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"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory."
--- Herbert Kaufman

Stepfanie, a friend of SparkPeople, says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.

SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
Skinny is not the same as fit. Fitness comes in all shapes and sizes.


These letters represent the qualities that I believe you possess.
You make normal days into special days.
Turn my tears of sorrow into tears of laughter.
My world is a brighter place due to the friendship
and love that we share.
Thanks for being my friend!
Author Unknown

SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.

Remember...failure is nothing but education, but taking the next step towards your new future, will insure the "New You"

SparkGuy says:
Shout "YES" if you are ready to take a small positive action today to get one step closer towards reaching your goals!

SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.
SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
When you are consistent in your healthy habits, magic is happening in your body and mind, even if the scale isn't moving.

SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
If you have time to watch TV then you have time to exercise and cook healthy meals. It's just a matter of priorities.

Coach Nancy says:
The number of times you fall down is irrelevant. The number of times you have the courage to get back up is what matters.

SparkPeople's Coach Nicole says:
You are more than a number. Don't let the scale decide how you feel about yourself.

"Today may there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly
where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite
possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you
use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has
been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you
are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul
the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each
and every one of us."

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. - Christian D. Larson

The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Elisabeth K�bler-Ross

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." (Melodie Beattie)

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family and work. I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often. I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age I need all the stimuli I can get!

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born
A Death Certificate shows that we died
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . .
And read this slowly.

Each new moment arrives so quickly, provides a new glimpse, and then is gone forever. The key is to understand the beauty of the moment and be fully engaged in it's dimension. The reality is that each new moment and it's dimension of "now" is the place where life really is lived. It is the only reality we have. The past is in concrete and the future is a mere expectation. Enjoy the moments.
--- Henry Lloyd

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other..

I Believe....
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is,
They're going to hurt you every once in a while
And you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,
Even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love..

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to
be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the
best time.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe.
That maturity has more to do with
What types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them
And less to do with
How many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe....
That it isn't always enough,
To be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
The world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances
May have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe......
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe....
That even when you think you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
Do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life
Are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
That you should send this to
All of the people that you believe in, I just did.

'The happiest of people don't necessarily
Have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything.

"If you get lost, find yourself. Remember who you are and who you have the potential to be. Be forgiving. Let go of whatever is holding you hostage and stunting your growth; it will be hard but it's well worth it. Make smart decisions. Choose to be happy. Train your brain to think encouraging thoughts. Stop allowing this world to consistently drain and diminish you. Don't surround yourself with negative people or those who don't care about your well-being. Create the life you always imagined. Remember it's never too late to start. Aim. Execute. Conquer. Repeat. Find balance. Work hard but love even harder."
--- Author Unknown

(authors unknown)

I've learned that if I don't take care of myself, I can't take care of anyone else.

I've learned that healing the spirit is as important as healing the body.

I've learned that if I don't celebrate the exquisiteness of each day, I've lost something I'll never get back.

I've learned that no one says on his deathbed, "I wish I'd spend more time at the office."

I've learned that forgiveness is the greatest gift ever given or received by mankind.

I've learned that time flies whether I'm having fun or not.

I've learned that reality is what is, not what I want it to be.

I've learned that no one promises us tomorrow.

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on my life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the facts. It is more important than education, than money, than successes, than what other people think, or say, or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that certain people will act a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. And so with you...we are in charge of our attitudes".
~Charles Swindoll~

I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd, I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed."
--- Og Mandino

When things are roughest
When that voice inside of you is saying...
"Just Give Up"
Don't l isten
Don't quit
Never settle for mediocrity

Don't give up
Just because your critics don't think you're qualified
Because if you are healthy, you are qualified
Even if you aren't, you must persist
Because you are a champion

You were made an over comer
Nothing can stop you
Program it into your mind
That you are the best, not arrogant

Help others
Love everyone
These are the qualities of a winner

Be strong
Be the champion god made you
Copyright � 2007 Josh Roberts

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson

" Everyone's a fighter. Believe in yourself, fight for what you believe in and wake up and live."
Written In 2007 by Jodie W. --- England

" I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life like a champion.'"
Muhammad Ali

"I choose to be unstoppable, I am strong, I act in spite of my fears. I am bigger than my concerns or worries, I go for it with gusto! I can do anything I put my mind to. Each day I am getting stronger. I take care of myself. The strength of others inspires me daily. I trust my intuition and live a courageous life."
--- Author Unknown

" What is life?
Life is a gift...accept it
Life is an adventure...dare it
Life is a mystery...unfold it
Life is a game...play it
Life is a struggle...face it
Life is beauty...praise it
Life is a puzzle...solve it
Life is opportunity...take it
Life is sorrowful...experience it
Life is a song...sing it
Life is a goal...achieve it
Life is a mission...fulfill it"
Author David McNally

Member Since: 3/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 431,679

My Goals:
would like to be healthy and be at a better weight....

My Program:
i do aquafit and laps in the pool -2hrs-3x a wk and other cardio 3/4 x/week

i also do nordic pole walking.....

although i walk with a cane due to knee problems i still try to walk a little each day as permitted,am awaiting surgery to both knees no date as yet

Personal Information:
i'm from bc/canada.

worked as a nurse most of my life,in my late 40's started to diet and we all know yo/yo well the last 5yrs i made even more changes to my lifestyle for the better . with only a little change in weight up/down then in the end there were more ups as time moved on and much $$$$ spent was very discouraged with the lack of progress i was deemed to be weight loss-resistant then my knees went and with lots of time on the couch in the acute phase with my knees,i searched the internet for a nother way to help myself and found lap band surgery being done and helping many peoplethis was in dec/06 had lap band done jan/07 and here i am

Other Information:
i love to do crafts of any kind,as i usually make my own christmas presents,so am always looking for new ideas.

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    Our personal work is to find the love and acceptance within ourselves.
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    Worthy now. Not if. Not when. We are worthy of love and belonging now.
    Right this minute. As is.
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