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2/7/10 9:05 A

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Just stopping by to say Hello!

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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Thanks!

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Welcome back.

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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1/8/09 8:57 P

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I just got back on to sparkpeople after about an 8 month leave of absense...that weight sure came back, with a couple of tag-alongs! Yikes! I was wondering how my fellow classmates are doing out there?

Don't ever give up on a dream due to the amount of time it will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. -Russ Ebsen
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11/19/08 4:57 P

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Good for you, Sharleen. I fight with myself at times too, but it's always for the good. Some people call it self discipline. Enjoy your new week!!!
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11/17/08 8:42 A

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Rosie thanks for the motivational talk. For me working out is usally fun, and I have to force myself to leave the gym. But for some reason last week I was just not in the workout mood. Well until thursday. I did 2 hours of cardio and an hour of strength thursday of last week. Now it is a new week so hopefully I will not have to fight with myself again.

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*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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11/17/08 6:02 A

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Hi Sharleen,
I know exactly what you mean, you have got to keep whipping yourself until you get into the swing of things in the mind, no mind, no way. Somewhere in our brains there is will, it's either 'I will' or 'I will not'. I have to get the brain to recognise the 'will' and the body does as it's asked. Good for you to keep trying. Well done.
Rosie.

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11/12/08 2:39 P

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Hi everyone!

This has been one of those weeks where I just wanted to quit and throw in the towel. On monday afternoon I got off work at 2:30 instead of 3:30 so I got to the gym at 3:00 instead of 4:00 that ment I had an hour to waste time, so I decided to sit down at one of the computers and do my homework. My mood went from all hyped and ready to work out to anti workout. At 5:00 after already missing one of the 2 classes I was planning on going to I decided I had to quit and get ready for the other class. Needless to say I went to the class, and since I was still anti workout my heart was just not in that workout.

Tuesday morning since I was late I skipped another extercise class, instead I tried to run, but after 10 minutes I gave up and threw in the towel. Then tuesday afternoon I went to my normal class and again my heart was not there. But overall I still got a work out in. This morning finally after the first 5 minutes of class my mind switched back into workout mode. For me the best thing to do is just keep tring eventually things will fall back into place.

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*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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SHERIDAN10 Posts: 15
11/12/08 6:32 A

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Hi Everyone,

I think sharing something that requires little explanation. I tell a friend that I have a tightening feeling in my throat...she says I should see another Dr. I read your threads, I tell my Dr. and it is a shared complaint that goes with this wonderful curse...but you know it's halved when I read that others share what I am going through and I can share empathy, this is far more reality then someone, whom I love, not understanding. That's OK, this is my road that I am walking, I just happen to be going the same way as a few others, I love sharing...that is what motivates me.


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11/9/08 5:58 P

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When you read the message boards and realize you're not alone, its a great motivation. The fact that my thyroid is gone , even with the medication, makes controlling weight a challenge so I can use all the motivation I get. emoticon

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11/7/08 6:30 A

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Hello everyone emoticon ,
Motivation? Reading emails from SP, reading your threads and knowing that I am not alone in my quest of weight loss. My problem is a miss behaving thyroid,but you know its only persistence, perseverance and patience otherwise know as the 3 P's. Oh if I haven't mentioned it before, not sure and can't remember if I've placed a thread on this forum, I live in Australia, we tend to shorten or abbreviate everything in this country. Thanks for listening.
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11/1/08 10:35 P

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When I feel like giving up, I simply look at how far I have came in the last 2 months again, and it keeps me looking forward.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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i wanted to be back in a size 6 again that what making me work harded !



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thank-u so much !



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Our anniversaries are coming up....

I got this from another Spark Member and it really works, very helpful...

When you go to a restaurant, and you dont have the nutritional facts try this, example Mcdonalds if your having the a Fruit n Yogurt Parfait, On your cell phone, text "Mcdonalds Fruit n Yogurt Parfait" and sent it to 34381 and with in seconds you'll get a reply giving you the calories, fat, carbs, and protein. TRY IT!! It comes in handy. Dont forget though, if you dont have free text messaging check your cellular provider for the cost of sending and receiving text messages. Hope you find this useful.


