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It's the Time of My Life...

I was a chunky child, slightly overweight in my teens, but lost it all AFTER I had my children! I stayed slim for over 20 years. Then middle age crept in and settled in places I never thought it would...I'm on a quest for a healthier, better version of me for this particular time in my life.
I was a chunky child, slightly overweight in my teens, but lost it all AFTER I had my children! I stayed slim for over 20 years. Then middle age crept in and settled in places I never thought it would...I'm on a quest for a healthier, better version of me for this particular time in my life.


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Member Since: 4/13/2008

SparkPoints: 81,882

Fitness Minutes: 56,905

My Goals:
It seems I'm always starting over! I have more determination this time around. I know I must exercise, drink all my water, and watch my food intake better. Having recently learned that I'm going to be a grandmother---of twins---I need to be the best me that I can! I can't be of great use to others if I don't take good care of myself.



My Program:
I have a Bowflex, many DVD's and videos, a fitness ball and weights...all that I need to be the best me I can be. Portion control needs to be a big part of my plan! I will go back to drinking water like I used to. I know what to do, I just need to rededicate myself to doing it! I rejoined WW for the accountability of weighing in--in public and with clothes on! I've started being a Loser because of determination!





Personal Information:
I teach 1st grade at a small private school. My husband of almost 38 years passed away right after Christmas in 2010 and I'm learning to be a new 'me' and to find a 'new normal,' as one friend keeps reminding me. I have so many wonderful friends, Spark Sisters and a great family. My journey for better health all around begins every day.


There was a motivational quote from Pope John Paul II here at SP. It's just what I need for my own motivation: "Consult
not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." I will look ahead to better health and better life experiences.

Other Information:
I love to read---you'll usually find me with a book in my hand! I am years behind in my scrapbooking but I still try...and I love making greeting cards. I need to get a grip on cleaning my house...but these other things always beckon...





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Member Comments:
NJJAZZ
7/21/2014 9:21:10 AM

hi Mary - thanks for your comment on my blog ------------- the kettlebells hve to be learned......... I went to a trainer to get some basic instruction so I didnt hurt myself. Yes you basically just swing them ( lots of different ways_ but you have to do it right or you can hurt yourself.

This is the first challenge Im trying hard to stick to. Happy to see you are doing well............................. can you believe we have been on this site for 6 years?




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LYNNES6
7/19/2014 5:09:10 PM

Hooray for me because you're still here. How did you break your knee and ankle? Ouch! Were operations involved? I hope you are all healed and hopping around.

My mom--93 years young and sharp as a tack--died suddenly May 2. I guess I thought she would live forever. I am still in shock and still grieving.

Are you still teaching?

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LYNNES6
7/19/2014 1:53:49 PM

Hi, Mary, I'm back on SP and hoping we are still SparkFriends.



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MIKA016
7/15/2014 8:05:50 PM

Thank you Mary for the beautiful birthday card, and your kind words.

Hugs,
ML



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CHERYLE51
7/11/2014 7:28:39 PM

Congratulations on your fitness minutes. Way to go!



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