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Slow and Steady

I'm not setting any records with weight loss. But I am eating so much better, moving and exercising a lot more, and definitely moving in the right direction.

I have learned so much from the resources here on SP and also from my great Sparkfriends. There are so many friendly, supportive people here and I really want to thank all of you.

The food and exercise trackers have been priceless in helping me keep with it and always have an up-to-date idea of how I'm doing and ...
I'm not setting any records with weight loss. But I am eating so much better, moving and exercising a lot more, and definitely moving in the right direction.

I have learned so much from the resources here on SP and also from my great Sparkfriends. There are so many friendly, supportive people here and I really want to thank all of you.

The food and exercise trackers have been priceless in helping me keep with it and always have an up-to-date idea of how I'm doing and where I need to make adjustments.

I hope to come back here in another three months and report on my progress and continued success. Until then, I'll continue taking baby steps in my new healthy life changes.

Many thanks to Chris and staff and also to all my friendly SparkFriends who have help me keep going every day whether I want to or not.
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Member Since: 3/19/2010

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My Program:
The main focus of "my program" is to keep going, no matter what, and never give up.

When I don't overreact to a slip up its easier for me to just move on and stay conscious of doing better.

It helps a lot when I have a general menu plan for at least the three days ahead. I'm not REAL good at this. I'm pretty much a spontaneous seat of the pants kind of girl, which I like about myself, until it comes to trying to eat right and stay moving.
So I take some time to jot down menus of what I'd LIKE to eat during the next 72 hrs then make a grocery list from there. Being prepared with healthy yummy foods really helps me stay on track.

For exercise at the very least I stretch and/or do dance aerobics for AT LEAST 10 minutes 3x per day. I also love to be outdoors and either walk or ride my bike. I love walking in beautiful places like the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula.


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Since I'm not on a diet, I never worry about going off it. Healthy lifestyle is the way to go!

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STEELHEAD01
5/18/2014 1:59:44 AM

For our trip to Spain and Portugal. We purchased airplane tickets back in January. Set up our itinerary, Also made some room reservations at the busier placed. Have read our travel guides. Just finished up a book on basque history. Practicing up on spanish every day. Took spanish back in high school, and surprisingly, do remember some. Next going read some about Portugal. Next month will make rest of reservations. As we get closed, the excitement will pickup. Think we leave on Sept. 25th.

In less than a week, you will be off. Exciting.



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STEELHEAD01
5/15/2014 6:32:49 PM

Hope you have a great trip to France. Going with your daughter is special. emoticon



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CLAIREINPARIS
4/21/2014 1:16:29 PM

I hope you and your daugther will enjoy your visit to France! May can be such a lovely month in Paris! emoticon



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STEELHEAD01
3/31/2014 2:12:43 PM

Love how exciting it is to be going on a trip. France in May should be great, and going with your daughter is special. When was still working, went to France on a science and technology exchange, and one of our team spoke french. It sure helped. We have a trip to Spain and Portugal planned for the fall. Working on learning some spanish (took spanish in high school). And walking everyday. Good luck on your plan.



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CLAIREINPARIS
9/23/2012 3:27:14 PM

emoticon very much Grace for your comment on my 'An English sculpture garden' blog! I am glad you liked it! I think I am really lucky to have a friend in London, it makes things so much more special.
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