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It sounds like you have your goal set out for you for the week JGMK :) Best wishes. Let us know how you make out on that.

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Great quote and definitely one to think over. I have been (and am) in all three categories at different times and for different things. I don't think that is good. I need to rethink things and get more involved in more things that support my mental and physical health and let go of those things that are destructive.

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
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WAY TO GO TERRI!!!!! If you are in that category most of the time, I see nothing hindering you in achieving your goals here at SparkPeople!!! Keep Moving!!!

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Yes, I can see myself in all three but predominantly, I am in the roll up the sleeves category. I always figure that it is always good to pitch in since nothing ever seems to get done alone!!!

Exercise to be fit, not skinny.Eat to nourish your body.and Always Ignore the doubter, haters, and unhealthy examples that were feeding you. YOu are worth more than you realize." From the Fitness Facebook page..

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NEW HEALTHY REFLECTION:
Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
- Sam Ewing, humorist

Boy if this quote doesn't make you stand up and take notice, I don't know what will!!! It sure makes you look at where you are in that small list.

For me, I think I can be in all 3, but at various times in my life. There are times when NOTHING will get in my way of doing the right thing. Other times I just think, I'LL GIVE MYSELF A BREAK FOR A FEW DAYS - that's my turning my nose up. Then there are days when I just don't care...honestly don't care. That's the me that I don't like because it does nothing.

The favourite part of ME I like is when I am motivated, roll up my sleeves...or put on my joggers :) and get out there and get moving. Limited on what I can do for medical purposes, I have to push myself a little because my medical issues can become an excuse instead of a valid reason!!

Where do you see yourself on this list? Or, like me, do you see yourself in all the areas at times?

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Had never heard this quote before and when I first read it my thoughts were 'summer in winter?' After reading the other replies think I know how and where to apply if in my life. I need to take control of those dark-winter days regardless of when they happen and find that little bit of spark that is deep inside. Like a spark of a fire, if it is tended to and not ignored, it will grow and overcome the darkness. The lesson to be learned is to keep the spark feed so there are many summer filled days and the winter days kept to a minimum.

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8/30/10 9:19 P

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Thank you Terri. I LOVE to write. I made it longer for my SparkPage Blog :)

Sheri ;)

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8/30/10 8:33 P

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Beautifully written Sherri! emoticon

Exercise to be fit, not skinny.Eat to nourish your body.and Always Ignore the doubter, haters, and unhealthy examples that were feeding you. YOu are worth more than you realize." From the Fitness Facebook page..

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8/30/10 6:49 P

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In the depths of winter, I finally found there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus, author

I have learned, and have HAD to learn, to be happy with myself before I can be happy...truly happy with other people. If I am unhappy with myself or my inner soul is in turmoil and I have negative thoughts toward myself, I am not happy with me or about me. Therefore I had to come to the point where I accepted who I was for what I was at that time and learned very quickly to find things I enjoy to keep myself occupied. Winter can be very long, especially here in Canada's literal winter and it is a priority to have plenty of things to entertain me and to have plenty of lights on to keep me bright.
Regardless of where I am or what I am going through, I can still sit down, take a breath and enjoy being myself and enjoying being WITH myself and nobody else. For me, this became my eternal Summer, not just one season. It is the season which lives longest inside my soul.

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8/28/10 9:14 P

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This is an interesting quote. I recently read a book called "Don't Die in the Winter" (or something close to that). Essentially the author described how our life (and all the ups and downs that accompany it) can be likened to different seasons. When we are struggling or hurting the most and there seems to be nothing but darkness surrounding us (winter) we need to look ahead to what is to come (spring, summer, fall). Summer suggests warmth and new life, hope, renewal. We should not give up or lose hope before summer arrives. Winter is simply a season (possibly a very challening one), but it does end and when it does, there is so much more to enjoy.

Edited by: JGMK55 at: 8/30/2010 (20:50)
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For me, the quote means I have the power within to create my internal sunshine(summer) when I am surrounded by a darkness and cold(winter). This quote always makes me smile and feel strong since it is easy to forget that we have the control, we just need to exercise it. emoticon

Exercise to be fit, not skinny.Eat to nourish your body.and Always Ignore the doubter, haters, and unhealthy examples that were feeding you. YOu are worth more than you realize." From the Fitness Facebook page..

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Here is our first Healthy Reflection we are going to meditate on. For how long, I'm not sure. Perhaps one week for each Reflection. I'll choose random quotes I believe will assist our team in its health goals and perhaps some fun ones too. :)

So, without ado, here is your first Reflection to respond HERE IN THIS THREAD ONLY.

emoticon In the depths of winter, I finally found there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus, author emoticon

Please post what you make of this, how you interpret it and how you may apply it to your own life.
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