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My Pledge to myself
*Today, I promise I will not quit.
*I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
*I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
*I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
*I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
*I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. ~H. L. Hunt

2017 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
Walk daily 30 minutes or more
Chair exercises 15 min or more
Strength exercises with small weights 10 minutes daily
Meditation and Breathing exercises 10-15 minutes daily

Check list for Nutrition 5% Challenge
Do you know what diet you will follow? Everything in moderation, no added sugar or salt, keeping the carbs down , I measure my portions, and eat on a small luncheon plate about 9"
Found some recipes? Cook books, Spark, online, and some my team members post.
Grocery list? always
Shop? every few days, I like my food, fruit and veggies nice and fresh.
Do you have the food on hand to get started? yes
Have you followed this diet before? yes
Did you clean up your kitchen? Yes I did, in fact I just did this today, got rid of temptations

Dear God,
Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life.
Remove the have nots, the cannots and the do nots that I have in my mind
Erase the will nots, may nots, might nots that may find a home in my heart.
Release me from the could nots, would nots and the should nots that obstruct my life.
And most of all, dear God,
I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart and my life all of the
"am nots" that I have allowed to hold me back; especially the thought
That I am not good enough.

"When you are consistent in your healthy habits, magic is happening in your body and mind, even if the scale isn't moving."

Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

The Serenity Prayer for Weight Loss
God grant me the Serenity
To Make good food Choices;
Courage to turn away from baked goods;
And energy to exercise daily.
Living Healthy one day at a time;
Enjoying my Journey;
Accepting that the road to Wellness can be hard;
Taking the tools of better eating out into the World
As I should, free from the bad habits of the past;
Trusting that making wise decisions today will pay off tomorrow;
If I Surrender to my Will
I will not beat myself up in this Life and the Next
But I will remember that this is a life long Journey;
A Journey that is well Worth every Pound Lost.


Weight Loss Is A Journey

Weight loss is a journey � tackle it in stages.
Some may get there very quick, whilst others may take ages.
Weight loss is a journey, some take the stopping train,
And they get off at the station, and then get back on again.
While other lucky people seem to travel by express,
With no apparent effort, each week they weigh in less.
For some of us the journey, too often seems uphill.
We never seem to get that far, struggle though we will.
Weight loss is a journey � anyone can go
But as you travel on your way there�s something you should know.
Losing weight�s a journey that different for everyone,
Some are happy to stroll along while others need to run.
If you want to complete this journey, then forget about the rest.
Each of you must travel the way that suits you best.
As long as you believe it, you WILL get there some day,
And so what does it matter if you�ve gone the pretty way?
Weight loss is a journey, that certainly is true,
And each of you must travel in the way that best suits YOU.
You�ll make much better progress if you go at your own pace.
Cos weight loss is a journey and NEVER is a race

Your life today is the result of your attitudes and choices in the past. Your life tomorrow will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today.

Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,

And you feel like the biggest failure in town.

When you want to give up just because you gave in,

and forget all about being healthy and thin.

So What! You went over your points a bit,

It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!

It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.

It's learning the skills to get back in your range.

It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.

You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."

It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.

You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.

To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,

if you summon the will to get back in the race.

But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,

Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.

And learn too late when the damage is done,

that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.

Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,

but facing each challenge will help you grow.

Success is failure turned inside out,

the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.

When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,

If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!

- Author Unknown

Believe in Yourself,
and Remember that
Anything Is Possible

Believe in what makes you feel good.
Believe in what makes you happy.
Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true,
and give them every chance to.

Life holds no promises
as to what will come your way.
You must search for your own ideals
and work towards reaching them.

Life makes no guarantees as to what you'll have.
It just gives you time to make choices
and to take chances
and to discover whatever secrets might come your way.

If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given
and utilize the abilities you have,
you will constantly fill your life
with special moments and unforgettable times.

No one knows the mysteries of life or its ultimate meaning,
but for those who are willing
to believe in their dreams and in themselves,
life is a precious gift in which anything is possible.

Dena DiIaconi

I should show myself the kindness I show to others.
I should show myself the forgiveness I show to others.
I should be as polite to myself as I am to others.
I should respect myself as I do anybody else.
I should recognize my achievements as I see other peoples.


Just follow this "4-Day Attitude Diet", focusing on a different skill each day. And repeat the cycle until you've built an invincible attitude. It works!

Positive Attitude Diet Day 1: Fill your mind with positives.

Instead of living your life on autopilot, letting any and all thoughts come into your mind, consciously feed your mind positive input. Do this on the first day of every week, and do it throughout the day. Read inspirational books; listen to uplifting music, or call an upbeat person. And by all means, avoid the cynics and gripers.

