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Mrs Quadcrew
02-21-2007, 10:13 AM
"When the pain of being fat finally out-weighs the pleasure of eating, that's when motivation translates to action."

I just bought the Oxygen Magazine's Clean Eating issue and there is a lot of good info in there (just try to over look all the stupid ads for weight loss crap!)

Here's a couple more:

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." Tommy Lasorda

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathinig - that's why we recommend it daily!" Zig Kiglar


rockinrobin
02-21-2007, 11:27 AM
"When the pain of being fat finally out-weighs the pleasure of eating, that's when motivation translates to action."


That's basically what sums it up for me. The pain just got to be too much for me and I no longer cared about the food. I figured the pain and discomfort of doing without the food could not be any worse then the pain I was in on a daily basis.

Tina30
02-21-2007, 11:45 AM
I heard this on the Oprah show "The Secret" which was so powerful for me but the quote was "Trying is failing with honor" which is so true you either do it or you don't! When that was said it just clicked for me quite trying and just do it already!


RitzyFritz
02-21-2007, 11:50 AM
These are good! Thanks for sharing!

Here are a couple I found inspiring:

Take a more positive attitude about failure. Think of it as feedback, experience, practice. The real failure is when you don't try at all.

Remember that there is much more to who you are than what you weigh. Your personality, your outlook, how you help other people, what you do with your life is just as important. Self-esteem can be independent of the scale.

Lifeguard
02-21-2007, 12:10 PM
"This to shall pass." (when the workout is hard or the cravings large)

My absolute favourite:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Kae
02-21-2007, 01:46 PM
I like the quote:

To change one's self is difficult because you must be both the Artist and the Canvas.

Angihas2
02-21-2007, 02:44 PM
My absolute favourite:
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt


OK, I want to cry reading this. I was a forced member of the clean plate club as a child, always told I was large framed, thats why I had so much extra weight and why I would never be within normal weight limits. My parents told me this to excuse my baby fat, that none of my siblings or cousins had. Then when I truly became a fat preteen, teen and adult, they tried forced diets etc. Which I lost on, but then regained. I never thought I could be healthy, fit, trim slender. I just "could not do it". But I can, and I do, everyday.

Mrs Quadcrew
02-21-2007, 03:16 PM
:hug: Angi - YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Keep them coming ladies, I really love all of them!!

royalsfan1
02-21-2007, 05:51 PM
My favorite inspiration for weight loss is:

"The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes~

That's why I keep it in my signature. :D Great thread!

GirlyGirlSebas
02-21-2007, 06:45 PM
"We tend to get what we expect." Norman Vincent Peale
"If you want more, you have to require more from yourself." Dr. Phil
"How's that workin for ya?" Dr. Phil

Val424
02-21-2007, 07:59 PM
Here is a few of my favorites that I found one day when I was on the internet (trying to keep my fingers busy so I wouldn't pick up food ... I hate a sticky keyboard LOL) Sorry But I didn't write down who wrote them.

That which is bitter to endure, may be sweet to remember.

Your goals, minus your doubts, equals your reality!

Now for my 2 favorites

You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying in there! (This web site is my life vest!!!!)

The difference between try and triumph is just a little UMPH!!!!
(Love it!)

LisaMarie71
02-21-2007, 09:04 PM
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

I have this quote posted in my classroom. It's so meaningful for me, I thought I should put it up and see if it could inspire my students to achieve their goals as well.

Mrs Quadcrew
02-22-2007, 09:32 AM
These are all great! I have printed them out and have them posted in varous places now. (thanks ladies!!)

RitzyFritz
02-22-2007, 11:35 AM
I agree, Mrs Quadcrew - these ARE great!!! I started to post a favorite of mine (If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always got) but see that it is Val424's signature!! I have always used that as a motivator to make changes where appropriate or stagnate in the rut I'm in!

Keep 'em coming! These are great!

Is that really me
02-22-2007, 03:15 PM
I just LOVE this thread!!!

This favorite quote by Henry Ford is in my siggy. Found it a few years ago when I was taking a Leadership class. "If you think you can do a thing or cannot do a thing, either way you are right." Since I strongly believe that "dieting and exercising" are 90% mental, this just sums it all up.

The other post by Jennifer Garner (Alias anyone? :D) is recent. "I got on the treadmill, stopped stuffing my face and lost the weight". She was lamenting about not having lost the baby weight (ok, so she was complaining that she was wearing "like a 6 or an 8; ok more like an 8"). I still like the quote cause it's basically saying move and eat less. Sometimes I find it motivational on the exercise part but often find myself reading the "stopped stuffing my face" part over and over. A handful of m&m's will do fine; I really don't need to eat a 1/2 lb. party bag!!

Keep these quotes and saying coming. I can use all the inspiration there is!!


Jo

booklover
02-22-2007, 03:47 PM
Here's a new one I found today on www.bartleby.com:

"For hope is but the dream of those that wake" - Matthew Prior

And this one has been my mantra this year:

"If you always did what you always do, you'll always get what you always got." -- Unknown

I am doing it differently this year so I can reap the rewards of change. :carrot:

SexyRevealed
02-22-2007, 04:33 PM
An oldie but goodie:

"You are what you eat" --Unknown... LOL. But how true is that?

