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I want to be dazzling and feel like a jewel, sparkling and beautiful.

I am 34 and married for 9 years together for 12 years. I have three children 13, 9 and 4. They are a huge part of my life. Now I am taking some time for myself and working on a totally healthy me. I have had a life long battle with weight and I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired of being me. I am ready to set myself free from this weight monster for good. EVERYBODY... Let's rock this weight off together. JOIN ME!!

Here are a number of motivational quotes to support and inspire you along your weight loss journey:

1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” - Thomas Edison

2. "Keys to success... Research your idea, Plan for success, Expect success, & just plain do it! It amazes me how many people skip the last step! Practice being a "doer" and success will follow you every step of the way!" -- Josh S. Hinds

3. "I will not condemn you for what you did yesterday, If you do it right today." -Sheldon S. Maye

4. "If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page" -- Mark Houlahan

5. "There are 3 things that are certain in life: death, taxes and change. You can't avoid change, it's mandatory, progress however is optional." -- Bill R. Good, Jr.

6. There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential" -- Rusty Berkus

7. "If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure." -- David Ambrose

8. "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have 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

9. "Why? Why Not? Why Not You? Why Not Now"? – Aslan

10. "Many risks fail because they were not taken in time. Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" That is foolish and self-destructive. . . . But don't sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes." -- David Viscott, Risking

11. "The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years.The Marshall replied, "In that case, there is no time to lose. Plant it this afternoon!" -- John F. Kennedy

12. "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" -- Sydney Harris

13. "The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke." -- W.J. Cameron

14. "If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning." -- Mahatma Gandhi

15. "A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd

16. "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." -- Charles A Beard

17. "All of our dreams can come true -- if we have the courage to pursue them." -- Walt Disney

18. "Success don't come to you... you go to it." -- Marva Collins

19. "A great calamity is not to have failed, but to have failed to try. -- Unknown

20. "The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it." -- Unknown

21. "Come to the edge" the teacher said the students replied "but we are afraid" "Come to the edge" the teacher repeated They came He pushed them They flew" -- Unknown

22. "Learn to give yourself what you wish you could get from somebody else." -- Steven Ouellette

23. "If you can't do it today what makes you think you will do it tomorrow?" -- Yusuf Tura

24. "Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now, and do it." -- Will Durant

25. "The world is made a better place by those who refuse to believe they can't fly." -- Unknown

26. "Make your life a mission--not an intermission." – Glasgow

27. "All things are difficult before they are easy" -- John Morley

28. "Life is daring adventure, or nothing at all".

29. There is nothing in life that cannot be done. All you have to do is reach far beyond your wildest dreams. And never let go. Birgitte Estelle Rasine, copyright 2000

30. Don't wait for your ship to com in swim out to it... - author unknown

31. "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional" - unknown

32. There are three types of people in the world. 1. Those who see a problem. 2. Those who are the problem. 3. and those who solve the problem. The first two are a dime dozen. What you have to ascertain is this, which one are you?~ unknown

33. "We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Unknown

34. "It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms and devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, if he wins, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat" - 'The Man in the Arena'

35. Always remember that you can achieve everything in life that your heart desires as long as you have the courage to pursue all your dreams, goals, and ambitions with all your heart and with all your soul. Because it is you and only you that has the power to change your life! If you don't stand up and take control of your destiny - Who Will?????~ unknown

36. You may be disappointed if you fail but doomed if you never try. Some people advance through life, while others remain stagnant and only dream of what they can achieve. There is a difference between wanting and having, saying and doing. Don't let those who fear progression keep you down or steal your visions. Act out of your dreams. Everything is real and everything is possible. - Element Skateboards

37. "Well done" is better than "Well said". - Benjamin Franklin

38. "Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt." -- William Shakespeare

39. "The history of the human race is the history of ordinary people who have overcome their fears and accomplished extraordinary things." -- Brian Tracy

40. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take - Wayne Gretzky

41. “The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you’re wasting. It’s up to you to want something so badly that your passion shows through in your actions. Your actions, not your words, will do the shouting for you.” -- Derek Jeter (pro baseball player)

42. "In one hand I have a dream, and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?" -- Henry Parks

43. "Most people are too busy living life to ever put life in their living..." -- Doug Firebaugh

44. "It's not how many dreams you have, it's how many you bring to life!" -- Bobby Minor

45. "The strongest and sweetest song remains to be sung" -- Walt Whitman (Poet)

46. "One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do." -- Henry Ford

47. "Procrastination is opportunity's assassin." -- Victor Kiam (Businessman, former CEO of Remington Products Company)

48. "There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take." -- Peter Drucker

49. "When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take -- choose the bolder." -- William Joseph Slim

50. "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -- Jeremy Kitson

(quote reference source: www.getmotivation.com/favorites.html)

Member Since: 1/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 482

My Goals:
1. Put my health and wellness first.
2. Wear sleeveless shirts and dresses.
3. Wear a swimsuit without covering up.
4. To feel beautiful.
5. See my inner spirit on the outside and feel it again on the inside.

My Program:
I am eating healthy for the first time in my life. I never took the time to eat right. I usually cook at home for the family, but it was the same cooking habits I learned growing up, so I am re-Learning how to eat right and cook healthy satisfying meals that taste great.

Personal Information:
I am from Missouri. Raised in a small town. I am a cancer and I love the water, I just wish my body portrayed that aspect about me. Lol. I am going to make that my mission. Good Luck to all of you. I am rooting for you!

Other Information:
"Aspire to inspire, before you expire"- unknown

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.-Vince Lombardi

"I have a dream..."- Martin Luther King

"Being powerful is like being a lady, If you have to tell people you are, You aren't"- Margaret Thatcher

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."-John Wooden

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    4240 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2009 10:32:14 AM
    Hey girlie ! I have missed you ! I had a lot go on personally that just sent me off the deep end for a bit. But I am really trying to come back. My grandpa died about amonth ago. I spent so amny hours with him over the past two years taking care of him along with my family. He was the best person I ever knew. I wish I could belike him He was the kind of person who was there for anyone who needs him.. He was a father to me because my birth father didnt want me. He was the greatest person I have ever been lucky enough to know. Now I am kind of reeling. I dont know what to do without him. So I am working hard to get my life back together. I need you to be my buddy again. We are a good team.
    Let's motivate each other. I just joined curves. If I could just stop stuffing my face with all the sadness and anger I can eat away,, I would be skinny.
    My two oldest sons just left for college. That is bittersweet. I am now working on my Masters in counseling. I love helping peopl. Just need to improve on helping myself.
    Hope everything is great with you.

    Steay in touch !

    Love ya ! emoticon

    4241 days ago
  • v CMUSHKA8
    Hey girl! Good to hear from ya! My computer (I should say my THREE computers) died at home. Yes, all three. So I haven't been on like I want to be. Been a little frustrated...BUT I think I'm starting to figure things out. I'll fill you in later when I have more time. How's things with you?
    4271 days ago
    hey darlin. thankyou for all your support. slow and steady for the both of us| BUT ARE LOSS WILL BE SUSTAINABLE! woohoo to us!
    4273 days ago
    I am back !!! Fell off the wagon and gained some but am ready to go to war on my fat now. Missed talking to you.
    4283 days ago
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