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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Who IS that old lady to the left of the screen??!!! Blech!!! (It was a picture of me at GE Family Day)

It's sure not the mental picture I have of myself! :p

***work in progress***

4/1/09 weight 242.4
4/17/09 239.0!!!
4/30/09 245

lose 5 lbs
do dailies every day
30 in 30...30 minutes of yard work every day
spring cleaning

4/1: dailies, weeded garden, no spring cleaning
4/2: dailies, no yard work (thunderstorms w/tornado watches), no spring cleaning
4/3: dailies, weeded garden, no spring cleaning
4/4: Family Fun Day at GE, Home Depot kids workshop, no work got done, it's Saturday! =)
4/5: Spent the day on the road, did nada.
4/6: Dailies yes, yard work no, spring clean no
4/7: Yes, no, no
4/8: No, no, no

Things that pop in my head and mean something to me but not sure if I've heard them before or made them up so won't take FULL credit ;-)

FOCUS ONLY ON THE THINGS YOU CAN CONTROL! Don't worry about the rest!!

*Stop thinking so much about what you want to be; get out there and BE already!

~Do something GREAT today just because you CAN!

*Ignore all the naysayers, even the ones in your own head!

~"Move a muscle, change a thought" from Roo.

*Life is what you make it!

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second." - William James

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.--George Eliot

With that in mind, I will be...

...goal oriented.
...naughty, just a little ;) minded.
...quintessential Sparker.
...up for the challenge.
...willing to change.
...a great Xample. :p
...young at heart.

Quote by me! =)

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▄In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown

▄There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith

▄The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

▄One should eat to live, not live to eat. ~Cicero, Rhetoricorum LV

▄If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution. ~Author Unknown

▄Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels. ~Author Unknown

▄Life itself is the proper binge. ~Julia Child

▄We never repent of having eaten too little. ~Thomas Jefferson, 1825

▄Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave

▄If you hang your swimsuit
On the refrigerator door,
The goodies inside
Will be easier to ignore.
~The Quote Garden

▄Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland

▄It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

▄I think of life itself now as a wonderful play that I've written for myself, and so my purpose is to have the utmost fun playing my part. ~Shirley MacLaine

▄Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli

▄If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. ~Johann von Goethe

▄Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

▄Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

▄Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do. ~Eric Hoffer

▄Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are. ~Julius Charles Hare

▄You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. ~Irene C. Kassorla

▄Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. ~Jim Rohn

▄To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~Buddha

▄Our bodies are our gardens - our wills are our gardeners. ~William Shakespeare

▄The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor. Remember the sacredness of your own skin. ~Martha Graham
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    LOVE IT! Keep on keepin on. We'll get there together. I feel so in sync with your goals...yardwork, exercise, spring cleaning. It will all get done in due time.
    Peace and love to you dear one. Elaine
    4435 days ago
    Tracey, you are doing great!

    ...and thanks for sharing the quotes. I think in some respects we are kindred spirits... many of these are words I have had in my own files for years!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    4456 days ago
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