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#435: YOU ARE A WINNER if...

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Do you see yourself as a winner? Maybe sometimes you do but not all of the time, right? emoticon

YOU ARE A WINNER simply because you are TRYING to reach your goals. So many people say they want to change, that they want to do this or that, but they never try. You are! You are making the effort! You are not sitting back and paying lip service to losing weight and gaining better health, you are taking positive strides to make it happen. That alone makes you a winner! emoticon

YOU ARE A WINNER if you NEVER GIVE UP but persevere through the backsliding and frustrations we all face on our weight loss journeys. So many races and games are won in the last few seconds by someone or by a team that didn't quit, but pushed on through physical and mental fatigue. They gave it their all every moment and came out on top. When you stay the course, even when every fiber of your being wants to stop, then YOU ARE A WINNER! emoticon

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"Winners never quit, and quitters never win." Vince Lombardi
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YOU ARE A WINNER if you give your best effort every day and pour your all into achieving what you set out to achieve. Nothing worthwhile is gained by someone going forward at half-speed. Those who are passionate and committed to reaching their goals dig down deep inside of themselves and find the reserves to keep on keeping on. Their minds are focused and they are concentrated on one thing -- doing what they set out to do. emoticon

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"If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart." Chris Evert
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YOU ARE A WINNER if you apply yourself with all of the mental and physical strength you can muster as you reach toward becoming the person you want to be emoticon. It's easy to stop when we feel tired or frustrated because we see little or no immediate results despite all of our efforts emoticon. But YOU ARE A WINNER if you recognize these plateaus as merely jumping off points for greater success and continue confidently to reach toward your goal. emoticon

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"The most distinguishing feature of winners is their intensity of purpose." Alymer Letterman
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YOU ARE A WINNER if you realize there will be days you have to find reserves you didn't know you had for the energy to put forth that day's effort. Admittedly, some days will be better than others. Energy levels will vary as will the stresses of life. But when you brush aside these urges to do nothing and steadfastly continue on your path toward your goal, then YOU ARE A WINNER! Say emoticon to inertia and do not allow it to swallow your dream!

YOU ARE A WINNER if the image of your success burns brightly in your mind every second of every day and if you realize your reward will not come overnight. It is the steps you take every day that will propel you forward until that time of glory when you can say, "I did it! I did what I wanted to do! I reached my goal! I AM A WINNER!" emoticon

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"For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream." Emmitt Smith
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Think like a winner! Believe you are a winner! Do not allow anything or anyone to deter you from pursuing your goals! emoticon

Always believe in yourself! Trust that you have the seed of greatness planted inside of you! When you feel down, pat yourself on the back and proudly say, "I AM A WINNER! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
YW84FRIDAY 1/8/2011 11:12AM

  Thanks Lou... emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 12/7/2010 9:06PM

    It is nice to be reminded. When we are making progress by millimeters and fractions of a pound, it can be a little discouraging. You said it RIGHT!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 12/6/2010 1:11PM

    Amen and thank you, Lou. We are all winners. You are definitely a winner and an inspiration!! I am a winner because I am here still kicking and doing my best!!
God bless you always.

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KINGDOMHEIR 12/6/2010 1:08PM

    All I can say is thank you & Amen! Tho' progress is slow, I've kept going & am trying new challenges to find the right one that works for me. Thanks for the reminder to see all the changes along the way as something learned and that every day is a new day to reach for our goals...blessings to all on your journeys...and yes, we are all Winners!

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MOMMYKAY038 12/6/2010 3:40AM

    Thank you for that! What a wonderful pep talk!

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SPARKLOVE 12/6/2010 1:59AM

    Thanks I needed this today - a pep talk. I love the Vince Lombardi quote you used.

I desire to become a Vegetarian , and I gave up meat a little more than a week ago . I have felt awful all weekend- I believe my body is detoxifying. Still my goal is burning brightly and I know I will weather through this stage. Thanks for the pep talk , I truly needed it today. Hugs, Joy

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SPARKIE1964 12/5/2010 9:04PM

    We are all winners here on SP working to make a difference in our own lives & helping each other along the way. Even when we stumble, we win especially when we choose to embrace the lessons along the way! It's all good my friend!


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WCATAP 12/4/2010 8:12PM

    Thank you for the blog. I am a winner! And I can do this!! You're a winner too!!!

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BUSSMOM 12/4/2010 12:16PM

  I needed this today....thanks!

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LIBBYFITZ 12/4/2010 9:39AM

    I guess ALL SPARKPEOPLE are winners !

We made the effort to get on the website, set up a Saprkpage, set goals, joined teams, made friends and track our food, track our fitness........................supp
ort our friends through thick and thin!

Yes we are All Winner's!

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JUSTDUCKY1405 12/4/2010 1:16AM

    Ha ha ha! Lou! I just, I mean... JUST read this... and this is soooo in tune with where my journey just took me tonight!


Ya... Ya... Ya!

I am back!

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THEADMIRAL 12/3/2010 8:53PM

    emoticon Yes, we are! emoticon

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YATMAMA 12/3/2010 7:16PM

    Thank you, Lou. Sometimes I feel like such a mess, with my weaknesses and failures blazing brightly before me. Your blog has touched my heart. I appreciate you.


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BOVEY63 12/3/2010 2:23PM

    Thanks for the pep talk Lou - I really needed it today!
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SNORFSNORKEL 12/3/2010 1:47PM

    Thanks for your inspirations!

I will use this to push through the weekend.


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SLIMMERJESSE 12/3/2010 10:44AM

    In very tough times, sometimes you're even a winner when you give up for a bit and forgive yourself for doing so. Knowing that you'll get back on that horse when life eases up from constant bumps in the road.

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 12/3/2010 10:41AM

    Winning all the way to the fitness and food trackers!

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IAMWINNING 12/3/2010 9:46AM

    I especially like the quote from Emmitt Smith -

I AM A WINNER! (and so are you)

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LESLIES537 12/3/2010 9:35AM

    Talk about motivational! What an awe-inspiring blog! emoticon emoticon emoticon We ARE winners! emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 12/3/2010 8:12AM

    "I AM A WINNER" I'm here, i'm strong, and i'm falling down but getting back up each time. So yes lou, i'm a winner.

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ANNABELLE1957 12/3/2010 4:33AM

    tyty loved this blog emoticon

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PUDLECRAZY 12/3/2010 1:35AM

    YOU are a winner! emoticon

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NANHBH 12/3/2010 12:53AM

    I DO believe! I'm a winner!

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    We...Are...Winners!! You betcha!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 12/2/2010 11:18PM

    A most awesome blog! YOU ARE A WINNER!!!! Love you, Dawn emoticon emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 12/2/2010 11:08PM

    emoticon To all the winners!!!

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