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10/27/12 11:36 P

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emoticon emoticon Good for you on your bike ride. I recently got mine out too but thanks to living in the country I was less scared of who would see me and more scared of Farm equipment and the ever present gusting wind. Good luck and happy pedaling Done Girl!

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10/27/12 3:46 P

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Wildflower..... One of my best SparkFriends still has some weight to lose and she has a picture on her Sparkpage on her bicycle. She named her bicycle Sparkles and she looks adorable.

I have about 90 lbs. left to go and I used to be one of those Athletes. When I ride and I can feel myself gaining speed I get the biggest smile on my face and everyone seems to be smiling back. I would love to hear "That chubby woman left you eating dust."

My name is Nan. Live in the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex

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"All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."

-Sean O' Casey-


Go Frogs!!!!


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10/23/12 7:56 A

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That is fantastic!! I had the same concerns before joining my Step Aerobic class. I even blogged about it. But it felt great afterwards!!

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10/23/12 12:04 A

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Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre

Try and fail, but never fail to try. ~unknown

Nothing reduces the odds against you like ignoring them. ~Robert Brault
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10/22/12 11:35 P

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And that is how it is done, ladies and gentlemen!!! Today it is a short bike ride - in a few months you will be pedaling all over town - next summer you'll be in a bathing suit - one small step is how it starts!!!
I miss bike riding - I have an old bike in the garage too - maybe it is time to dust it off and take it for a spin!

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10/22/12 7:55 P

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Thanks for the wonderfully supportive comments! This is a fantastic group :)

Deborah
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If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.
� Winnie the Pooh


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10/22/12 6:56 P

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Hi. I'm Aithley!

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10/22/12 6:53 P

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GO GO GO!!!!!! Great!!!!!

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10/22/12 6:14 P

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Awesome!
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�It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.� ~Old Chinese Proverb


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10/22/12 5:24 P

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Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
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10/22/12 4:54 P

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I am the same way when it comes to going over every little thing that could go wrong. Luckily I've been able to push through it lately.

emoticon on getting out there and doing it. Next time self doubt pops into your head, tap into the good feelings and sense of accomplishment you had after your bike ride.

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10/22/12 4:29 P

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Wow, you overcame so much more than alot of people can't do. I'm so proud of you. Awesome try and you did it! Now you'll be inspiring all of us! emoticon

Karen from Minnesota

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10/22/12 4:13 P

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Awesome job! The first step...or in this case ride...is the hardest. I had some of the same concerns as you at first. But now I enjoy my rides. emoticon

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10/22/12 4:10 P

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CONGRATS! THIS IS AWESOME!
WTG!

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10/22/12 4:03 P

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Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
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10/22/12 3:55 P

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Congrats on the huge step in the right direction!!

Here's to the girls on their boards with bruises and scars
Here's to the girls whose fingers bleed from playing guitar
Here's to anyone who never quit when things got hard
You'll never let them say "You'll never get that far."


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10/22/12 3:48 P

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10/22/12 3:21 P

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10/22/12 3:01 P

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I brought my ten year-old, but barely used bike out of storage a few weeks back. Called a bike shop and spoke very frankly about my concerns that I'd gained 100 lbs since I bought the bike & was afraid it wouldn't support me. The shop owner was so wonderful and hooked me up with all kinds of advice and extras. I was feeling jazzed & ready to begin an exercise program that would be easy on my joints. Fast forward until today - that bike has been sitting in my garage unused. Every time I pictured riding it, fears came rushing in: what if my big belly gets in the way & I can't pedal it? will the neighbors think I look ridiculous? what if I get heckled? Each day I put "the first ride" off. I could envision my poor bike falling back into disrepair.

Somehow I managed to get myself out the door and on the bike this afternoon. Of course, I spent hours delaying - finding the perfect top to hide the bulge, braiding my hair and waiting until the traffic would be lightest (no school kids, buses, or work commute folks). Honestly, I'll sheepishly admit that I agonized all possibilities.

In the end, I decided to do a short ride to an outdoor track, do a mile of walking and then hop back on for the ride home. Were my legs burning - YUP! Did my belly get in the way - YUP! Did I think I wasn't going to make it back home as my lungs were heaving - UHUH! BUT I MADE IT!!!!

The biggest part was pushing past all of my anxiety, fear and embarrassment. In the end, the actual exercise part wasn't that bad. Hopefully, I can tame my mind each day and keep the momentum going!

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If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.
� Winnie the Pooh


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