Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Quotes to Stay Motivated

I bought a new notebook to track what I eat. It's pretty plain Jane, so I decided to hand write motivating quotes along the bottom of the pages. The following are some quotes that I hope will keep me motivated to follow a lower carbohydrate lifestyle. I hope you find them motivating too!

"You can't lose weight by talking about it. You have to keep your mouth shut." -- Old Farmer's Almanac

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project." -- Abigail Van Buren

"When we are confident, all we need is a little support." -- Andre Laurendeau

"Learn to say no. It will be more use to you than to be able to read Latin." -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Discipline is remembering what you want." -- David Campbell

"We never repent of having eaten too little." -- Thomas Jefferson

"In the long run, men hit only what they aim at." -- Henry David Thoreau

"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement." -- George Will

"Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do somethng and you don't talk back." -- W.K. Hope

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier." -- Colin Powell

"What isn't tried won't work." -- Claude McDonald

"Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself." -- St. Francis De Sales

"Facing it -- always facing it -- that's the way to get through. Face it!" -- Joseph Conrad

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." -- Louis Pasteur

"Fall seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." -- Beverly Sills

"A problem is a chance for you to do your best." -- Duke Ellington

"We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are." -- Max De Pree

"As with liberty, the price of leanness is eternal vigilance." -- Gene Brown

"A stumble may prevent a fall." -- English Proverb

"The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another." -- Helen Keller

"Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare." -- Al Batt

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You only decide how you're going to live. Now." -- Joan Baez

"Never eat more than you can lift." -- Miss Piggy

"He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything." -- Arab Proverb

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." -- Sophia Loren

"We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves." -- Eric Hoffer

"It's part of the cure to wish to be cured." -- Seneca

"You're never a loser until you quit trying." -- Mike Ditka

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure." -- Gen. Colin Powell

"The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen." -- Sarah Brown

"An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Lord, give me the determination and tenacity of a weed." -- Mrs. Leon R. Walters


Flashlight Girl said...

You are such a motivating gal! Tell me, do reading these quotes really help you stay on track? I'm needing some extra help, but frankly can't find the motivation to not eat what I shouldn't. Don't worry, I'm eating all the stuff I should, too. :) --could this be a problem??? (Yah, I know.)

Suko said...

These are inspirational in a general sense, too. Thanks for taking the time to share these, Christie!