~*A Younger Thinner Me*~ I Know I Can't Be Young Again...Wink....I Can Be Thinner Again...Smile!!!
9-15-2004 SunValley, ID AWWA Conf. - Neck Ribbon & Medal for 10 Yrs. Outstanding Volunteer Service
~*SunShine n' Dreams ~ With A New Passion for Life!*~
*~2014's a New Beginin' to a New Year ... New Outlook ... .....To a New Free Feeling ME~*
I joined SparkPeople in December 2006. Since joining I've wanted to lose my weight and have been just going through the motions with no real commitment. Now I'm recommitting myself in 2012 to do what I need to do in order to be Thinner and Healthier ... TO BE A BETTER ME!!!
It's a New Year ... New Outlook ... to a New Me!!!
My main goals are to become more healthy and lose weight in the process, too...Smile!!! My plan is to pay closer attention to what I'm eating and start exercising since I've been quite the couch potato...Smile!!!
In April '13, 2013 I purchased a new gadget called the "FITBIT ONE." It's a glorified pedometer with some great bells and whistles! I really like it! Wearing it everyday has given me a lot of incentive and motivation (which I really needed) to try and to do as well as I can each day to achieve my goals. Some days, of course, I'm able to do much better (I struggle with chronic gout...ouch...arg!) than others, which is OK! Here is a daily list which Fitbit provides that I can view online to help me stay in check and keep an eye on my progress at any given moment on the Fitbit Website! It's easy and only takes just a moment to SYNC to find out this info. I think you�ll be amazed�be sure to check Fitbit out at: www.fitbit.com/
Main Website Link: www.fitbit.com/
Friendship Link: www.fitbit.com/user/24TLQZ
~ Weight... currently-pounds to lose to goal weight
~ Food Plan... food log: calories-fat-carb-protein, etc.
~ CICO... Calories In -VS- Calories Out
~ Very Active Minutes
~ Steps... throughout the day
~ Distance Traveled
~ Floors... flights of stairs taken
Sleep Cycle... time asleep-times awake-times restless
Best of Luck & Success in All YOUr Weight Loss Endeavors!!!
May There BE LESS of US TOMORROW than Today ... SMILE!!!
Below are a few of my favorite thoughts on Weight Loss & Exercise n� Food!!!
In Order to Reach My Goals...
I need to follow the old saying ..."Faith without works is dead...!!!"
Sign on Mirror:
"Objects in the Mirror Will Get Smaller Than They Appear!!!"
I CAN DO the WORK...!
I CAN DO IT...!
IT MAY NOT BE EASY,
BUT *I'M* WORTH IT...!
~ BY HEALTHY EATING
~ DOING EXERCISE
~ CONFIDENCE & FAITH IN MYSELF
~ MY DETERMINATION & DILIGENCE
It's Coming Off... n' I'm Ready to Ride ...!!!
NO Brakes... :-) Full Speed Ahead!!!
I CAN DO IT..! YES I CAN...!
"Your body keeps an accurate journal�
...Regardless of what you write down!"
Today is the Tomorrow YOU Talked about Yesterday,
So Start Today to Become the Person YOU Want to BE!!!
I CAN DO IT!!!
YOU CAN DO IT!!!
YES, WE CAN ALL DO IT...!!!
I can definitely hit that goal,
I just can't take my eyes off it!!!"
You can either eat whatever you want,
or weigh whatever you want,
but you can't do both.
Be careful with all the places advertising that you can "eat whatever you want, and still lose weight."
It is a lie.
by Bunny Dimmel from her Newsletter dated 9/28/2008
Entitled Food, Snacks and the Scale!
�Nothing tastes as good as thin feels�
My goal is to keep a food journal with the motto:
�If I bite it, I write it�.
Including ALL BLT's ~ (Bites, Licks, & Tastes!)
Today I'm Recommitting Myself to:
Eating more Healthy
=*= More Freggies (Fruits & Veggies)
=*= More Filling Foods (To stay full longer)
=*= Healthy Oils - EVOO & Canola Oil
=*= Drink 8-10+ Glasses of Water each Day!
=*= 4~6 Days Per Week
=*= Intensify Exercise ~ Build Up Increasing it slowly
=*= Vary My Exercise Routine
=*= Break It UP if Needed into Manageable Increments of
Time ... Such as 10 Minutes Now & 15 Minutes Later,
Throughout the Day Because it's Being Accumulative
=*= Tracking Everything Daily
=*= Food ~ Water, Oil Protein, Freggies,
=*= Exercise. .
=*= Hunger Level & Satiety
I CAN DO IT!!!
YES, I CAN DO IT!!!
Live the Life YOU Love...!!!
I CAN ...
I'm WORTH IT...
...I'm a WINNER!"
("You CAN You WILL You're WORTH IT and You're a WINNER, Too!")
"Never forget your own value as you work through your challenges, and know that for every effort and hardship there is a positive result."
~ from Sparker PATTYOMALLEY
A Song Giving Hope that We Can Do Anything with Faith!
I stumbled on it by accident and am so glad I did!
"What Faith Can Do" - by Kutless w/lyrics
�A smile is a curve that sets everything straight�.
There is no elevator to success.
You have to take the stairs!
"Nothing is impossible.
The word itself says, 'I'm possible'!"
"One may walk over the highest mountain
one step at a time."
- Barbara Walters
"Desires drive decisions. Decisions determine destiny."
Thomas S. Monson
Having someplace to go is Home.
Having someone to love is Family.
Having both is a Blessing.
"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment.
As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment. "
- H. Ross Perot
"Don't Give Up What YOU Want the Most for What YOU want right now."
"DO What YOU DON'T Want to DO and Get What YOU really Want!"
MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL
Mirror, mirror, on the wall
Do you have to tell it all?
