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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: 233,217

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!

Other Information:
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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    You are so sweet to read my blog, "to be or not to be....". Thanks so much! And your dogs are adorable! I love animals. emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
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    emoticon N - Nurture yourself to a new and fabulous you!
    emoticon U - Unless you decide to change you’ll stay right where you are.
    emoticon R - Roll with the punches life throws at you today.
    emoticon T- Trust and be willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
    emoticon U - Unwind in your favorite to reclaim your balance.
    emoticon R - Remind yourself of your goals today
    emoticon I - If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.
    emoticon N- New choices are a game changer.
    emoticon G - Gratitude opens up a treasure chest of opportunities to you

    emoticon N - Nothing is impossible, and that's the truth.
    emoticon O - Obstacles are just a small speed bump. Slow down and obey the warning signs.
    emoticon V - Victory may lie in your next choice.
    emoticon E - Each body is a work of art even if it is a Picasso.
    emoticon M - Make time for something you enjoy today!
    emoticon B - Balance in my daily life is essential to my well-being and happiness.
    emoticon E - Every moment in time is a brand new start.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved here.

    I have missed you. Hope all is well. Have a good week.
    16 days ago
    emoticon Congratulations on being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week.

    Commitment is an act, not a word. Jean-Paul Sartre

    You are definitely showing your commitment to your goals by your (fitness) actions! Keep on moving! emoticon

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    16 days ago
    thoughts for today:
    You are emoticon
    You are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! emoticon
    You are doing this! emoticon
    "There's a lot of stress out there, and to handle it, you just need to believe in yourself; always go back to the person that you know you are, and don't let anybody tell you any different, because everyone's special and everyone's awesome." McKayla Maroney
    I believe in YOU!!!

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    23 days ago
    Thank You for your prayers, and sweet post on my blog. Have a blessed Sunday, Laura
    23 days ago
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