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I must be a slow learner because in all the years I've been on Spark People, it seems like it's only within the last few months that the light bulb went off in my head. Being a Spark member, and logging in every day, is the biggest step in the right direction that anyone can take.

I don't feel like I've failed because haven't reached my goals yet. I no longer worry about eating a small piece of cake at a 's birthday party. I taught myself not to feel like I'm not succeeding if I miss one exercise session. Instead, I've learned to feel good about what I AM doing, and confident that I will make it to my goals because I AM HERE on Spark - and that means I am actively aware of what I am doing and what I am putting in my body. No more mindless eating. No more starvation diets that don't and can't work. No more deprivation. Now it is tracking and planning - giving and taking. And, if I have a slip up once in a while, I can just go forward secure in the knowledge that I am doing the very best I can do - and that can only be a good thing!

Member Since: 1/3/2012

My Goals:
Lose 32lbs. and get back to healthy eating habits!

My Program:
Stay in my calorie range; keep an eye on my nutrition every day; get in some exercise every day.

Personal Information:
I live in sunny Arizona with my DH. I love the Lord with all my heart, my soul and my strength, and I am richly blessed. I have three adult children and two young grandsons. I work part-time and since getting a much needed hip replacement a couple of months ago, I'm now able to walk and exercise without pain!

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I have two wonderful rescue dogs that I adopted shortly after I lost my sweet Pug who I had for 15 years. DH and I are amazed at how much love these two girls give us - I know they love us because we took them out of the animal shelter and gave them a safe and loving home. Their favorite thing to do is take an evening ride on the golf cart with DH and me!

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  • v A_NEW_JAN
    After reading your Spark page through (it takes e a while, but I love to get toknow my SP friends!), I really love your whole attitude!
    I guess I am a slow learner, too, but we're HERE on SP, and have learned that a slip-up is not the end of our journey, but a learning experience along the way.

    Thank you for sharing these thoughts with all of us!
    405 days ago
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    416 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Keep It Simple team. Great to have you with us! Check out the different threads and join us on them. If I can be of any help, please let me know.

    Nancy, co-leader
    427 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY67

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    463 days ago
    Thank you for the tea! Have a wonderful 4th!
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    482 days ago
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