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Spring is a verb! (April's spark page)

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Who IS that old lady to the left of the screen??!!! Blech!!! (It was a picture of me at GE Family Day)

It's sure not the mental picture I have of myself! :p

***work in progress***

4/1/09 weight 242.4
4/17/09 239.0!!!
4/30/09 245

lose 5 lbs
do dailies every day
30 in 30...30 minutes of yard work every day
spring cleaning

4/1: dailies, weeded garden, no spring cleaning
4/2: dailies, no yard work (thunderstorms w/tornado watches), no spring cleaning
4/3: dailies, weeded garden, no spring cleaning
4/4: Family Fun Day at GE, Home Depot kids workshop, no work got done, it's Saturday! =)
4/5: Spent the day on the road, did nada.
4/6: Dailies yes, yard work no, spring clean no
4/7: Yes, no, no
4/8: No, no, no

Things that pop in my head and mean something to me but not sure if I've heard them before or made them up so won't take FULL credit ;-)

FOCUS ONLY ON THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL! Don't worry about the rest!!

*Stop thinking so much about what you want to be; get out there and BE already!

~Do something GREAT today just because you CAN!

*Ignore all the naysayers, even the ones in your own head!

~"Move a muscle, change a thought" from Roo.

*Life is what you make it!

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second." - William James

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.--George Eliot

With that in mind, I will be...

...goal oriented.
...naughty, just a little ;) minded.
...quintessential Sparker.
...up for the challenge.
...willing to change.
...a great Xample. :p
...young at heart.

Quote by me! =)

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▄In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown

▄There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

▄The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

▄One should eat to live, not live to eat. ~Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV

▄If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution. ~Author Unknown

▄Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. ~Author Unknown

▄Life itself is the proper binge. ~Julia Child

▄We never repent of having eaten too little. ~Thomas Jefferson, 1825

▄Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

▄If you hang your swimsuit
On the refrigerator door,
The goodies inside
Will be easier to ignore.
~The Quote Garden

▄Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

▄It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

▄I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. ~Shirley MacLaine

▄Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli

▄If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. ~Johann von Goethe

▄Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

▄Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

▄Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do. ~Eric Hoffer

▄Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. ~Julius Charles Hare

▄You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. ~Irene C. Kassorla

▄Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn

▄To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

▄Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare

▄The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor. Remember the sacredness of your own skin. ~Martha Graham
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    LOVE IT! Keep on keepin on. We'll get there together. I feel so in sync with your goals...yardwork, exercise, spring cleaning. It will all get done in due time.
    Peace and love to you dear one. Elaine
    2615 days ago
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    Tracey, you are doing great!

    ...and thanks for sharing the quotes. I think in some respects we are kindred spirits... many of these are words I have had in my own files for years!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    2636 days ago
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