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A road less traveled. Looking toward the harbour from the foot path. Sark February 2010

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It is silly at best to wish to be 21 again, to hope for the return of that toned body, tight skin, sparkling eyes, and boundless energy. It is a waste of time to wish I'd appareciated youth more when I had it. What I want to do now, what I wish to do, what I need to do is accept who I am, where I am, and welcome my present and my future with open arms and an open mind.

I am so tired of making excuses, I'm tired of dieting, I'm tired of starting over, I'm tired of talking about it, reading about it, and VERY tired of my half-hearted attempts at it. With a new month I've made a new commitment and, I will admit, this time it feels different. Maybe I'm just tired but I really do feel different since I came to some realizations tonight as I typed out my blog. There is a clarity of mind that has been missing before. This time really IS going to be different.

Twenty-one will never rear her lovely head again. But fifty-four can still be good, even great IF I take care of me, stop making excuses, work hard, be honest, and be consistent. I look forward to tomorrow. I look forward to who I'm becoming.

Member Since: 7/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 33,889

My Goals:
Get to my normal weight. Get toned and strong. Improve flexibility and balance.

Enjoy the process.

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Is non-existant as of this writing.

Right now just getting back to logging my food and getting all my meds in.

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I live in Illinois and work for the state. They still give me checks and the bank still cashes them!

I bought a house 3 years ago and am going through the agony of a bathroom remodel.

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Love reading Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, Agatha Christie, so many more. I'd read for a living if anyone would pay me!

Doing family history research on our Coogan line from Ireland. HELP!

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  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Hello Sparkie,

    Thanks for taking the time out to comment on my blog "You know you've adopted good habits when..." I totally agree with your comment. By the way, I read you intro on your page and what you said about working for the state and the bank still cashing your check gave me a good chuckle. I think you have a great sense of humor.

    Take care,
    1 day ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog "When your body speaks, do you listen?"

    Much success to you on your journey!

    332 days ago
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    I hope life is treating you well and you are making progress on your journey!

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    1867 days ago

    Thanks for making my day a "sunny" one by stopping by my Spark page with a goodie! Your encouragement and support are so appreciated! And thanks for the anniversary wishes too! How are you doing?

    Never stop believing, stay strong, have faith and
    ................always have hope!!!!

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    (¨`•.•΄¨) Έ.•΄ AND MID - WEEK MOTIVATION!!!

    emoticon CUTTING CALORIES COUNTS emoticon

    emoticon Compare the nutrition fact label and choose items with the least amount of calories.

    emoticon Choose fresh fruit over fruit juice or dried fruits

    emoticon Keep a food journal. When you have to write down everything you eat and drink you are more likely to think about it before you consume it.

    emoticon Plan ahead when dining out. Decide what you are going to have before you get in the restaurant and stick to that decision. This allows you to calculate the amount of calories that you will consume and helps eliminate many temptations that can alter your weight loss


    ♥«΄¨`•1 HAPPY SPIRIT•΄¨`»♥
    1911 days ago
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