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10/18/08 12:50 P

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A friend on another team wrote that in a thread and I clung to it. I sometimes use it as my mantra when I am feeling weak--you know, recite it over in my head "Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat" until the feeling passes. It somehow makes me feel strong.

*** Nancy ***

"Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!"
-Moliere by way of Jeremy

When the mind is committed, the body will follow!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. "
-Stephen Dolley Jr.


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DAFFODILO Posts: 17
10/17/08 12:44 A

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I love your inspiration on your note. I have been living to eat for so many years. I really want to be able to say one day, "Oh my, I forgot to eat". emoticon

People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be, not what you nag them to be.


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BAMAGIRL58's Photo BAMAGIRL58 Posts: 5,461
10/15/08 9:12 P

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emoticon Donna! Carol is an inspiration so I am glad that you met her. SP is a great resource for you and your mindset will make this a successful journey for you. This team is also a great place to be--we are all doing this together and offer support & seek support from each other. I look forward to hearing from you often.

*** Nancy ***

"Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!"
-Moliere by way of Jeremy

When the mind is committed, the body will follow!

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. "
-Stephen Dolley Jr.


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CAROLISCIOUS's Photo CAROLISCIOUS SparkPoints: (100,689)
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10/15/08 9:08 P

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Donna...we're so glad you are here. There is always room for one more. We are here to support you as you get started on this journey. Let us know if we can help in any way. We get together and walk at UWF the second Saturday of the month, 9 am. Maybe you can join us some time!
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Maintaining 60 pounds lost with Sparkpeople for 6 years!
-Carol

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that
the nature of the thing itself has changed but our power to do it is
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson


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10/15/08 9:00 P

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welcome Donna. My youngest child went to college in August so it seemed the perfect time to focus on myself and my health. Janice encouraged me to check it out and it makes a difference entering food eaten and exercise taken each day. Very motivating for me. I look forward to seeing and hearing about your progress. Pam

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DAFFODILO Posts: 17
10/15/08 8:33 P

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My name is Donna. I met Carol last night and was so motivated by her story that I came home last night and joined Spark People. I am 50+ and have over
100 lb. to lose. I have tried so many diets and gimmicks. I have a different mind set this time. I want to be around for future grandchildren. I want to be able to get on the floor to play with them. I want to be fun.
I am a widow and it's just me and my chihuahuas living and loving together. My son and his new wife are in south FL going to college. I will definitely need your support and prayers.

People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be, not what you nag them to be.


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