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The earth is a beautiful place and no one can bring us down. Life is what you make it.

Member Since: 5/23/2016

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~{}~MOMENTS~{}~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

    "The moments that you will remember forever.
    The ones of laughing until you cried, that perfect night, and the feeling of love in your arms.
    It's that endless song, that incredible book and most beautiful movie. It's the moments
    where you had to be there to feel it. When you randomly bump into someone you haven't seen or heard from in years. It's that feeling of receiving an unexpected gift.
    It's when you risk it all and put it all on the line. They're the inside jokes with your best friend.
    It's the moments of true happiness that come from the simplest things.
    These moments define our lives. They are our lives.
    They make life worth living and sometimes they reveal our weaknesses to the world.
    These moments are the most important thing in life.
    They make you feel incredibly and indescribably infinite."

    emoticon emoticon emoticon "Cherish your moments" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1644 days ago
    Welcome! We are so glad you are here. You're doing one of the best things you can do, and that is to reach out to the wonderful community here on Sparkpeople. Join teams. Read blogs. Connect with the people who resonate with you, inspire you, motivate you. There are a lot of great people here and you're doing the right things to connect with them.

    I think the tools here at Sparkpeople are amazing, but I love the community even more. Please ping me if you need anything at all.

    1644 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople!
    Four pieces of advice from my own experience:

    1. Make 1-3 small changes each week and build on them. Many times people try to make a bunch of changes or some very big changes right away, and when they aren't successful with those changes, they get frustrated and lose hope. You didn't get to where you are overnight. Don't expect to get fit and healthy overnight either!

    2. Long term goals like, "I want to lose 50 pounds" are great, but you need to set intermediate (monthly) and short-term (weekly or daily) goals. When you establish these goals, also set up a system to reward yourself for achieving your goals.

    3. Be active in the community. Join SparkTeams and post in the message boards. Blog regularly. Seek out and add new friends. The SparkPeople community is wonderfully supportive and encouraging. If it wasn't for the community, I'd have given up hope and quit a long time ago.

    4. Reward yourself for successes, but do NOT punish yourself for mistakes! EVERYONE here has eaten too much, or skipped their scheduled exercises. Forget about it and move on. You can't change what you've done, but you can keep trying to do better. None of us are perfect. Strive for progress, not perfection!

    Good luck on your journey! Feel free to message me or add me as a friend if you need advice, support, encouragement or just want to chat.

    When you think about quitting, remember why you started. A year from now you don't want to be wondering where you'd be if you hadn't quit!
    1644 days ago
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