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3/24/11 1:38 P

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Thank you. I needed to start looking at things closer and get a push.

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. - Pietro Aretino

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3/14/11 9:53 A

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Thanks! I really needed that today!

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working on 1st 10%


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3/13/11 9:31 P

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Glad you liked it... when I read it on my other team's page, I just knew I had to share w/ all of our new members!

That song is very similar... and very appropriate!

Sonja
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3/13/11 9:27 P

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I love this post, it's very motivating! It reminds me of a little children's song I taught my children when they were very young and trying to learn things and learn to work.

"Little by little, inch by inch, by the yard is hard, by the inch what a cinch, never stare up the stairs just step up the steps, little by little, inch by inch."



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3/12/11 3:31 P

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The following post was written by a fellow Sparkmember (JUKEBOX2) and shared on another Sparkteam that I am on. I felt it was extremely well-written & appropriate for our new members, so I am sharing it w/ all of you, per his permission of course. Thanks Ray!


If you're new to SparkPeople or having trouble getting started and don't know where to go from here, you're not alone! You probably have looked at some of the members SparkPages and maybe felt a little discouraged or perhaps overwhelmed at all the weight loss! How did they do it? I know that's the question that I asked? How did they do it? Where did they start? Would it help to tell you that behind every success story there was a starting place! That person started somewhere! They began with that all important 1st step and made a commitment to move forward until their goals were met!

So... your opportunity for success is right in front of you! It's waiting for you to take the "First Step"! To attain success or to reach your goal, don't worry about having all the answers in advance. You just need to have a clear idea of your goal and move toward it.

What goals do I set, you may ask. In order to set your goals, you first have to ask yourself a few questions. How about:
How do I want to look?
What do I have to do to get there?
What will I have to give up to achieve these goals?
What will I have to change?
Will it affect my family?
Do I have support?
If I have questions, who do I turn to?
The questions could go on for ever but for now we just have to worry about one thing: Where you are and where you want to be when you reach where you want to be!

The trick is... to keep moving forward... never give up! You may make mistakes,
you may not be perfect in every decision that you make, but try to be consistent and move forward. I was never perfect and I'm still working on my lifestyle change but... I'm still moving forward! I still make mistakes but I know that I have to start fresh and take another 1st step to continue moving forward. Do you need support? Look around you! SparkPeople everywhere just ready to step in to help with information, friendship, how to videos, recipes, even step by step on how they did it! You're surrounded by people with great knowledge and people who have been where you are and know what to do and what to say to help you succeed as well!

You are here.................but want to be........................................
....over here!

The goals that you choose and the method you choose may be different than what others do but set your goals, live your goals, and don't let anyone stop you from achieving your goals!

If you find your goal too big to handle, then break it down into smaller goals and work towards them! Tell yourself that I'm going to lose 200 pounds and you'll get discouraged, but tell yourself that you need to lose only 5 pounds at a time and you've just set an attainable goal!

So go ahead... it's time to take that 1st small step... or start again with another 1st small step...

Move forward to where you want to be!!!
You Can Do It!... I know YOU CAN!
Because You're Worth It!

Sonja
(aka Nascar_Chick)
www.fitbit.com/user/23LXQF
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Member of X-Weighted 14 Challenge - Neon Ninjas team

Co-Leader of SparkKansas - The Official Team
Co-Leader of Jeff Gordon Rules SparkTeam
Leader of Ladies of NASCAR SparkTeam

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