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11/15/13 8:37 A

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For anyone who's feeling like Leanie64, this is how I re-found my motivation; maybe it will help you to find yours again. First I thought about what has worked in the past and how I've moved away from that point. I also thought about what might work, or work better than what I've tried in the past.
More exercise? Yeah, right I really felt like doing that! More water....uh huh; like I'm not totally bored with that! Journaling my food.....Boring!
Well, as I went through my mental lists I felt a little silly. The final question was clearly in front of me............Are you quitting, giving up, willing to be overweight and unhealthy the rest of your life?
The answer was a resounding NO! NO, NO, NO, to giving up, to quitting, to going back to being a devoted couch potato. Then I remembered the following message that a fellow TOPS member handed out at a meeting and I've added it below.

Never Quit Pledge

Today I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. (That’s right, it says pass THROUGH – Don’t be hanging out there!)

I pledge to make a new start today, forgive myself for my past, stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. (Good idea!! Can we all try this?)

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. (Really ?? Yes, it is okay to be your BFF!)

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a winner.

I'm in a plateau right now but looking forward to breaking out of it.
Good Luck, and remember that "We're here for you!" emoticon emoticon





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Believe in Miracles.
Forgive Everyone.
Life is not fair, but it is good.

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10/25/13 11:55 P

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Moving any part of my body especially my brain

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7/10/13 11:27 P

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motivation is helping someone else with a kind word of encouragement caring about them and wishing them success in their weight loss journey
having compassion for someone who is struggling
one day at a time love prayers peace

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5/13/13 2:46 P

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Lately I have lost it..Has anyone seen my motivation?

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5/6/13 1:44 P

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go..go..go!

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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4/19/13 2:02 P

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today it means..sticking with it..even though the scale numbers are moving down.

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4/18/13 9:56 A

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Just doing it..not putting it off.

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4/17/13 7:27 P

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Keeping the right mind set..and praying about it often..

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1/9/13 8:58 A

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Wanting to work to get the job done.


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"....This above all, to thine own self be true"
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"If it is to be its up to me"
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1/9/13 7:32 A

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Do it daily!

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BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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12/10/12 9:37 P

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Get moving and finish writing those cards and letters to family and friends we hear from once a year they are such special people God's Blessings

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12/10/12 4:44 P

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Dedicated to the loss cause.

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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11/19/12 7:28 P

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Thank you, everyone for the motivation! I find being part of my Tops group such a motivator.. as many are stronger than one, and I never want to let my tops "team" down!

Beating Obesity One Pound at a Time, One Day at a Time


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10/6/12 8:55 A

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Daily & encourage others too

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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9/27/12 12:14 P

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Motivation helps to keep me excited and to think in a positive way.


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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9/26/12 8:10 A

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Just do it! Now!

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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9/25/12 7:44 P

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STORMIE62, thank you for your motivating message. YOU motivate me.


"You never know just how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
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"....This above all, to thine own self be true"
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"If it is to be its up to me"
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9/24/12 3:09 P

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Let's get going!! emoticon

BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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9/23/12 7:14 P

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thanks for posting this

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1/19/11 8:04 P

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Well, right now Motivation means a +4 wt gain on my 1st weigh in of this year last night, since the end of Dec.
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I better get of my butt and get on the The Road To Success. Get Off Your Butt!! That's my motivation.

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Life is about creating yourself"...
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10/27/10 7:41 P

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Thanks for the MOTIVATION reading
Many great things to think about and share with others
One day at a time

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10/25/10 5:37 P

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Loved the M.O.T.I.V.A.T.I.O.N.!!!!

Carrie

God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

Every bite counts.
Every move makes a difference.
I can do all things through Christ!

LOSE YOUR QUIT!

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10/24/10 8:08 A

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That is neat. I needed that reminder today.

Trust God, believe in yourself, and keep looking forward. You can't change the past. You are always special.

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10/23/10 11:49 A

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That's great. It's a keeper. emoticon emoticon

“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
” Gordon B. Hinckley


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10/23/10 11:18 A

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M-ake short term goals
O-ut with negative thoughts
T-hink of why you want it
I-magine how you will feel
V-isualize the future you
A-cknowledge your successes
T-reat yourself with respect
I-nvestigate new ideas and foods
O-bserve your healthy lifestyle
N-ever give up and never give in


Live to Ride, Ride to make another healthy lifestyle change another day!

"I am not hung up on myself... I was practicing Yoga and got stuck."

" I am not always slow moving, but when I am, it is because I am practicing Tai Chi."

" To be like me, good or bad, is to be me, which by all laws of nature is an impossibility. Be yourself! "


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