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8/15/08 9:34 P

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Shellbell you are doing such a great job, congratulations on such a great accomplishment. Keep it up.

Keep up the great work everyone!

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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8/6/08 10:17 A

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all the weight that i have lost thats what keep me going !



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KATHY789 Posts: 38
6/16/08 7:53 A

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Good thread. Lots of things motivate me. Being able to enjoy clothes again, my children, my health. I'm sure I could think of other reasons too.

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My son (wanting to be around to see him grown up), being able to wear whatever I want in the store and logging on this wonderful website. The motivation is everywhere.

Failure is not an option!

"Fitness is not about six-pack abs. It's a tool to help you reinvent yourself. It's about exercising your greatness, feeling the full potential of your power and reaching it with no shame." ~Jillian Michaels

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5/9/08 12:00 A

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My children motivate me to get back into shape. I gained obscene amounts of weight with both. Lost 100 after the first one and here I am again after number 2. My children deserve a mother that can keep up with them and play with them.

"He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing." John 15:5


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4/24/08 10:47 P

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The trainers/instructors at the gym I go to keep me motivated. Last fall when I started going to the gym again. I could not handle a lot of things, nor would I try them. I found myself pair of trainers who totally push me. My normal one will set up a program that she know will challenge me. If I say I don't like something for any reason at all then it is the first thing to go into my program. I am now in the process of training for a 5K I swore I would never be running on the treadmill, and tonight I was doing 3 minutes of running to 2 minutes of walking for 25 minutes. I also love takeing the classes because I know the instructors will help me push myself.

Even though I have not lost any weight in the last 6 months, I do know I have gotten stronger. And will continue to as long as I keep going to the gym, and I know for a fact if I miss more then 3 days they will send out the search party. They already have.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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4/24/08 3:14 P

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One thing that really motivates me is my ticker. I love seeing that I have 17 pounds gone and only 45 pounds to go. I love seeing growth and improvement.

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.


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2/24/08 10:00 P

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I think that every one here has great goals I hope every one keeps these in mind and Remember we are all doing great we have made a commitment and Its a wonderful thing that we all have eachother Good luck to you all

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i have another one it is my treadmill to go up a numner on it !



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1/12/08 10:25 P

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What motivates me? Shopping for clothes and not finding anything that fits right. Wanting to get pregnant again. All the skinny minnies around me.

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mine is the scale and pictures and my cloths



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1/7/08 1:17 P

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I'm planning on doing the same thing. A pic every 6 weeks or so.

Don't ever give up on a dream due to the amount of time it will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. -Russ Ebsen
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1/5/08 12:05 P

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I have a time line of before & after pics on my bedroom mirror closest to my bed so I see them every morning when I wake up. It reminds me of how I got this hot bod and how to keep it. It makes me wanna exercise.


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1/4/08 10:05 A

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Mery that is a great idea.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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1/4/08 10:00 A

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I have a friendly challange with a friend. Lose 20 pounds by March... Then a girls day with a pedicure!

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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1/4/08 6:38 A

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well sice its a new year I have new motivation.
I have a few new things to add. My husband is going to be joining the ARMY GUARD. He is going to tone up his body (when we met he was 6"0 tall 150 six pack) Now he is 186lb it looks good but its not toned up
I want to look good for him
I also have a buddy to work out with she and I have got our work outs planned and are on our way.
So Im adding that to my motivation
My husband
and a friend to work out with

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1/3/08 12:13 P

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Right now I have an awesome schedual, basically I have to put 40 hours in per week, but can make my days how I want them. Plus I love what I am doing. Problem is it is temp and I am not sure how long it will last come febuary I may be back in my old position and I do not like it there very much at all.

But since I have 9 years in here at Mayo I so do not want to leave and have to start over at square 1 with parking and benifits. So I am stuck at least for now.