Keep a journal and write down 50 wonderful things that happen to you on Day 1. Include even small things... like finding a quarter on the sidewalk... or a stranger greeting you with a cheerful "good morning." After awhile, you�ll realize that most of the things that happen in your life are positive.

Positive Attitude Diet Day 2: Affirm yourself.

To build a positive attitude you must remind yourself of past victories. Congratulate yourself on the good you have done and will do. And refuse to let any self-doubt enter your mind. Just tell yourself over and over, "I am filled with confidence, and I am competent."

And when you make a mistake, learn the lesson in that mistake and laugh at yourself. In fact people who can't laugh at themselves are not only more negative, but they�re also more susceptible to cancer, stroke, and heart disease. So laugh... and affirm the fact you�re learning and growing.

Of course you may have some doubts about yourself. But on day 2, literally, consciously feed yourself with positive affirmations. As boxing champ Sugar Ray Robinson said, "To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will." And Dolly Parton added, "I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know that I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde."

Positive Attitude Diet Day 3: Think only good things about people.

Don't allow ill thoughts to enter your mind. Look for something you like in everyone you meet. One person might have a great smile, and another one might be extremely dedicated to his work. You can always find something you like.

Of course, you may think this a rather Pollyannaish activity... especially if you�re working with some very difficult people. No problem. Simply see these people as giving you an opportunity to learn patience and practice assertiveness. That�s something you can like.

Positive Attitude Diet Day 4: Speak only positive words.

In order to build and maintain a positive attitude, you must speak hopefully about everything -- your job, your customers, your manager, your employees, your children, your health, and your future. Go out of your way to talk optimistically about everything.

You may have to talk yourself out of uttering negative words. If, for instance, the man at the front of the company cafeteria line seems to be holding up everyone else, you'll be tempted to make a snide remark to the person next to you. Don't do it. Instead, say, "It's kind of nice not to rush every single minute of the day."

When you have a positive attitude, you refuse to use a loser�s language. If you talk like a loser, you�ll end up losing. As George Schultz, the former U.S. Secretary of State said, "The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost."

And Now The Challenge: Start Building a Positive Attitude Today.

Nothing... absolutely nothing... contributes more to your success than your attitude. The good news is you can have a powerful, positive attitude... if you get on the 4-Day Attitude Diet. I�ve seen it work for thousands. Now it�s your turn.


By Changing Your Thinking,
You change your beliefs;

When you change your beliefs,
You change your expectations;

When you change your expectations,
You change your attitude;

When you change your attitude,
You change your behavior;

When you change your behavior,
You change your performance;

When you change your performance;
You Change Your Life!

It is better to love what you do and find occasional fault than to never live happy at all. The entire motive for becoming a success is to experience joy and self-satisfaction as you advance. If you continue striving towards the things you are passionate about, you will eventually find what you are looking for.

Be conscious of your choices and responsible for your actions!

To Achieve Your Dreams Remember your ABC's :::

(A)void negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
(B)elieve in yourself.
(C)onsider things from every angle.
(D)on't give up and don't give in.
(E)njoy life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.
(F)amily and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
(G)ive more than you planned to.
(H)ang on to your dreams.
(I)nore those who try to discourage you.
(J)ust do it!
(K)eep trying no matter how hard it seems, it will get easier.
(L)ove yourself first and most.
(M)ake it happen.
(N)ever lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal.
(O)pen your eyes and see things as they really are.
(P)ractice makes perfect.
(Q)uitters never win and winners never quit.
(R)ead study and learn about everything important in your life.
(S)top procrastinating.
(T)ake control of your own destiny.
(U)nderstand yourself in order to better understand others.
(V)isualize it.
(W)ant it more than anything.
(X)cellerate your efforts.
(Y)ou are unique of all God's creations nothing can replace you.
(Z)ero in on your target and go for it!

No action is more fascinating than the
action of self-transformation. Nothing on
earth can compare with its drama or its

Member Since: 9/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 113,864

My Goals:
My first goal is to get to Onederland

I Want to feel good again, have more energy and a Zest for life!

I want to feel good about myself!

I want to be able to keep up with my Grand kids

My Program:
My Agenda on a daily basis:

1: Exercise at least 30 min a day, more if possible.Log exercises daily

2: Plan my meals, and log them, keep in Range as closely as possible

3: Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily

4: Post to team on a daily bases

5: Keep Spark Buddy informed, on a weekly basis as to how I'm doing.

6: I am hoping for a 1 lb loss each week!

Personal Information:
Hello my name is Elaine , I'm 73 years young, married with four children, and 9 grand kids, and 2 great grandchild! I'm a retired florist.

Other Information:
I'm an avid gardener, like to cook, Love having company, I read daily, do crosswords, play scrabble. I'm a big movie buff! I love to dance,and listen to music!

Elaine ..

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