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"The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to." - unknown

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Colin Powell

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” Art Williams

“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda

"When you think you ...
"The difference between someone who is in shape, and someone who is not in shape, is the individual who is in shape works out even when they do not want to." - unknown

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” Colin Powell

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy – I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” Art Williams

“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda

"When you think you have reached the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
~American Proverb

" Never doubt your potentiality. Learn from a butterfly; if it had doubts, it would have lived and died a crawling caterpillar."
Written in 2012 by Larispique Philidor

" Life might not go how you want or plan it to be. Don't look back and wish you had. Look forward and do."
Copyright © 2004 Nico D. Dato

" The greatest success is not giving up, even when it seems like you should. When things seem unclear, I sit back and ask myself, where are you going and what do you need to do right now to get there?"
Copyright © 2005 Joseph Magagnoli

" If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."
Michael Jordan

" Failing ninety-nine times doesn't matter at all if you keep your spirits high and succeed the hundredth time."
Written in 2012 by Daideepya Bhosale


Update: Oct 21, 2012: 20 pounds are now gone - so slowly! About 20 to go! I am halfway there, or more, depending on the results. I am shooting for 125 to 130. The thyroid, perimenopause and my age make this so difficult. Low carb seems to work better for me (and I love my carbs!), so I have been lowering those and adding more strength training. I need to be more consistent with both food and exercise if I want to get there!

Prior:
The last 3 years have been difficult weight-wise. I quit smoking and then my thyroid died. I need to turn this around. I try to stay hopeful, but fighting my age, menopause, my thyroid and my slow metabolism makes this a hard mountain to climb! So far, I have lost 10 pounds, not even an average of half pound a month. Very discouraging! I need to work twice as hard to get anywhere, but my body just does not want to do it!
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Member Since: 12/31/2009

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My Goals:
Lose weight, shape up, and get healthy. And survive the experience. I would really like to be below 130 again, though 120 is probably the correct weight for my challenged height. But I will be happy with 130!

My Program:
I am working with DVDs, a recumbent bike, a rowing machine and the Wii to get myself back in shape. I need to be more consistent! The Sunny Gal team helps to keep me focused.

Personal Information:
I am married, with one daughter, and two grandkids - a girl and a boy. Unfortunately, they live across the country and we do not see them often enough.

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I love to read, garden, surf the internet (especially SP) and play with my puppies.

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NIXY72
10/7/2014 12:47:45 PM

Sometimes we all have those days where motivation is low, the scale lies, the work is too hard, the sun won't come out, you just don't want to bother, or it's easier just to eat the cake and not worry about it.

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Yup, we all have them.

So when you do have them, here are some great, wise, words for you to ponder...

“The road to success is always under construction”
― Lily Tomlin

"Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that."
― Ellen Degeneres

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily."
― Zig Ziglar

"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
― Ron White

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go." – Dr. Seuss

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NIXY72
9/29/2014 12:18:38 PM


“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
― Steve Maraboli.

...."and eat your veggies." – My Mother.

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Happy Monday! Here's to an awesome week. Be fierce! Be fabulous.

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NIXY72
9/25/2014 9:35:17 PM

I grew my own jalapenos a few years ago and we had tons... tried growing them again this year and ended up with about 8. So I was so happy to find a half bushel at the market for $14.00. Amazing.

This is the recipe I use for cowboy candy: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/canning/ca
ndied-jalapenos-cowboy-candy/

it's amazing.. highly addictive! I take out the garlic from the recipe as my body HATES garlic & onion but i'm sure it's wonderful either way!



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NIXY72
9/22/2014 11:15:21 PM

thanks so much for the "i missed you" message! I just may be officially back... ;)



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AMBER281
9/6/2014 1:00:47 PM

Okay so I know this emoticon is a little late...but better late then never right? emoticon
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on my "Saving my life...one step at a time" blog.

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