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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1/3/08 11:38 A

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I can see how that would make you want to stay. It made me want to commute!

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."


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1/3/08 11:26 A

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Bride you got it. That is one of the only things that makes me want to stay at the rochester Mayo facilities, Otherwise I would be looking into transforing out.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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1/3/08 10:51 A

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Gas_sag, do you happened to work at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester? The way you described you gym it sounds like it. I was recently in Rochester for a conference and we got to tour the facility. If you work there, I am SOOOO jealous. That facility is unbelievable. We were all asking for job applications before we left just to be able to use it :)

Edited by: MARATHONGMEL at: 1/3/2008 (10:51)
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired."


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12/28/07 4:09 P

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Aw that is so cool though. Tough because you never know what size you might be by then, but cool.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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That's for sure! She just asked me to be in her wedding!

Don't ever give up on a dream due to the amount of time it will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. -Russ Ebsen
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12/28/07 9:33 A

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Shara that should be a fun vacation, and a good way to get motivated. You deafinatly want to go shopping an buy a new dress for the wedding. So the more motivated you get the smaller the size.

Sharleen

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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I have a heck of a time staying motivated! I'm such a care free person that it's hard for me to stop and think about what I'm eating...I am looking forward to that vacation in July though! We are going to the Dominican Republic to see one of my best friends get married.

Don't ever give up on a dream due to the amount of time it will take to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. -Russ Ebsen
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Thanks for the pep talk guys. I did not end up making it through whole week. I made it till noon on thursday of last week then ended up sicker then a dog all weekend. Probably didn't help that I refused to take friday off and tried to work. Needless to say I accomplished nothing that day. Oh well the holidays are almost over and now we can get back on track.

Have a great newyear's

Take care

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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This holiday season is easier than the last. It seems the thing that motivates me the most, is actually saying no to sweets, or watching my portion sizes. I feel stronger, and more able to say no again, when I reflect on my strengths previously. I did it once, I can do it again!

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. " -
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it will be hard for chirstmas because of all of the food but i will keep tell myself u lost of that weight look how good u look and i keep tell myself that that will help



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I know how that is my mother inlaw is haveing us over for Christmas eve and she is makeing a big dinner she went out and bought a bunch of sweets and cakes for the dinner. Its going to be hard but in away easy Cause she kinda gose over board with the candy so looking at it all sitting there It kinda grosses me out. If I can stay away from the potatos I will be good. Good luck to every one Have a very happy and safe holiday


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I identify with the tempting foods brought to the office. The skinny lady brought us each our own plate full of home made candy. I will take mine to some friends house. Good luck this week and next with all the temptations.

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Gas sag... hang in there, it is only a week. Just a little bump in the road

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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Martha, I have also hit a plateau. My scale has quit moving now for about 3 weeks. I have to measure my progress in different ways. I can walk farther and faster, my clothes fit better, I can climb the stairs without getting winded, I have TONS of energy. Sometimes I just have to focus on the positive. The scale will move, I just have to continue to try!

�Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.�

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.�


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Hang in there GAS_SAG! Our Christmas party is Wednesday and I'm seriously thinking about not going. Once I start nibbling, I don't stop.

And, some brilliant person had the idea for a cookie exchange - bake 36, bring them in, trade for 36 more and take them home. I'm single and have absolutely no desire to eat 36 cookies, unless I baked them and know how to count them. emoticon

Needless to say, I'm passing up that event as well.



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The next two weeks are going to be challenging for me. Next week I am working late 3 days meaning I probably will not be able to fit any classes into my schedual, but I am going to try morning ones or go work out on my own. Then next week the gym is closed 2 days and classes are all screwed up. The challenge is on for me now and it is mind over matter and I can do it.

Second off it is going to be challenging because the extra hours are going to be in another office where they are haveing the Christmas party all week long, all kinds of foods every day next week. It is going to be challenging to avoid it totally, but I know I can keep it to a minimum.

