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    a poem for us
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    jis4judy posted:
    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
    When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
    When the funds are low and the debts are high
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
    When care is pressing you down a bit,...
    Rest! If you must-but never quit.
    Life is queer, with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might of won if he'd stuck it out;
    Stick to your task, though the pace seems slows-
    You may succeed with one more blow.

    Success is failure turned inside out-
    The silver tint of the clouds of doubt-
    And you may never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
    It's when things seem worse that YOU MUSN'T QUIT.
    ? Unknown
    SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

    Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
    life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

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    rachael2011 responded:
    Nice, Judy. Thanks for posting this one!!
    Rachael...under construction.

    SW 325 CW 281.6 Short term goal-275 Goal weight- unsure
     
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    totallywiggedout responded:
    Judy,
    This poem is really great, and so true. Reading it , I could feel the little sparkle of lightbulbs going off in my head when the truisms hit home.
    A poem chock full of "Ah Ha" moments.

    Thank you

    huggs
    k
    Kim SW 253 CW 184.6 GW 135

    Willpower defines Realm --- Toba Beta


    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.







     
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    jis4judy replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    Yes Kim and Rachael it spoke to me very loud so It really fits our situation well
    Hugs Judy
    SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

    Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
    life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

     
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    mefirstforever responded:
    Hi Judy,
    Thanks for the Poem, really meaningful. Well I'm back on line with hopefully a routine. I moved on the 22nd and did a lot of boxes and all so I.m finally back in onederland. This is because I didn't stop moving up and down the stairs cleaning and fixing up the house. Installing the tempo to have less snow to remove. Love the new neighborhood.
    Now that things have calmed down. I have to start exercising regularly. No excuse I have a basement full of equipment. With a small tv and VCR.
    Congrats on your son's engagement Kathy.
    Laura hope your feeling better!!!
    Kim and Kathy you crack me up with you wit? spelling yuk


    I see there are few newbies So Welcome , You have found a great support group.
    Judy Amber and now Debbie with your 1 year anniversary of maintaining hip hip hourray.!!!


    I will try to catch up on the posting. Participate on Post of color your world of Judy.


    Have a great evening for the cold north breuhuhuh.
    hugg
    Helene
    Helene GW 140 CW 198.6 SW 224
    Every day is a gift do your best, be kind especially to yourself and smile.
     
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    totallywiggedout replied to mefirstforever's response:
    Ah, Helene, darling.... Kathy's son is now married. It's now her Daughter that is engaged, lol.... You've been gone a bit, so I just figured I'd help straighten you out on that.

    Either way, it's nice that you are back in the fold and looking to improve your fitness plan. I'm glad that you like your neighborhood. Sounds like you have moved into a good place and a better place for your personal peace of mind.

    huggs
    k
    Kim SW 253 CW 184.6 GW 135

    Willpower defines Realm --- Toba Beta


    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.







     
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    mefirstforever replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    Thank Kim, I always read diagonally, with not always the best results. So to set the record strait Congrats Kathy on you Daughter's Engagement.
    And yes Kim I found my havre of peace.
    In the translation havre translate has haven. me and the english language.
    Huggs back h
    Helene GW 140 CW 198.6 SW 224
    Every day is a gift do your best, be kind especially to yourself and smile.
     
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    totallywiggedout replied to mefirstforever's response:
    Helene, I know you are in or very near Quebec. What is your personal "native" tongue? Do you speak French as your first language and English as the second language?

    It's sometimes hard to remember that the internet makes it a very small World and that there are possibly many who lurk but don't feel that they have a good enough grasp on the English language to join in. It would be a sad thing not to feel able to join in this community for a language barrier, you know?

    I'm glad you are here, Helene. No matter what language you speak.

    huggs
    k
    Kim SW 253 CW 184.6 GW 135

    Willpower defines Realm --- Toba Beta


    You are a perishable item. Live accordingly.







     
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    parakeet210 replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    Thanks for the poem Judy!! You have impeccable timing,,
    This moment is your life, choose to live it. Grab all the gusto you can!!!

    tweety 'keet'

    SW 254.2 GW 170
     
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    abnersmom replied to mefirstforever's response:
    Congrats on being in Onederland, Helene!!! Keep up the good work.
    Debbie SW 265 CW 150 maintaining - You only live once, so live right. Healthy. Fit. Be active.
     
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    mefirstforever replied to totallywiggedout's response:
    Yes Kim,I'm French Canadian and my second language is English. Internet does make a small world, We had or have on this blog ladies from Spain, England Australia Some where ex paths from US.
    I just love the friendship and respect on this blog.
    h
    Helene GW 140 CW 198.6 SW 224
    Every day is a gift do your best, be kind especially to yourself and smile.
     
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    mefirstforever replied to abnersmom's response:
    Thanks Debbie,
    I got side tracked last year. But I did try to keep on track even if it was only to maintain. It worked and now I hope to move forward and get to the 80s sooner than later.
    h
    Helene GW 140 CW 198.6 SW 224
    Every day is a gift do your best, be kind especially to yourself and smile.
     
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    justmejust responded:
    That's weird. I posted my response to this 2 minutes after Judy first posted it. Now that post is sinking down the discussion page farther and this post double shows up?
    Laura
    Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.
     
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    jis4judy replied to justmejust's response:
    Hi Laura for some reason my poem post posted twice
    you posted to the other one so sorry for the confusion/
    Hugs Judy
    SW 247 CW 150ish maintaining

    Remember the Gold is not in the prize it's in the Journey
    life may not be the Party we expected but while we are here we may as well dance

     
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    justmejust responded:
    Wowza Judy, that's the best poem yet. Got a lot going on personally and professionally now. I think I'll keep doing what I'm doing with the resting whenever I can. Especially liked my yoga class yesterday morning! Huggs
    Laura
    Baby steps, to a healthy lifestyle change. When you change your thoughts you will then change your weight. Getting healthy is about progress, not perfection.


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