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Old 05-12-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Smile Inspirational Quotes/Phrases.

I'm working on an inspiration/motivation collage/wall thing. I'm going to fill it with pictures of things I want - awesome shoes, to dance, babies, pretty dresses, stuff like that - but I want to put some words on there too. So far I'm thinking "Don't dream it, be it" from Rocky Horror. But I was wondering if you had any suggestions for other phrases/quotes that could work.

Or, you know, just inspire.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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"If you are tired of starting over, stop giving up"

"Suck it up and someday you won't have to suck it in"

"When you feel like quitting think about why you started"

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

I have some on my kitchen so when I dive in I stay on plan Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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How about that one about dancing in the rain? Something like "don't wait for the rain to stop, learn to dance in the rain". But it's better than that.

Goal? Slim, elegant, faux Parisienne!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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If I'm honest, the best ones are what other people say about me, sometimes negative, sometimes positive.

My favorite at the moment has to be the thinnest, fittest guy at work. This guy runs 10 miles to work most days and eats salad for lunch. We get on very well and discuss what's in the salad bar at work every day. He's my go-to nutrtionist. And he also gives me tips on running (apparently a one percent incline on a treadmill is a good way to simulate running for real outside).

Anyway, a few weeks ago at a work happy hour I overhead him (pretended not to notice) talking about me and saying to another colleague, "I know, but I could not have done that from where he was coming from."

I have been pretty thrilled about that.

Running because of Diana
Believing because of Sue
Elvis lives!
Getting fashion advice from Sum
ReillyJ and Carpediem saved my knees!
Don't believe the hype. EAT MORE FISH.
If the bar ain't bendin', you're just pretendin'!

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:54 PM   #5
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Well, there's the phrase my son is fond of telling me:

"It's a WORK-out, not a play-out"

And, there's the one I tell myself. The background to this one is that I was slim when I was younger and I've put weight on over the years. So, I like to think:

"What goes up must come down" !
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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"Just keep swimming!" - Dory from Finding Nemo

"Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintaining is hard. Choose your hard." - 3FC

One for every five pounds lost!

Mini Goals:
No longer obese achieved 10/12/12
, 20 pounds down and pedicure reward achieved 11/16/12, 40 pounds down and facial reward achieved 2/22/13, No longer overweight - achieved 4/12/13, 60 pounds down and full body massage reward
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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"Being fat is hard
Dieting is hard
Maintaining your loss is hard
Choose your hard ."
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Missy Krissy View Post
"Just keep swimming!" - Dory from Finding Nemo

"Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintaining is hard. Choose your hard." - 3FC
I LOVE these!!! I sing the Dory quote to myself quite often! LOL!!

I also tell myself "Don't GIVE up....GET up!" on days I'm really having a hard time!
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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Just Dance Girl - "life is not waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #10
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"You've come too far to be controlled by a cookie" ~ I read that on 3FC somewhere. Anyone want to claim it?

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #11
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I have an entire board on Pinterest of inspiring quotes. This is the only one that I think fits for weight loss/fitness.

Love yourself first, and everything else falls into place. - Lucille Ball.
Every day is a battle, but whatever, I'm scrappy ~Darcey

Each = 5 lbs gone for good!

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Old 05-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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"I'm stronger than my challenges and my challenges are making me stronger." (from Pinterest)

"When I exercise, I wear all black. It's a funeral for my fat." (Saw that here on 3FC)
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:09 AM   #13
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"I want to be improbable, beautiful, and afraid
of nothing, as though I had wings." (Mary Oliver)

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:11 AM   #14
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The quotes I live by are in my signature. Here's a couple more:

"Those who argue for their limitations generally get to keep them."

"If you want it, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse"

Also, I've made inspirational boards, I have a couple. It helps me to make them separate though. I made one for weightloss/health, and one for happiness/goals. They're both in my walk-in closet, just for me.

"If you pay attention to when you are hungry, what your body wants, what you are eating, when you've had enough, you end the obsession because obsession and awareness cannot coexist." - Geneen Roth
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:45 AM   #15
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This is alittle long.. but I have this taped to my mirror in my bathroom:

YOU are destined to succeed! There's a recipe for success: start with a dream, add drive and a dash (or more) of patience and never, ever leave out hope. You've got all the ingredients inside you. There is NO stopping you now!

I find wonderful words of wisdom in (don't laugh) Woman's World magazine... the one with the new miracle diet every week. But their clippings of encouragement are just awesome!

2013 weight loss journey start 320 Loss 111 = 209
New Goal (2017 313.4 start) Lose 10%

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Rauros Falls 1309 miles
traveled: 1065.25 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 243.75 - Rauros Falls!
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