Everything is mind over matter lets all make it through the holiday without veering too far off track.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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12/15/07 7:56 P

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Martha I think that is awsom that you have come so far I Keep up he good work I find that if I start my day possitive that it just builds thre out the day. Keep up the great wook your an insperation

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Just remember I am here for you if you need anything. Just shoot me a message, I am fairly good about responding most of the time, once in a while it takes me a couple of days because my schedual gets crazy. But lately it has been ok.

Just take things one day at a time. Baby steps work the best.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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12/12/07 8:28 P

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Thanks Sharleen
I keep trying, just some days it is a bit long. I keep going forward..
Hugs Martha n TX

Hugs Martha n Tx

There are no unrealistic goals, but there are unrealistic time tables!

EXERCISE DAILY!!!! CONSISTENTLY!!!

KEEP MOVING

Know that you are special and worth taking care of you!

KEEP MOVING NO MATTER HOW LITTLE IT MAY BE SOME DAYS

KNOW ur PORTIONS!!

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Martha sounds to me like you were doing an awesome job, keep up the great work.

Sharleen

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The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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Martha - I hope you hit your breakthrough. But, you've lost 150 lbs! What an accomplishment! Keep congratulating yourself on that and the rest will come. One day at a time.

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt-

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For me it was getting out of the house! I was housebound for a little over a year. I only went out to the dr. The steps were impossible for me to use at all. When I did it took me nearly 30 minutes to come up them. By the time I got in the house I would just drop! That will be three yrs in March of 2008 I weighed in at close to 500 lbs. I wish I had found spark back then. I didn't find them till more recently thru a friend. I had hit my brick wall at 350 lbs. I have been staying about the same 1-3 lbs either way. Just ready to find a break thru..

Hugs martha n tx

Hugs Martha n Tx

There are no unrealistic goals, but there are unrealistic time tables!

EXERCISE DAILY!!!! CONSISTENTLY!!!

KEEP MOVING

Know that you are special and worth taking care of you!

KEEP MOVING NO MATTER HOW LITTLE IT MAY BE SOME DAYS

KNOW ur PORTIONS!!

KEEP MOVING




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There are alot of things that keep me motivated, the building of the new gym would be one of the biggest things right now though. My place of employment just built a 4 story state of the arch gym. They charge 25 dollers per month, but if you go 10 times per month for 3 months then they take 10 dollers off your bill. Meaning the more you go to the gym the better off you are because you have to pay less money. On top of that they have a swimming pool, and I love swimming.

The other major thing that keeps me motivated is all my friends here at SP because I know they will be supportive no matter what I am doing. If I fall off the wagon they have always helped me get back on, and when I am celebrating about something they are there to celebrate too.

Sharleen

PS ambermnance thanks for helping with leading the team.

*** Sharleen ***

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.


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Thats great I love how sometimes its the family we have that really gives us that kick in the butt to get us going. I like to see that changes that I have made. Keep up the great work and thanks for shareing

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I like seeing my ticker go down. emoticon

I also listen to tunes at the gym and read when I do the stationary bike. Just feeling better and seeing clothes fit better is a motivator for me.

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Congradulations on becoming the new SP leader...i don't really know what keeps me motivated...maybe just thinking about my family cause they are all over size in the XXL-XXXXL or more...and i am getting to the smaller sizes and i dont want to turn out like them...i am only 22 and i have a life ahead of me i dont want to die at a young age and i want to have lots of energy and feel good about myself and the way i look...and dont forget those sexy dresses...that make you look hot and sexy and make you feel good and proud of all the hard work you've done to change your life style and health...

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Hi Im Amber the new spark leader. I don't know about any one els but I know Sometime I have a hard time staying motivated and I need to keep the spark up. What Do you do to keep up the spark and motivation that you need to keep going.
For me I like to listen to rock when I work out Cause its loude and fast.
We have are Total gym in the liveing room were are family pictures are and to see all the old ones of me really makes a big diffrenc Cause I see what I was and am now and it makes me want to work harder. I want to look better then I did in those pictures.



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