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Edith Lovejoy Pierce wrote "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." (Thank you EDWARDS1411 [Val] for the amazing quote)

I have an interest in keeping that passion for letter writing aflame, not because it means stationery or stamps stick around longer, but because it means we are still spending time on one another in a world where we move from thing to thing so quickly.
Hannah Brencher

A year has almost come and gone. 2016 will soon be a faded memory. It will be a year of triumph for some and failure for others. I have not done what I should have this past year. I have maintained but have not lost anything else except in this past few weeks. I am going to be a different person in 2017. One with more determination than 2016. I can do this, I know I can.

I am not going to be the same person I was a year ago. I am not going to be standing in my own way, yet I am going to adopt ways in which I will enhance myself even more then in 2015. Each month I will write a chapter in my book about what the month has presented to me and how I have handled it.

My goals are simple. To do the best I can do in any given situation, which for me means taking time for myself every single day. I WILL NOT BE A SLACKER!!!

1.) I will continue to exercise consistently

2.) I will continue to track the foods I eat and learn from my mistakes, but most of all try not to make mistakes I have made previously.

3.) I will continue to drink at least 8 glasses, if not more, daily.

4.) I will continue to log on to Spark People and accumulate at least 75 points or more daily.

5.) I will become more active in the 4 groups that I belong to.

Member Since: 5/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 81,917

My Goals:
1. Start new. Don't worry about what used to be, or how many times I've tried before, but concentrate on the here and now.
2. Start by loosing smaller amounts so my goal doesn't seem so high and unobtainable.

My Program:
1. Use resistant bands for strengthening.
2. Stay within my calorie range
3. Get on spark daily
4. Drink allotted amount of water
5. Incorporate more fruits & veggies

Personal Information:
Good morning Sparkers. My name is Donna. This is my second time around on spark and I have made up my mind that even if my journey is slow I will continue to do the best I can for myself.

Other Information:
I work as a Certified Information and Referral Specialist and Certified Resource Specialist at Comprehensive Crisis Care which provides resources to local communities in Northwest Ohio.

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    emoticon Donna for your really sweet comment on my blog..." The woman in the mirror."..... you are such a great friend and I really appreciate knowing you..... I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday..... emoticon
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    Finish every 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. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    When in doubt, find people who believe in you, until you can believe in yourself. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    Right NOW is the most important moment of your life. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    OOPS. Accidently removed you as a friend, but added you again! DUH. Fingers going tooo fast!
    3 days ago
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