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Old 08-11-2009, 10:27 PM   #1
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IO stole this from someone else who stole it, if I knew who wrote it I would give credit, anyone know? It's really sweet.

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 calories 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 till 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 struggle's, when loosing the 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!
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:32 PM   #2
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Oh Lottie, I really, really like that. It's so perfect.

The one line -
But, often the strugglers, when loosing the 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.


This really takes it home for me.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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There's so much inspiration and so many things to save and pass on to others today. This is so perfect. I'm going to print it and put it on my wall. Thanks for this.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:37 AM   #4
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thanks so much for posting that! i have printed it too!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing this, Lottie! I've saved it to my computer and printed it out!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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I agree ..
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the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
line really hits home for me.

Keeping it in mind will help me stay the path.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:21 AM   #7
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This needs to be added to the awesome posts section. I'm printing it out, too.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:27 AM   #8
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Thanks very much for this.
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:38 AM   #9
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I love it!! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 11:57 AM   #10
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Fantastic! I'm sure it isn't, but it sure sounds a lot like Dr. Seuss!
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #11
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Lottie, I really needed this today! Thanks so much for posting it (and thanks to the person who wrote it, whoever that might have been).
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:27 PM   #12
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:34 PM   #13
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Thanks so much for sharing that! Very inspirational! )
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:40 PM   #14
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"the race wasn't over...they still could have won" Gave me chills.

Thanks so much, lottie. It really hit home.
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