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8/2/08 5:12 P

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Thank you for sharing that quote. It is so true. I used to make a lot of excuses for not exercising. Now I go to the gym 5 days during my work week. I set up a computer appointment which sounds an alarm. I had to do this because sometimes (a lot) I could get busy and work right through. I find that going to the gym helps especially when work is crazy busy and I am stressed out. That's when I really need to go!

Kim :)

"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."~ Unknown


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8/2/08 2:52 A

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You people inspire me more and more every day!!!
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8/1/08 2:42 P

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I too believe that this is so true. We all make excuses for one thing or another and at the end of the day, when we look back you have to ask yourself did I do the right thing today, could I have made better choices and I'm sure that if we all answered ourselves truthfully we just might be surprised by our own answers.

None of us are perfect, and we all know this, however, what we do with our own lifes and the choices that make from day to day are our own.

Ampetit, I am sorry for your lose, no one should have to go through what you went through, with loosing a sister. It is so hard to set back and watch some one you love pass on. My heart goes out to you and your family. emoticon

I saw this quote on someones page and now I use it everyday.

"Those Who Want Do, Those Who Don't Make Excuses!"

If you want some thing bad enough then do it, that's the bottom line. It has helped me to not make excuses any more.

Sorry about the book, LOL.

And I love the quote.

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"THOSE WHO WANT DO, THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT, MAKE EXCUSES"


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8/1/08 1:15 P

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I can tell you that the quote is very true. My sister passed away in 2004 and it was a direct relation to her weight.

She would get up and walk to her couch, and drink diet coke and eat junk all day getting up only when she would go to the bathroom. Then she would go to bed. She did this for just over a year and gained about 200 pounds. Her body couldn't contain her and a blood clot travelled from her leg to her lungs where it stopped and killed her. She was 44.

This isn't a "figure of speech" It's real. Being heavy WILL kill you. The death, unfortunately, will be attributed to something else, either a pulmonary embolism like my sister or a cardiac issue like so many other people. "Diabetes related death" is also a popular thing to "blame" overweight related deaths on.

We're all on here for one reason or another. I don't want to die yet and that's why I'm here. Good for all of us for doing something about this!

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8/30 (235.7) - 241.4 (Wrong Direction!)
9/6 (233.4) - 237.2 (4 pounds behind)
9/13 (231.0)- 236.2 (5 pounds behind)
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7/31/08 3:35 P

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RIGHT ON!

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7/31/08 8:48 A

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this is so true. that's why when i joined spark i started setting my alarm 90 minutes earlier. i get up before work and go to the gym. since starting i sleep better..don't wake up during the night like i used to, and i don't take anti depressants anymore.

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7/30/08 10:36 P

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Thank you for that quote, it is very true,why do we always put ourselves last. I find that being 31 and having a 4 and 5 year old who are growing too quickly I find myself thinking more and more about something happening to me and not being around to see them grow and be there for them. We do need to this for ourselves and our families and make it a priority!! I will remember this, thanks!!

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7/30/08 8:09 P

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That is really so true. I will remember that every time someone tells me they don't have the time I do to do Sparks or exercise or count calories. My cousin says it all the time. It really makes me feel like she thinks I am a bum with nothing else to do, so why not exercise. Through the summer, I don't work outside the home. I lost most of the weight that I have so far before the school year ended, though. I don't plan on stopping my workouts or my dedication to my lifestyle change when I start back to work. It is important to me, so I will make sure I have the time.

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7/30/08 4:53 P

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His user name is steve duncan - I assume that's his real name - that is the handle he has for posting on theatlantic.com

- Gwen

"Results achieved in a short term result in short-term results."
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"If hunger isn't the problem, then food is not the answer."

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7/30/08 4:13 P

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do you know the name of the author? I would like to quote this. Its very good and true!

"When you know what you want, and you want it badly enough, you'll find a way to get it"
--Jim Rohn


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7/30/08 4:06 P

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Found this quote in the comments following a health article about fat America online after someone else commented how they "didn't have the time to exercise":

"...if you needed kidney dialysis you'd find the time for it or die. If you had cancer you'd make the time for chemo and radiation or die. A virtual gun is to your head in those two scenarios and you respond accordingly, making the other items in your life's agenda secondary. Until you assign optimum physical conditioning a similar level of urgency you'll make convenient excuses as to why you can't (or won't) find or make the time for it. Convince yourself you will literally die unless you do it. Who knows, it may very well be true."
This was posted by a man that exercises 90 mins/day with the following stats: Resting 51 beats per. 110/78. 11% body fat.

- Gwen

"Results achieved in a short term result in short-term results."
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"If hunger isn't the problem, then food is not the answer."

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
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