My older son completes his neurosurgery residency program at Massachusetts General.
LUVS2BIKE101 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Welcome to my SparkPage! I�ve been a member of SparkPeople.com since June 10, 2010. Six months before joining, my highest weight was 220 pounds. Trying and failing every diet on the market put me on a roller coaster year after year. That is, until I became a member of SparkPeople.com. This program made me realize that what I needed was a change in lifestyle, not a diet that would eventually end. With God in my life, determination to succeed, and the support and encouragement of my family, friends and members of SparkPeople.com, I embarked on my journey to better health.
Choosing better nutrition and becoming physically active while tracking everything I eat and do added to the success of reaching my goals. On July 12, 2011 I reached my weight goal. I went from wearing size 20 to a size 6! Over the past three years this 59 year old gal has become addicted to bike riding through wooded trails, paved trails, and roadways. I enjoy power-walking, running and kayaking. During the winter months I enjoy snowshoeing and continue to ride my bike and jog on back roads. I�ve fallen in love with Nature and have become a �shutter-bug�. And I have fun blogging about the different sights on my trails. Before I became a member of the SparkPeople community, I used to read about outdoor adventures and admire pictures of people hiking and biking in and around the Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, Arches National Park or the Gunks. Now I write about my own adventures and find myself in those kinds of pictures. My blogs continue to document them.
I welcome you to take time to read some of my blogs here on my SparkPage. Life is an adventure. There are many roads for us to travel to reach our goals in life. Choose the healthy road. Have your goals in full sight and take one step at a time to reach them. It may be difficult at first, you may experience bumps every once in a while, but with consistency at working hard and not giving up, what you thought was impossible you can make possible! Every day I want to be better than I was the day before. Join me as we journey side by side to reach our goals. Together, we can do it one step at a time!
- To continue to have a closer relationship with God
- To lose 10 pounds and maintain weight goal
- To improve my running
- To complete fabric books for Project Linus
- To complete cross-stitch ornaments for Christmas 2015
To cycle at least 3 times a week.
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9 days ago
Just wanted to say hi and hope you had a great week and have a great weekend.
10 days ago
Today is National Angel Food Cake Day! Who knew? LOL. Anyway, thought it would be a good day to stop by and say thank you for being an angel of a Spark Friend! and blessings, Leisa
14 days ago
t's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
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`*•.¸ `*•.¸To the Wonderful Woman`*•.¸`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸reading this message right now `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I stand up for myself, and my beliefs. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I stand up for those I love.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I speak my mind, think my own thoughts, and do things my way.*♥`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I won’t compromise what is in my heart.`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥*
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I live my life MY way. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I won’t allow anyone to step on me.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I refuse to tolerate injustice.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be me. *♥
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* So if you try to stomp on me, douse my inner flame, squash every ounce of beauty I hold within,*♥`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* You won’t succeed.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* And, if that makes me a complete woman . . . So be it.*♥`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* I embrace the title, and I am PROUD of being a woman.*♥`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* This is what makes you the WONDERFUL woman you are.*♥`*•.¸
****Thanks to my “wonderful woman Spark friend”, Barbiee52, for sending this to me, and giving me permission to pass on to all you wonderful women!****
19 days ago
Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog "Some Days Are Better..."!
Have a wonderful Sunday...and week ahead!
22 days ago