100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 107,621

Walking motivation...taking a break. :)

My sweet Nena.

From a high school friend - thank you GH!


Snow Shovel

Thank You Card


Interact with GAILANN48
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I've been here for long enough to have figured out what I need to do...just listen and make one good choice at a time. It's simple, but it's not always easy...but who am I to run away from a challenge!

I'm a survivor of constant dieting since high school (somehow already 50+ years ago!), long distance running, multiple falls from horseback, and weight gain from my own poor habits and "knowing it all." But, despite arthritis, I'm still mobile and active - what a gift!

It's time to quit lurking and start doing...

Member Since: 11/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 52,491

My Goals:
For right now:
Weight work three times a week, walking every day, yoga, and tai chi.
Planning meals and snacks before I eat
Seeking daily inspiration
Giving myself some credit

For the longer term:
Feeling comfortable in my own skin
Doing 10 real push-ups,
Taking a mountain hike,
Buying my first bathing suit in 20 years,
Publishing books,

My Program:
Praying, 1200-1550 calories a day, daily exercise, tracking nutrients, learning more, asking for help when I need it (whooboy...) and offering support to others. I want to feel the satisfaction of following through.

Personal Information:
Gail from Maryland, by way of NJ, Iowa, Spain, Massachusetts, and Maine. I'm a Christian mother of one daughter, retired high school biology teacher, hip deep in some writing projects.

Other Information:
Time just seems to slip away, and the older we get the faster it seems to go...and I've still got growing to do. I want to be more mindfully grateful. I want to appreciate and make good use of each moment I'm given, give my full attention to whoever is in front of me, and just "be here now."

Read More About GAILANN48 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated October 10)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 155.5 
Login to Leave Comment
    Yes, coaching is great, I think if I could get out of my own way, I would be maintaining by now. So if your going to be the protagonist in your own story, pick your side, and fight for that ending you always wanted, while enjoying the journey as it unfolds.
    51 days ago
  • v CHERYLA2012
    Thanks for stopping by my post, "No Matter How Slow Or Hard". Here's to your continued success!
    53 days ago
    Yes, I like the name of your back kicks better :)

    I have been going at it again, yes my blogs are reflecting it :)

    Immersing myself in healthier living, mind, body, and spirit.

    I always feel more like myself when I am able to focus on what matters most.

    Today I started out with a warm cup of fresh squeezed lemon water with green tea, I am in my zone again. Feels good!

    I hope you are having a great day as well my friend! Best wishes.
    63 days ago
  • v SISSIE21
    Thank you Gail for the spa goodie, now just need to figure out how to bring it to my house! :)

    This flu has knocked the stuffing out of me, it is going around here in NL, we are both home trying to recover. Is happening slowly but surely....Will definitely connect with you once I am feeling better. Looking forward to reading your latest novel! emoticon Sissie
    71 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/10/2017 3:05:32 AM
  • v GAILANN48
    Your back kicks are "The Dragon Kicks Backward" in my qigong routine! Cool!
    75 days ago
Member Comments (1439):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>