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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: 48,613

Fitness Minutes: 20,576

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:
4/17/2015 6:58:54 PM

Aah but you are wise indeed. Excellent advice. And eddy and are walking. The snow has out stayed it's welcome. So gas the mud. Sunny days ahead. Yippee

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4/17/2015 10:55:38 AM

Yes the snow is almost gone. Now if we don't get any more it will be spring. Yay! Not going to lie really been struggling with all things spark thank goodness for your comment as it reminds me to get back on track. How are you doing?well I hope

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4/7/2015 4:21:03 PM

Thanks for your good thoughts.

Major bunion surgery and the second toe bone has to be shortened by about 1/2 inch so it isn't going parallel to my foot. The doctor said on crutches and no driving for 6 weeks and total recovery time will be about 6 months.

Hopefully I can maneuver pretty good on one of those knee scooters. If I can I should be able to go around the park on the sidewalks. I have to be off work for at least two weeks so I don't imagine I can do much of anything for that period of time. I should be able to walk some as soon as I get the boot on.

I'm not looking forward to the recovery but I an looking forward to less pain in my foot and being able to wear shoes without my feet killing me.

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4/7/2015 2:49:39 PM

Thanks for the encouragement. My minutes are going to take longer to achie emoticon ve soon. I have to have foot surgery on the 24th so I will be quite limited in what I can do. I have to be off my foot for 6 weeks. I hope I don't gain a ton of weight while I can't get good cardio in.

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4/6/2015 11:07:57 AM

Well it's monday. My night shifts week has rolled around again. The last few weeks have had their challenges. Hopefully this is the day we turn things around. My Fitbit died and I miss it a lot. Tried the whole30 paleo challenge I did it before with good result but I just can't seem to get it together this time.

I hope all is well with you.

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