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Motivational Quote - Being defeated is often temporary. Giving up makes it permanent.

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Simple as that: If you give up, you're giving up on yourself and your health. If you need guidance and inspiration, check out SparkPeople's community messageboards and motivation section.

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BONNIE1552 6/3/2018 11:44:14 AM
Life dealt me a huge defeat - one that can't be changed. I wanted to completely give up and still have that urge. As long as I choose to live there is hope for feeling better. Maybe this sadness won't last forever. But I think it will. Grief is a terrible companion.
STEELER71 11/16/2014 4:47:32 AM

With my weight loss, I gave up a few times but I made myself push on towards my goal and I made it.
PAHOLMES39 11/11/2014 3:19:10 PM
I am having some medical issues and need to get checked out. Don't want to, but feel I need to.__
TNSTARR911 9/20/2014 11:09:32 PM
LOVE THIS! Everyone falls off the wagon sometimes, that's okay! We are human and make mistakes. Pick your booty back up and get to it!
PATTYGIVENS 7/10/2014 6:40:16 AM
SO TRUE THATS WHY YOU NEVER GIVE UP
GEVANS7 6/15/2014 6:52:10 PM
Excellent quote. Plus one I really needed today. Pick yourself up and dust yourself off.
VAINVT 4/15/2014 7:22:55 AM
Yup. Resilience is a quality I value.
SUZCQT 3/27/2014 2:09:39 PM
yup yup...may be down for a while but never giving up..
MAYBER 3/21/2014 9:58:23 AM
Never give up with dedication determination inspiration motivation success is yours
One day at a time
JULSY_BEAR 3/21/2014 2:03:34 AM
Just what I needed to hear! Applies to so many areas off my life...
STEELER71 3/10/2014 4:33:03 AM


How true this is. Awesome quote.
PDQ1203 3/3/2013 9:38:09 AM
this reminds me of my favourite quote in marathoning....

pain is temporary..... pride is forever


(and when you're running a marathon, you do need to remind yourself of this a number of times :-)
REBA041 1/3/2013 4:44:45 PM
You have to get back up when you are knocked down!
CECELW 10/16/2012 10:03:55 AM
Amen!
WALKINGBOUT 8/1/2012 10:03:52 PM
This is so true... Simple to understand... To the point.... If you are defeated in something, it is just one battle... But, if you give up, it is the war!.... If you fall down, get up, brush yourself off, and, try again.. Just like a baby trying to learn to walk.. If you fall, get up and try, try, try again....
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