Seriously, I have a couple of good ones at home that I'll post later.

mrs_streams
02-23-2007, 08:24 PM
I like "you have not for you ask not" from the bible.

LakeGirl
02-23-2007, 11:02 PM
My favorite, is from Curves..."The power to amaze youself."

I've been pondering those words a lot lately and what they mean. Bottom line is that to lose this weight, technically, another person, would amaze no one more than it would me. It almost goes hand in hand with the new commercial and for the life of me, I forget what it is actually advertising. But it is the one where the people keep saying "Wow." My favorite is the female runner, who looks back down the hill she has just run up, and says "Wow." I just love the feeling I get from that commercial in thinking about where I am in my quest for health.

beautifulone
02-23-2007, 11:22 PM
Oh I just found some that are very applicable! Pardon the male-based pronouns and language:

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." -- Norman Vincent Peale

"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." -- William Durant

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." -- Max DePree

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you want to know your past - look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future - look into your present actions." -- Buddhist Saying

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." -- Carl Bard

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

"Nothing on earth can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude" -- Thomas Jefferson

"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it" -- Art Williams

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are." -- Racheal Gordon

Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning. Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi

"Whatever you truly conceive of in the mind, is possible." - anon

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. - anon

You can't turn back the clock--But you can wind it up again.

Angihas2
02-23-2007, 11:35 PM
Liked 1 and stole 1 beautifulone, thank you :D

shelby897
02-24-2007, 12:27 AM
Just wanted to throw one in -- yours are all great!!

Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

Have a great day.

rockinrobin
02-24-2007, 07:24 AM
These are GREAT statements. I was just wondering - would anyone mind if I "steal" one of them and put it in my signature? I'm not sure which one, I want to look them over again. Would any of you guys mind? Do you think it would be okay?

Beautifulone, I'm really liking the W.Durant and C. Bard one.

RitzyFritz
02-24-2007, 08:56 AM
These are GREAT statements. I was just wondering - would anyone mind if I "steal" one of them and put it in my signature? I'm not sure which one, I want to look them over again. Would any of you guys mind? Do you think it would be okay?

Beautifulone, I'm really liking the W.Durant and C. Bard one.

I, for one, wouldn't mind! :)

beautifulone
02-24-2007, 12:25 PM
Of course use what you like! :) I'm glad you like them :)

Mrs Quadcrew
02-24-2007, 08:33 PM
Yep - have at it!

Lifeguard
02-24-2007, 09:59 PM
"I'm not telling you it is going to be easy - I'm telling you it's going to be worth it" -- Art Williams



I love this!

SwimGirl
02-24-2007, 11:58 PM
Lifeguard - I liked the one "this too shall pass", I used to write that on a piece of paper and take it to work with me.. it was a pretty crappy job and I was waiting to get out.

To quote my mom.. "don't take it personally", I like it because I am an extremely emotional person and take too much personally.

Love reading all these great quotes, thanks everyone for sharing!

-Aimee

rockinrobin
02-25-2007, 12:15 AM
Okay, I'm gonna grab one of um, just not sure which. I LOVE sooo many of them. Thanks girls.

LisaMarie71
02-25-2007, 12:49 PM
I want to grab the Durant one, if you're not grabbing it, Robin!! Though I suppose we could have the same one... Anyway, I LOVE that one!

rockinrobin
02-25-2007, 12:54 PM
LisaMarie, I was kinda leaning towards that one, but by all means that doesn't exclude you from using it as well. Hopefully lots of people will in fact relate to it. It's kind of struck a chord with me from the first time I read it. I simply love it. Only wish I would have said it myself.

SexyRevealed
02-25-2007, 01:27 PM
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” - Michelangelo

"The strangest secret in the world is that you become what you think about.” - Earl Nightingale

NESunshine
02-26-2007, 01:05 PM
yay...this is fab.... i've got some...I don't think I'm repeating any but just in case...I read them all but I'm too lazy to back track and double check :)

'The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places' -unknown

'There is nothing permanent except change' -Heraclitus

'As I ramble through life, whatever be my goal, I will unfortunately always keep my eye upon the doughnut and not upon the whole' - Wendy Wasserstein

'Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip' - Arnold Glasgow

'I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time' - Anna Freud

ok there are so many more that I found but I'll just leave it at that for now.

Val424
03-01-2007, 04:34 PM
I like the quote:

To change one's self is difficult because you must be both the Artist and the Canvas.



I love that one!!

MaWhit
03-01-2007, 05:49 PM
Aim for progress, not perfection.

We are what we think, and with our thoughts we change our world. --Buddha

GL mom
03-03-2007, 12:19 AM
I think this is a great thread.
I have to say my favourite is Take a more positive attitude about failure. Think of it as feedback, experience, practice. The real failure is when you don't try at all I used to keep a journal with all kinds of inspirational quotes in it. I'm not sure where that is, but I'll have to pull it out and put in a few. Maybe someone will find then helpful.

PinkyPie
03-03-2007, 07:15 AM
awesome thread! I'm so glad I found it! Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only goody-goody out there yammering on to people to be positive! LOL

I love, love, love this one!
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." -- William Durant

Mrs Quadcrew
03-05-2007, 11:15 AM
I love all these statements. I put a different one up on my frig every week! Thanks for sharing all of your favorites!