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Body, Mind, Spirit - Focusing on the Positive

In 2009, I lost sixteen pounds and became the fittest I had been in ten years by using Spark People as a motivator. I gradually drifted away from Spark People and put back all of those pounds. In 2010, I had a medical scare that made me realize that I need to better care for myself. Unfortunately, I backslid again. Much of my backsliding is due to allowing negativity into my life. Now I realize that the only way I can stay with a healthy diet and exercise program is through Spark People. ...
In 2009, I lost sixteen pounds and became the fittest I had been in ten years by using Spark People as a motivator. I gradually drifted away from Spark People and put back all of those pounds. In 2010, I had a medical scare that made me realize that I need to better care for myself. Unfortunately, I backslid again. Much of my backsliding is due to allowing negativity into my life. Now I realize that the only way I can stay with a healthy diet and exercise program is through Spark People. Spark People is the best tool I have seen for keeping me accountable.
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Member Since: 1/10/2008

SparkPoints: 22,016

Fitness Minutes: 25,102

My Goals:
1) To eat healthier
2) Lose 14 pounds
3) To stay with a walking program of fifteen miles a week.
4) Strive for a minimum of 7,500 steps a day

My Program:
1) Keeping a log of what I eat
2) Walking 3 miles at a brisk pace five times a week.
3) Wearing a pedometer to track the number of steps per day

Personal Information:
I am sixty six years old and a retired city planner.

In my late thirties and throughout my forties, I was a competitive runner with some good success in age group competition at the local level.

However chronic and repetitive bouts with plantar fascitis put an end to my running. Since running was more a competitive thing than for fitness, I began neglecting my overall fitness when I could no longer run.

Over the years, I continued to gain weight (some of which was needed), but totally lost even the most rudimentary level of fitness. During the last several years, my weight started rapidly heading in the wrong direction.

Now, I have learned to accept that I can use walking as a way to gain fitness without having to use competition as a motivation for getting into shape.



Other Information:
I enjoy gardening and bird watching. I maintain four seed feeders and during hummingbird season, have a hummingbird feeder.

I occasionally paint in oils and enjoy sewing.

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BARBIEE52
8/27/2014 12:45:00 AM

~~~Live & Laugh~~~
Laugh your heart out,
Dance in the rain.
Cherish the moment
Ignore the pain.
Live, laugh, love,
Forgive & forget
Life's too short to be
Living with regrets.

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~~~HAPPY WEDNESDAY~~~
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BARBIEE52
8/24/2014 8:30:15 PM

EXERCISE...
To be Fit, Not Skinny.
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EAT...
To Nourish Your Body.
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AND ALWAYS IGNORE
The Haters, the Doubters, & Unhealthy
Examples That Were ONCE Feeding You.
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YOU
are worth more than you realize!!!
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Make your week worthwhile!!!
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8/20/2014 9:50:45 PM

~~~~~Why Complicate Life?~~~~~

Missing somebody? .....Call
Wanna meet up? .....Invite
Wanna be understood? .....Explain
Have questions? .....Ask
Don't like something? ....Say it
Like something? ....State it
Want something? ....Ask for it
Love someone? .....Tell it

We have just one life...
Keep it simple.

So, Enjoy Yours...Each & Every Day!!!
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8/17/2014 11:45:56 AM

~~~~The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.~~~~
Hubert H. Humphrey

Thank you for giving me this gift in a time when I really needed it!! It means alot to me!
Sending you Lots & lots of (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))
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8/10/2014 12:08:14 AM

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If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face.
And when that person has ugly thoughts every day,
every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier
until it gets so ugly you can hardly bear to look at it.
A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly.
You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth.
But if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
~Roald Dahl~
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Enjoy your Sunday!! Fill the hours with sunshine, sweet smiles, songs, and special people in your life!!
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