Hello Everyone! My name is Mary and I live in the Midlands and I have lost weight and gained weight! Just turned 40 this year and promised myself that I want to be healthier and lose weight the right way this time. I work full-time and am in school full-time but I make time every morning to exercise to get my day off to a great start!! I am happily married with no children and just want to be a fit and fun loving wife! Found this site and hope that it will help me to reach my goals! ...
Hello Everyone! My name is Mary and I live in the Midlands and I have lost weight and gained weight! Just turned 40 this year and promised myself that I want to be healthier and lose weight the right way this time. I work full-time and am in school full-time but I make time every morning to exercise to get my day off to a great start!! I am happily married with no children and just want to be a fit and fun loving wife! Found this site and hope that it will help me to reach my goals!
Update: Celebrated one year here on SparkPeople and I have continued to go strong despite some setbacks this year with injuries! I am consistently tracking and exercising and making all efforts to stay connected to those who provide motivation, encouragement and support which is what I have found here with SparkPeople! This website has played a major role in pushing me to stay on track even when I fall and I realize that I don't fall far but it can be easy to get off track without others there encouraging you to keep going! The weight has been slow to come off but I know that this is the best way! There are some good days and there are those bad days; but I work hard to let the GOOD outweigh the BAD!! :) Will continue to stay focused on a healthy lifestyle which will allow me to reach my goals! Thanks to everyone that has provided me with motivation, support and encouragement! Will keep sparking!!
"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible. We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us. That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us. We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort. We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible. And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself. For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all. Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?" -Geneen Roth
TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie
"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless." -Victoria Moran
Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort! Have a healthy week! Hugs, Pixie
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"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?" --Jim Rohn
"I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself. Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except for you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it. So don't give up on your dreams." -Unknown
Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie