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1/15/13 10:02 A

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"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 just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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Don't forget to be awesome.


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12/18/12 8:27 P

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"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 just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

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10/29/12 7:21 P

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10/28/12 5:43 P

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I like that

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10/24/12 11:20 A

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"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 just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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10/16/12 8:29 P

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I like thinking about how much we struggle or how hard we work can still push and motivate other people.

Don't forget to be awesome.


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10/15/12 8:44 P

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Jaynee-Pacific Time Goal reached with 130# loss, 138# total loss

Exercise, eat, track, repeat!!



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10/10/12 11:15 P

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"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 just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."

~ Earl Nightingale


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10/8/12 9:23 P

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Make that size 14 jeans!! Woot!!!!

Edited by: MISSG180 at: 10/10/2012 (23:19)
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10/5/12 12:58 P

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At the beginning of the summer, when I first was on my bicycle, all I could think about was the "Wide Load" view I must be displaying to people behind me.

Nowadays, that load is in size 16 jeans rather than 26s. But more than that, I know how much stronger I am and what I can do. If someone yells "fatass!" from a car, I just smile, knowing that half their reaction is guilt that they are sitting behind the wheel while I'm getting exercise!

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10/4/12 11:22 P

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What a wonderful and inspiring story Thanks so much for sharing this

“The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…. One step at a time.” via Rande Wilson

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 KJV

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible” via Victor Aguirre


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10/2/12 3:15 P

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I LOVE this. Thanks so much for posting this!! I have been trying to teach myself to run again, and I'm sure I look just like the description of the "fat girl" in the original post. But, I'm going to keep it up. :)

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9/15/12 10:43 A

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emoticon very, very inspirational ! emoticon

"Everything changed the day I figured out there was exactly enough time for the important things in my life....and I'm important"


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Thanks for sharing! Brought tears to my eyes, very inspirational!

If you don't quit, you can't fail!


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Incredibly inspiring!

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9/3/12 2:02 P

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It brought tears to my eyes!
Made me think of my friend Peccy, she took off well over 100 pounds in her journey and she ran the Boston Marathon more than a year ago and is a running maniac now.
We can do this!
PJ

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9/2/12 10:59 P

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I love this!

Tracy, Illinois, CST

Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.

Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present;

The result being that he does not live in the present or the future;
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
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8/31/12 10:36 A

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Thank you so much for sharing that - it is so well written and heart felt. Really helps and will be a constant reminder that not all "fit" people out there are judging...

Thanks again!

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8/31/12 12:25 A

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It is indeed! This brought tears to my eyes (the good kind!) and gives me renewed motivation emoticon

Fall seven times. Stand up eight. -Japanese proverb

"I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are, because a could-be is a maybe that is reaching for a star.
I'd rather be a has-been than a could-have-been, because a could-have been has never been, but a has was once an are."
Milton Berle

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
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Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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I found this on Facebook and had to share it, I hope that's alright! It really moved me. :)

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Hey, Fat Girl.

Yes, you. The one feigning to not see me when we cross paths on the running track. The one not even wearing sports gear, breathing heavy. You’re slow, you breathe hard and your efforts at moving forward make you cringe.

You cling shyly to the furthest corridor, sometimes making larger loops on the gravel ring by the track just so you’re not on it. You sweat so much that your hair is all wet. You rarely stay for more than 20 minutes at a time, and you look exhausted when you leave to go back home. You never talk to anyone. I’ve got something I’d like to say to you.

You are awesome. If you’d look me in the eye only for an instant, you would notice the reverence and respect I have for you. The adventure you have started is tremendous; it leads to a better health, to renewed confidence and to a brand new kind of freedom. The gifts you will receive from running will far exceed the gigantic effort it takes you to show up here, to face your fears and to bravely set yourself in motion, in front of others.

You have already begun your transformation. You no longer accept this physical state of numbness and passivity. You have taken a difficult decision, but one that holds so much promise. Every hard breath you take is actually a tad easier than the one before, and every step is ever so slightly lighter. Each push forward leaves the former person you were in your wake, creating room for an improved version, one that is stronger, healthier and forward-looking, one who knows that anything is possible.

You’re a hero to me. And, if you’d take off the blaring headphones and put your head up for more than a second or two, you would notice that the other runners you cross, the ones that probably make you feel so inadequate, stare in awe at your determination. They, of all people, know best where you are coming from. They heard the resolutions of so many others, who vowed to pick up running and improve their health, “starting next week”. Yet, it is YOU who runs alongside, who digs from deep inside to find the strength to come here, and to come back again.

You are a runner, and no one can take that away from you. You are relentlessly moving forward. You are stronger than even you think, and you are about to be amazed by what you can do. One day, very soon, maybe tomorrow, you’ll step outside and marvel at your capabilities. You will not believe your own body, you will realize that you can do this. And a new horizon will open up for you. You are a true inspiration.

I bow to you.

Just. Keep. Going.


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