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The Long SparkPage Used from 9/8/2012 to 5/27/2016

Friday, May 27, 2016

I like to keep track of old SparkPage Intros. This one seemed way too long for the new SparkPage format.

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I've been out of work for over a year and gained back all the weight I lost before plus 10 pounds or so. At first I think I was a bit depressed and ate to stuff the emotions. I didn't track my eating, and I started sitting a lot at home (next to my husband, who works from home and sits a lot as well) and not exercising even though I have lots of time to exercise. All of those behaviors became habits, and I'm still doing them. Most of my clothes don't fit, and the ones that do don't fit well. I've just been having trouble getting back on track. I feel ashamed that I let myself backslide so far, so I've been reading articles and tracking my exercise (when I do it) on SP but not participating in any of my SparkTeams and not blogging. I won't say I'm 100% back yet, but I thought updating my SparkPage would be a start.

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before. -- Steve Young

Here are some of my reasons for wanting to lose weight:

1. I want to fit into seats better -- at movie theaters, on airplanes, at amusement parks...
2. I hate shopping in the "Plus" size sections of the store. The selection there is usually terrible.
3. I do not want my knee pains and occasional back pains to turn into something more serious.
4. I'd like to have more energy.
5. I want my clothes to fit again.
6. I want to feel better about myself.

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Quotes that Inspire Me:

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel. - Steven Furtick

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win,
By fearing to attempt.
-- William Shakespeare

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
-- Maria Robinson

To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.
-- William Londen

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.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
-- Henri Matisse

Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.
-- Anthony Robbins

The more you have, the more you're occupied; the less you have, the more free you are. -- Mother Teresa
(This one is good for me because I am working on decluttering.)

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. -- Epicurus

If what you are doing is worth doing, hang in there until it is done.
-- Nido Qubein

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
- Hill Harper? (Not sure if he got this one from someone else or not.)

"I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it -- I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know -- but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay."

--Virginia Satir

TEN THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY:

1. Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

2. Thou shalt not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

3. Thou shalt not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

4. Thou shalt face each problem as it comes; you can only handle one at a time anyway.

5. Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.

6. Thou shalt not borrow other peoples' problems. They can better care for them than you can.

7. Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, for it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now.

8. Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.

9. Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration, for 90 percent of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.

10. Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones -- for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one!

-- Author unknown

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Earlier SparkPage Intros (I keep track of these mostly for my own record, but feel free to peruse them if you'd like to learn more about me):

8/6/2011 to 9/8/2012 SparkPage:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5049856

The 8/14/2010 to 8/6/2011 SparkPage:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=4411537

This one covered most of 2009 and was last updated in Jan. 2010, saved in Blog Dated 8/14/2010 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=3537489

2/22/2008 Intro, saved in Blog Dated 2/28/2009
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=1838153

Very First SparkPage Intro, circa August or September 2007, saved in Blog Dated 2/22/2008 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=1027891
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  • IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon Really liked this. The quotes were great. Happy to read you're getting back on track!
    1847 days ago
  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    I love these quotes. Thinking about using this as a blog, minus the personal information...
    1850 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11229317
    I love, love, love your quotes! The one by Shakespeare is especially poignant. Thanks for sharing this! emoticon
    1851 days ago
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