QUADCMOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUADCMOM QUADCMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Pictures are worth a thousand words... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949033 I've been in denial about my weight gain. I told myself no one can tell I have put 35 pounds back on. Then I saw this picture that was taken yesterday. Oh Boy, just like when I was losing weight and taking pictures I can SEE my progress in the picture. It was good for me to see this picture so I can face the fact that YES it can be seen that I have gained 35 pounds back. <BR> This blog is not intended to be a bash on myself, it is just a reality check. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:07:30 EST The road to a long term success..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921808 One way to reach a long term goal is to set short term goals to reach and celebrate. <BR> Example: If you need to lose 50 pounds by Christmas 2015, set a short term goal to lose 5 pounds by ?? date. When you reach that goal set another one then another and so on. This type of goal setting was how I lost 75 pounds back in 2008-2009. To be able to celebrate a short term success helps to keep the motivation and excitement going. <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 12:39:53 EST It's working !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920921 On Monday I set myself a 5 day goal. This being day 5 I have been successful. I am feeling better and the scale has gone down a little. Tomorrow I will set a new 5 day goal. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 1 May 2015 17:07:23 EST I set a 5 day goal !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919012 Since I have had trouble staying on a proper eating and exercising plan lately, I am setting an even smaller time goal. Starting yesterday and for the next four days I am not having any bread, crackers, chips, cookies or anything else like these things. I'm mainly having proteins, fruits and vegetables. Day one was a success. When I made dinner last night I put the pasta on the side for my husband and I only had the ground turkey with black beans. <BR> <BR> My purpose of this blog is to m... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:48:32 EST Update and Planning ahead!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874911 Since my blog on 2/9/15 I have had four successful days in a row and the scale is reflecting my success. I'm feeling pretty good and my goal right now is to have seven successful days in a row. Once I reach that goal, I'll set a new goal. I seem to do better with short term goals. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:36:02 EST Time to come out of denial !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872496 <em>39</em> I keep telling myself "It's not that much" "I'll start again tomorrow". I have preached the message of "Tomorrow Syndrome" for a long time now but I have let myself get the syndrome again. As of this morning I'm up 30 pounds from my goal weight that I reached in 2009. Every little bit I've had an excuse. I can NOT let myself continue to deny that I am out of control. I've gone back into old eating habits. I have not been exercising like I should. This morning I'm cleaning house... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:49:48 EST I didn't go there ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862753 It has been a busy weekend. My Mother was sick and spent the night in the hospital so I did a lot of driving to see her, stay with her, and go to the store for groceries and meds. My sister's Mother in law passed away yesterday morning so there is sadness there. <BR> So, I'm driving home from my Mother's house yesterday evening and thinking which fast food I could pick up on the way. I deserve a quick meal because I'm tired right? NO, I reminded myself this is NOT an excuse to eat whatever ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:12:18 EST Reminding Myself...with pictures. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854117 I have put back on 25 pounds since I lost 75 pounds back in 2008-09. My mind tells me that that was a good run and I don't have confidence that I can be there again. I am reminding myself with my progress pictures so I can believe that I CAN be there again. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98080607.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988073222.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l242322009.jpg"> <BR> <i... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:37:42 EST Starting to move again !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848430 Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day in Texas. The temps reached into the upper 50s so I took a walk in a park. It is refreshing to get moving again. I have let myself slack in the exercise department but I'm turning that around!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>311</em> <em>104</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:39:31 EST Treadmill 5K WOO HOO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843808 I had planned to get on my treadmill YESTERDAY but I kept telling myself I would do it later. Well, later kept getting later and I never did it. <BR> <BR> TODAY I got on the treadmill before I put anything before it. I pushed myself to do a 5K and I kept thinking about Sparkpeople. I wanted to be able to post a blog that said I did it. <BR> <BR> So here you go...... <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now I'm drinking water. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:42:43 EST Cleaned it out, no offense !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841744 I had over 100 Spark friends but realized most of them have not been active for a really long time. No offense but I deleted all but 21 of them. I will be adding new friends who are active on the site as I NEED the motivation that I get from seeing activity. <BR> <BR> For 2015 I will set some weekly (and maybe daily) goals to help me get back on track and stop this spiral I have found myself in. I have serious "tomorrow syndrome". I WILL beat this!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:53:58 EST Thank God !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830150 As Joyce Meyer says : <BR> <BR> I'm not where I want to be but thank God I'm not where I used to be. <BR> <BR> I have gained back some of the 75 pounds I lost in 2008-2009. (23 pounds to be exact). The great news is I have not gained back the whole 75 pounds that I lost. I have hope. I know what to do to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I KNOW what to do !!!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:26:09 EST Quadcmom meets ~Indygirl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l572823369.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Indygirl AKA Beth came to town on business and I was able to go meet her. We had an awesome day in the lazy river, swimming and we had lunch poolside while watching airplanes coming in to DFW airpport. Thank you Beth for a great day. <BR> <BR> I have made some wonderful friends in the Spark world. I am so thankful for this site for support on my journey to better health. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:26:56 EST Renewed hope...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669761 I have just read a few Spark pages and have renewed hope that I can continue to have success on my journey to better health and weight loss. If you are having trouble staying motivated go read a few Spark stories. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:05:19 EST 5K today !!! Please Cheer for Me !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597678 A Sparkfriend, TOTALFOCUS, inspired me last month to sign up for a 5K. Today is the day and I'm excited. I have done a 5K before but this one is a timed one. I'm a little nervous. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:05:41 EST All I know is... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561075 If it wasn't for Sparkpeople, I'd have all my weight back on. <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 07:31:24 EST It's not easy being green.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548967 It's not easy being green...and it's not easy staying on track and maintaining. I would say I stopped maintaining my goal weight (145) back in 2011. This was when our friend passed away unexpectedly. I have regained 15 to 20 and have been maintaining there. That's good news because in the past I would have gained it all back plus some. My mind is telling me "Well it was good while it lasted (the size 10 jeans). I have a hard time realizing I can get this extra weight back off pretty quickly... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:00:51 EST When the going gets tough.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518332 The tough get going. But with Spark friends you don't have to go it alone. The spark site and my Spark friends have been here for me for over five years. They have kept me from regaining my losses. So, I'm saying to you never give up on your journey to better health. Get tough and turn to your friends when your times are tough. <BR> <BR> With much love to all of you !!! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:48:37 EST Oh yes you can !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489005 Is something inside you saying "I can't do this" ? <BR> <BR> Oh yes you can !!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>381</em> together !!! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:00:41 EST What a difference 5 years makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464748 Only on Sparkpeople would I post a picture of me in a swim suit. I just got back from Galveston, TX for 5 days of beach fun. My sister and I go every year for our "Sister Trip". What I learned about myself and how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople is amazing. I want to tell you to never give up. Change takes time. You didn't get the way you are over night or even in a year. Keep working and you can change too. Here are some highlights of how I have changed. Keep in mind that these wer... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:43:15 EST Pull out your road map... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452538 I sometimes get my blog ideas when I am responding to another Sparker's comment or blog. This is one. The Sparker said she is "Starting Over". <BR> <BR> Try not to think of "starting over". Think of it as "picking up where I left off". <BR> <BR> Getting healthy is a life-long journey. You start out, go the right direction for a while then you take a wrong turn. When you take a wrong turn on a trip, do you go back to the beginning of your trip? Or, do you get out the map to see where you a... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:25:49 EST Failure !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417236 I can't take credit for the subject matter of this blog. I learned it tonight at my Overcomer's Class at church. Here are some great points about failure: <BR> <BR> 1. Failure is not a person. It is an event. <BR> 2. Failure does not disqualify you from doing the will and work of God. <BR> 3. Failure is not a permanent position or a reason to quit. <BR> 4. Failures are stepping stones to success. <BR> 5. Failure is fertilizer for your next crop. <BR> <BR> This is GREAT stuff. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:13:37 EST I'm sorry !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396741 I want to apologize to the 1 Day Challenge team for today's challenge. The challenge was to write a blog. A blog is a very personal thing and should be something that comes you you in your own time. Today, I can't think of a thing to write about. <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <em>306</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:48:53 EST Sometimes you miss the ball.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345154 Did you ever play baseball or softball? When you were learning to play did you catch the ball every time? Did you always throw the ball straight to the person you were trowing it to? Did you always hit the ball when you were batting? I didn't think so. It takes time and lots of practice to get good and even then you will not catch, throw or hit the ball every time. So what makes you think you can start a new eating and exercise program and get it perfect all the time? You can't. Think of it a... Sat, 4 May 2013 09:11:24 EST Donald saved me last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334206 I was planning on eating left over spaghetti and meat sauce last night for dinner. I was looking forward to all the comfort food pasta. When I got home from picking up the grandkids from school, Donald was already making dinner. He baked some salmon and cooked some carrots. YEAH TO DONALD for saving me from the spaghetti which I'm sure I would have overeaten. <BR> <BR> Donald is my very supportive husband. We will be married 33 years on May 24th. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:41:36 EST Virtual Trip before the Real One !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328190 I think I have found my motivation to get back on my stationary bike regularly. I go on my "sister trip" in the middle of August. Every year my sister and I go to the beach to veg out for a few days. I figured out the miles there and back. It comes to 612 miles. I'm going to ride my stationary bike 612 miles between now and the real trip. That will be about 35 miles per week for the next 17 weeks. WOO HOO !!! I can do it !!! <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:49:59 EST Secret of my success !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314043 I want to share what helped me to lose my weight. Mostly it was motivation. Here are three of the things I did to help me stay motivated and why. <BR> <BR> 1. TAKE PICTURES OF YOUSELF: Not just your face but your whole self. I believe what you see in a picture is not the same thing you see in the mirror. When you look in the mirror you see what your minds eye sees. Looking at yourself in a picture is more real. NOW as you lose weight (say every 10 to 15 pounds or so) have another picture ta... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 21:39:06 EST 5 Years Ago TODAY !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268398 Five years ago today, my life changed forever and for the better. I joined Sparkpeople and started my weight loss journey. Little did I know I would still be here today and am still down 60 pounds from my starting weight. Today I will celebrate with a good workout. This journey is lifelong and I thank Sparkpeople and it's creators for all I have learned. I thank all of my Sparkfriends who have encouraged me and pushed me. I look forward to my continued success and I plan to try new things. <... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:52:23 EST Shake It Up !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266259 Are you stuck in the ho hum workouts or not doing them at all (like me). Shake it up. Search out something new to try. Back on Valentine's Day my husband and I played some Wii sports to help me to burn some calories after a healthy dinner. I have discovered Wii to be a fun way to workout. I get to play games that I am moving while playing. The Wii Sports that I have has Bowling, Tennis, Baseball and more. I also got out my Biggest Loser Wii. I did some of both today. <BR> <BR> Wishing you ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:03:33 EST Healthy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251007 I got the idea from The Biggest Loser to do something active for Valentine's Day. I started a message board to get some ideas. What we ended up doing was have a healthy Subway sandwich for dinner then played some Wii sports. It was lots of fun so I suggested we make it a weekly thing. <BR> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:34:31 EST I need some ideas.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247522 Biggest Loser suggested that we do something active for Valentine's Day. I need some ideas. Thanks for your help. <BR> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 09:42:27 EST Try this if you can.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233280 This link was a challeng on the 1 day challenge team. I have done it three times now and I love it. It's not easy but I sure feel it in my thighs. It's also a good cardiac or maybe that's because I don't breath right when I'm doing it. <BR> <BR> BE CAREFUL not to hurt yourself. One member posted that she had on onset of an asthma attach. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you try it. I'll love to hear from you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/3uV7iU-MjbY </link> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 13:21:02 EST Before it was too late..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220133 It's hard to admit when I have gained some weight back but here goes. I have struggled since April 2011 when we lost a dear friend unexpectedly at age 53. I hung on as best I could to not gain everything back. I would tell myself, "it's only 10 pounds" then "it's only 15 pounds". I had stopped logging my food and exercise slowed a lot. The good thing is I was still choosing healthy food MOST of the time. <BR> <BR> About three weeks ago, I started pushing the 170 pound mark. This would be a ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 12:44:51 EST It made it easier.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203900 Last Saturday I decided I would give myself a 7 day challenge. I have had trouble logging my food and had no idea how many calories I was eating. My challenge was to log my food for 7 days. By setting a limit I could see the beginning and the end. Today is day 7 and I have logged every day, everything I ate. It sure made it easier as I was thinking " I can do this". Now I can set me new 7 day goal which will be to log my food for 7 more days and to add some exercise to the week. <BR> <BR> S... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:55:09 EST Don't Start Over.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185948 I often read blogs where the memeber says "I'm starting over". Starting over means going back to the beginning of something. You started a journey to get healthy at some point in your life. There are bumps in the road, turns, hard times and easy times. But the journey continues from where you are. Don't call it "starting over". How about calling it "Picking up where I left off". Even if you feel you have taken steps back you are still moving forward. <BR> <BR> I love you all, Sparkpeople mem... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:26:01 EST Don't let food be your "go to". http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179842 How many of you turn to food when you are stressed, happy, sad.... etc. If you are on Sparkpeople, I assume you are here to get healthy. Find new ways to deal with your emotions. Food is not the answer. Food is not your friend. Food's purpose is to keep you healthy and alive. Here are a couple of ideas to try when you WANT to turn to food but are not really hungry. Please add your ideas too: <BR> <BR> 1. Phone a Friend <BR> 2. Work a puzzle book or jigsaw puzzle <BR> 3. Go onto Sparkpeople ... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:38:21 EST Don't wait for Monday or January 1st !