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HUMMINGBIRDFLY is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Back again! It's been quite a while since I've sparked and I've got a lot of work ahead of me to lose weight, get fitter, and become healthier for the long term. I want to get off the weight-loss roller coaster once and for all!

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Like a hummingbird, I aspire to hover and savor each moment as it passes, embrace all that life has to offer and to celebrate the joy of everyday.


"Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply,
Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to God"- Ronald Reagan

"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."- Denis Waitley

�Sometimes we have to give ourselves what we wish we could get from somebody else."- Dr. Phil McGraw

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street."- Grant L. Miller

"We have a well of wonderful things on the inside of us, and no matter what's going on around us, we can drink from that well within. We can find strength right there inside of us to do what we need to do.

With God's help and your determination, you can learn to be happy and enjoy every single day of your God-given life. Start your days by saying, "This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Good morning, Lord!" - Joyce Meyer


"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

"When you abuse yourself, in a sense you abuse the world. If you learn to love yourself, you become an expert in self-preservation and your own healing. You begin to bloom and the world blooms around you." - Unknown

Failing is only failure if you quit; otherwise it's a learning opportunity.


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 'til 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 grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it...But DON'T YOU QUIT!
-Author Unknown


Motivation is the set of reasons that determines one to engage in a particular behavior. [Wikipedia] It is a process that begins in the mind. It is not emotional. It's different from enthusiasm which is an emotion. Be motivated - make the decision and just do it!


"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

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." - Helen Keller

"I'm not where I need to be; but, thank God, I'm not where I used to be. I'm okay and I'm on my way." - Joyce Meyer

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...If you will keep pressing on, you will have the victory you need. Whatever you do, do not give up on the brink of your breakthrough. Do not stop hoping, believing, and trying. Instead, say, �I will never quit; I will never give up; I will never say, �No way.� � - Joyce Meyer

"You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind."- Irish Proverb

"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life...we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace from that day. We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing that we can do is play on the one string that we have and this string is, is ten percent what happens to me and ninety percent how I react to it.....We are in charge of our Attitudes." - Charles Swindoll

"Perseverance allows you to get back on track when you hit a detour. " - Catherine Pulsifer

Member Since: 12/26/2006

My Goals:
- Stay Healthy
- Live Longer
- Keep a positive
- Enjoy life, have FUN!

My Program:
~ 1300-1650 calories/day
~ Regular Exercise
~ Drink More Water!

Personal Information:
I'm married and have a grown son and two beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Other Information:
Favorite quote: "I'm not where I need to be; but, thank God, I'm not where I used to be. I'm okay and I'm on my way." - Joyce Meyer

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