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Here's to a healthier, happier 2016!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, but I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!


Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 36,690

My Goals:
~ Get down to a lower weight that will allow me to be healthier and have more energy.
~ Feel better about myself when I look into the mirror.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.
~ For 2016: Journal everyday & bind at least one handmade book a week.


My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day.
~ Use one type of my home exercise equipment at least 3 times a week for cardio or strength.
~ Stay hydrated.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read motivational quotes and articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.



Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in South Texas.
~ I have 5 active and growing-up-too-fast grandchildren who call me Nonna Lou.
~ An artist wanna-be, I sometimes see myself as mainly a collector of art and art supplies. I'm still working to change that image!
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.


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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -- Rumi




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  • v SKINNYPAT62
    Oops, sorry sent the Goodie twice!
    30 days ago
  • v STLOUISWOMAN
    Thanks for stopping by & for your kind comments. Thanks too for the balance board, but that's how Wii found out that I'm unbalanced. Yhey haven't yet discovered that it's not just physically.
    61 days ago
  • v F8CONE8
    Thank you so much for the Spark Goodie. I appreciate your friendship.
    75 days ago
  • v F8CONE8
    Thanks for the link I loved it!
    82 days ago
  • v CAT-IN-CJ
    Thought I'd better stop by to say hello and thank you for your comments on my blog about Bad Leroy Brown.

    I've had to cut back on my Spark time as I was spending too much time sitting at the computer and not moving . . . I am still doing the morning pages, as well as working with my copper jewelry; in fact I am putting together the local history of copper display for the gift shop in the Visitor Center. . . . in my spare time.

    We're still up to our eyeballs trying to jump through all the hoops for the probate (DH's daughter) . . . the house, the car, the grandson . . . seems to be no end to it.

    I think of you often and love it when you stop by. Wish we lived closer.
    87 days ago
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