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There will always be open doors. Embrace life. Take chances.

When I am tired, I am hungry for sleep.
When I am thirsty, I am hungry for liquids.
When I am feeling down, I'm hungry for support.
When I am feeling lonely, I'm hungry for people..
- Submitted by GANASSI 1/28/2011 in Weight Loss

Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. - KURTZIE1998

Lose, maintain. Don't regain. -IndyGirl

Life is too short to have a bad day (a choice). - SPICY23

if you don't move, there are no golden years. just years of pain. -SPEDED2

You will never FEEL like it. If you wait until you FEEL like it, you wil never do it. (paraphrase from TED talk by Mel Robbins)

My doctor said, "One pound a week is 52 in a year." It was a life-changing statement. – Donna Gettings Apperson

You are a shining star. Never let anybody dull your sparkle. KATHYJO56

What people think of you is not nearly as important as how you feel about yourself. Maria Akopyan - 1CRAZYDOG

Some days are easy and inspiring, other days are hard and down-right boring. Don't give up! Know why you are fighting. TSTETSER

Some days you just don’t wanna do it – follow your nutrition plan or exercise, maybe both! But if you fake it till you feel it, you’ll get through it. 1CRAZYDOG

We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. That’s not you. You are this person right now. You’re the person who has learned from those failures. Joe Rogan

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.-Og Mandino

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t waste your time. Joe Rogan

Build confidence and momentum with each food decision you make from here on out and choose to be inspired. Joe Rogan

If you can control what you eat, you can control all other aspects of your life. Joe Rogan

No one deserves to punish themselves with their own thoughts... I want to take charge versus being a victim of my own thoughts... I have more control over my emotional and physical wellness than I probably realize. -SUSMANNIE

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. Alice Walker

"...You can do it if you forget the yesterdays and remember that today is yours, and the miracle is, it is always today. It will take courage..." fromTODAY IS YOURS by Emilie Loring.

I'm more capable than I think or feel. -Stephen Guise

Success is achieved and maintained by those who try, and keep trying, for there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful. By all means TRY! Do it NOW!!!
~ W. Clement Stone

“Begin as you mean to go on, and go on as you began, and let the Lord be all in all to you.”― Charles H. Spurgeon, All of Grace

I love being able to participate in life. - DEBYDOINGIT

I deserve as much rest as I need or want. -Stephen Guise

Thrive, not just survive.

I've done it before,
And I can do it some more,
I've got my eye on the score, (Tick, Tick, Boom.)

Don't stop me now. Cause I'm having a good time. (Queen)

You ain't seen nothing yet. B-b-b-baby, you just ain't seen nothing yet. (Bachman Turner Overdrive)

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It Couldn’t Be Done
BY EDGAR ALBERT GUEST
published in 1917

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it;”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

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Today, I was asking the right questions instead of the wrong ones.
"What can I do today to make me healthier tomorrow?"
"What can I do to finish this painting by the end of the month?"
We are constantly asking ourselves questions. Rather than "Why am I so fat?" ask yourself, "What can I do Right NOW that will help me to become thinner?" We need to be conscious of the questions that we ask ourselves because our brains are programmed to come up with an answer. Make sure that you are asking questions that lead you in the direction that you want to go. -ARTISTSBRUSH

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A pledge by LADYLUK:
I promise myself to be so strong that nothing can stop me from losing weight.
To talk health, fitness and weight loss to every person that wants to listen.
To help all my overweight friends feel that they too can lose their extra weight.
To look at the fact that I really can lose weight and to make this fact come true.
To think only of success, to work only for success and to expect only successful weight loss.
To be just as enthusiastic about the weight loss of others as I am about my own.
To forget the failures of the past and press on to the great weight loss achievements of the future.
To be motivated to lose weight at all times and to help every overweight person I meet to be motivated too.
To be so focused on doing things that help me lose weight that I have no time left to do things that make me gain weight.
To be too determined to give up, too fit to be unhealthy, too slim to be fat, and too focused on successful weight loss to permit the thought of failure.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world by losing all the extra weight and keeping it off.
To live in the faith that I can be slim for the rest of my life so long as I stay focused on the slim and slender me that I know I can be.


Member Since: 4/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 58,979

My Goals:
My Reason to be Healthy...
Independence! To have the surgeries I need to get my life back. To take care of myself. To go where I want and do what I want when I want.
Stay focused! Set short term goals that are challenging and keep me focused.
Concentrate on maintaining each loss.

I have lost hundreds of pounds since joining Spark without really getting where I want to be. My big goal for the rest of 2019 is to hang on to each weight loss. Eliminate/minimize weight gain.


My Program:
Nutrition goals
1. Stay within calorie range.
2. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Limit carbs.
3. Portion control.
4. Eat when hungry.
5. Stop eating when approaching full.
6. Do not eat within 3 hours of bed time.
7. Make water the beverage of choice. Reach for tea or coffee when I want something besides water.

Other goals:
Move more. Get enough sleep. Visit Spark often.

I will celebrate each victory, each fraction of a pound or inch lost. I do not look at how far I have to go. Set small goals. Be creative, try new recipes and new foods. Look for the positives. Enjoy the journey.



Personal Information:
I am celebrating each day, counting my blessings. There are benefits in a good belly laugh.


Other Information:
You are their glorious strength. It pleases You to make us strong. Psalm 89:17

Serenity Prayer
- Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Amen.


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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Pushing is a fundamental of life. So why do so many resist it? Because it’s uncomfortable, it is unknown . . . . and sometimes it hurts. Rhonda Nails
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    1 day ago
  • v NEWSPARKDEBBIE
    Hi Annie and TY for commenting on my post. Be sure to try the chair exercises here on SP as well. I like them and you can do them at your own pace and set your own limits as to how hard you push yourself and for how long. I also did the chair exercises in my small 26' RV that we lived in for 2 years and I lost 54 pounds by just doing what I could, when I could, and I also broke the exercises up into smaller sections. I would lay in bed and do reclining exercises at the end of everyday.

    You've got this Annie, We BOTH do!
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    emoticon but only up to your own limits! emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm. Corrie Ten Boom
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    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Thanks for your kind reply to my MOther Goose is on the Loose blog. It was fund to activate the brain to put it together!

    for Lilly, she sure does have mischief in her eyes. LOL She's a bundle of energy and love.

    HUGS

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    Blessings and a wonderful Sunday.
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    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/13/2019 7:07:28 AM
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Happy Saturday!
    4 days ago
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