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176530 Are you ready to eat healthy and exercise? How many times have you said "I'll start again tomorrow, or Monday, or on January 1st? I can't count the times I have said those things. Don't wait!! Start right now. Start with your next decision. <BR> <BR> Do you have Holiday left over food that you think you have to eat up before you start again? Ask yourself why. Why would you cram down the high calorie foods just so you can start to eat healthy and get the extra weight back off? I'm not being ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:33:21 EST I feel pretty !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167235 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l773928128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's amazing how new clothes can make you feel. Donald and I went to a Christmas party last night so I treated myself to a new dress, shoes and hose. I have not worn panty hose in a very long time. I also got my hair cut. I felt so different. It was nice to treat myself to something new. <BR> <BR> This picture is me and Donald. It was taken last night. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 10:57:47 EST Hang on With Me !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149731 If you feel like giving up, DON'T DO IT. Hang on with me !!! Getting healthy and to your goal weight is a journey worth taking. Take it one day and one decision at a time. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:14:21 EST Time to recover... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144993 As I was visiting Sparkfriend's pages I got to ~INDYGIRL'S page and this thought came to my mind: <BR> <BR> It's time for me to recover from the loss of our friend in April 2011. I was maintaining my weight loss very well until that day when Rick passed away unexpectedly. He was only 53 years old. He was my husband's best friend Rick's wife and I were becoming close friend too. We were becoming two Couple Best Friends. We had plans to travel together. They live in North Carolina and we are i... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 10:35:55 EST This is BIG for me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097085 Tonight was our family meal night. Donald and I decided we would go to the catfish place and bring the meals home. I made up my mind I was going to have the leftover soup filled with vegables instead of the fried catfish and fries. Sounds easy right? I have had these plans before but at the last minute I have the "bad" food. Tonight I was taking the orders and I DID write down one meal for me. HERE IS THE BIG PART..... I crossed out the one I was going to get for me and I DID have the sou... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:38:51 EST I don't have anything to say right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089757 <em>334</em> Ha !!! I told ya !!! Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:09:24 EST Do and extra 5 or 10 !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087909 When you do your exercises for today, add 5 or 10 extra minutes to it. You are worth it !!! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:57:35 EST I FORGOT breakfast??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084117 I planned to have a slimfast shake for breakfast so I put it in the freezer to get it colder. I got busy with housework and working out. When I got ready to have lunch, I went to the freezer to put a Drink in. There was my BREAKFAST shake still in there. I FORGOT it. You don't understand..... I never forget to eat. LOL That was worth blogging about. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:22:07 EST I won twice today !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073774 I worked my two stores today. My habit has been to get a Diet Dr Pepper and a bag of M&Ms at the second store. I do this because I like to get both stores worked before I have any lunch so I need the M&Ms to hold me over. I choose M&Ms because they are clean to eat while I am working. ANYWAY, this morning I vowed to not eat them today. By 1:00 I started thinking I would go ahead and eat some because I still had a while to go. I went to the counter to buy them and because a lady was returnin... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:41:28 EST My Journey, Year 5.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067480 I joined Sparkpeople on 3/1/2008. I reached my weightloss goal in the summer of 2009 with a loss of 75 pounds. I maintained until we had a loss in April 2011. The loss of Donald's best friend in North Carolina (we are in Texas) has put us on the road several times to help his family in their time of need. Rick was only 52 years old and his death was sudden and unexpected. Until this point I had not been emotional eating but I started a little bit and lost my focus. I am suffering from what I ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 08:36:00 EST Making Lifelong Friends !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056081 I just spent a couple of hours with CAROLJ35 and ADEWYN. These are ladies I did not know before Sparkpeople. I'm from Texas and am visiting North Carolina for a week. It is so awesome to be able to get together with Spark friends. They will me my lifeline when I am in need of support. And lately I have been in need. I have a refreshed outlook now. I put mustard on my sandwich instead of mayo. LOL Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:09:15 EST It's been a while.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015384 I rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes / 10 miles today. It's been a while since I have done that and it feels GREAT!! I'm going to work on getting 19 more pounds off by the end of 2012. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:04:34 EST Never Give Up Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013184 Monday August 13, 2012 <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my bes... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 08:52:25 EST You are worth it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935818 You made a decision to lose weight or just get healthy. No one said it would be easy. It takes work and determination. You can do it!!! It's one day at a time and one decision at a time. I am here to tell you. YOU ARE WORTH IT !!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day!! Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:18:03 EST