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I'm a Lovely Lime AND a Shooting Star; what could be better?

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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

Fitness Minutes: 99,420

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!

Personal Information:
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.

Other Information:
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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  • v BLONDEE53
    Thanks so much for the goodie and great note of encouragement. I'm hoping to turn the corner soon, healthwise and otherwise. I confess to being a pain weenie and haven't had nearly enough "fun" of late....but I'm up for some!
    6 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    When hit hard by events, don't say "Why me?"
    The answer to the why me question is "Why not me?
    Am I so special that bad things shouldn't happen to me?"
    Ask instead "What do I do next?"
    Lynn Namka

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    emoticon emoticon Have a Wonderful Week!! emoticon emoticon
    20 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ~*~*~As you begin your weekend,
    *~*~*~*remember how rich you are.
    ~*~*~Your family is priceless.
    *~*~*~*Your friends are rare pearls.
    ~*~*~Your time is gold,
    *~*~*~*And your health is wealth.
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    2 days ago
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    I think you will find our little team is a GREAT place to be! Support, Encouragement, Motivation, Friendship and FUN!! I am looking forward to getting to know you this summer! Let's SHINE!! emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Give out of love, not obligation.
    Give when it’s least expected.
    Give without strings attached.
    Give from your heart.
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    Give of yourself.
    Give to show that you care
    Give help without causing helplessness.
    Give something that takes personal sacrifice.
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    Give to make a difference.
    Give without keeping score.
    Give for no reason at all.
    Give a little if you can’t give a lot.
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    Give without attracting attention to yourself
    Give without being asked.
    Give of your experience.
    Give to those who need it most.

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    3 days ago
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