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Fitness Minutes: (9,354) Posts: 2,663 11/4/12 1:14 A
I am reading Angels, Angels, Angels...by Billy Graham last time I read it was about 24 years ago...still a good read.
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Posts: 1,612 11/2/12 9:59 A
Oooh, All About Eve is one of my favorite movies!
Si vales, valeo.
current weight: 211.0
Fitness Minutes: (6,545) Posts: 48 11/1/12 5:47 P
All About Eve Love that movie! So well scripted and acted and it sucks me in emotionally every time.
Edited by: WOWLAULAU at: 11/1/2012 (17:47)
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Posts: 561 10/31/12 1:12 A
Sounds wonderful! No wonder he wrote such inspirational stories! Thanks for sharing:)
Fitness Minutes: (42,276) Posts: 706 10/30/12 1:39 P
Grew up as a kid , a voracious reader. As a young boy the adventure books of Alexander Dumas were someof my favorites. Three Musketeers, Man in the Iron Mask, Count of Monte Cristo, devoured them
Last week I read the biography of the authors father who was the arcetypes for some of the biggest characters in those stories.
reading about his father never quitting , boldly tackling all that came at him, brought a litte of teh 10 yr old back to me, and made me want to push a little harder to get what I want.
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Fitness Minutes: (14,171) Posts: 3,441 10/16/12 8:50 A
"Atlas Shrugged", Ayn Rand
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Posts: 6,153 10/14/12 6:40 P
I have so many but I'll say Vanessa Williams book You Have No Idea.
current weight: 218.0
Fitness Minutes: (3,591) Posts: 17 10/11/12 2:06 P
We Bought a Zoo. "20 seconds of crazy mixed up courage can make all the difference".
current weight: 233.0
Posts: 1,612 10/11/12 9:06 A
Movie: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (based on a true story)
I can't think of any one book right now....
Si vales, valeo.
current weight: 211.0
Posts: 7,837 10/5/12 2:37 P
Schindler's list inspired me because the owner never gave up on hiding the people in his factory and they never gave up. They manged to survie the holcoust and it reminds us even when bad things happen their is always going to be something good to come out of it. That no matter how bad people treat you that you will always meet somebody who is good.
It is always hard before it is easy. I Am Beautiful. I Can Do this. Sweat is Fat crying.
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Posts: 464 10/4/12 8:52 A
dolphin tale... They never gave up even when it seemed it would never happen.
current weight: 222.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,252) Posts: 19 10/3/12 8:27 P
Dr.Oz, you on a diet It's that bit of extra information that can be used along with Spark people cook book.
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Posts: 561 10/3/12 1:59 P
I love that movie! It does inspire you to take things into perspective.
I wanted to add G.I. Jane is a great movie that pushes me too and I remember in Jr. High the movie Vision Quest pumped me up. Matthew Modine really went for his dreams in that one! Like someone else said it's really hard to put down just one;)
Fitness Minutes: (3,173) Posts: 66 10/3/12 1:50 P
The Bucket List! Makes me think about how I should view life. Bucket list I have and still want to achieve. Skydive Buy a townhome a place I can call my own! Motorcyle license and a long way off I am sure the motorcyle to go with it.
Oh and to fit into my skinny jeans again :) One day at a time eyes ahead and not on my behind hahahaha. Until it gets skinny again!
current weight: 217.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,355) Posts: 253 10/2/12 5:12 P
The old black and white movie, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (based on the book). I have always been one who grew, blessed and learned wherever I was planted. To God be the glory!
current weight: 200.8
Fitness Minutes: (56,155) Posts: 1,209 10/2/12 3:37 P
This may seem strange, but All About Eve inspired me. The character Eve, showed me how I didn't want to be - don't want to be with my peers. She was completely selfish and self-absorbed. I first saw that movie as a child and was appalled by her behavior and how callous she was with people who tried to help her. I recently saw the movie again and recorded it on my DVR. It's one of my favorites.
Pounds lost: 29.4
Posts: 671 10/2/12 1:24 P
Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox. Perspective is important.
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Fitness Minutes: (5,418) Posts: 472 10/2/12 1:21 P
I love the classics. I can't put my finger on any one in particular because they all have a profound affect on me. I take each book and look at it differently. I pull something different from each one. The biggest things I like about the classics is that it teaches the modest ways of living. During a time when food was scarce, water was hidden, and only the rich knew what chocolate tasted like, I often think about how times have changed. Look at the pictures. Ladies wore the tight clothes to look skinny and no one gave second thought to a woman not eating much. They didn't try to find time to exercise because all the non-electrical farm or house work that needed to be done was exercise enough. Noone thought they wanted to hit the snooze. There were no diet and exercise programs.
