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BELIEVE...When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find a way to do it

BELIEVE it can be done.
When you believe something can be done,
Really believe,
Your mind will find the ways to do it.
Believing in a solution,
Paves the way for the solution.
~David Jones Schwartz

This year, 2014, I WILL BELIEVE!
...that I can eat healthier, resist temptation to eat when not hungry, and finally reach goal weight! I do BELIEVE!

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I started SparkPeople ...
BELIEVE it can be done.
When you believe something can be done,
Really believe,
Your mind will find the ways to do it.
Believing in a solution,
Paves the way for the solution.
~David Jones Schwartz

This year, 2014, I WILL BELIEVE!
...that I can eat healthier, resist temptation to eat when not hungry, and finally reach goal weight! I do BELIEVE!

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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on. Then I purchased the SPAT and find myself walking 6,000 just about every day! I am thrilled because this has now become a habit. I still have 11 lbs. to lose to get to goal. I am BELIEVING that this will happen in the coming year.














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Member Since: 12/28/2008

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My Goals:
My goals for 2014 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 6,200 steps on my SPAT
3. Use the Nutrition Tracker
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Track food on regular days, no tracking on holidays but eating only when hungry.
6. Blog at least once a week.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2013..some accomplished and some not. This year I BELIEVE I will accomplish them.

My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 6,000 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.

Personal Information:
I live in from Sauquoit New York in a 210 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 21 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.

Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins, historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog & the encouragement. It is only this motivation that keeps me going



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