First snowfall of 2016 on December 5th.
2BFREE2LIVE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR DESTINY JUST LIKE I DID.
MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT THEY ALL WORK AS ONE TO MAKE A PERSON WHOLE.
YOU KNOW THAT LOSING WEIGHT IS A MIND GAME THEN COMES THE BODY WORKING HARD TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THEN THE SPIRIT JUMPS ON THE BAND WAGON AND THEN THINGS START TO CHANGE, MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT YOU NEED ALL THREE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE LOSING WEIGHT POSSIBLE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHY LIFE.
June of 2006 I was bedridden and my doctor gave me a month to live and told me to get my affairs in order and did not think he would see me again. He made an appointment for me for July and he almost passed out when he saw me walk into his office without assistance. I made up my mind that I was not ready to let go of life just yet so I started to take care of myself and eat properly and exercise and get well. I gave up smoking after a 30 year two pack a day habit and stopped abusing alcohol after twenty years . I made up my mind to get healthy so I could see my grand children grow up and prosper.
I have made great improvments in my health and in my life. I enjoy each day and live each day to the max.
I am very healthy now and just finished this years (June2013) physical and lab tests, every test came back normal and the Doctor said I was a picture of health. I am at my goal weight, the Doctor was very happy with my progress.
I have been smoke free since March 20, 2005, I have been sober since June 8, 2006. I love my new life.
I have made many friends here on the Spark site and I enjoy each and everyone I meet, I never in my wildest dreams thought I could get this far in such a short time. I am very thankful for everyones support in my efforts to improve my health and my life.
Thank you to all my friends now and in the future and a special thank you to SparkPeople.com for making it possible for people to live a healthy lifestyle.
MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. THIS HELPS ME WHEN I NEED THAT LITTLE PUSH TO KEEP GOING.
M- MAKE SHORT TERM GOALS
O- OUT WITH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
T- THINK OF WHY YOU WANT THIS
I- IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL
V- VISUALIZE HOW YOU WILL LOOK
A- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUCCESSES
T- TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT
I- INVESTIGATE NEW WAYS TO GET FIT
O- OBSERVE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
N- NEVER GIVE UP
No matter what level you're at on your journey to get healthier, remember that because of your efforts, you truly shine! So get the SPARK in you and SHINE!
MY GOALS ARE TO ENJOY LIFE WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HELP OTHERS ALONG THE WAY.
MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT.
THANKING GOD FOR HIS HELP AND ALL THE SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
LIVE WITH IMPACT AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE: EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE & CHERISH AS MANY THINGS AS POSSIBLE!
"THERE ARE NO SHORT CUTS TO ANY PLACE WORTH GOING"
I HAD THAT INGRAVED ON MY NECKLACE WHEN I REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT!
EAT HEALTHY FOODS AND EXERCISE FOUR TO FIVE TIMES A WEEK WITH MY HOME GYM AND SEVERAL WORKOUT DVDS DO GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING. WALK A FITNESS MILE EVERYDAY.
I WAS BORN IN 1950 IN OKLAHOMA AND NOW I LIVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH MY HUSBAND OF 33 YEARS AND I HAVE FOUR WONDERFUL GRAND CHILDREN. I HAVE A COCKER SPANIEL WHO HAS GONE TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE LAST CHRISTMAS EVE AND A BIG BLACK GUARD CAT . MY HOBBIES ARE PHOTOGRAPHY, LANDSCAPING, GARDENING, SEWING/QUILTING, CROSS STITCH, WOODWORKING, HIKING, CRAFTS OF EVERY KIND AND OF COURSE GOLF!!
I AM THE NORTH WEST AMBASSADOR FOR THE STATE PARKS REGION
WASHINGTON, IDAHO AND OREGON
JOINED SPARKS IN JANUARY 11, 2007 STARTING WEIGHT 170.
MY JOURNEY STARTED THIS TIME AT 239 AND I WAS HEAVIER AT 268 BEFORE I REALLY STARTED TO WANT TO LOSE THE POUNDS.
I WEIGH LESS THAN I DID ON MY WEDDING DAY JUNE 27, 1981 AT 123!!
LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 121.0
You get up every morning and tell yourself..."I CAN DO THIS."
~ Unknown ~
Have a wonderful day.
11 days ago
Much better now. Still sore, but no pain pills since Sunday. Advil is working fine for me. It's like spring outside. Are you walking daily? I haven't walked for a long time. My nausea has gone, yay. Enjoy the weather. Berta
12 days ago
You are an INSPIRATION! Thanks for SparkFriending me, and I hope to get to know you better through Spark. Your story is absolutely beautiful. How amazing life is when we live it.
13 days ago
Thanks for stopping in to say "Hi". So wonderful that you got into such a good space, mentally, physically and spiritually, prior to retiring. I will turn 70!!! this month. The time since I retired has truly been some of the best. I can't imagine working anymore, where would I find the time?
Keep on being the inspiration you are, stay healthy & happy. Soon it will be time to start that garden again.
14 days ago
I'm glad I came upon your page. Your journey is encouraging! Congratulations on all your hard work and maintenance, and thanks for sticking around to inspire others!
15 days ago