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I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired teacher. At a hair over 5 feet tall, I am overweight. I have participated in Spark People for 7 years, but my weight loss has been negligible. I won't give up though. At almost 64, it's important to realize that you simply can't eat everything you want to. I am very lucky to have a husband who is the cook, and he pushes me to exercise (I'd rather read a book). However, one of my great loves is Tai Chi, in which I've earned a black belt after 10 ...
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and retired teacher. At a hair over 5 feet tall, I am overweight. I have participated in Spark People for 7 years, but my weight loss has been negligible. I won't give up though. At almost 64, it's important to realize that you simply can't eat everything you want to. I am very lucky to have a husband who is the cook, and he pushes me to exercise (I'd rather read a book). However, one of my great loves is Tai Chi, in which I've earned a black belt after 10 years of practice. It keeps me feeling young and centered.
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Member Since: 1/7/2007

My Goals:
1. To think positively about my ability to lose weight.
2. To think positively about my ability to exercise consistently.
3. To make healthy eating a lifestyle change.
4. To make daily exercise a priority.
5. To strive for balance between body and mind.
6. To be happy.
7. To help others.

My Program:
I will not lose weight quickly like I did in my 30s so I need to continue to motivate myself. Some positive things I do include always eating breakfast, reading labels for calorie and fat content, using whole foods as opposed to prepared or packaged ones in my meals, and staying hydrated. A fun reward for me is a glass of wine in the evening. I am mindful of my carb cravings and my emotional eating in the evenings.

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I am from Harrisburg, PA. My husband and I are both retired teachers - lucky to be healthy. I have two married children and three beautiful granddaughters.

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Since retiring, I have time to do many things and feel less stressed. I like to garden, read, and do tai chi. I have more trouble doing vigorous exercise. I feel like I should have lost weight since I'm including more exercise in my day but I haven't broken the habit of eating too much. My worst habit is giving in to eating snacks after dinner.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 10:01:37 AM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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DEE107
8/24/2013 9:25:54 PM

thank you for reading my blog Glad you enjoy it Dee



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8/15/2013 1:44:18 PM

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
-Arnold Schwarzenegger
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Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "The Monkey On Your Back." I was so surprised and honored to see it was the featured blog post. Have a wonderful, healthy day!




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11/2/2012 11:57:14 AM

emoticon for the Congrats. Enjoy your visit with your grandchild. They are soooo much fun to be around.



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10/27/2012 2:04:13 PM

emoticon for adding me as a friend. I've done the same for you! Have yourself a wonderful weekend my new spark friend.



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