Your Shot of Inspiration For The Day
Maybe your feeling down? Maybe the wind has been knocked from your sails? Maybe you're questioning your journey? Or maybe you just want to feel good?
If you love quotes, if you need a boost...
Simple Truths, at simpletruths.com, just pu... Read more
Beauty Comes In All Shapes and Sizes, Not Just Size 5.
Earlier today, it broke my heart to read the blog of a young lady, desperate to be noticed and appreciated as pretty. There on her homepage, was an array of photos; each one reflecting her love for life, the sparkle of her blue-violet eyes glea... Read more
Ripples of Encouragement
When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
— N... Read more
Well, some of you may have noticed that my presence on Sparkpeople has been almost non- existent this week. Believe me, it hasn’t been by choice. I have missed all of you dearly. I have missed your motivation, your inspiration, your success s... Read more
Determination is the force that keeps us going. It's what drove Van Gough to keep painting. It's what motivated Ernest Hemingway to keep writing. It's what impelled Babe Ruth to keep hitting. It's what encouraged Eddie Van Halen to keep playing.... Read more
Still but the Caterpillar
I am still, but the caterpillar
I have been incredibly busy this week , and along with this kind of busy comes stress. I have been a stress-eater in the past, and altho... Read more
Is Sparkpeople the Missing Piece ?
I've struggles with my weight for years. Although it has never gotten seriously out of hand, There are times that it has come close, like several years ago when my five foot two inch frame was toying with 190 lbs.
I have been very fortunate... Read more
This morning I am reflection on these past weeks of my journey. As I look out my window, the air is thick with the murkiness of a dense, hovering fog. It's the kind of fog that disorients you. It's the kind of fog that settles in, surrounds y... Read more
Only One Pound- Portion reprinted from February 10th Blog
Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday."- Author Unknown
I love this quote! It is one that I must be in constant remembrance of, as I've been told that I have the makings of bei... Read more
Every Burden Has A Blessing
An old legend says that at creation, the birds felt cheated and hurt because they received wings. Wings appeared to be burdens which none of the other animals were asked to carry. All was changed, however, when the birds learned that wings were ... Read more
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat a... Read more
Whatever your fate is, you say, "This is what I need." It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were a challenge. If you bring love to that m... Read more
Laugh, Just For the Health of It !
Change...that's what life is all about. We can go on, day by day, being the same person, doing the same things or alter the course of our actions and become something new and improved.
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Learning to Walk the Tightrope
I take life very seriously, sometimes too seriously...my weightloss journey included. My life is full of determination, willpower, and gusto. My Mom always told me, "Diane, if you are going to use your valuable time to do something, do it with... Read more