AQUAGIRL08
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This little minx is Missile. Her birthday is 2/28/2013. She is Razzle's slightly older sister.




Zeus is our newest family member. We adopted him on March 26, 2016. His birthday 2/1/2016.




This sweetie is Razzle. She is a snuggle dog.


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This isn't a diet, it is a healthy way of life. I had to get used to the fact that my new eating plan is forever. This adjustment involved some mental temper tantrums. Eventually, I have adjusted but it isn't always easy and it can be a real struggle.

For some reason, I thought that just losing weight would make my life the life I have always wanted. I thought all of my personal issues would just float away and life would be a fairytale. That is a pipe dream! I have to learn to love myself as I am at any weight first. Exercise will make me feel good and give me confidence but the major part of weight loss is mental. Getting into the nitty gritty emotional issues and changing my thoughts about myself is my biggest challenge.





Member Since: 8/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 234,740

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food

Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's

Lose a total of 10 pounds..

Lose a total of 15 pounds.

Lose a total of 20 pounds.

Lose a total of 25 pounds.

Lose a total of,35 pounds

Lose a total of 40 pounds

Lose a total of 45 pounds

Lose a total of 50 pounds

Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes Met 08/ 2013

Earn 200,000 Spark Points
Achieved 10/20/2014

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes Achieved 3/4/2016

Earn 300,000 Spark Points
Achieved 5/5/2016

Earn 300,000 Fitness Minutes

Earn 400,000 Spark Points

Earn 400,000 Fitness Minutes.


My Program:
I will use food to nourish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will choose foods by their nutritional content.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will stay away from processed foods.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will rest and use pain reduction techniques instead of medicating myself with food.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.



Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!


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I enjoy:
Reading, photography, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising in water, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.




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  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    You are doing fantastic! emoticon
    You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. emoticon
    The holidays are upon us. emoticon
    Temptations are all around. emoticon

    You have to push yourself, no one is going to do it for you! Keep up the determination!!!!

    Ruthie emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v STR458II
    emoticon for commenting on Monday blog. I am so relieved that I exercise since there was a time I actually dropped out of doing any meaningful exercise for a full 5 years, simply because my standard was ridiculously out of reach.
    7 days ago
  • v PURPLE0906
    Thank you so much, hugs are so appreciated!!!

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    Cindy
    7 days ago
  • v GETULLY
    Thanks for the blog love. The cleaning and sorting seem to be an ongoing things as I do not devote large amounts of time to it. If I did that there would be no spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing! But I should just set aside a month to do it.
    10 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    What a great week you have had! You are in the top five for team fitness minutes! You worked hard towards your goals! fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Don't let the weekend ruin your progress!! YOu can do it!!!!
    I am rooting for you!


    Ruthie emoticon
    11 days ago
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