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"Todays Choices become tomorrows reality." - CelebratingJen

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you WILL be successful. NOMORESTALLING

"warriors in our own minds" with the mental toughness to get us through TODAY. Because yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is yet to come. What we do TODAY is what counts. - ONEKIDSMOM

I am beautiful, confident, and I know I WILL NEVER give up!!! I will never say "I'll just start again ...
"Todays Choices become tomorrows reality." - CelebratingJen

When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you WILL be successful. NOMORESTALLING

"warriors in our own minds" with the mental toughness to get us through TODAY. Because yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is yet to come. What we do TODAY is what counts. - ONEKIDSMOM

I am beautiful, confident, and I know I WILL NEVER give up!!! I will never say "I'll just start again tomorrow" "I'll just finish out the week and start over Monday" No, it's about making the healthy choice everyday. Making the next best decision! - MOMNAMEMANTOOTH

It is time. It is past time. The time is NOW.... I am going to do this every day, every single day even if I fail during part of the day I will stop, drink some water and keep going. I am going to reach my goals of being healthy and fit. I will because I am worth the work, the determination, the challenges to make my life a better, happier and healthier one. I will love myself and take care of ME.

"I don’t want to stare at the ceiling in a hospital room one day thinking, “I wish I would have taken better care of myself and not allowed this to happen.” Jason Anderson

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.
Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
-John C. Maxwell

I will incoperate food changes and exercises that I can readily do forever. I will do this by drastically cutting down or maybe eventually eliminating sugar other than from fresh foods. I also would like to eliminate wheat as it is known today nothing like what our grandparents ate.
I want to keep my physio exercises as a routine that becomes habit, and also get more strength training in.

A happy, healthy relationship with food and exercise is what I am aiming for.

A year from now you'll wish you had started today.



"What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better one?" BEMORESTUBBORN

"It takes effort and belief to persevere and stay dedicated to accomplish your goal. When you find yourself doubting whether the effort is worth it, visualize how you will feel and what you will have once your goal is completed."
-Catherine Pulsifer

ONE thing I did NOT do was…. MAKE EXCUSES.This is a journey of choice, nobody can or will do it for you. " CRISSA1669

"You can only achieve what your mind allows you to." JUSTCHELLE75

Feeling healthy and good about yourself is not an option, it is a necessity.

Part of the reason I wanted to do a 5K is to show you that YOU can do anything you set your mind to do. If a woman with herniated, degenerated disks, pinched nerves, bad knees, fibromyalgia, and arthritis can walk a 5K with a walker, YOU can take courage that you are capable of aiming for better every day. INDYGIRL

Don't Limit Your Challenges... Challenge Your Limits.
- Anonymous

So instead of feeling hopeless, decide to feel empowered Ralph Marston

To live a satisfying life requires two steps...
1. Plan your life goals.
2. Act on your plan - every day.
- jlh

2014 My word is BALANCE.... body,mind and spirit. I will take care and love myself in all aspects. I will work to make all 3 in balance and work towards a happier, healthier me.

This day is what you have to work with, no matter how much you could do yesterday, how much you may or may not be able to do tomorrow. That entails physical, emotional and of course our food!!

What can I do today that will make my tomorrow better? So knowing that I am trying to make each tomorrow better, today will incorporate moving, eating and thinking healthy with proper doses of both!

I want to lose this wt. to get healthier, to do all I can to not get cancer, to help my ruined knees and back last longer, to look and feel better about myself and to be able to pick up my grandkids and play with them.

When I just don't think I can I will re read Matts blog....

I can't believe that a new spark friend told me she is going to start her day with my page! OMG wow. I can't believe it and goes to show you that you never know what may help someone else.
I am honoured and also said that I have had a specific friend really say something to me that has stuck. Had to go back and remind myself countless times but still it is in my head.....What can I do today to make my tomorrow a better day!!!?? thanks BEMORESTUBBORN!
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94 Days until:  100 days wt loss with linda spangle

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Member Since: 1/10/2006

SparkPoints: 71,918

Fitness Minutes: 80,248

My Goals:
-I will become healthy and fit.
-I also will do the best for my body that I can, mentally and physically.
-Incorporate healthier foods that are good for my body.
-I will walk daily.
-I will love myself !

