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My Pledge to myself
*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!

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~H. L. Hunt

Dear God,
Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots, the cannots and the do nots that I have in my mind
Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots and the should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all, dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life all of the
"am nots" that I have allowed to hold me back; especially the thought
That I am not good enough.

"When you are consistent in your healthy habits, magic is happening in your body and mind, even if the scale isn't moving."

Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss
God grant me the Serenity
To Make good food Choices;
Courage to turn away from baked goods;
And energy to exercise daily.
Living Healthy one day at a time;
Enjoying my Journey;
Accepting that the road to Wellness can be hard;
Taking the tools of better eating out into the World
As I should, free from the bad habits of the past;
Trusting that making wise decisions today will pay off tomorrow;
If I Surrender to my Will
I will not beat myself up in this Life and the Next
But I will remember that this is a life long Journey;
A Journey that is well Worth every Pound Lost.


Weight Loss Is A Journey

Weight loss is a journey � tackle it in stages.
Some may get there very quick, whilst others may take ages.
Weight loss is a journey, some take the stopping train,
And they get off at the station, and then get back on again.
While other lucky people seem to travel by express,
With no apparent effort, each week they weigh in less.
For some of us the journey, too often seems uphill.
We never seem to get that far, struggle though we will.
Weight loss is a journey � anyone can go
But as you travel on your way there�s something you should know.
Losing weight�s a journey that different for everyone,
Some are happy to stroll along while others need to run.
If you want to complete this journey, then forget about the rest.
Each of you must travel the way that suits you best.
As long as you believe it, you WILL get there some day,
And so what does it matter if you�ve gone the pretty way?
Weight loss is a journey, that certainly is true,
And each of you must travel in the way that best suits YOU.
You�ll make much better progress if you go at your own pace.
Cos weight loss is a journey and NEVER is a race

Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.


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.

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

I should show myself the kindness I show to others.
I should show myself the forgiveness I show to others.
I should be as polite to myself as I am to others.
I should respect myself as I do anybody else.
I should recognize my achievements as I see other peoples.

It is better to love what you do and find occasional fault than to never live happy at all. The entire motive for becoming a success is to experience joy and self-satisfaction as you advance. If you continue striving towards the things you are passionate about, you will eventually find what you are looking for.

Be conscious of your choices and responsible for your actions!

To Achieve Your Dreams Remember your ABC's :::

(A)void negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
(B)elieve in yourself.
(C)onsider things from every angle.
(D)on't give up and don't give in.
(E)njoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
(F)amily and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
(G)ive more than you planned to.
(H)ang on to your dreams.
(I)nore those who try to discourage you.
(J)ust do it!
(K)eep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
(L)ove yourself first and most.
(M)ake it happen.
(N)ever lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal.
(O)pen your eyes and see things as they really are.
(P)ractice makes perfect.
(Q)uitters never win and winners never quit.
(R)ead study and learn about everything important in your life.
(S)top procrastinating.
(T)ake control of your own destiny.
(U)nderstand yourself in order to better understand others.
(V)isualize it.
(W)ant it more than anything.
(X)cellerate your efforts.
(Y)ou are unique of all God's creations nothing can replace you.
(Z)ero in on your target and go for it!

No action is more fascinating than the
action of self-transformation. Nothing on
earth can compare with its drama or its

Member Since: 9/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 121,129

My Goals:
My first goal is to get to Onederland ( this goal has been achieved)

I Want to feel good again, have more energy and a Zest for life!

I want to feel good about myself!

I want to be able to keep up with my Grand kids

My Program:
My Agenda on a daily basis:

1: Exercise at least 30 min a day, more if possible.Log exercises daily

2: Plan my meals, and log them, keep in Range as closely as possible

3: Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily

4: Post to team on a daily bases

5: Keep Spark Buddy informed, on a weekly basis as to how I'm doing.

6: I am hoping for a 1 lb loss each week!

Personal Information:
Hello my name is Elaine , I'm 76 years young, married with four children, and 9 grand kids, and 2 great grandchild! I'm a retired florist.

Other Information:
I'm an avid gardener, like to cook, Love having company, I read daily, do crosswords, play scrabble. I'm a big movie buff! I love to dance,and listen to music!

Elaine ..

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    Hi Elaine,your new page is gonna be great! Don't forget to add me as a friend!
    emoticon Mona
    4700 days ago
    Hello Elaine,
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I will try to help you on your
    way to on your journey. We can accomplish what we are doing
    and i will cheer you on. Better yet, I will stand beside you all the
    way and come to the end together.Let's be winners on journeys
    and get to to the finish line side by side. I know we can do this
    and we cheer another onward.
    Always, ERNA
    4700 days ago
    Hi Elaine and welcome back to SP. I live in Ontario. I like to play scrabble, do crosswords and listen to music too. I also read every night before going to sleep. I wish you all the best on your healthy lifestyle journey. Mary :)
    4700 days ago
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