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Me with my grandsons, Chris & Mikey after finding a cache. ( www.geocaching.com )





My grandsons, Chris & Mikey. They are my motivation. I want to be around to see them grow up.





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A New Year - A New Me

Hi, my name is Jan

1/5/09 - Starting over, again!
I have decided to adjust my goals for 2009.

This time, my main goal is to get healthy by making small changes in my eating & exercising habits.

I have alway been a all or nothing kind of person. When I first started Spark, I tried to change everything!

I tried to totally gave up my number one weakness - Pepsi. - I failed.

I vowed to exercise every day, no matter what. ...
Hi, my name is Jan

1/5/09 - Starting over, again!
I have decided to adjust my goals for 2009.

This time, my main goal is to get healthy by making small changes in my eating & exercising habits.

I have alway been a all or nothing kind of person. When I first started Spark, I tried to change everything!

I tried to totally gave up my number one weakness - Pepsi. - I failed.

I vowed to exercise every day, no matter what. - I failed.

I tried to completely change the types of food I eat. - I failed.

I just couldn't keep up with it. It was too much all at once. I had set myself up for failure. And sure enough I failed.

When I first started, I lost 10 lbs. I have since gained back 5 of those lbs.

So, for 2009, I'm not going to concetrate on losing weight, although it would be great. I am going to cut back on the pepsi I drink by drinking more water, eat more fruits & veggies and exercise at least 3 times a week.

Once, I have made these a habit, I will move on to other goals.




9/22/08 - Update
I started out strong back in February. But, there were other factors at work then, too. I totally gave up Pepsi (one of biggest weaknesses) for Lent. We had a Biggest Loser Contest at work. And I was new to SP & was going to change my whole lifestyle.
Problem was, it was too much at once. I couldn't keep it up. Especially, with life happening. There have been birthday parties, graduation parties, family reunion, illnesses, injuries, etc since I started.
Something had to give, & what gave was my complete lifestyle change.

I've gained back 3 of the pounds I lost, I think (I need to weigh myself to be sure - I'll do that & log it).

So, I've decided to start over!! And this time it will be baby steps.
I'm going to set new goals & take it slower. Maybe that way I can stick to it. Because, I really did feel better when I ate right & exercised regularly and lost some weight. I had more energy. I slept better at night & felt more rested during the day. I want that back - for good!!

So here goes.......... I'm baaaaack !!




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Member Since: 2/11/2008

SparkPoints: 8,906

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My Goals:
- Drink more water & less pepsi

- Eat more fruits & veggies

- Get some form of exercise at least 3 days a week

My Program:
1/2 hr step aeorbics at least 3 days a week

1/2 hr light weights at least 2 days a week

Walk when the weather permits

Play with my grandsons whenever possible

Personal Information:
My name is Jan

I live in Western PA (near Pittsburgh)

I live with my boyfriend Jim

I have one daughter and two beautiful grandsons


Other Information:
I like to garden

I also like to cook, but I hate the cleaning up afterward

I have been diagnosed with Sjogren's Syndrom and fatigue has been one of the biggest hurdles for me. I'm hoping getting healthier with Spark People will help.

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4/24/2009 8:25:23 PM

SENDING MY HAPPY WEEKEND WISHES TO YOU! AND THANKS FOR BEING A GREAT MEMBER AT THE "AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES" TEAM! AND LOOK AT THAT WEIGHT TICKER MOVE -- FANTASTIC!!!
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4/1/2009 9:24:24 AM

Thank you for the birthday wishes!!



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KATHY:)
3/28/2009 1:47:28 PM

You go girl friend... your fresh start is the best way to go... emoticon
one step, one day at a time..... Don't think of anything more then today..we can all do it for ONE DAY.. then the next will be the only one on your mind..
You can do it... WE can do it
Hope your weekend is a good one for you ... don't forget to wear your smile.. it actually takes more muscles to frown... .. so give your face a break emoticon emoticon emoticon Kathy:)



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STARSHINE47804
3/21/2009 7:17:19 AM

Just wanted to stop by & see how you're doing. I love you page & your grandsons are adorable!! I'm glad you're a part of the Autoimmune team!



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