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10/10/07 9:30 P

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emoticon SUDDENLYSANDY!!

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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Oh my! Well, here's my congratulation! Congrats on losing those first 25 lbs. Keep going my sister!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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10/9/07 9:47 P

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Funny Story! My friend gave me a sympathy card last night; it said "Sorry to hear of your loss, NOT! Congratulations on losing your first 25 lbs.!"

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Feeling healthy is much better than ANY food tastes!!!

STG - Have a 4 week streak!


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Pedicures are certainly one of my favorites!

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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10/9/07 7:05 A

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Three Calorie-Free Treats!

Why reward yourself with empty calories when there are so many fun and calorie-free ways to celebrate instead? Try these!

A Spa Day: Indulge in a spa treatment, or turn your bathroom into your own private sanctuary. Set up some candles, fill the tub with fragrant bubble bath, get in, and you'll be relaxed and rejuvenated within minutes!

A Makeover: Many cosmetics companies give free mini-makeovers. Visit a cosmetics counter in the mall nearest you and set one up, or call an at-home beauty products company and schedule an appointment. Don't feel pressure to buy! Just pay attention to the techniques and colors the experts choose, and then adapt what you like about the new look.

A Pedicure: Pedicures are a simple way to treat yourself without blowing the budget. They also make you feel wonderful! Most beauty salons offer the service for around $20, and beauty schools sometimes offer this kind of pampering for even less. You deserve it!

Steph


Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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10/2/07 5:57 P

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Sounds good to me.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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9/29/07 8:51 P

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That sounds like a wonderful idea.

Jo Ann
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Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still. - Chinese Proverb


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9/29/07 8:02 A

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Ladies,

We have to make a vow with one another to keep each other accountable. How do each of you feel about having a partner for October's challenge? Let me know what you think, because I want someone to who is truly willing to hold me accountable to get these last 16 pounds off of this little frame of a body!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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9/29/07 6:53 A

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Getting off track and not being able to get back into it. I really need a challenge to help me with this. I am going on vacation next week and then I am going to get back into this. I will need all the help and motivation that I can get and I know from the past this is the place to do it.

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9/28/07 4:28 P

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What have you done, or what are you doing, to help with the late night eating? The only time I seem to get it under control is when I am at someone else's house or have overnight guests, neither of which happens very often. It's like as long as someone else is around, I am accountable and I do just fine.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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9/27/07 10:31 P

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One of my weaknesses is late night eating. I have a tendency to eat late in the evening sometimes and it's not healthy foods either.

Another weakness is lack of consistency, when I get off track. For example, after my friend's wedding in August, it has been hard to get back on track with my workouts. The same for my recent vacation. I had a workout room at the resort I was staying at and I hardly did any working out! Ugh!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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9/27/07 9:44 P

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We were traveling a lot over the summer and I worked very hard not to gain during the trips, but I also did not lose either. That has been the hardest for me so far - How do you maintain a new lifestyle when you are not at home and usually eating out and without the regular workout routine.

Jo Ann
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9/27/07 7:54 P

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snacking is my downfall

Lifes journeys consist of challenges . Challenges lead to growth. Growth leads to wisdom. ....No wonder I'm such a wise.... (one) !


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9/27/07 6:53 P

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Mine continues to be late night eating. I do well for a day or two at the most, but then the 'busy-ness' of life gets in the way and I'm back to square one.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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9/26/07 9:57 P

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Ladies,

We are going to be doing something in October as we are getting ready to end our 100-day challenge. However, I want you to really think about what has caused you to stumble in any of the challenges we have embarked upon, because it will definitely help you for October's challenge. Think hard about it! We are going to really get focused and get ready for those typical hybernating winter months. So, get your thinking cap on and if you do not mind, please share with the group what stumbles or obstacles have hinder your weight loss!

Sincerely,

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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9/19/07 10:05 P

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HSHEAJ,

You are absolutely right. It is a war against unhealthy habits and unwanted pounds. However, if we continue to keep our eyes on the prize, I believe we can overcome in this war! Keep your head up and congratulations on losing that pound!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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9/19/07 9:07 P

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Great advice, HSHEAJ!!

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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9/19/07 10:44 A

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It's not a battle against the unhealthy lifestyle -- it's a war! I just had more confirmation that we are in this for the long run...
after slacking off for the weekend and feeling 'ohh-so-guilty,' I just dropped another pound finally. Moral of the story: Just strive to do what you should each day, and with time, you will be a healthier you. --Don't let the slips and slides change where you are heading!

