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Hi, welcome to my Spark page! This journey has taken me on a variety of roads the past 8 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! We can do this! Let's never give up!

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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 2017!

* 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

Fitness Minutes: 252,931

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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*Weigh weekly and take measurements at the beginning of each new month.

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My Program:
*Strength Training - three times each week.

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Personal Information:
*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!
I know how much I appreciate the support I receive on my weight loss journey from my Spark friends!



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    If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient.
    It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
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    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    - A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)
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    "Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle." - Napoleon Hill

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    Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
    Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
    Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)
    Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall."
    but decides she's going out anyway.
    Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "hair too straight/too curly" -
    but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
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    Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
    Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
    Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore and goes out and conquers the world.
    Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
    Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
    ~ Erma Bombeck~

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    Remember that any exercise is better than no exercise.
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