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11/3/08 11:47 P

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Thanks for sharing this article. It's great advice, and it made me think about my own goals,as well as my way of thinking.

Sharon


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11/3/08 10:01 P

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Thanks Frannie. Good article. I needed it as well. I have gained a couple of pounds back and need to concentrate on losing them and a few more besides.

Diane

Good luck to all in your weight loss journey.

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Lose weight instantly! Put all your worries on Him.


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11/3/08 9:24 P

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Thanks for sharing.

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SHARON632's Photo SHARON632 SparkPoints: (79,314)
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10/22/08 6:11 P

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Thanks, Frannie, that article was just what I needed and from the rest of the comments I'm not the only one.

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10/21/08 11:06 P

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What a great article! This is my first "real" week with you guys and I'm fired up!

Carol from Southwest Utah. Sing your own special music . Sing your own special song. Sing your own special music, even if nobody else sings along.

Sing, sing a song,
Make it simple to last your whole life long.
Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear.
Just sing, sing a song.


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10/21/08 10:29 P

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Excellent and very motivational - thanks for sharing Frannie!!!!
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Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!

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10/21/08 10:06 P

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Hi FRANNIEDID
Timing is everything, I really needed to read this article.
I have to cut back on my exercising for a while and was getting bummed out about that.
This is my temporary 'setback' and hopefully soon I will be able to get back to walking again.
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"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, later it yields the peaceful fruits of righteousness to those who have been trained by it." ~ HEBREWS 12:11


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10/21/08 8:27 P

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Thank you

Phyllis
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Leader of Alamance County, NC, team
Leader of The SP Class 0f June 14-20,2009
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IN GOD I TRUST!

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
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Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
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10/21/08 6:20 P

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Thank you for sharing.
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There are two options regarding committment - your either IN or your OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.

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A person who doesn't will find an excuse...



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10/21/08 11:16 A

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Thanks for sharing!!

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10/21/08 10:57 A

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Excellent advice. Thanks!

Beth G



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10/21/08 10:35 A

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Thanks for sharing!

Becki
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10/21/08 9:48 A

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It is a good article. Forces you to face the issues and make a real commitment. Mean what you say. Thanks.

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10/21/08 9:39 A

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Excellent, EXCELLENT article, Frannie! Very well put! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Ever pressing on to be consistently persistent/persistently consistent
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What feels like a sacrifice now will feel like an investment later on. -Andy Stanley "The Principle of the Path"

Healthy eating and exercise are my refuge, my sacrifice in an investment.

Unless our heart gets a passion for the new lifestyle we have created, it won't change who we are, just what we do. - Judy Brower in Simple Devotion


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10/21/08 9:03 A

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This is a good article. Thanks for sharing.

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10/21/08 9:00 A

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Very sound advice and good motivation. Thanks for sharing this Frannie, I think we all could use a dose of this common sense.

Carol in Indy

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10/21/08 8:52 A

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I got this in my daily email from Jillian Michaels and I really felt like it was a good thing for us all to read.

Telling It Like It Is
Listen, getting in shape is all about setting goals. Losing weight, building muscle, and ditching those unhealthy eating habits take guts and perseverance — you're dealing with some major lifestyle changes here. When you decide what you want, make it specific and concrete. For example, don't just say that you want to "lose weight." Ask yourself some questions. How much weight? And is weight really the most important thing? Or is it more important that you climb your front steps with ease or lower your body-fat ratio? Think hard about what you want, and use your journal to keep track of your goals. Once you've figured out where you want to go, here's how you're going to get there:

Learn how to make decisions you can stick with. Remember, you're not just going on a diet, you're establishing a pattern of health that will increase the quality of your life. Think big, but choose small, attainable goals — lose five pounds to start, or fit into pants one size smaller — and build on them as you reach each one.

Allow yourself room for setbacks. One setback is only one setback — it's not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you. You don't have to give up. Just get back on the bandwagon and keep going.

Walk the line between self-denial and self-indulgence. It's the middle ground between the two that will offer you the best foundation for building your new life. Maintain your discipline by allowing yourself little pleasures every now and again.

Understand that there are no mistakes. The things you used to think of as mistakes are now just learning experiences, so don't waste time beating yourself up. You'll encounter small failures — everyone does. But you'll achieve success, too. Just remember, every pound you gain can be lost.

Faith in yourself and your hard work is what will keep you striving for the best. Now, get in the zone and push as hard as you can!

Frannie

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