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Hi, welcome to my Spark page! This journey has taken me on a variety of roads the past 7 years, but I would not want to miss a minute of it! On July 27, 2009, I was honored to be selected as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! THANKS of gratitude to all of my Spark friends who nominated and voted for me as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! I hope you will enjoy reading this journal of my weight loss journey. It is a life style change for me. Life is what you make it. This weight loss journey will help me ...
Hi, welcome to my Spark page! This journey has taken me on a variety of roads the past 7 years, but I would not want to miss a minute of it! On July 27, 2009, I was honored to be selected as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! THANKS of gratitude to all of my Spark friends who nominated and voted for me as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! I hope you will enjoy reading this journal of my weight loss journey. It is a life style change for me. Life is what you make it. This weight loss journey will help me achieve my goal of living a happy and healthy life. I have increased my fitness level which has given me more energy and motivation to continue this struggle with my weight. I wish each of you much success on your journey as well!

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SPARKFRIENDS!!!

Thanks for blessing me with your encouragement, friendship, and support!

THANK YOU for taking time to visit my Spark Page!

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Words of Wisdom for Weight Loss...

*Make yourself a priority. As a busy, working wife and mother you deserve to be healthy and you are worth it!

*I set myself up for success by keeping my workout clothes by my bed and walking the first thing in the morning. I wear a pedometer and strive to aim for 10,000 steps daily.

*Try to set weight loss goals in small increments.

*Surround yourself with supportive people.

*Try to distinguish between stomach hunger and emotional/stress hunger. Each time you reach for food, ask yourself whether you're actually hungry or if you are eating due to stress, boredom, etc.

*Portion control matters! Be aware and take time to record your nutrition intake.

*Exercise is a great stress reliever!

*Almost any recipe or food can be prepared more healthfully. Try switching to low-fat or nonfat ingredients and use spices to enhance flavors.

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* It's a new, permanent lifestyle!
* Don't avoid the scale.
* Make small changes and goals.
* If you have time to bite it, you have time to write it.
* Have a list of reasons you want to lose weight. Be very specific.
* Move it to lose it!

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Extra thought: Every pound that is lost takes four pounds of pressure off of the joints.

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A special THANKS of gratitude to Sparkpeople and its members for providing me with a wealth of information, inspiration and motivation. I am most grateful for your encouragement!

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GREAT RECIPE FOR 2015!

* Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

* Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life.

* When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to_____today. I am thankful for ____."

* Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

* Drink tea and plenty of water. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

* Try to make at least three people smile each day.

* Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

* Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

* Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

* Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

* Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

* Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

* No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

* Frame every so called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this really matter?"

* Forgive everyone for everything.

* What other people think of you in unimportant. Truth is, they're probably not thinking of you at all.

* GOD heals everything -- but you have to ask Him first.

* However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Change is the ONLY constant in the universe.

* Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!

* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

* Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for _____. Today, I accomplished ____."

* Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

* When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it!

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Member Since: 7/13/2008

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My Goals:
*Drink 8 glasses of water daily. I gave up drinking soda/pop on June 4, 2007.




*Wear my pedometer to achieve 10,000 steps as a daily goal.

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*Strength Training - three times each week.

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*Happily married to my soul mate and best friend--the most amazing husband in the universe! Mother to a wonderful daughter.

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*Please feel free to message or Spark Mail me if you need support or encouragement.

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Happy, let's work to make ourselves our priority!! We deserve this!
Hope you've had a great week, enjoy your weekend!!
Thank you for all of your support and encouragement, I couldn't do this without friends like you.


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9/4/2015 12:58:44 PM

Find one positive element in every day and reflect on it at night.


By looking on the bright side we know we will see the sunshine every day!



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9/4/2015 6:38:09 AM

As always you have stopped by with support just when I needed it thanks so much for stopping each day - now hope all is going well for you this weekend be good as you can
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1. In groups, women laugh more than men.
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3. Most people cannot laugh at command.
4. The sound of laughter is not associated with any one laugage.
5. One good belly laugh burns about 3.5 calories.
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My favorite pain is in my stomach when my friends make me laugh too hard.
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