Me! New Years Eve 07 Playing in Hats
Skppering the Boat- 228 LB Sept 07
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ROYALETBONE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
March 2015- here since 2007
Dang- so I'm on again, off again in Sparks.
Let's see- injuries, injuries, health, then injuries. Wow, so boring.
I love life. Love being here, and want to be healthier in my last years of life. I'm down over 130 from my high, and that's great- have had a few pounds creep back, but still feel like I eat a much more balanced diet than in days of old.
I have learned through tracking that I have to be careful to eat enough of the good stuff- fats and proteins are what were most likely to fall off my intake. No more. I am much better at eating home cooked amazing food, and hardly touch the fast food any more. Lots of fresh garden food, lots of slow cooked feasts. Hooray.
I have cancer- and the guess is about six more years to go. I want to be rolling on the floor with my grandkids, making arts and crafts, and calling to the moon for these last years. I want to stay full of gratitude for the life I have lived, the love I have shared, the glory of being.
I do rituals, say barborous woods, engage life as a Magician and wizard, know that I am one speck of the glorious world- one speck that is just as important, just as unimportant, just as glorious and amazing as the rest. One sparkling snow flake in a montage of life.
So- my hip is going out, my knee is kicking me, and I have to grin, and know that the gymnastics, the mountain climbing, the crazy life I have lived has a cost. Whoopee!
Ayup- going out with a spark.
No yo yo- slow, and go
1500-2400 calories a day - in balance to activity
cardio 6 X a week 45 min min
strength training 2-3 X a week
play hard, enjoy myself!
Dance at least 1 X a month
spiritual, not a Christian
54, but not old
living with 2 unrelated housemates, I'm an omnivarian
Tacking, on a heel, but don't have to hike out yet
Midwesterner living in Cali
You don't win by focusing on the finish- you finish by focusing on where you are
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." "Eleanor Roosevelt
"once you set your mind to it, and stop fighting with yourself, and being hard on yourself, and having low self-esteem, and being your own worst enemy.... losing weight is the easiest thing in the world!!!!!" quote from a ROCKIN' sparks gal...
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| current weight: 218.0
I'm coming back and I'm rounding up my old posse. Are you in?
4 hours ago
Wow! What an inspiration you are! You are doing great! :)
221 days ago
Thanks welcome sparks family
630 days ago
Howdy! Just saw your message on my page. Yes, I've been out here for nearly 3 years now (gasp - where did the time go) and finally have something resembling a permanent job. Lots of weight gain but I'm slowly adapting the DH to fewer carbs and more healthy home cookin' ... which of course forces me to do the same. :) Hope you are well and hangin' in there!
630 days ago
Enjoyed your post about sweets, and your quote from Salinger about people plotting to make him/her? happy. You brought a smile to my face. Hope you have delightful day, and congratulations with your success!
631 days ago