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FAV QUOTES TO START 2011. DO YOU HAVE ONE TO SHARE?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

THESE ARE MY FAV MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR 2011:

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
-Stephen Hawking

No one can deny you or grant you anything. It all comes to you by virtue of your vibration.
--- Abraham

"Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell".
~Author Unknown~

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
***Thomas A. Edison***

"We must be the change we want to see.".
.~Mahatma Gandhi~


"Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life."
****Tony Robbins****

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. - Winston Churchill


You can't lose weight without exercise. But I've got a philosophy about exercise. I don't think you should punish your legs for something your mouth did. Drag your lips around the block once or twice.
~ Gwen Owen

There's so much pressure to see quick results that it's easy to forget the point of this, which is quite frankly to save your life. Don't ignore increases in strength and overall feeling of health and well-being. Those are goals too. - Dr. John P. Hussman


Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but to be coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain


When you get to a plateau, think of it as landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of rehearsal for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world. - Laura's Weight Loss Journey

  
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WHOAMINOTTOBE 12/27/2010 4:06AM

    At first, I thought this was too simple of a quote and not nearly profound enough to be a mantra for the year. But it's stuck in my head now and I'm changing my mind.

"Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?"
-- Eliza Dushku

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HANGING IN THERE

Monday, December 20, 2010

HEY ALL,


JUST CHECKING IN TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I LIKE WHAT MY SAPPHIRE BEAUTIES LEADER OF MY BIGGEST LOSER WINTER CHALLENGE SAYS:

THIS IS A HOLIDAY....NOT A HOLIMONTH. SO BE FAITHFUL TO YOUR HEALTHY EATING GOALS.

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WALNUT5612 12/21/2010 10:45AM

    OOOH yeah!!!

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*MADHU* 12/21/2010 7:50AM

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MICKEYMAX 12/21/2010 4:35AM

    I've been sharing that too!

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MY SAPPHIRE SPARK BUDDY

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

HEY ALL,

MY SPARK BUDDY IS PAT. PAT AND I BOTH LIVE IN ALABAMA. WE WERE BOTH IN THE MILITARY AND WE BOTH LOVE YOUTUBE AND NCIS.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND BEGAN THEIR WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM TOGETHER. HE COOKS AND SHE PREPS. ISN'T THAT A GREAT COMBINATION? PAT, HER HUSBAND, AND HER SON ARE ALL ARMY VETERANS.

SHE TRIES REALLY HARD TO GET IN 10,000 STEPS PER DAY. SHE ALSO LIKES WATER EXERCISING AND HAS NAMED HER TRUSTY TREADMILL "FREDDY". SHE HAS BUDDIES THAT SHE WALKS WITH REGULARLY. SHE IS PROUD TO HAVE LOST OVER 40 POUNDS SINCE BEING ON SPARK.

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WHEN PAT FOUND OUT THAT I HAD A BAD WEEK WHEN I FELL OF THE WAGON, SHE SAID, "THAT WAGON NEEDS SEATBELTS". I AGREE.

HAVE A GREAT DAY SPARK BEAUTIES!

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MICKEYMAX 12/17/2010 11:06AM

    Great blog! :)

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LINDAINALABAMA 12/16/2010 10:42AM

    I GUESS IF WE DIDN'T FALL OFF, WE WOULDN'T KEEP APPLYING OUR NEW SP SKILLS AND WE WOULD BE PART OF THE 90% THAT GAINS IT ALL BACK. RECKON?

THANKS FOR EVERYONE'S KIND COMMENTS. BRIGHTENS MY DAY

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MSHOPPER63 12/16/2010 8:47AM

    Oh Linda this was so inspiring, I love the comment Pat left about the wagon... Too Cute !!

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GEORGIA_KAY 12/15/2010 6:04PM

    You two sound like a perfect fit!!

Best luck to you both of you awesome gals.

hugs--Georgia

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SDTALLY 12/15/2010 10:36AM

    I really, really like the imagery of "seatbelts" on the wagon.

I'll remember that!

And yes - get back on the wagon (he he)

Sharon

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WHY IS IT?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

HEY ALL,

WHY IS IT THAT YOU CAN GO FOR DAYS OR EVEN WEEKS WITHOUT CRASHING OFF THE WAGON, AND THEN YOU JUST H-A-V-E TO HAVE THE SUGAR/CARBS/DESSERT/BREAD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO WITHOUT?

OR WE CAN STAY ON OUR EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR WEEKS, BUT THEN , ALL OF A SUDDEN, ONE DAY, WE CAN'T GET ON THAT STAT BIKE FOR TWO DAYS?

I GUESS WE AREN'T SEEKING PERFECTION, BUT PROGRESS.

I'D APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS

THANKS
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MICKEYMAX 12/14/2010 8:37AM

    I think it's just that we are human! :)

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DIFROMWYOMING 12/11/2010 10:00PM

    I sure think we are all in the same boat here...and if we knew the solution to this we'd be thin already! Just hang in there...you weren't perfect every day before you got here, you won't be able to manage it now. Just keep working at it, you'll be okay!
Hugs, Di

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BLUERIDGENATIVE 12/11/2010 7:03PM

    Hi Linda. I wish I knew! Two things I find helpful when I'm struggling are...

