My parents, my sister and me (in lavendar). A happy moment together.
Went from Angel to Biker Chick in same photo shoot!
I have a new action goal: Walk at least 15 minutes every day (unless there is 2 feet of snow on the ground), then I might have to ski or snowshoe, instead! LOL! :)
Looking forward to good stuff this year! I want to get myself in gear so I am happy with my results by this summer. For once in my life, I want to be ready and waiting for a "summer birthday" (i.e. wearing a bathing suit--in public!).
All the best to you with your healthy living goals this year!
Well, my goal is steady-as-she-goes. I am aiming for a 1-2 lb. weight loss per week. I have tended, through my life, to be all about immediate results, only to sabotage them later. NOT ANYMORE! I am working too hard, and am too proud of my daily efforts to start sabotaging myself again. I am declaring a moratorium on self-sabotage! IT STOPS TODAY!!!! Hallelujah!
I'm feeling happier and more motivated lately. Realizing that with all the supportive Sparkers here at SP, I can keep sailing along on my way down to a healthier weight!
It's not all easy, and I know I will hit some roadblocks along the way, but knowing that I am struggling along with so many others is helping me to realize I am not alone. I am gaining hope and strength for my future! Something I didn't used to have.
Thanks for all of you with very positive comments, quotes and praises on your blogs, your SparkPages, and your message boards. I find that it is thinking more positively that has helped pull me out of a depressing place that made each day a big effort. Now my days are becoming more of an adventure, and there is always so much to look forward to when I check in with my fellow Sparkers! Here's to you! Keep it up because you can do whatever you set your mind to do!!! Let's go all the way!
Love and Hugs,
"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence..."
"I have written these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
--Jesus of Nazareth
To update my SparkPage peridoically because I can.
To meet new people here and learn what has worked for them on their journeys to their goal weights.
To learn to become the "New Me" and to be okay with it.
To be able to say a fond farewell to the "Old Me" and not look back! LET'S DO IT!
To lose weight, I am TRACKING everything I eat--still! It is a bit of a pain, but it really seems to be helping. When I started on SP, my daily intake was something like 3,000 (easy!), now it is around 1200-1400. And I am still eating just about everything I like. Just less of it, to make less of me. :)
My name is Jill. I am loving my time here in Spark World. People are so friendly and helpful, and it is really helping my self-esteem and progress A LOT! I am just so happy I found out about this site and am making a new effort to become the healthy me I am meant to be! YEA! :)
I like to read, talk to friends on the phone, play the piano, learn about recovery, travel and visit other countries, eat different types of ethnic foods, read and write poetry, I used to draw (not so much lately), sunshine makes me happy but I don't tan much at all (the Irish in me?). Anything else ya wanna know? Drop me a line.
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| Pounds lost: 28.0
Hi Friends, I am back on SP! It has been about 2 and 1/2 years! Hard to believe, but true. Since last on SP, I have gotten married...and have now been married 2 and 1/2 years. Huh, I guess that is what happened. So, not my weight is up again because I got so comfortable with everything. Had stopped going to the gym after one of my very best life-long friends died, and then a high school friend of mine died on my birthday. Major bummers. I am finally coming through my grief and ready to start living my own life again. I want to have some energy to try new things and enjoy my married life! :)
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YEA, I Found You "RIVERKING43." If anyone happens to drop by my page here, would you send RIVERKING43 a welcome email? He is shy and not yet accepting comments on his Spark Page. But I hope some emails will encourage him that we are all pretty friendly here in Spark World!
1928 days ago
Hi to my friend RIVERKING43,
I am still trying to find you out here in Spark Cyber Space, but still no sighting of your Spark Page. Hmmm. Can you comment on my page here and they I can reply to you. Maybe that way I will be able to add you as a friend. I hope you see this message for you here...
1928 days ago
Back in 2009, you left a supportive comment on my blog. I just wanted to drop by to say thank you. I have not been the greatest SPFriend, but I'm trying to change that. It's because of SPFriends like you I was empowered to lose 152 pounds. If there is anything I can do to guide and support you, please let me know!
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"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
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2287 days ago