ERICAW2012's SparkPeople Blog ERICAW2012's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Monday's Quote! "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." <BR> &#8213; Oscar Wilde Mon, 14 May 2012 10:43:52 EST Weekend Quote! "Promise Yourself <BR> <BR> To be so strong that nothing <BR> can disturb your peace of mind. <BR> To talk health, happiness, and prosperity <BR> to every person you meet. <BR> <BR> To make all your friends feel <BR> that there is something in them <BR> To look at the sunny side of everything <BR> and make your optimism come true. <BR> <BR> To think only the best, to work only for the best, <BR> and to expect only the best. <BR> To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others <BR> a... Sat, 12 May 2012 02:07:30 EST Friday's Quote! "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. <BR> Nothing can be done without hope or confidence." <BR> ~Helen Keller Fri, 11 May 2012 02:09:48 EST Thursday's Quote! "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!" <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Thu, 10 May 2012 01:54:20 EST Wednesday's Quote! "You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins." <BR> ~ Jim Stovall Wed, 9 May 2012 01:42:40 EST Monday's Quote! "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." <BR> ~Helen Keller Mon, 7 May 2012 02:44:15 EST Weekend Quote! "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." <BR> &#8213; Albert Einstein Sat, 5 May 2012 20:54:16 EST Friday's Quote! "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." <BR> ~Charles F. Kettering Fri, 4 May 2012 18:39:06 EST Thursday's Quote! "Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." <BR> ~Chinese Proverb Thu, 3 May 2012 15:16:54 EST Wednesday's Quote! "Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed." <BR> <BR> - Mia Hamm Wed, 2 May 2012 03:30:30 EST Tuesday's Quote! "Happiness comes when you believe in what you are doing, know what you are doing, and love what you are doing." <BR> <BR> - Brian Tracy <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 May 2012 03:25:20 EST Monday's Quote! "I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of su... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 05:29:32 EST Weekend Quote! "Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you." <BR> ~ Ray Davis Sat, 21 Apr 2012 03:32:47 EST Friday's Quote! "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." <BR> ~Theodore Roosevelt Fri, 20 Apr 2012 02:19:51 EST Thursday's Quote! "Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable." <BR> ~ Walt Disney Company Thu, 19 Apr 2012 01:04:39 EST Wednesday's Quote! "People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do." <BR> ~Lewis Cass Wed, 18 Apr 2012 04:50:41 EST Tuesday's Quote! "Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable." <BR> ~Zig Ziglar Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:53:27 EST Monday's Quote! "Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow." <BR> ~Doug Firebaugh Mon, 16 Apr 2012 17:25:45 EST Weekend Quote! "Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have." <BR> ~Norman Vincent Peale Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:03:25 EST Friday's Quote of the Day! "Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful." <BR> ~Mark Victor Hansen Fri, 13 Apr 2012 02:30:44 EST Wednesday's Quote! "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase." <BR> ~Martin Luther King Jr. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 01:41:36 EST Tuesday's Quote! "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." <BR> &#8213; Christopher Reeve Tue, 10 Apr 2012 01:31:34 EST Monday's Quote! "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." <BR> -Henry David Thoreau Mon, 9 Apr 2012 01:18:35 EST Weekend Quote! "First thing every morning before you arise, say out loud, 'I believe', three times." <BR> ~Norman Vincent Peale Sat, 7 Apr 2012 02:01:43 EST Friday's Quote of the Day! "Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might as well put that passing time to the best possible use." <BR> ~Earl Nightingale Fri, 6 Apr 2012 02:49:07 EST Thursday's Quote of the Day! (4/5) "Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish. " <BR> -Brian Tracy Thu, 5 Apr 2012 03:31:53 EST Wednesday's Quote! (4/3) “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” <BR> ~ Alexander the Great Wed, 4 Apr 2012 01:13:05 EST Tuesday's Quote! (4/3) "I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen." <BR> ~Frank Lloyd Wright Tue, 3 Apr 2012 01:44:24 EST Monday's Quote! (4/2) "You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." <BR> &#8213; Marcus Aurelius Mon, 2 Apr 2012 01:16:58 EST Weekend Quote! “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” <BR> &#8213; Steve Maraboli Sat, 31 Mar 2012 01:07:48 EST Friday's Quote of the Day! "Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey." <BR> - Alex Noble Fri, 30 Mar 2012 01:44:46 EST Thursday's Quote of the Day! (3/29) "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." <BR> – John Wooden Thu, 29 Mar 2012 01:06:59 EST Wednesday's Quote! (3/28) "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." <BR> – Ralph Waldo Emerson Wed, 28 Mar 2012 01:03:10 EST Tuesday's Quote! (3/27) "It is never too late to be what you might have been." <BR> ~ George Eliot Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:55:48 EST Monday's Quote (3/26) "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses." <BR> ~ Hippocrates Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:21:44 EST Weekend Quote! "He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." <BR> Arabian Proverb Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:00:04 EST Friday's Quote of the Day! "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." <BR> - Buddha Fri, 23 Mar 2012 05:07:39 EST Thursday's Quote of the Day! <BR> "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." <BR> - Confucius Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:21:54 EST Wednesday's Quote of the Day! "Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." <BR> - Mahatma Gandhi Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:23:56 EST Tuesday's Quote of the Day! I attribute my success to this -- that I never gave or took any excuse. <BR> – Florence Nightingale Tue, 20 Mar 2012 14:56:58 EST Monday's Quote of the Day! Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. <BR> – Jim Rohn Mon, 19 Mar 2012 06:53:34 EST Quote of the day! The secret of getting ahead is getting started. <BR> – Mark Twain Sun, 18 Mar 2012 19:35:52 EST So Sad Sunday Just a little sad it's Sunday and tomorrow is the start of a new week! Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:16:53 EST Febuary is here! Just happy that I am meeting my goals and I'm still motivated to continue my journey to a healthier lifestyle. Wed, 1 Feb 2012 21:35:21 EST Never, never, never quit. -Winston Churchill I had an OK day, but I just need a little encouragement. So I was reading and came across a quote from Winston Churchill and it gave me the motivation to keep going no matter what. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:30:09 EST Feelin' good! Just had a really good day. I've been feeling stress lately, but I finally gave some responsibility to my family so that I'm not carrying everything on my shoulders. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 21:47:59 EST Winter is finally here! OMG! It's finally snowing. The only thing is that I now don't want to go outside for my afternoon walk. Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:36:59 EST today was good day just needed to share that I had a very good day. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 22:42:37 EST lots of work I just noticed that living a healthy lifestyle is very time consuming. Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:33:45 EST Happy I'm just so happy. I did everything I needed to do today and was successful in exercising with my mother. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:47:06 EST