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On Track and Feeling Positive

I'm a long-time Spark People member. I've been on and off for many years but came back again a week ago after a lot of self-reflection and a hard reality check about what I do to keep myself from reaching my goals. I decided to start again as if it were Day 1 and, more importantly, to go easier on myself and stop trying to be "perfect." Maybe if I could just cut myself some slack and go into this lifestyle change with the attitude that I am doing the best I can do each and every day - maybe ...
I'm a long-time Spark People member. I've been on and off for many years but came back again a week ago after a lot of self-reflection and a hard reality check about what I do to keep myself from reaching my goals. I decided to start again as if it were Day 1 and, more importantly, to go easier on myself and stop trying to be "perfect." Maybe if I could just cut myself some slack and go into this lifestyle change with the attitude that I am doing the best I can do each and every day - maybe I'll succeed this time.

I lost 3 lbs. this first week and I am delighted with that achievement. I used my nutrition tracker every day, and that is my most important tool because it keeps me focused and accountable. I didn't get nearly as much exercise as I had planned because I have been hit really hard with allergies this year and I've been exhausted from working - and sneezing - LOL. I'm okay with this because I know I'll have days and weeks when I do better than expected with exercise. Those times when I have to pull back a little, for whatever reason, I'll just look forward and know I will have those good weeks.

All in all, I'm positive that with my new "easier on myself" attitude and the support of my Spark Friends, I'll reach my goals. Instead of looking to reach my goals "fast," I'm looking at reaching my goals at "just the right time." The most important thing is that I feel positive that it is going to be "when" I reach them, not "if" I reach them!
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Member Since: 1/3/2012

My Goals:
Lose 32lbs. and get back to healthy eating habits!

My Program:
Stay in my calorie range; keep an eye on my nutrition every day; get in some exercise every day.

Personal Information:
I live in sunny Arizona with my DH. I love the Lord with all my heart, my soul and my strength, and I am richly blessed. I have three adult children and two young grandsons. I work part-time and since getting a much needed hip replacement a couple of months ago, I'm now able to walk and exercise without pain!

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I have two wonderful rescue dogs that I adopted shortly after I lost my sweet Pug who I had for 15 years. DH and I are amazed at how much love these two girls give us - I know they love us because we took them out of the animal shelter and gave them a safe and loving home. Their favorite thing to do is take an evening ride on the golf cart with DH and me!

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KRYSSCOTT
10/3/2014 6:23:29 PM

Just danced over to see how your Friday was going. emoticon


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KINEPS
9/26/2014 11:00:07 PM

Carol .... thanks so much for the note!!! I'm so glad my idea helped you. I just love relaxation music .... anytime! I have found a group called the Piano Guys. I don't even make it through the first song ---- and like you, I'm out!! Headphones make it so much nicer because it blocks out all the other noises of a house .... I can't find a pair that I can sleep in though. What kind do you have?

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KRYSSCOTT
9/23/2014 5:03:38 PM

Hey there, Spark Buddy. emoticon
I wanted to stop by your page today and see how you are doing. emoticon
I also hoped to inspire and motivate you, Remember...... emoticon
"You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." ~ Charles Carlson
Have a fantastic week and Spark On! emoticon

~ Krys
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KINEPS
9/20/2014 11:02:08 AM

Thanks for the friend add!!! Hope you have a great weekend Carol.

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MILLYMOUSE1
9/6/2014 7:37:18 PM


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Hello and welcome to our very supportive team Chair Exercise ... we have challenges to help you to get moving, chat where you can meet the team and have a chatů.. We have challenges to help you to get moving, brain teasers to keep your mind moving, enjoy your journey with us to health, happiness and feeling great
You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly be benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders.
We wish you all the Best.

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