1. Judging myself for what I coulda/shoulda/woulda done has absolutely no value or purpose other than to make me feel worse, so I try to leave judging out of the picture completely.

2. Every positive choice is progress. No matter how insignificant a single positive choice may seem, all of them combined add up to a better state of health.

Hang in there, Sweetie!
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LINDAINALABAMA 12/11/2010 6:27PM

    THANKS EVERYONE, FOR YOUR HELP AND ENCOURAGMENT.

PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.

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CATHYJR73 12/11/2010 1:29PM

    I understand what you mean because I have been getting up 2 hours early to exercise for weeks(like since August or July) and then this week I just hit the wall Thursday afternoon and could not get moving Friday morning at all. I am glad to know I am not alone in this. I think it is because we push so hard for so long that sooner or later our bodies just say "enough already!!" Then we have to take a moment to breathe and just get back to it ASAP! emoticon emoticon Just pick yourself back up and remember you are worth all of it!! emoticon

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CATLADYX8 12/11/2010 11:43AM

    I was doing good until Thanksgiving. Then all of a sudden I was getting so tired on the treadmill I found I couldn't walk a few minutes and I would have to stop, so....I gave up until three days ago. Now I am back on track and taking it slower. This is a struggle we all face at some time or another. I just start over and keep on going doing the best I can.

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DOLPHINFAN1334 12/11/2010 10:58AM

    I AM NOT SURE WHY THESE THINGS HAPPEN. I KNOW THAT MOST OF US ALL STRUGGLE WITH THIS AND IT WOULD BE NICE TO FIGURE OUT WHY. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! emoticon

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TRY A C'MAS SURVEY FOR FUN!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I found this on several friends pages today, so am borrowing it for today's blog. Hope you enjoy getting to know a little more about me as I did learning more about you!

Have you been naughty or nice this year?
I WOULD SAY NICE BUT OTHERS MIGHT SAY NAUGHTY B/C I AM COMING INTO MY POWER AND SPEAKING MY MIND.

What do you want most for Christmas?
Peace, the joy of the season, some snow, and time WITH FAMILY..

Do you believe in Santa Claus?
Ummm. YES!

What is your favorite food at Christmas?
DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS.


Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
Yes.

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?
No. I ORDERED 10 COPIES OF A DAILY INSPIRATIONAL JOURNAL , NOW I WANT TO GET A SPECIAL BOOKMARK TO GO WITH EACH ONE.

What is your favorite Christmas song?
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's "Christmas Eve in Sarajevo";
DOLLY PARTON'S HARD ROCK CANDY C'MAS

What is your favorite Christmas movie?
MY BRAIN JUST QUIT ON ME:
THAT ONE WITH JIMMY STEWART
THE ONE WITH RANDY TRAVIS IN TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL
THE ONE LAST YEAR ABOUT THE 12 SANTA'S CALENDAR

What is your best memory of Christmas?
ONE CHRISTMAS, OUR DAY CARE CENTER HAD A C'MAS PARTY AND THE KIDS DREW NAMES. THAT WAS THE FIRST AND PRETTIEST AND BIGGEST C'MAS TREE I HAD EVER SEEN. THE BOY WHO DREW MY NAME GOT ME ONE OF THOSE GLASS DISHES WITH THE DEER ON TOP THAT HELD POWDER.

What do you look forward to most at Christmas?
FOOD, FAMILY, DECORATIONS, C'MAS TREES AND LIGHTS, PLAYING DIRTY SANTA GAME/

What are you doing for Christmas this year?
MY 3 KIDS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE ALL GETTING TOGETHER FOR THE DAY.

Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?
Ummm. JUST ONE? JOHNNY DEPP AS CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW, CLINT WALKER AS CHEYENE BOATY - DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THAT MOVIE? I AM MARIA AND I KISS CAPT. VON TRAPP, MARLON BRANDO IN ONE EYED JACKS, NICK NOLTE IN PRINCE OF TIDES, ROBERT REDORD IN ANY MOVIE, CHARLES BRONSON! AND THAT IS ONLY FOR STARTERS!

What kind of Christmas tree do you have?
A PRE-LIT TREE WITH LOTS OF WHITE AND GLASS ORNAMENTS. I LOVE IT

Do you take part in a secret santa?
No.I'M RETIRED.)

Do you go to any Christmas parties?
NO

Have you ever had a white Christmas?
NO, BUT SOMETIMES IT SNOWS IN DEC. !

How early do you wake up on Christmas morning?
KIDS ARE NO LONGER HOME, SO I WAKE UP IN TIME TO START COOKING THE FOOD I WANT TO TAKE FOR DINNER.

Do you still get a stocking?
IF I WANT ONE, I MAKE IT. I LIKE MAKING THEM FOR MY FAMILY.

How many Christmas cards do you normally send out?
About 15. I LIKE SENDING AND RECEIVING INTERNET C'MAS CARDS.

What is your Christmas wish?
PEACE ON EARTH AND THAT OUR SOLDIERS ALL, ALL, GET TO COME BACK HOME.

  
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WHOAMINOTTOBE 12/11/2010 5:57AM

    Thanks Linda!!! I'm passing this on to my friends tonight!

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