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Hi all!

I am a mother of three grown children and have decided that I need to take care of me so I can be with them longer!!

This year (2013) has had many ups and downs. I have continued in letting "life" take over on the commitments that I have made to myself. The biggest one being losing weight. I have a clean bill of health in all other areas except for my weight and I do not want that to start causing problems for me. I am uncomfortable with my weight and need to find the inner commitment to start and stick with a program.

Member Since: 9/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,508

My Goals:
My long term goal is to leave behind 77 lbs.

My medium term goal is to lose 32 lbs. This will put me in "onederland" with a BMI of 29.7.

I will work on losing weight by changing my eating and exercise habits.

Starting 12/27/2012-drink 8 glasses of water and doing at least 15 minutes of exercise.

My Program:
30 minutes of cardio at least 5 days a week.

Cardio will include walking, elliptical, or videos.

Do strength training at least 2 X per week.

Strength training will include exercise bands, dumbbells, or total body gym.

Watch portion sizes.

Incorporate at least 5 servings of fruits/vegies daily.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily.

Track all food that is eaten.

Weigh in day is Monday!

Personal Information:
I currently live in Northeast Oregon.

I have three grown children (one son and two daughters).

I have four grandsons.

I would love to have more spark friends!!!

Other Information:
I have many hobbies including reading, gardening, sewing, quilting, counted cross stitch, crocheting, fishing, hiking, and camping.

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    S – smile at yourself
    E – encourage those around you and you will be encouraged
    C – celebrate your life every day.
    R – relax the criticism of yourself. You are beautiful and do not forget it!
    E – enjoy every minute of your life and make the most of it.
    T – treat yourself better. Take time for you!

    Let's meet or exceed our February aspirations!


    *I copied this from a comment on my Spark Page from the wonderful 1HAPPYSPIRIT. Sharing it with those of you not lucky enough to be on her mailing list!!

    474 days ago
    emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
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    790 days ago
    The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. - Anna Quindlen.
    You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
    No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it. ~ Jean de La Bruyere
    799 days ago
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