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I've been with SparkPeople for a while, but not active for almost 2 years.

Edited 1/8/12

It's time to push past my comfort zone, expand my boundaries, and break routines. I taken some big steps forward: I have been a non-smoker since late August and I made a job change in October, and I have stumbled backwards a few: eating more to help with my cigarette cravings and letting my new work schedule interfere with my exercise routines. I have a weight gain to deal with, but I am not giving up or giving in. It's a new year, so time to WORK on a new me.

Member Since: 3/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 103,014

My Goals:
To have the energy to LIVE, not just exist.

To go through an entire day with out saying or thinking the word "ouch".

My Program:
It all adds up; never discount your efforts, because small efforts build big things. One word doesn't make a novel, but one word does begin a novel, and from that small beginning everything else follows. Even if it's just "The", write something on that blank page. --Laurell K. Hamilton

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." ~Aristotle

Basically, I will do SOMETHING other than just plan, and I am Working on CONSISTENCY.

TRACK TRACK TRACK. Be honest, and "if you bite it, then write it."

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Marni. I have a extensive family history of health issues that I really want to avoid, if at all possible. My Pop is on Medical Disability, and I help with managing his care. I need to take better care of myself, so I can give 100% when he needs me.

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I work in a very large hospital, and every day I am confronted with the consequences of not taking care of yourself. The morbidly obese, diabetics, dialysis patients, patients with cardiac conditions, My unit sees them all. What has really shook me up is that many are the same age as me, or no more than 10 years older. I don't want to be them.

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    Thank you for the Christmas wishes and the great song! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    64 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    emoticon Silver Bells emoticon
    Bing Crosby, Carol Richards
    Silver bells, silver bells
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (ting-a-ling)
    Soon it will be Christmas day
    City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
    Dressed in holiday style
    In the air there's a feeling of Christmas
    Children laughing, people passing
    Meeting smile after smile
    And on every street corner you hear
    Silver bells, (silver bells) silver bells (silver bells)
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, (ring-a-ling)
    Hear them ring, (hear them ring)
    Soon it will be Christmas day
    Strings of street lights, even stoplights
    Blinkin' bright red and green
    As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
    Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
    This is Santa's big day
    And above all this bustle you hear
    Silver bells (The corner Santa Claus)
    Silver bells (Is busy now because)
    It's Christmas time in the city
    Ring-a-ling, it fills the winter air
    Hear them ring, you hear it everywhere
    Soon it will be Christmas day
    City sidewalks, busy sidewalks (Silver bells)
    Dressed in holiday style (Silver bells)
    In the air there's a feeling of Christmas (It's Christmas time in the city)
    Children laughing, people passing (Ring-a-ling)
    Meeting smile after smile (Hear them ring)
    Very soon it will be Christmas day emoticon
    Songwriters: Jay Livingston / Ray Evans
    Silver Bells lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

    64 days ago
    Here's a wish I'll share for the Week 1 challenges....I wish Christmas Cookies didn't have any calories! LOL
    70 days ago
    You can do this! Slow and steady wins the race. Even if you gained all your weight back don't hit the exercise so hard that you get burned out by next week. That is usually what I do emoticon or I end up hurting myself and can barely move.. Small things every day bring us closer to where we want to be. emoticon
    75 days ago
  • v CHARLEYW929
    ~Good Morning & Thank you for the "wings." Certainly needed as I go forward. Make it a Great Day. ~Charley~ emoticon
    82 days ago
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