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8/20/07 10:04 P

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I agree with Steph, KARENSP - keep the motivation, stay focused, and you'll reach your goals.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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8/20/07 11:29 A

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Thank you, I am very determined!



Conservatism, at it bests, moves America forward on the basis of hard work, merit, equal opportunity, religious freedom, free markets and competition.


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8/19/07 10:58 P

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Karen,

If you keep your motivation up the way you do, you will definitely reach your goals! Go ahead, girlfriend!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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Hi you guys this is my first post on Motivations. I wanted to share my turning point for me. I have been size 14 the last 11/12 years, and my HB and I went out for our 17th anniversary and none of my size 14 dresses or skirts fit me anymore. I realized then how poorly I had taken care of myself and how I take better care of the people that I love then myself. The SP has been so helpful in showing me the steps to a better health. I am now able to stay within calorie range - (no longer food dependent)and I enjoy my daily walk. I look forward to being a team player and supporting each other in our new walk of life. Thank you for having me.



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8/19/07 2:29 P

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I actually have your last post saved in a folder, Steph - a friend sent it to me a few years ago.

Edited by: VELVETCATT at: 8/19/2007 (14:29)
"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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8/18/07 11:11 A

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Good Morning Again Everyone,

A very sweet friend sent this to me this morning and I believe it applies to all of us here.

Just Beautiful!!

What makes me weak? My fears.
What makes me whole? My God.
What keeps me standing? My faith.
What makes me compassionate? My selflessness.
What makes me honest? My integrity.
What sustains my mind? My quest for knowledge.
What teaches me all lessons? My mistakes.
What lift's my head high? My pride, not arrogance.
What if I can't go on? Not an option.
What makes me victorious? My courage to climb.
What makes me competent? My confidence.
What makes me sensual? My insatiable essence.
What makes me beautiful? My everything.
What makes me a woman? My heart.
Who says I need love? I do.
What empowers me? My God & Me.
Who am I? I AM A STRONG WOMAN!

Enjoy ladies because all of you are awesome women!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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Ladies,

Here are some scriptures I use to help me stay motivated in this weight loss journey. I hope they help you as well.

Phil. 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

1 Cor. 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Prov. 4:20, 22 ...give attention to my word; incline your ear to my sayings...for they are life to those who find them and health to all their flesh.

Phil. 3:12 Not that I have already attained or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

1 Cor. 9:27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection...

Matt. 26:41 Watch & pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

I pray these encourage you to continue to achieve greatness in this weight loss journey!

Have a great weekend!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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I hear ya', Steph! emoticon

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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What motivates me is the compliments I get from others, particular men! It is nice when others recognize your progress as well!

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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One thing that motivates me is how good I feel. My eating seems to be well under control; I don't want to overeat or eat junk (a wonderful change!!) but even with my exercise, I know I'll feel better after I do it and when I get distracted with other responsibilities, I really miss it.

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Feeling healthy is much better than ANY food tastes!!!

STG - Have a 4 week streak!


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Lately I've not been very focused at all, but I agree that how I feel contributes to my determination. The best motivator for me is a partner to exercise with though - someone who wont let me get out doing what needs to be done.

"Love God in front of others, and love others in front of God."

"The most self-destructive thought that any person can have is thinking that he or she is not in total control of his or her life. That's when, 'Why me?' becomes a theme song."

"Kindness is the language that the blind can see and the deaf can hear."
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How I feel is what keeps me motivated. Not only physically, but also how I feel about myself and the accomplishments I have made.

Lifes journeys consist of challenges . Challenges lead to growth. Growth leads to wisdom. ....No wonder I'm such a wise.... (one) !


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What keeps me motivated is that the SP is working for me and I see it happening. From every thread has come inspiration. Now I spend more time reading the SP articles and searching the Google for "inspiration", and I found a site that will send you daily inspiration . I luv my computer time so much I have to compete with my teens for my share of the time on it!!



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What motivates me is remembering how it felt at Christmas to tell my granddaughter (4 1/2) that I could not get down on the floor and play with her. I want to be able to.

Jo Ann
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Ladies,

Please share what motivates you to stay on your course and reach goals. Let's share these with one another, because I would like us to keep the momentum going. I know there are times when we lose focus, but we should allow that to hold us down or back. Keep pressing toward your goals and reach for the stars. Ladies, remember you are worth the time you're taking for yourself. I want nothing, but the best for all of us!

Sincerely,

Steph

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

No one can do what you are called to do, but you!

Great works are performed not by strength but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson


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