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I would like to improve my health and lose weight by setting small goals. I am determined to make 2012 my healthiest year yet! Thank you for the support SP friends and teams :) BEE

Just like the bumblebee who can fly against all laws of nature, we can all soar too!

Every day I can go forward or backwards-my choice.


"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -Professor Dumbledore

"I cannot live without books." -Thomas Jefferson

It's a dream until you write it down, and then its a goal.

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm!

"Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth." American Buddhist nun Pema

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." -Margaret Thatcher

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." -Samuel Johnson

"Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."
Napoleon Hill

"There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you." -David Burns

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give."
-Eleanor Roosevelt

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving" ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
-George Bernard Shaw

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential. -Liane Cardes

"Failure is only postponed success. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory." -Herbert Kaufman

We can't become what we need by remaining what we are.
-Max Dupree

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. - Maurice Setter

Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese proverb

"I am the pefect age right now. I have been younger and I will be older. I will never be this age again, so I will make the most of this time and enjoy myself to the fullest" -Louise Hay

"Fitness is a journey, not a destination." -Dr. Kenneth Cooper

"In the depths of winter, I finally found there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." - Pope John XXIII

"Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming ALL obstacles and weaknesses."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."
-Melody Beattie

"Your words can crush things that are unseen
So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive
And I'd like to stay that way."--Jewel

"Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made."
-Dr. Wayne Dyer

The best way to make your dreams come true is to
WAKE UP!" -Paul Valery

"Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and tomorrow a vision of hope." -Kalidasa

"Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." -Plato

No one knows the mysteries of life or its ultimate meaning,
but for those who are willing
to believe in their dreams and in themselves,
life is a precious gift in which anything is possible.
~ Dena DiIaconi ~

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank.
We are going to put words on them ourselves.
The book is called Opportunity
and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


TODAY... I am Confident
and Strong.
TODAY... I am Happy
and Cheerful.
TODAY... I am Thankful for
ALL of my Blessings.
TODAY... I am Honest and Gentle
with Myself and Others.
TODAY... I am Kind
to Every Living thing.

"It takes a bit of doing
To make a dream come true.
The dream provides the starter
But the rest is up to you."
-Helen Lowrie Marshall

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. -Author Unknown

Poet: C.W. Longenecker
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you dont
If you like to win but think you cant
It�s almost a cinch you wont

If you think you will lose, you are lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellows will
It is all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You have got to think high to rise.
You have got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.

Lifes battles do not always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

Lord I continually set before you
My requests and all my needs
With thanksgiving I come unto you
My concerns unburdened to thee

I wait for your intervention Lord
In quietness of soul and mind
And worship at your footstool
Leaving my cares behind

And Lord I express my thanks for you
For all you are to me
I thank you Lord that I matter to you
Though at times I cannot see

Because of the circumstances in life
The things that I go through
I find my eyes are on the storm
When they should be looking to you

So help me Lord each precious day
No matter what life brings me
To carry on with hope and faith
And to rest in you with peace.
By M.S.Lowndes

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts . . . So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the strugglers, when losing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over . . . they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you to grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushed to the brink, just refuse to submit.
If you bite it, you write it . . . But don't you quit!
-Weight Watchers

Today I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today,
and forgive myself for my past,
And to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself,
To stop making excuses,
And stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend,
Because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race And to be a WINNER!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest! If you must-but never quit.
Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might of won if he'd stuck it out;
Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-
You may succeed with one more blow.

Success is failure turned inside out-
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
And you may never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT.
-Anon., "You Musn't Quit"

Believe in Yourself,
and Remember that
Anything Is Possible

Believe in what makes you feel good.
Believe in what makes you happy.
Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true,
and give them every chance to.

Life holds no promises
as to what will come your way.
You must search for your own ideals
and work towards reaching them.

Life makes no guarantees as to what you'll have.
It just gives you time to make choices
and to take chances
and to discover whatever secrets might come your way.

If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given
and utilize the abilities you have,
you will constantly fill your life
with special moments and unforgettable times.

"Try this experiment: Instead of waiting to be thin to be happy, try being happy right now. Live as if you were already thin, as if you liked yourself, as if you chose to have the life you have right now. My bet is that you will discover the real thing: the riches of your own life that were yours all along." -Geneen Roth


Member Since: 4/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,091

My Goals:
I hope I can lose weight and keep it off this time with a healthier lifestyle, prayer and help from all my friends and teams on Spark People.

I choose what to eat.
I choose when to move.
I choose how to live.

My Program:
Exercise is helping me, especially swimming. Mostly I just try to choose healthier foods and be as active as I can with my health challenges. My weight is melting away very slowly but I am thankful for progress I have made on my health journey so far.

Personal Information:

I am Bee, a Christian single girl with no kids or pets. My birthday is October 29. I am a lifelong bookworm and work in a library. My weight has been a struggle as long as I can remember. Spark People is the best!

Other Information:
"There are two ways of spreading light, to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
Edith Wharton

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
Louisa May Alcott

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us."
Helen Keller

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
Eleanor Roosevelt

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