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Old 12-31-2000, 04:45 AM   #8
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You are the person who has to decide. Whether you'll do it or toss it aside;
You are the person who makes up your mind. Whether you'll lead or will linger behind. Whether you'll try for the goal that's afar. Or just be contented to stay where you are.


1. As much as my friends and family love me no one can do this for me! If I want to lose weight it is up to me! Friends and family can offer support but in the final decision to eat poorly or not - I HOLD THE FORK!!!!

2. Exercise is not a chore! It is a gift to yourself!!!

3. When you cheat on your weight loss program you are cheating yourself! You also cheating on those who love you and are supporting you!

4. I will not drive myself crazy to lose weight fast. I will reach my goal one step, one day, and one pound at a time.

5. Nothing tastes as good as being slim feels!

6. Remember that it isn't one day that makes the difference in the long run - it is your over all life style!

7. Don't exchange what you want most for what you want at the moment. In other words.... One minute on the lips means a lifetime on the hips!!!

8. I will work harder today to make sure that I am a better person than yesterday.

9. If you do what you have always done, you will get what you've always gotten!

10. Never give up no matter how long it takes!

11. Don't try to solve your problems with a fork!

12. The scale is not the only way to measure success!!!

13. Wrong attitude: I must lose weight to love myself. Right attitude: I love myself enough to lose weight.


Your presence, is a present to the world.
You are unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be, what you want it to be.
Take days, JUST ONE AT A TIME.



This parable is told of a farmer who owned
an old mule. The mule fell into the farmer's well.
The water wasn't very deep, so the mule could
stand on the bottom. The farmer heard the mule
praying -or- whatever mules do when they fall into wells.
After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer
sympathized with the mule, but decided that neither
the mule nor the well was worth the trouble of saving.
Instead, he called his neighbors together and told
them what had happened...and enlisted them to help
haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well and put him
out of his misery. Initially, the old mule was hysterical.
But as the farmer and his neighbors continued shoveling
and the dirt hit his back a thought struck him.
It suddenly dawned on him that every time a shovel load of
dirt landed on his back he should shake it off and step up.
This he did, blow after blow of dirt hitting his back.

"Shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up...shake it off and step up."

The old mule repeated to encourage himself. No matter how
painful the blows, or how distressing the situation seemed the
old mule fought panic and just kept right on shaking it off and
stepping up. It wasn't long before the old mule, battered and
exhausted, stepped triumphantly over the wall of the well.
What seemed like it would bury him, actually helped him, all
because of the manner in which he handled his adversity.
That's life.
If we face our problems and respond to them positively, and
refuse to give in to panic, bitterness, or self-pity...the
adversities that come along to bury us usually have within them the
very real potential to benefit us. Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the Ark.
Professionals built the Titanic.

Begin Again

One of the best things we can do in our lives is this: Begin again

Begin to see yourself as you were
When you were the happiest and strongest you have ever been.

Begin to remember what worked for you
(and what worked against you),
And try to capture the magic again.

Begin to remember how natural it was when you were a child--To live a lifetime in each day.

Begin to forget the baggage you have carried with you for years:
The problems that don't matter anymore,
The tears that cried themselves away,
And the worries that are going to wash away
On the shore of tomorrow's new beginnings.

Tomorrow tell us it will be here every new day of our lives;
And if we will be wise,
We will turn away the problems of the past
And give the future -- and ourselves -- a chance to become the best of friends.

Sometimes all it takes is a wish in the heart to let yourself...BEGIN AGAIN.

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