Looking also, death rate was higher because they didn't have what we have, but as I sit here on the computer, I see that there are advantages that they didn't have. We have the world support to find the needed help to make us healthier or such. But they didn't have that.
No treadmills. No inside gyms. No real weights. No garmin leading their way. If we could only get back to the days when we acted as they did, but lets keep the things that keep us from being ill (antibiotics, etc). I think we might live a little skinnier without the options being vast.
So my favorite book or movie of inspiration? Today its Little Women.
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Fitness Minutes: (1,660) Posts: 37 10/2/12 1:04 P
Not quite sure I could ever narrow down to one favorite... But I recently read Reconstructing Natalie. It is a lovely, encouraging story (fiction) about a breast CA fighter & survivor. I know 2 women who have done this, so i feel i understand their endever at least a bit more. Fiction, though, I know makes it seem easir. But these two women have encouraged me to fight Breast CA in any supportive way I can.
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Posts: 327 10/2/12 12:41 P
The 'Anne of Green Gables' movie series was very lovely to look at. Then she DID get married and her husband went off to war and all the scary situations she was put in before she found him (sorry that I'm telling you the ending!) It was breathtaking but real.
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest." (MSG, Matt.11:28)
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Fitness Minutes: (871) Posts: 6 10/2/12 11:41 A
I would be a very different person than I am today if I hadn't read "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath when I was a young girl. It inspired me to reach beyond what society thinks I'm capable of.
Edited by: DECAYINGSUN at: 10/2/2012 (11:42)
"If you're afraid to fail, you'll never succeed."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."
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Posts: 7,032 10/2/12 10:10 A
My most recent inspiration came from "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." It's a light, but serious, look at ageing and as I'm doing that it came at the right time. Seeing two of my all-time favorite actresses being and exploiting their age and reveling in their experience so vibrantly (in one case, 'eventually' so vibrantly!) lifted me out of a poor-me moment.
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to become a butterfly." ~*~ Margaret Fuller
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Every moment is unique, unknown, completely fresh. ~~ Pema Chodron
Fitness Minutes: (78,443) Posts: 2,466 10/2/12 10:03 A
What about movies? I thought of "Rudy" right away.
Fall down six times- get up seven :-)
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Posts: 88 10/2/12 9:57 A
As an avid reader there have been so many that I could mention. This week though I am reading a book called "Our invisible Allies" by Ron Phillips. Some of the stories that he relates truly give hope that all things are possible with God. we can do anything. Have a great day everyone!
I can do all things through Christ Jesus
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Fitness Minutes: (11,125) Posts: 319 10/2/12 7:38 A
As weird as it sounds specifically for me being over 30 but Glee is what has inspired me the most. I started watching the show at a low point in my life and now it is my go to feel good show. These kids faced adversity, bullying, and so many obstacles but fought for their dreams and to prove being different is not a bad thing. Hell if they can do it, so can I. So I started making changes and am still working everyday to make things better in my life.
Audie....like the car but add an E.
"If youíre climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung. Donít look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes, you donít think youíre progressing until you step back and see how high youíve really gone."
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Fitness Minutes: (2,544) Posts: 1,378 10/2/12 4:26 A
Only Love Is Real made me think about deepening my relationships and changed how I think about dying.
Edited by: KYLIESCHELLE at: 10/2/2012 (04:28)
Michelle from Florida Co-Leader, Fibromyalgia and Exercise Team Co-Leader, People with Health Issues United Team
Pounds lost: 21.5
Posts: 561 10/2/12 3:28 A
Sometimes I think we need to see things right in front of us. Watch someone go get their dreams...read about winning the fight. Or a book or a movie just put things in a way to where we finally say "Oh I get it now!!"
I had one book in particular that changed my life. "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey And it was one of those "co-incidental" situations. You know, I heard someone talk about it on t.v., then walked by it at the dept. store, then it was in my Avon book! $13. I ordered it and at first it was a hard read but then I read about paradigms and being proactive and putting what really matters first in my life. I started feeling like I deserved something better. I WANTED to do better. Life changer.
Has a movie or a book done this for you too? I want to know!! :)
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