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Lime shooting stars won't let anything slow them down!


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I'm a Lime, I'm a lime, I'm a LOVELY LIME!!! Actually now I'm a Lovely Lime STAR...(Who hasn't always wanted to be a star?)

I'm currently participating in the BLC as a LOVELY LIME and now I have joined a 5% challenge as a Shooting Star so now I am a LOVELY LIME SHOOTING STAR!!

The Limes summer challenge is Mission Slimpossible and I'm still determined to find some ways to spark some weight loss during the challenge. I'm hoping the Shooting Stars will be throwing off those sparks that I need to start losing again and I will be working hard in both challenges. A 5% loss would be 7-8 lbs so I hope I can do it. The 5% challenge is shorter, only 8 weeks, both will start on July 1 which should work out great.

I'm double teaming against the pounds! Can't forget my wonderful 100 days of Weight Loss with Linda Spangle team either! That book and the team have changed my life.

I've been working to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to disappear into busyness without taking any time to savor life.

I've lost weight with TOPS, SparkPeople, my SparkFriends, and the LIMES but I'm not yet where I need to be. I love the support that I get from all my Sparkfriends and teams, but I have to say that to have a 28 member team that is consistently supportive of each member and have the participation, caring and sharing that we have on the LIMES is a rare and beautiful thing.

I enjoy the Sparkpeople 30-day challenges too; I'm now repeating some of my special favorites.

This summer I am also joining the 5% Challenges as a Shooting Star. I'll continue No S and moderate carb eating and stay within my Spark calorie range. I'll also walk at least 2 miles 5 days a week and do some strength training every day.

Basically I'm just not quitting! I'm still trying to live mindfully and to be as healthy as possible.

Member Since: 1/7/2009

My Goals:
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life. I want to be as healthy as I can be at age "almost seventy". I want to lose weight to a goal my doctor has set for me.

My Program:
Eat Wisely! Live fully in each day! Show Love and Kindness! Trust! Pray!

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I grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Ohio now. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force. I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!. I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.

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My Mantra - Believe in Miracles. Forgive everyone. Life is not fair, but it is good. My Other Mantra: What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you! And we all should read this: "If every morning, You can find a reason to say, Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day. And every day, you find a reason to say, Yes, it is a beautiful day. And every night, you find a reason to say, Yes, it was a beautiful day. Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, was a beautiful life."~ ~ Doe Zantamata ~ ~

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    Glad you are enjoying your trip. Ve safe on the last leg of your journey.
    51 minutes ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Donna's mother in law is the main culprit in the division. As long as Ashley was around, he would put her in her place and not let her brainwash the girls. I didn't realize what all was going on until she had done made things so bad. The girls were old enough to know better but they believed every word MIL said about my daughter,
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    Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
    The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.
    ~ Douglas Pagels ~

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    3 days ago
    You never look like a fool, Vicki! You just look like a Sparker who is finding her way, sometimes struggling, sometimes succeeding...just like the rest of us. I enjoy your blogs.
    3 days ago
    I'm ok and Bob's doing better. Had a screw-up over finances with the car. The dealership hadn't let the old finance company know they were paying off our car so this morning the old finance company had sent in the auto withdrawal to our bank for the car payment, making us seriously overdrawn at the bank. I've been on the phone to everyone connected and it's getting straightened out and we shouldn't have an overdraft bill, or anything, but what a headache.
    As for the blogs, I just cut some of them out. I've see-sawed so much over how I'm doing things, it made me look like a total fool. So I cut them out all except for a couple. emoticon
    3 days ago
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