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I am a work in progress (aren't we all?). I am trying to focus on each day as it comes. My current effort is to remind myself that today is what matters. I do not think of my choices in terms of forever but rather in terms of the moment. What have I learned in my short time with SparkPeople? I've learned that TODAY is forever. Can I drink eight glasses of water forever? I don't know, and the thought is overwhelming. But what isn't overwhelming is this: Can I drink eight glasses of water TODAY? ...
I am a work in progress (aren't we all?). I am trying to focus on each day as it comes. My current effort is to remind myself that today is what matters. I do not think of my choices in terms of forever but rather in terms of the moment. What have I learned in my short time with SparkPeople? I've learned that TODAY is forever. Can I drink eight glasses of water forever? I don't know, and the thought is overwhelming. But what isn't overwhelming is this: Can I drink eight glasses of water TODAY? Yes. Absolutely. And today is what counts. It's what matters. And it applies to every choice. Can I get in at least five fruits/veggies today? Sure I can. Can I make that decision today? Yep. That's doable. Today is my forever. Today is how I make it happen. Today is my inspiration.

Discoveries from my Journey...

1/13/2011
I am on the HEALTHY TRAIN! Choo choo!



10/23/10
I am a Goal Setter! :)

10/22/10
I am a loser! As in, I lost 10% of my weight!

10/18/2010
I am a WEEKEND WARRIOR! I will not let the weekends get the best of me! It's time for some good, healthy planning!

10/14/2010
I am a guilt-free me! I am DONE feeling bad about myself! That's my new motivational effort! I'm trying to remind myself everyday that there is no guilt in life! There is celebration, progress, success, and there is MOVING ON when it is necessary. So who wants to join me in the GUILT-FREE ME Revolution? It's time to be guilt free!

10/13/2010
I am a planner! Who knew?!

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Member Since: 7/10/2010

SparkPoints: 21,466

Fitness Minutes: 2,530

My Goals:
Returned to food tracking and weight management effort as of 7/10/14. My first goal this year is to lose approximately 20 pounds by mid-October.

My Program:
I will be accountable, but I will not be too hard on myself.

I am working on some changes having renewed my commitment in 2014. Right now, I am diligently tracking everything I eat/drink, which ensures that I log in each day. I am closely monitoring my sodium and make a strong effort to stay as close as possible to recommended daily range, due to some concerns with the way medication has affected my blood pressure. More to come!

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Indianapolis, Indiana Girl :)

Lifetime Weight Watcher Membership earned in 1997 -- I'm still very proud of this accomplishment despite all the subsequent weight struggles I've had in my life.



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TEENY_BIKINI
8/4/2014 10:05:57 PM

Thanks so much for my birthday goodie :)

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JUST2MUCH2
7/28/2014 11:37:09 AM

Are you posting somewhere I don't know about? Want to get to know you, Friend, but can't find you! You aren't hiding from me, are you???

Best~Suzy



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JUST2MUCH2
9/4/2012 4:46:12 PM

Hi!! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I appreciate it.

I'm in the Indianapolis area (suburb) & have really isolated myself due to my weight gain of about 70+ lbs. over the last 5 years! That was fast, wasn't it? I am so ashamed of myself that I don't want any of my former friends & co-workers (had to quit work at a tennis club where I used to play tennis daily & be about a size 4-6; but had to quit due to a chronic pain issue in my hands that has also led me to gain weight; that & meds & quitting smoking & getting horribly depressed & taking medication for the medication for the depression & just using food for EVERYTHING except nourishment!)...

Anyway, I'm off to a group for "Mindful Eating & Weight Loss" that is led by my meds provider & a therapist & has about 6 women in it that have gained weight on meds & also have emotional issues about food & their weight.

I really enjoyed reading your blog & Spark Page. You have such a great attitude & have learned a lot along the way that you so graciously share w/us so we can benefit from your wisdom.

Thanks!

I especially like the not being guilty part. Boy--I feel so guilty all the time I may as well be a felon in Solitary Confinement at Alcatraz (Yes, I know Alcatraz is no longer a prison as I am from Calif., but I feel like I sometimes have failed so miserably as a wife {39 years of marriage} & a person). I'm just a blob.

I don't accomplish hardly anything like I used to be able to (chronic physical pain).

Well, that was great for me to start writing all this stuff as now I started crying!!!

I do tend to cry at the drop of the hat. Another reason I'm not very social. It is embarrassing to be so sensitive that I can start crying for what seems like no reason...

Well, by now you probably want to "uninvite" me as a friend!!



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EMMABE1
9/4/2012 4:20:28 PM

Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to “Team ~INDYGIRL” emoticon
We aim to create a friendly, and supportive environment in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, and ideas to help and support you at all stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Even if it seems a small thing it is important to you – and someone will have the answer, or will have been there.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set
Please leave your Sparkmail on for this team as ~Indygirl sends out a new challenge each week
Enjoy the journey
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Ann (Co-leader Team ~Indygirl, and Chair Exercise Team)

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J0ETTE
5/14/2012 6:38:39 AM

Welcome to the "weekly challenge(s)" team. I am happy you found us!



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