Maggie and I - 2012
My Husband and I in Newport, Oregon - Sept. 2014
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Hi!! I'm Kim. Just a little note that hopefully lets you know that you are not alone. That you can do this. That time and determination do pay off.
It has been a long journey to reach my most recent successes but, I can honestly say the journey is worth every step! It wasn't always easy. In fact I have had many set backs.
I quit smoking for 8 months and started again. I lost weight, regained it, became borderline diabetic. I began to have High Blood pressure and struggled with High Cholesterol. But, I never gave up!
Now the blood sugar is well within normal and my blood pressure is very good. I had to have a stress test and the Cardiologist asked if I work out! What? How could he know?
Through all of the ups and downs I was determined to manage my health, take charge of my choices, and not become dependent upon more medication. It worked!
And now almost 6 months later it is still working...
Time, patience, and persistence will get you where you wish to be. If you slip, indulge, etc. it is okay! Allow yourself small splurges and than get back on track. Eventually you will experience HUGE rewards!
Keep being active
Make it to Zumba class!
Zumba 2 nights a week.
Small splurges only.
Make healthy food choices.
I was born and raised in San Jose, California and moved to Oregon in 1999.
I've never looked back!
I enjoy a wide variety of music.
I am snap happy with a camera and love some of the scenic pictures I am able to capture.
Most especially I LOVE my Fur Babies.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 19.0
"Do you want to be lucky? Those who experience the best luck are those who make their own luck by making the most of what they have.
What you have, right now, is this moment and this opportunity to do something useful and meaningful with it. Go ahead, seize that opportunity and make something truly amazing with it.
Surprise and impress yourself with what you can accomplish when you focus your energy on it. This is your moment to enrich your whole world, so get busy, get going and make it great."
— Ralph Marston
Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful and successful day, Spark friend! Make the most of it...because you are so worth it!
2133 days ago
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves--to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
--Stewart B. Johnson
Stopping by to wish you a HEALTHY week, Sparkfriend! Try to make each day just a little better than the day before!
2135 days ago
"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?"
TGIF, my Spark-o-licious friend! I hope your week was wonderful. Do your best to stay on track this weekend. Strive to reach your maximum potential every day!
2138 days ago
"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.
If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.
Whatever good things we build end up building us."
Keep doing your best to reach your goals, Spark friend. Don't ever forget that you are worth the effort.
2140 days ago
"Our deepest wishes are whispers of our authentic selves.
We must learn to respect them.
We must learn to listen."
—Sarah Ban Breathnach
Happy Friday, Sparkfriend! I hope you have a fun weekend planned! Make sure that plan includes eating healthy meals and being active.
2145 days ago