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Quotes to keep myself going

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner." - Les Brown

"There won't be a day that goes by that you won't want to quit, so think of a goal you can use to remind yourself every day of why you can't give up." - Sami Kader

Today I am motivated, however I know that there may be days I don't feel this way. Times when I'm not showing 'seeming' progress or am just plain tired of doing what needs to be done.

I write 'seeming' progress because right now I choose not to weigh. I had befriended the scale but in my absence, it became unfriendly. Maybe it was I who became unfriendly with the apparent lack of results. So for now the scale is shelved because the numbers weren't bringing me joy, even though I know I'm doing all the right things.

This morning my blood sugar was 123. Hip hip hooray! That pleases me. In a few months, I believe my cholesterol results will be lower as well. I can tell that I'm not quite as out of breath as I had been. It's about progress, not perfection.

Thanks to all who commented about my surgery. I am indeed glad it's behind me. My eye tires easily so I've just about reached my computer time limit. Soon I pray I'll be able to be more active on Spark & send goodies & make comments.

Have a Sparktacular Saturday. Gentle hugs & daily prayers. Injoy:) Carolyn

Remember to drink your water, eat your fruits & veggies & find measurements that take you all the way to your goal.

Here's a photo of my beautiful girl Precious who gives me great comfort.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANIEWWJD 10/29/2012 12:28AM

    Progress is what it's all about!!!! emoticon

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GARDENQE2 9/24/2012 1:03PM

    Hurray for progress, not perfection!

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BELDONDOG1 9/22/2012 9:38PM

    You do what you have to do, Carolyn. When you're ready for the scale, it will be ready for you. I am so glad that your sugar was down. Good Luck with your health problems and I am so glad that you are back! Noel

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SLENDERELLA61 9/22/2012 11:45AM

    Yes, love the motivational saying and your motivation!! Yes, you can do it. Love that you decided to focus on your behavior rather than the scale. When you are eating right and being active the weight will come off . That scale can be a terrible tease giving you inaccurate and misleading feedback. Keep up the good work. It may not be easy, but it certainly is worth it. You are already feeling more cardio strength. You will just get stronger and stronger!! -Marsha

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 9/22/2012 11:15AM

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SABLENESS 9/22/2012 10:14AM

    Motivated is like cleaning fits. Take it when you've got it!

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NOW2DAY 9/22/2012 9:04AM

    Glad you are doing better and good luck on mending old friendships. I will say this about friends and scales--Would you want a friend who told you what you wanted to hear or one who told you the truth and stood by you through it all.

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46SHADOW 9/22/2012 8:16AM

    beautiful dog.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 9/22/2012 8:00AM

    Love your girl, Precious!
They are our angels!
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MEWHENRYSMAMA 9/22/2012 7:59AM

    I am thrilled to hear of your progress!
Keep up the great work!
The scale is not the end is more important to do what you know is right!
Glad your surgery is behind you!
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