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Old 12-17-2010, 12:26 AM   #1
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It seems many of us like inspiration and motivation quotes. How would it be if we share them in the daily chat and/or here? Sometimes it's nice to have a quick place to go and read many helpful thoughts.

This was shared with me once, several years ago, based on today's conversation I thought it might be worthy of sharing.



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, thirty 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."
For you see, if you do this, you'll encourage others to keep me around because they'll 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!!!
- Author Unknown




A pound is a pound! It is a pound we no longer carry. It is a pound we worked hard to lose. It counts! It adds up. Don't be upset because you didn't lose more, be glad that you don't still have THAT one pound with you.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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Awesome idea! I've always liked this saying from someone's signature:

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."

That line has helped me quite a lot. And sorry, couldn't remember who's saying it is.
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" A second on your lips, an inch on your hips, is it worth it?"
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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DONT QUIT

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the 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 don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow--
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor's cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out--
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 you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown
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Old 12-17-2010, 11:00 AM   #6
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Thanks, Everyone!

Linden, I hadn't read your quote before. I am surprised by that given it is from such a famous person! Thanks for sharing. It is very true and appropriate for us all!



Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. ~ Deepak Chopra ~
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This is from my Grandma:

Learn something new everyday!!
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From an art print by Richard Stine:

"It is simple. We are where we should be, doing what we should be doing.
Otherwise we would be somewhere else, doing something else."



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If you have to swallow a toad don't look at it too long.

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One of my favorites comes from Dorry
Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, what can you do? Swim swim swim.
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Carla...I LOVE your 1 pound poem...with your permission I would like to print it out and pass it along to my IP friends here.
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