Cardio- walk, ride my bike, T-tapp and wii.

Strength train - have weights and bench and bands and ball.

Stretch and become more flexible so my arthritis doesn't bother me as often.

So all in all - take better care of me, so I can be around to enjoy the events life brings.

My Program:
-To walk the dog.
-use our recumbant bike
- use my infrared sauna weekly to help get rid of toxins and to relax.
-strength train
-physio exercises

- Eat healthy appropriate portions, drink enough water daily and to think of this as a way of life .

Goals :
April 13th start 100 days of 10,000+ steps -

July 10th starts 100 days of NO S -

Personal Information:
I am married and have 2 grown children son and daughter. Both my children are married and my son has 2 children, a boy and girl.

I live in Atlantic Canada

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I enjoy reading and doing crafts. I like walking the beach with hubby and the dog. I also enjoy going to the trailer and relaxing.
We have long term dreams of building a small year round cabin on our land and downsizing to live there.

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Member Comments:
8/21/2014 5:41:24 PM

I was the same. I think it's instinctive. We want to spare our children the pain we have experienced but it's how people grow up and learn, I guess. I'm sure when my son does chose someone it will be someone horrible since we liked all his friends. LOL. But like you said, it's his life and we have no say so.So far he intends to stay single.

You MIL certainly did a number on you and your hubby. I wonder is she's right in the head. Normally people don't do things like this. What good could possibly come out of it? It sounds like she was making him choose between her and you. Pretty sick.

It's better to be an only child. My hubby can't stand his brothers.

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8/21/2014 11:44:48 AM

good grief what a crazy family you have. So do you get to see them alot?

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8/20/2014 9:18:36 AM

Thank you for your supportive comments on my blog.

I was wondering if your Sunday breakfast restaurant would allow you to bring a small container of fruit in with you. I often see a lady do that at McDonalds. You might ask about ordering from the children's or senior menu for smaller portions.

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7/22/2014 9:24:31 AM

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4/8/2013 6:04:26 PM

OMG -- your last line on my page totally cracked me up!!!! Big girl panties - LOL!!

You know - surgery isn't an easy thing to go through, and it sounds like you've had your share of experiences. As for scar tissue - I totally get it. I've had surgery in the same spot three times on my abdomen and I can feel the ridge. Ugh! And I will tell you this - and I'm not trying to scare you or make you decide not to have the surgery, but you need to do the p/t after surgery faithfully and work on that range of motion so that scar tissue doesn't form. My surgeon told me that he had one woman who thought she knew better than him and p/t and stopped her exercises. She lost her range of motion and ended up having to go back into the hospital - and under sedation - have the scar tissue broken. Well now let me tell you -- that kept me honest - lol!!! And I've only heard of one person on the team that had to have it done - everyone else is doing fine. It is always easier to tell someone to do something than to do it yourself. That's why I said you know your body - and you are the only one that can make the decision.

As far as me doing so much - it was because honestly - I was avoiding the surgery. My aha moment came at the zoo with my daughter and son. They were in grade school and we were at the zoo - just the three of us - and they ran ahead of me and I couldn't keep up. The thought of someone grabbing them and I wouldn't be able to try to save them, scared the bejeebers out of me!!! I knew right then and there that I had to do it.

Most of my lower back pain went away after the surgeries, because I was walking correctly.

Take it one day at a time - and try not to stress over it too much. On a positive, they are getting better and better with the surgery and the replacements themselves. I've read where they can do a replacement with minimally invasive surgery - where the incision is only 4".

Hope I've given you a reason to smile ........


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