Where do you get the glaring right
To make my clothes look just too tight?
I think I'm fine but I can see you
won't cooperate with me;
The way you let the shadows play
You'd think my hair was getting gray
What's that, you say? A double chin?
No, that's the way the light comes in;
If you persist in peering so
You'll confiscate my facial glow,
And then if you're not hanging straight
You'll tell me next I'm gaining weight;
I'm really quite upset with you
For giving this distorted view;
I hate you being smug and wise -
O, look what's happened to my thighs!
I warn you now, O mirrored wall,
Since we're not on speaking terms at all,
If I look like this in my new jeans
You'll find yourself in smithereens!!!
MOTIVATION: HOW TO STAY YOUNG
... AND ALWAYS REMEMBER - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An �idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath and your belly hurts.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life is �ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, �whatever. Your home is your place. Do with it what YOU want�
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can �improve, get help from someone who looks healthy and fit.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to �where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, and at every opportunity.
Starting today I WILL:
* Care about ME
* Allow myself to be SELFISH
* Be the LEADER that I am
* Believe that I CAN!
* Believe that I WILL!
* Know that I AM WORTH IT!
* Needing to set some healthy goals and act upon them like they are my career!
*~MOTIVATION gets 'US' MOVING,
DETERMINATION keeps 'US' GOING!~*
Smile, Keep Calm n' Carry On =)
Carpe Diem! Make YOUr Life Extraordinary! ANYTHING is Possible!
Past BLC Teams:
~"BLC 18-19-20 Sparkling Sapphires"~ Sapphire Duchess"~
~"BLC 21 Courageous Copper Cougars"~
~"BLC 22-23 Violet Venuses"~ Goddess Athena
(ADAGIO_CON_BRIO, AMARILYNH , VINOTEA)
VENUS, the Roman Goddess of Love, inspires us to love our own inner and outer beauty NOW as we work to achieve our goals. We are a dedicated team of encouraging, helpful, positive friends who want to keep each other accountable with our mutual store of wisdom, experience, wit, hope, and faith. We listen, we care, we share. We invite you to join our group of committed friends in fitness.
P~n team challenges is essential! A successful Venus is committed to joining all team challenges with her best efforts. Challenges stress healthy living, exercise, and constructive habits. You must post your results promptly throughout the 12 weeks of this challenge. Our team is competitive; we need 100% participation excepting illness or excused vacations.
A Venus SUPPORTS and ENCOURAGES her teammates!
We expect regular chat-thread posting with words of encouragement, support, and inspiration for all the other Goddesses. Team spirit helps us to stay positive, to stay healthy, and to achieve our best.. We feature mini-teams within the larger team and offer ways to make newcomers feel at home.
A VENUS BALANCES fitness, nutrition, positive attitudes, determination, and inner strength to achieve her goals. YOU are worth it!
"The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite"
- David A. Kessler -
(This is a Very interesting video to watch or listen to.)
SWEET N' SALTY SNACK IDEAS
1. Identify the foods you crave the most and do not bring them in the house.
2. Take about 200 to 300 calories of your daily calorie . allowance food and make snacks. I suggest making a plate using cucumber or sliced tomato as the base, take a slice of deli turkey or ham and put a small square on it, top with FF free cheese, a cheese slice cut up small, a dab of FF salad dressing--be creative and make em pretty. Garnish with a slice of olive, sprig of parsley--whatever. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, whatever--its your snack. Every time you go to the fridge, take one. This makes a large plate of snacks--at least 20.
3. Make a sugar free jello, you can eat the whole thing. Add a dab of FF Reddi Whip Cream spray
4. Make a sugar free pudding, like butterscotch, Use FF milk, top with a dusting of cinnamon and a dab of FF Reddi whip if desired. 4 servings--but eat the whole thing in 4 sittings...
5. Eat Sugar-free popsicles, only 15 calories a piece and you can have several.
6. Make a 100 calorie popcorn
7. 14 reduced fat Triscuits--nice substitute for potato chips.
My main goal is get Healthy and to be in Better Shape...Smile!!!
To Feel n' Be More SEXY...Wink!!!
1. Get to a Healthy weight
2. Eating Healthy -
~ More FREE Freggies
3. Drink more H2O!
4. Exercise a Minimum of 20 Minutes Daily
5. Positive Attitude
6. Better Sleep
Do the Following:
~PointsPlus 360$B!k(B WW Plan ~Stay On Program
" WALK IT OUT" &/or "FIT PLUS"
~Achieve Activity Points!
~Weigh and Measure ALL Food...Including ALL Bites, Licks, & Tastes
~Drink 10-12 or more 8oz. Glasses of Water each Day!
~Daily Points 35
+49 Points to use throughout the week!
~ Stay within my daily WW Points Range!
~Log Daily Food Intake!
~Eat a Freggie when hungry if needed
WHEN TEMPTED to Eat SOMETHING... ASK MYSELF:
1. "I CAN Eat that if I
2. BUT Do I really want
to spend my WW Points for THAT?" 3. HOW many HOURS
of Exercise is it
going to take me to
negate the Points
that I will accrue by
4. I CAN eat anything,
I just have count the
5. Make YOUr Points
"~ B-U-F-F-E-T ~"
� 1: buf-FAY
� 2: BUF-fit
... DIFFERENT PRONUNCIATIONS �
ABUSING our BODY ... NO self-control and NO restraint in taking care of our body.
To Handle your body roughly (exercise), discipline it with hardships and subdue it. We must exercise restraint and self-control. Takin Care of our body and Pay ATTENTION to what our body needs ... healthy food choices, no overeating, plenty of exercise, right amount of sleep. Just keeping our bodies healthy n' "FiT" :*
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 239.3