUA 7/22/2013 6:53AM

    thank you.

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LINDA! 7/21/2013 9:07PM

    Thanks Court.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/21/2013 5:30PM

    Thanks for letting us know. Have a great week.

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1MILLDOLLARBABY 7/21/2013 3:56PM

    that account was closed down by spark...I heard this from coach Jen herself in the leader forum. so please if you get this email don't post about it or pass it on..the account was closed in Oct of last year so this should really stop going around. No disrespect Court ...thanks for letting us know just keeping you aware of what spark has done. emoticon

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LALATIDAH 7/21/2013 2:49PM

    Thank you for the heads up! emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 7/21/2013 2:46PM

    Thanks!! emoticon Chelsea

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ARNETTELEE 7/21/2013 2:43PM

  Thanks for the update!

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