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"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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“Flatter me, & I may not believe you.
Criticize me, & I may not like you.
Ignore me, & I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, & I may not forget you.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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Howdy ya’ll! Thanks for stopping ...
"Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi

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“Flatter me, & I may not believe you.
Criticize me, & I may not like you.
Ignore me, & I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, & I may not forget you.” ~ William Arthur Ward

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Howdy ya’ll! Thanks for stopping by my page; I hope it helps you learn a little more about me. Please stay awhile & visit often.

Fell free to add me as a Friend, I enjoy meeting new people and am always here to encourage and support others. If you find yourself on my friends list it is because you are actually a friend of mine, your story is inspiring and/or motivates me, or I’m just nosey and want to see how you progress through your journey to a healthier you!

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I’m Patricia . . . from a small town in Northeast Texas.

I am making a commitment to myself to better my healthy because I am tired of being out of shape and I deserve better! I have always been the self-conscious person, always wondering who was staring at me and why? How fat did I look in a certain outfit, etc. I am 41 years old and can honestly say I have never felt “beautiful”.

It’s time for that to change! It’s time to for me to take time for ME and become the person on the outside that I want to become!

It’s time for changes in my life; I want to be healthier and happier! I want to set an example for others around me that living a healthy and happy life can bring joy to you; along with inner peace.

In my spare time I love photography, collecting cookbooks and recipes, and spending time at the barn! I even dabble in scrapbooking when I get the chance. Yes, all the horses on my SparkPage and in my photo album I own or have owned in the past.

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Motivation for Weight Loss
Author: unknown

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

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NOTE: I love motivational quotes! Please feel free to share YOUR favorite with me!


“Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in;
Forget them as soon as you can. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~ Thomas Edison


"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw


"This is where lives are made, in these moments. . . when you chose whether or not to say I can or I can't” ~ Jillian Michaels

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Life is great! Horses make it BETTER!


Cowgirl Up ~ Never Give Up ~ Even though you've been bucked, kicked, bit & stomped!
Read More About TX.PATRICIA (Updated November 3)



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 current weight: 153.8 

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Member Since: 5/21/2007

SparkPoints: 87,363

Fitness Minutes: 48,793

My Goals:
I am 5'1 & hope to enter maintenance at 120 and maintain 115-125!

I want to:
♥ Live a healthy life style
♥ Learn more about nutrition & fitness
♥ Ride my horse more
♥ Work out 4-6 days a week
♥ Feel confident!
♥ Stay Motivated!

Weight Loss Goals / Rewards:
(rewards yet to be decided)

♦ 5 lbs gone:
♦ 10 lbs gone:
♦ 15 lbs gone:
♦ 20 lbs gone:

My Program:
Cardio 5-6 days a week, at least 30 - 60 minutes each session.

As always still need to add some strength training and get better control of my eating.

Personal Information:

I love horses, I also collect recipes and cookbooks! I even scrapbook when I get a chance!


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Wooo Hooo!! I became a SparkPeople Motivator on 09/16/08!!! Thanks to everyone who voted for me!!
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Motivational Quotes:

“If I am not for myself, who will be?” ~ Pirke Avoth
"It doesn't matter what someone else thinks, believes or does but it does matter what you think, believe and do - stop listening to the critics and start believing in YOU!" ~ Kimerly Adamson
"Life is managed; it is not cured." Learn to take charge of your life and hold on. This is a long ride, and you are the driver every single day." ~ Dr. Phil McGraw
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." ~ Miss Piggy

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Member Comments:
4/27/2015 10:15:49 PM

just thought I would pop by to say I hope that you are having a good week!

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12/25/2014 2:51:32 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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12/24/2014 8:50:39 PM

Thank you very much! Wishing you a Merry Christmas & a kick butt New Year!

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11/27/2014 5:50:37 AM

have a blessed Thanksgiving! emoticon

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11/24/2014 12:46:09 AM

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♥ I wish you a Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving ♥
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