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07-16-2005, 01:09 PM
Please share any inspirational poems, stories, songs, etc. so we all have easy reference to a quick pick-me-up!

07-16-2005, 01:16 PM
Don't Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will.
When the road youíre trudging seems all up hill.
When funds are low and the debts are high.
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but donít you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns.
As everyone of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about.
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Donít give up though the pace seems slow Ė
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out Ė
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when youíre hardest hit Ė
Itís when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

07-16-2005, 04:17 PM
"What Matters Most"

07-16-2005, 04:20 PM
Some quotes to think about.

"Success is the sweetest revenge. "

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional."

"Keep on going, and the chances are you will stumble onto something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."

"If we do what is necessary, all the odds are in our favor."

07-16-2005, 04:21 PM
A water bearer in India had two large pots, each on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For two years this went on every day, with the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water to his house. Naturally, the perfect pot was very proud of its accomplishments, perfect for which it was made, but the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream. I am ashamed of myself, and I want to apologise to you. I have been able to deliver only half of my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house. "Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don't get full value from your efforts," the pot said.

The bearer replied, "Did you notice that there were flowers only on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side? This is because I have always known of your flaw, and I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you have watered them.

For two years I have been able to pick these flowers to decorate my house. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."

07-16-2005, 05:11 PM
We Are Family Lyrics

We are family
I got all my SISTAS with me
We are family
Get up ev'rybody and sing

Ev'ryone can see we're together
As we walk on by
(FLY!) and we fly just like birds of a feather
I won't tell no lie
(ALL!) all of the people around us they say
Can they be that close
Just let me state for the record
We're giving love in a family dose


Living life is fun and we've just begun
To get our share of the world's delights
(HIGH!) high hopes we have for the future
And our goal's in sight
(WE!) no we don't get depressed
Here's what we call our golden rule
Have faith in you and the things you do
You won't go wrong
This is our family Jewel

07-17-2005, 11:53 AM
"Success is not found in what you have achieved, but rather who you have become"


07-19-2005, 11:46 AM
What's the definition of INSANITY? Doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result!!!!!

07-19-2005, 03:50 PM
Here are my pearls of wisdom that I have found and am sharing :)
Don't give up what you want most for what you want at the moment.

Life is like a coin you can spend it anyway you wish , but you only get to spend it once. ( Do I really want to spend anymore time fat?)

07-23-2005, 06:00 PM
The greatest triumphs often come after the biggest setbacks. The most substantial successes are often preceded by numerous failures. Why does achievement so regularly rise out of disappointment? Because disappointment can be such a powerful teacher.

Others could tell you a thousand times what doesn't work, and still you might be tempted to try it. Once you've experienced disappointing results for yourself, however, you're not going to make the same mistake again.

Are you hesitant to move forward because there's the possibility of a setback? Then consider that every short-term disappointment can serve to build a stronger foundation for long-term achievement.

Even when you're not getting the results you want, you're making progress. Every experience, whether successful or not, can teach you how to do it better.

So go ahead, step forward, and travel confidently in the direction of your dreams. For even though the setbacks and disappointments will come, you surely have nothing to fear.

And, even more importantly, you have everything to gain.

-- Ralph Marston

07-23-2005, 06:03 PM
Thanks for posting that Maggie! Really cheered me up today! The only thing I would change is you have everything to LOSE. hehe No gaining for me!!! :lol:

07-26-2005, 11:16 AM
Restore Harmony,
Create Peace in all situations.
Rather than pushing the river,
Flow with it.


08-23-2005, 11:11 AM
"To succeeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe in and act on it with all your heart" -- Christy Borgeld

08-28-2005, 04:05 PM
"I'm not there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!"

09-03-2005, 06:41 PM
"Do not think of today's failures, but
of the success that may come tomorrow. You
have set yourself a diffult task, but you
will succeed if you persevere; and you will
find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember,
no effort that we make to attain something
beautiful is lost." -- Helen Keller

09-06-2005, 12:17 PM
"It's not the team that wants to win, that wins. It's the team that wants to win, and is willing to work at it, that wins." - Vince Lombardi

So, get out there and win it, ladies! :ebike:

10-13-2005, 02:40 PM
..there's no shortcut to weight loss. It's an investment you make in yourself every day. ~Bob Greene~

Never trade what you want for the moment for what you want most.

I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

"Success is the sweetest revenge.

"I'm not there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday!"

The bottom line is, you cannot lose weight until you make yourself enough of a priority to do the things you need to do to make it happen. ~ Oprah

10-15-2005, 01:16 PM
Okay, our leader today (10.15.05) gave us this really cute poem-thing. It's not really written like a poem...but anyway. Enjoy it! :)


P.S. You should see more of me in the next two weeks. I'm just panicking over comps right now...they'll be over on the 25th.

Only One Pound

Hello, do you know me? If you don't, you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm Only One Pound, just a pound. Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds, or fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat. Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to ten, twenty or even more pounds in weight. Yes, it's fun being Only One Pound of fat, left to do as I please. So, when you weigh in, keep right on saying, "Oh, I only lost one pound." (As if that were such a terrible thing!) For you see, if you do this you'll encourage others to keep me around because they will think I'm not worth losing. And I love being around you--your arms, your legs, your chin, your hips, and every part of you. Happy Days!! After all, I'm Only One Pound of fat!!!

10-17-2005, 11:35 AM
When you want what you've never had
you must learn to do what you've never done.

Adversity does not build character it reveals it.

Success is the ability to move from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

11-06-2005, 05:39 PM
Hope this is what someone may need


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets,keepsakes, music, plants, and hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. If you don't send this to at least
8 people....who cares?

- Author Unknown

04-14-2006, 10:57 PM
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels :bravo:

07-10-2006, 03:24 PM
SoonB...your quote has been on my cell phone for years, on the screensaver...

08-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Would like to be in your group if possible?? Never done anything like this before so please be gentle with me.