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Renewing my mind to BELIEVE!! Philippians 4:13 What can I do? I can do SOMEthing each and every day


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Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.
~ Emily Dickinson

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"Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours."
~Swedish Proverb

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
~ Abraham Lincoln

"Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal."
"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
*!*LiMe*!* Sizzlin' Summer *!* BL Challenge *!*
"The LIME team is hard to be beat,
They refuse to let one face defeat.
They'll sweat every day,
At work and at play,
‘Til the Challenge is complete!" ~ USEANDLOSE

From Amanda ~ 11-13-09 ~ :)
"Whatever you put your mind to between you and GOD you will and CAN achieve it...

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

"Happiness is what 'happens in us' instead of what 'happens to us.' " ~ from Pastor Mike's blog 1-10-11

If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles, "Already Gone"

Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer
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I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. ~Abraham Lincoln

Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. ~Author Unknown

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. ~Katherine Mansfield

Whenever you fall, pick something up. ~Oswald Avery

I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue. ~Author Unknown

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. ~Arthur Christopher Benson

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~Emory Austin

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo
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D - Decide on an action plan.
E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C - Consider your choices carefully.
I - Invite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are needed 4 growth.
O - Optimism over pessimism,
N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are."



As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-- John Fitzgerald Kennedy


Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song.
-- Konrad von Gesner


To get what you've never had, you must do what you've never done.


Inch by inch, life's a cinch
Yard by yard, life is hard


"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.

- Calvin Coolidge


"Into all our lives, in many simple, familiar, homely ways, God infuses this element of joy from the surprises of life, which unexpectedly brighten our days, and fill our eyes with light." ~ Longfellow


"This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope, The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness." ~ Lamentations 3:21 ~ 23


"Our joy will be complete if we remain in His love ~ for His love is personal, intimate, real, living, delicate, faithful love." ~ Mother Teresa


"If I can think of myself as loved, I can love and accept others. If I see myself as forgiven, I can be gracious toward others. If I see myself as powerful, I can do what I know is right. If I see myself as full, I can give myself freely to others." ~ Kathy Peel


"My friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails."


"Oh the comfort ~ the inexpressible comfort of feeling SAFE with a person ~ having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away." ~ Dinah Maria Mulock Craik


Procrastination is opportunity's natural assasin.


"Little acts of kindness which we render to each other in everyday life, are like flower by the wayside to the traveler; they serve to gladden the heart and relieve the tedium of life's journey." ~ Eunice Bathrick


"Give what you have. To someone it may be better than you dare to think." ~ Longfellow


"Face your deficiences and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another." ~ Helen Keller


"You have a unique message to deliver, a unique song to sing, a unique act of love to bestow. This message, this song, and this act of love have been entrusted exclusively to the one and only you." ~ John Powell


"Be patient with yourself and others. Growing fruit takes time."


The energy you are willing to put forth to reach your dreams is directly related to the probability of achieving them.


The road to success is rarely a straight line.

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"Just one day at a time.
One step at a time.
One breath at a time.
You just need to love yourself and DO IT." ~ BUGMAMA42

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Celebration wears a lot of different outfits
but always wears the same old,
beautiful dancing shoes.
-- Mary Anne Radmacher




Member Since: 12/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 39,708

My Goals:
To learn to show myself and my family love by making healthy choices and weaving them into the fabric of my life.

To drink enough whole foods..get enough rest..move and live each day to its love to live and live to love!
Original SW ~ 295
3-25-12 ~~ 236

My Program:

Drinking 8+ glasses of water a day

Tracking calories and exercise every day

At least 5 fruits and veggies daily

Paying attention to sodium and cholesterol

Exercising at least 30 minutes, 6 days a week

Interactive with fellow Sparklers!

Do whatever it takes to stay POSITIVE!

Personal Information:
Here are some things I LOVE....
My husband of 27 years
My 3 sweet sons and amazing daughter
Caring for my family
Singing ~ harmony
Laughing till I snort
Being creative
Divine appointments..
Coffeemate french vanilla creamer ~ yum!
A good back rub!
Riding rollercoasters
Waterfalls & bubbly creeks
Feeling sand between my toes
Feeling weightless in water~oh yes!
The mountains of WV and VA

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    Should you find yourself back here someday, to reflect on any part of your journey or just to check it out... I just wanted to say that,.. I cherish the day you and I met on here my friend! Life just would not be the same without you in mine! emoticon
    481 days ago
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    The Motivator of the Day. What an honor.
    1445 days ago
    Stopping by to wish you a good week. Also, if you would like to try something different with a little challenge...I have one for you to consider. It's a small private team that competes with others within the larger X-Weighted team. Doing various challenges. Runs for 8 weeks. Stop by my sparkpage and click on the X-Weighted 10 Challenge....Dwindling_Divas team. Join, look it over and add your name to the sign-up thread. Main requirement is to post weight weekly...other activities, all though very beneficial, are optional.

    If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks.

    1446 days ago
    emoticon on being today's featured motivator!
    1446 days ago
    emoticon on being the Spark Motivator of the Day! I hope you are back Sparking soon and sharing your enthusiasm, encouragement and support with others on this site!
    1446 days ago
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