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I am going to be a change agent FOR me! Starting NOW, TODAY, no time like the present! Move.

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti



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Member Since: 7/22/2008

SparkPoints: 59,456

Fitness Minutes: 23,130

My Goals:
So, I am going to shake things up a bit... Let's see if THIS will work. I need to become more accountable
1/22 227 BIG ICK
1 pound per week. This I am going to try and do. Eat better, Move more, it's a pound, I can DO a pound, but gee whiz, 52 pounds this year, sounds so much better than 1 pound this week...

My Program:
I need to remember what I am putting in my mouth .
I need to remember that if I canít (wonít) walk because itís cold out, I need to move in another way.
I need to remember that if I donít burn calories, I will not continue to lose weight.
I need to remember that whole foods are better than processed foods.
I need to remember that this is a journey to the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
I joined Sparks a couple of years ago, and every once in a while I would post what I ate. This spring (2010) I decided I would make myself more accountable. So, here I am, 50. WOW how cool. I am 50. Now the flip side of that is I often don't think I have changed the world, I think I thought I would. I didn't invent anything that changed the world, People don't say, Oh, there she goes, you know, she founded... Updated..
1/14 I am still here, I am now 53, and I am still on the journey, and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

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To wake up every day grateful for the things I already have. To remember that life is a gift not given, and that if I don't do something about my weight, I may not have a long life, which I need, and so does my family.

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Member Comments:
2/9/2016 11:15:40 AM

You are the sweetest ‚ô° yes this week I plan to be back at it! Thanks so much for your comment you brought a smile to my face :)

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12/25/2015 8:10:16 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending good thoughts and vibes your way and keeping you and your family in my prayers.

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12/23/2015 2:21:56 PM

I am ready to retire. My husband and i have been planning this for twenty years since he retired from the Army. We both have a lot of hobbies to keep us busy. We are planning on doing some traveling and a lot more camping, fishing and four-wheeling in the summers. We have two grandsons that will benefit from that as well. Merry Christmas.


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12/23/2015 11:05:00 AM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank for asking about my foot. It is doing pretty well. I'm able to do most everything I was able to do before without the pain. I still have cramps every once in a while when I first put weight on it but all in all it is good.

I can't believe how fast this year has gone and it is time for all the year end rigmarole once again. I plan for this to be my last year having to worry about it. I'm planning on retiring in April. I can hardly wait.

I woefully have been neglecting all of my Sparkfriends as well as myself when it comes to my healthy lifestyle. I plan on getting back on track after the first of the year. The foot surgery put me off track more than I expected and I'm having a hard time getting back to it. I know with the support of all of my Sparkfriends and a want to attitude I will get back to doing what is good and right for me.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and many blessing in the coming New Year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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11/4/2015 4:59:07 PM

Well, howdy, ma'am.


The kiddos are doing really well - just growing like weeds. I can hardly believe how time has flown. DEFINITELY still on a journey - started working full time a little over a year ago, and life has just been crazy. Stress has reared its ugly head, and I've been trying to figure out how to cope.

You are absolutely on point - it sure CAN be tough to love oneself. For example, I have this vision of who & what I want to be. I'll think I know what I need to do to meet my expectations, but it seldom works out as I plan and I struggle to be ok with my own perceived shortcomings.

But when I take even a little step back, I am truly thankful for the grace God shows to me - and in no small way through dear friends like you. In a way, it seems like it's been ages since I've written to you, but you are still a bright ray of sunshine.


How are you, dear friend?


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