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2014... the year I finish what I've started!!!!

2014… I’m going to use the stumbling blocks along my path as stepping stones to a healthier lifestyle. Join me SparkFriends as we turn baby steps into steady strides toward our goals remembering “Strength doesn’t come from what we can do. It comes from overcoming the things we once thought you couldn’t.” Let it go, let it go, let it go!!

2013... Are we there yet? Yes, I am!!! Am I done? HAHA NO!!! I’m living in the now and appreciating how far I’ve come. Knowing my limitations and ...
2014… I’m going to use the stumbling blocks along my path as stepping stones to a healthier lifestyle. Join me SparkFriends as we turn baby steps into steady strides toward our goals remembering “Strength doesn’t come from what we can do. It comes from overcoming the things we once thought you couldn’t.” Let it go, let it go, let it go!!

2013... Are we there yet? Yes, I am!!! Am I done? HAHA NO!!! I’m living in the now and appreciating how far I’ve come. Knowing my limitations and honoring my body by being gentle with myself so I can do more each day. I have learned to love myself just the way I am and appreciate the fact that it wasn’t too late for me…. thank you Sparkpeople! My hope is that each one of you embraces your life, count your blessings and regardless of the difficulty you face in any moment, please remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings. Life is so good. Enjoy. YOU deserve it!!!

2012...BRING IT "If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough." ~Ellen Sirleaf The future is NOW!! New year, same goals... healthy living and a happy heart. Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I can. NEVER QUIT!!!

2011 & loving myself more than food by facing my "stuff" instead of stuffing my face =] Exercise 1st Spark 2nd... works for me!!

2010... Food is my frenemy. I'm overly sensitive. I take things personally and hurt all over. I use my fat as protection. I use it to cover the hurt that's turned into the hidden anger I've had with my past. I have forgiven those who hurt me and I'm working hard to forgive myself as well. But stuffing the pain and frustration down my throat so no one can hear my pleas for help became a way I delt with self loathing and all the scary things in life. Like money and love and being widowed. I believed I didn't deserve to have nice things or be happy... when I did love myself and expressed it through the pure joy of living someone said to me when I was very young "Who do you think you are??" I must have answered, "No one" and that answer haunts me still. I recently realized I'm disabled (using a cane) but more importantly have come to the conclusion that I really do have control over that as well so watch out world Speedy's caught the Spark and plans to carry a torch for herself because no one else can!!!!

New thought process.....
I am protected by Divine Love.
I am always safe and secure.
I am willing to take responsibility for myself.
I forgive others and myself.
I am safe in the Light.

So I will "Eat to live not live to eat".... and remember that

EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY I'M GETTING BETTER & BETTER

As I face my stuff not stuff my face =]
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Member Since: 6/21/2010

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My Goals:
To be healthy no matter what the scale reads.... tackle my arthritis so I have less pain in my joints and to lower my blood pressure and get off the $$$$ medications. Then I'll have more funds to do more FUN things with my sweet family... Go Speedy =]
On Sept. 1st I left 300Ville and in 3 short months I've lost 30lbs. WooHoo!!!
10/26/10 lost 10% -32.6 lbs.
Goals/rewards
-10 lbs. scale 07/15/10 (316)
-20 lbs. haircut 08/20/10(306)
-30 lbs. wii 09/24/10 (296)
-40 lbs. pretty earrings 11/21/10 (286)
-50 lbs. 2/27/11 Plant a "Victory" garden (276)
4/18/11 retired my cane =]
-60 lbs. 6/4/11 A "NEVER QUIT" bracelet
Voted "Sparkpeople Motivator" (266)
-65.2 lbs 8/9 reached my 20% weight loss (260.8)
-70 lbs. 10/2/11 (256)
2012 Maintained a 70 lb weight-loss for a year
01/01/13 (266.5)
6/21/13 3rd SparkVersary gifted myself with a monthly CSA box of freggies =]
10/13 SPAT WalkTober
11/13 "Motivator of the Day"

My Program:
I'm NOT on a diet, although I do have a lot of weight to lose, my goal is a life style change.. a new approach to nourishing my body, to rewarding myself, and most importantly to love myself unconditionally. My goal is to "Eat to live not live to eat" At 1 month I added an exercise program. 30 minutes of aerobics in our pool. At 2 months 30 minutes of strength training. At 3 months I rewarded myself with a wii and will be making exercise more FUN!! I'll be using SparkPeople for life. So thanks again to Chris & his SparkTeam. Going public with my page to encourage everyone to light(en) up their life was the best thing I have done for myself... please don't wait until you are 63!

Personal Information:
I'll always be Gods' child. 67 years YOUNG, a contented wife, mother and grandma, a daughter, a sister, a friend and neighbor to the world.... this is not the order I would have described myself in the past but this is who I strive to be from this day forward. I'm also very blessed to live in a small Southern California coastal town in the good 'ole U.S . of A... GOD BLESS AMERICA =]

Other Information:
My DH of 33 years and I have four adult children, 2 boys 2 girls from 32 to 43. They are all married so as far as I'm concerned we have 8 wonderful children =] We've been blessed with 7 grandchildren. 5 boys 2 girls... a 19 mon. old a 4, 5, 6, 11 & 13 year old, & one precious new born 7/2014 WoW do they keep us busy. I'd like to out live my beautiful mother, she deserves that. My DH and all our kids/grandkids make me want to live forever and ever. It's never too late to start taking care of one's health and that's why I'm here!!!!

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IOWAGRAMMA
9/27/2014 3:17:35 PM

Linda, I am just now getting around to thanking everyone for the Anniversary Goodies last week. Yours was the first one I got, but your note is the last I'm sending (started at the wrong end...LOL). You are such a sweet and thoughtful friend...I appreciate you more than I can say! Hope you have a fun and great weekend! Hugs, Jeannie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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SPARKASAURUS
9/24/2014 6:46:46 PM

Oooh, I love your fall page! Wish we were having fall weather over here! Can't wait to wear my prettier cool-weather clothes. lol.

Hope you're doing well!

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PAWKETS
9/24/2014 9:39:36 AM

Morning Linda
Thank you for the goodie




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JOANNS4
9/21/2014 7:29:59 PM

Thank you for the spices, just what I needed. You are the greatest! Hugs!



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LINDAKAY228
9/20/2014 4:37:01 PM

Thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my blog Why I Do What I do! I'm so glad Anne sent you there! It's so nice to meet you! Sounds like you have a wonderful family! I was in the city of Orange, in Orange County in southern CA in May and part of June and it wasn't too bad there, except for a few days, but heard it's gotten hotter since I left! I also have a brother, SIS, and 2 grown nieces in Sacramento, although it's been about 4 years since I got to go to their area. But one niece was in Dallas for a training this week and I got to meet up with her yesterday before she flew back out. She said it was 108 there the other day! And of course lots of fires in both places. I know a lot about those from when I lived in New Mexico until last Oct 31! Anyway, thanks again so much for the wonderful stuff you wrote on my blog. I've added you as a friend too! Love the saying you have on your page. Hope your weekend is awesome!



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