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Hi, I am a 32-year-old who wants to be fit and healthy. My goal for my weight is to be in the healthy range for my height. I joined SP for accountability. I always told myself that I'll start my diet on Monday, then always seem to make excuses to push it back. I'm tired of it. It's a cycle that has to end. I'm going to be more active and eat healthier foods. I want to be have my confidence back. I'm self-conscious about my weight and it's so annoying. To be honest, I am tired. Tired of not being able to find something to wear, tired of feeling embarrassed about how I look. When I lose the weight , I am hoping to be able to take a trip and not be concerned about how I'll look in the pictures. So, I am determined to lose the weight and gain my life back.

"You can tell me that you choose not to. You can tell me that you choose to quit, that you choose to be less than what you are and less than what God intended, but don't ever tell me that you can't do it!-Jillian Michaels

You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going." - George S. Patton, U.S. Army General and 1912 Olympian

All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you're not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no's become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, 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 nor defeat.

"You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face."

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

"Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day." - Jim Rohn

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.

The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours. It is an amazing journey and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

The things you want are always possible; it is just that the way to get them is not always apparent. The only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life is you, and that can be a considerable obstacle because you carry the baggage of insecurities and past experience.

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it. - Vincent Lombardi

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

"This is where it matters the most. This is where lives are made, in these moments when you choose whether or not to say "I can't" or "I can". It is a choice that will either make or break you for life." - Jillian Michaels

"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. TOO BAD! The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses."

The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing."
- Michael E. Gerber

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

- Mark Twain, American writer

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin, MD

"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

"Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."

"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. ~Zig Ziglar

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
-St. Francis of Assisi

“There is no way around hard work. Embrace it. You have to put in the hours because there’s always something which you can improve.” – Roger Federer

" If you can see it here and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen. People believe in certain things but they keep to themselves, they don’t put it out there. If you truly believe in it, if you become vocal with it, you’re creating that law of attraction and it will become reality. – Conor McGregor

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both. – The Rock

Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best.

One foot in front of the other. The only way to finish a journey is to start it.

Change is a choice. Not an easy choice, because it really takes work to turn around your negativity, but keep making the choice and you will see that shift happen.

Today, connect with your intention to change. The more you choose activities and people that support your forward movement, the stronger that part of you will get.

Member Since: 4/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 211,825

My Goals:
To make my 5K time better.
To run a half marathon.
To fit into my favorite pair of jeans.
To be healthy.

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    I just had a thought... I do have them every once in a while... You could be my "SparkPeople Grand-daughter" !! how fun that could be.
    805 days ago

    Welcome back !!
    May you discover the tools that work for you and learn to use them well..

    Have you checked out the Linda Spangle team...
    "100 days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle"
    Don't worry overly much about the book..
    I think you will find a ton of info and support in your quest to find the path that suits you best for attaining your health goals.
    The team leader Gill is ever so very supportive her username is SweetNufGill
    as opposed to other challenge teams which stress a different goal every week.. this teams only goal is to help you find the whys & hows ... of your weight issues.. why/when you eat and some hows to gain control of your whys & whens..
    Probably should add this disclaimer... I have just stated my opinion on/of this team and its goals... the world at large just might disagree with my opinion. AND that would be great because we learn a lot more from diverse opinions than when everyone agrees 100%, 100% of the time.
    Well, think about it... and do check out the team.. we start our next round on Monday March 4..

    Are you still 30? noticed you joined in 2009 (at least I think I remembered that correctly) In case you had not guessed... I am old my next anniversary coming up in a couple of months I will have made it to 77.. wow who would have guessed I would last this long,.. not I .. that is for sure.
    wishing you well, always always
    805 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    1197 days ago
    Hope you have a better day Friday and the upcoming weekend.
    1941 days ago
    Happy Halloween!! emoticon
    2753 days ago
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