MEME102 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
How many times have I said this before??? But here I am again and hoping THIS time is the last! I need to do it for me.....for better health. I'm at the age now where everything I do will be helpful and benefit me.....
UPDATE September 27, 2012 Joining the 5% challenge -- am a beautiful butterfly!! I am going to make a change in my life this time -- I have to!!
Since I"m a lover of quotes - here are a few about Butterflies
"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.� Rabindranath Tagore
"I embrace emerging experience, I participate in discovery, I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly." William Stafford
�The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.�
So here I go -- I AM, for now, a catepillar....doing all the work so that when I become that butterfly -- I will SHOUT it from the rooftops!!!!
Updated August 17, 2012 My oh my the above words were my FIRST on SP way back in 2007 -- 5 years later and I've lost the weight (at least almost 40 lb. of it) and gained 22 of them back...will I ever learn??? Obviously not So some changes are underway for meme102 aka Lynn --- stay tuned!!!
UPDATED Sept 13, 2011
How many times does one have to start over before they 'get it'???? Same words above now apply as they did back in 2010 as they did in 2007. And, here we are now in 2011 and I'm STILL saying them. Disappointed, disgusted, frustrated, hurt, angry, furious, are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of it. But what good is that? I'm here -- now -- and that's all that matters. I can remember in my 40s thinking - I've GOT to do something about this weight b/f I reach 50, then when I was in my 50s I said GOT go do something about this weight b/f I reach -- well you get the idea! Well, now I am in my 60s and still trying....I've said in blogs - I'm TIRED of this being an issue! So here's my challenge to MYSELF --- what are you going to do differently this time than all the other times???? Pause....pause......pause.....pause......p
ause.....pause.....the only answer that comes to mind?? STICK WITH IT!
UPDATE May 2, 2010
The above words were written the very first time I joined SP. They are NOW being REPEATED because I've fallen away and am having to pull myself up by the bootstraps to get myself back on track...my first babystep was to sign in to SP more consistently - I've now done that for 8 days. I've just started tracking each meal consistently -- up til now it had been haphazard. I'm also going to re-do my goals to be tiny little babysteps that are for me only and that are doable ....or at least they'd better be. This background pictures represents me beginning this journey again --- from the start. I will weigh in tomorrow and will post that weight whatever it is.....this is for ME ----- AGAIN!
1. To never ever give up!
2. To be able to have my dr. say - 'congratulations on your weightloss!'
and more goals are on the way as I commit to myself
Work in progress
Retired speech/language pathologist
Loves to scrapbook
Happily married now for 6 years
Grammie to 1 1/2 !!!
LOVE, love, LOVE being retired!
Love Disneyworld and Mickey!
| current weight: 191.0
Thank-you for welcoming me to the team .
174 days ago
In my dreams I wear the red high heels. lol My total hip was 2 1/2years ago and it was the best thing I ever did . My ability to walk with out pain is something I am thankful for every day I wake up. Now to focus on getting off the extra pounds so my hip replacement lasts as long as I do. After not being active on Sparkpeople for a while I have a renewed focus and want to use every available thing possible to change my life style.
296 days ago
I try to buy lower sodium canned goods and lower sodium meats when I can. I also buy SALT SENSE, which is real salt but 33% less sodium. I tried buying Mrs. Dash but neither of us care for it.
Bob still wants all the processed meats though or canned soups and those are so high in sodium. He won't touch the low sodium soups. But he wants his smoked sausage, brats, ham, etc. So I try to find a lower sodium form of those whenever possible.
325 days ago
Anatomy of a True Friend
Will always see you for the way you really are, your true self.
Will always have them open to listen.
To always tell you the truth and give their opinions, tell you when you mess up or do something good.
Will offer when you need one to cry on and will be your strength when you find it hard to carry yourself. Will always let you lean on them.
To love you for who you are and not judge. Will always have a place there for you.
To hold yours when you need a little guidance, to lend when you need help, and to help you up when you may fall.
Will always make you feel comfortable in them and to offer hugs when you need one. Will try to warm when you are cold.
To walk with you throughout your life and be the best friend they can be.
410 days ago
Thank you for the nice warm welcome to the team and for the goodie and for adding me too. I appreciate all the info. that is posted. I've gotten so much info. from the doctor too, which is nice, but it will always be so nice to go to the team and learn too. I'm looking forward to the hot tub with hearing different reviews too. Thanks for being my friend already! Hugs, Karen
586 days ago