I completed a 5 K Arthritis fundraiser walk. This was a proud moment for me!
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I recently retired from a wonderful 30 year career in elementary education. In addition to teaching, I have also been designing and selling jewelry for nearly 25 years. My jewelry is available online, at my website, and in local shows. I am looking forward to devoting more time to this pursuit now that I am retired.
I also love travel, reading, floral arranging,cooking and spending time with friends and family. I've been married to my best friend for 37 years and we have 2 adult children and a baby grandson.
My initial goal is to loose 10% of my body weight, which would put me at 190 lbs.
I'd love to have you leave a message on my Spark page! If I can help you, in any way, on your journey toward a healthier life, please let me know. We can do this together!
Copied this off another SP page and I love it. It just about sums it all up!
Get off the couch
And move your butt
Drink your water
Suck in that gut
Eat your veggies
And Cut the Fat
I'm changing ME
and that is THAT
A meaningful life requires hard work
Part of being a good leader and good example is holding people accountable to their promises. To reach your goals, you need to be a strong leader of yourself. That means making sure you live up to the promises you made to yourself and to others. Your goals are important to you. They'll also require some work. If you could put one person in charge of your most personal, most precious goals, would you hire someone who looks for the easy way out or just talks a good game? Or would you entrust them to the person who willingly takes action and does whatever is needed to make it happen? You can handle the job. Prove yourself trustworthy by showing up every day with your sleeves rolled up.
First Goal: To button my size 18 pants. I can zip them, but not button them without asphyxiating myself!
Loose 10% of my starting weight.
To reduce my BMI to 29.9, (no longer obese)
To wear size 16 pants!
Make healthy food choices. Stay under 1,800 calories. Work on portion control. Track all that I eat.
Move more: taking walks, practicing yoga, swimming, riding horseback, cleaning house--whatever gets me off the couch!
Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night.
I recently retired and so we're in a new stage of life and I want to be healthy enough to enjoy it!
I have a number of health conditions. Most can't be "cured", but all will improve with weight loss and exercise!
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 19.4
wow.... not only do we have jewelry in common. i also retired from teaching after 30 years. i taught high school.
1252 days ago
Hi, how are things going? Your jewelry looks beauftiful!! What is your website, would love to look at it.
I hope you're doing well here os SparkPeople!!
1570 days ago
Thanks for the comment on my SaprkPage. I saw your message boards and see you live in Washington. I live in Vancouver WA. If you live anywhere close I'd love to come and see some of your jewelry at a show sometime.
2102 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my blog!
2199 days ago
Please do find me on FB! Im at Heidi Marie or email@example.com ANd, yes, 2010 was officially the year from H-E-double hockey sticks!!!
Umm didn't know there was more of me out there lol! I am Heidi Marie on Facebook or do a search by my email listed above :))
2306 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/2/2011 11:35:32 PM