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May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

About Butterfly_MT (formally Mommy_T, nickname: MT):

I’m a country girl living in the big city. I love the Midwest and miss the Ozarks where I grew up. I love the Autumn when the leaves are changing colors. I have a wonderful Hubby, a 6th grader and a 3rd grader (Fall 2018). I enjoy most all creative outlets--sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, (a little) needling tatting, and so forth...lol. The ones I can say I haven’t learned yet is either shuttle tatting or macrame and my woodworking is still primitive. I also enjoy the outdoors--hiking, camping (some, as the ground isn’t so comfy), and astronomy. (The good thing about a city--astronomy club!!) And last, but not least, I’m a writer working on finishing a rough draft of a novel (plus a few other novel ideas, lol--can’t have just one).

"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked pensively. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar." ~Trina Paulus

I don't feel like a Butterfly yet....and I'm scared I never will....but yet, I want it...and so I timidly reach. ~Mommy_T (now known as Butterfly_MT)

Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. ~Deborah Chaskin

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. ~Jeffrey Glassberg

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. ~Author Unknown

"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent."
--Marilyn von Savant

My Goals:

Sept. 5, 2018: I weighed in at 323.8 lbs. at the start of the BLC38.

Final BLC38 weigh-in: on Nov. 28, 2018
* be 12 lbs. lighter (311.8 lbs or less)
* have healthier eating habits
* have a regular exercise plan in place
Big GOAL: beat 300 lbs. and never come back.
It would be awesome if this could happen by the end of the year, but no matter, it will happen. It must. I enjoy too much stuff that is currently physically difficult or at least awkward.

Ultimate Goal: be 180, or even 150 lbs.
Truly, anything is better than here.

More Quotes:

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." --Theodore Roosevelt

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
--Thomas Edison

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." --T. S. Eliot

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." --Henry David Thoreau

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." --Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls."
--Prov. 25:28 Amplified Bible

"It is wonderful that life continues to challenge and define us, great that there is always more to strive for and assuring that we will always grow from these experiences so the future will be better still." --Deena Kastor

"For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control."
--2 Timothy 1:7 Amplified Bible

"Finish each day and be done with it…You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it well and serenely."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Don't blame anyone or anything for your situation or problems. When you do that you are saying that you are powerless over your own life - which is utter crap. An empowering step to reclaiming your life is taking responsibility. Although life may deal you some bad hands, evaluating the choices you make in response to those hardships is critical in affecting an outcome that is more favorable to you." --Jillian Michaels (facebook)

Member Since: 1/22/2008

Member Since: 1/22/2008

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