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Images are powerful. Make it a priority to fill your eyes and mind with people, places and images that inspire you.

Remembering yourself first and living life to the fullest every day...
NO MATTER HOW BAD IT HURTS KEEP MOVING....YOU WON'T REGRET IT.....Never give up...So lets get moving even if it is a small baby steps ...
“Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.”
God, grant me the Motivation to get off the couch and get moving!!!

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What are the top reasons to walk:
Walking prevents type 2 diabetes.
Walking strengthens your heart.
Walking is good for your brain.
Walking is good for your brain.
Walking helps alleviate symptoms of depression.
Walking reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer.
Walking improves fitness.
Walking in short bouts improves fitness, too!
Walking improves physical function.
Make time to walk
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Never Give up... Always love yourself...
**Friends and Support are always welcome Just add a Big hug!**
**Push yourself a little harder this summer....
.It has been said, "Patience is a virtue" and "good things come to those who wait." Do you get annoyed when things don't happen fast enough? Do you tap your foot impatiently or keep looking at your watch when waiting on line?
When we learn to accept what is, and embrace life in each present moment, our impatience often falls away. These beautiful quotes will inspire you to have more patience in life.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions”

“All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope”
-Alexandre Dumas Père

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”
- Saint Augustine

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”
- Ralph Marston

"Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health."
-Michel de Montaigne

"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust."
-Gertrude Jekyll
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew.
-Saint Francis de Sales
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You are important no matter how you think of yourself...Learn to love yourself.......Stay young at heart and spirit...
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Live today like you never have another....as tomarrow never comes..
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"There is not one great step that does it. It's a lot of little steps."
~*~*~*Peter Cohen*~*~*~
Add a smoothie a day or 2 make it healthy and enjoy getting your veggies and fruit that we most often forget about.Lets get healthy for 2012...)
God must have known there would be
times we'd need a word of cheer,
Someone to praise a triumph
or brush away a tear.

He must have known we'd need to share
the joy of little things
In order to appreciate
the happiness life brings.

I think He knew our troubled hearts
would sometimes throb with pain,
At trials and misfortunes,
or goals we can't attain.

He knew we'd need the comfort
of an understanding heart
To give us strength and courage
to make a fresh, new start.

He knew we'd need companionship
And so God answered
the heart's great need
with Cherished Friends....like you!!
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Thank you for Blessing my life with your friendship!
*:·.✿.·:* Hugs, Teresa *:·.✿.·:*

Dream , strive, achieve,take time to smell the roses....and act like a kid...

I am Believing in myself, I can accomplish anything I set my mind. to do...Achieving my goals one step at a time and continuelly going forward, never looking back...picking myself up dusting myself off and start over...

I am walking my way to success on foot in front of the other...
My nick name is Tink, My favoite saying is :
T INK TO THE RESCUE.... A little fairy dust please ...
" I do believe....!!! I DO BELIEVE!!!!!!
To succeed is my goal...I believe ...do you??????
Lets all believe in ourselves....!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets all succeed...
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I am here on this earth to help others.
Teaching others to:
Learning to love themselves... and to achieve their goals...
while I am achieving mine.
I have:
Determination and am very caring...and Enjoying life to the fullest...
I believe in living one day at a time and to be happy no matter how bad it is.
I believe you should believe in yourself and trust your heart it will never let you down...and It all works out in the long run.
I believe in putting one foot in front of the other and keep on going...no matter how hard the road is..I believe the world needs more friends. ..

"Believing in ones self ...anything is attainable...!"
I believe I can do anything, I set my mind to do!
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"Across this beautiful land there 's a friend who's always there... with a caring heart, and a helping hand. "
And that friend is ME... come walk this road with me as my friend....let's spread the love ...To all we know ...

And I will.
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I offer support to those who need it.
a prayer, a recipe, a hug, and lots of love and inspiration.
WE all have the same goal in this life and it is to loose the weight, well in order to do that we have to learn to let go of the stress in our lives and learn to love ourselves first.
that is:
step 1
let go of our stress in our lives
step 2
once this is done to except who we are and admit what needs to be done to accomplish this task.
step 3 learn to love who we are and be healed from the inside out.
step 4 to become a better you threw diet, measuring your food and to tell others of your success
step 5 be sure to add a logs,friendship, and support while you are reaching your goals.

Since Oct. 14, 08 I weighed 378 now I weigh 300 on Sept. 14.09
6/1/09 I became a motivator. On December 22,2009 I weighed in at 290.The holidays got me ... gained back to 300. But it will be gone again...Jan. 10/2010 down to 296 on the way back down...horray...boo back up to 303, 306
stress causes me to gain weight but I will not give up ... I now weigh 323 and will loose this weight....It is now Dec. 2011 and I am at 319.5...
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Hi my name is Leanna,.I live in Soldotna, Alaska.In a Motor home year round . Jim and I love to travel and have a lot of family living in the lower 48 states. We have 2 plces we can stay in the winter when we travel to see all the family and that is Mississippi and New Mexico we also stay at other family places on the way down to there. I have 4 kids all grown ,20 grandkids,and 9 great grandkids & more on the way. Jim, my significate other, has 5 kids& 2 step kids, and 9 grandkids,2 great grandkids.We both love to do a lot of the same things in this life like flying model air planes, to fishing or just sight seeing. We live in a motor home year round and love to travel, fish, hunt, trap, cook, sew, do all kinds of crafts from paper to wood. Mainly anything to do with outdoors... I love it...
We have 5 pets: a rabbit named Thumper,a rabbit name cupcake & Blacky & licorish and a chocolate lab named Cocoa Bean. cocoa turned 3 year old on Dec. 18,TO SEE PICTURES CHECK OUT MY PICTURE ALBUM...They travel with us everywhere.
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My goals are to ; get Jim and myself in good health again, be able to walk and keep up with my best friend Jim, . and just want to be healthy again and to live life to the fullest . To be able to get the diabetis under control,
and the only way to do this is by loosing this excess weight.
I am a diabetic, ashmetic, need both knees fixed, have arthritis,thick heart, fatty liver,and sleep apnea, I also do physical theapy 2 days a week.so I can keep myself going...
I believe my life will improve and ...I will metamorposis into my goal.... .
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Days may come and days may go
They never seem the same
Some are bright and sunny
And some are filled with rain.

Whenever life seems unfair
And time you'd like to stop
That's when you need to think a bit
Be thankful for what you've got.

You are so very fortunate
You have loving family and friends
That lift your spirits when needed
As each new day begins

So when your life seems shadowed
Lift your eyes to Heaven and pray
For help in whatever need you have
Let Him touch your heart today.

This is a special greeting
Full of love and prayers too
Because you are a special friend
And because I do love you.

God Bless You!

Member Since: 10/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,026

My Goals:
To loose 100 +lbs
To gain many friends in this world.
To be able to help others ... while I am helping myself...
Believe in my self that I can do anything if I keep on going & never give up...
To be able to keep up with my best friend Jim
To live a happy life to enjoy the simple things in life & share them with others

My Program:
1.love myself enough to care about my health.

2.Get Healthy 3. to get diabetis under control
4. to do more exercise
5. never think ill thoughts of my self. & give myself a pat on the back for trying so hard.
6.LOOSING 100+ LBS...

Personal Information:
I .now live in Soldotna, Ak.
I live in a motorhome. .my email is :
My snail mail is : Leanna Goodrow
35555 Kenai Spur Hwy #114
Soldotna, Ak. 99669

my nick name is tink...
or dutch_pearl.

Other Information:
Educating my self on diet and weight loss . Health problems and cures, Medicine.
To be the best friend to all....

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