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I am, if nothing else, persistent. I have been on Spark People since June 2010 and am still plodding along on my journey to a healthier lifestyle. I am an emotional eater, and have a tendency to procrastinate, which makes establishing good habits a challenge. However I take this journey one step at a time, one day at a time, and eventually, I will reach my goals.

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark" - Charles Spurgeon

And by perseverance I will reach my goals.

Member Since: 6/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 46,561

My Goals:
2017 Summer 5% Challenge

Exercise Commitment: I will continue to go to the pool on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. And with summer and warmer weather I will be out in my garden.

Nutrition: I plan to use the Mayo clinic diet program and the Spark People Nutrition Tracker with the goal of staying within my calorie range. I am going back to basics - drinking water ONLY and no sugared drinks, tracking food, menu planning and portion control - all the things I know I ought to do but have been letting slip.

Motivation: 10 reasons I want to lose weight.
I want to:
1. walk without pain
2. prepare for future surgery (hip replacement)
3. be able to go for long walks along the beach without having to stop and rest all the time
4. have my clothes fit better so I look/feel better
5. decrease my risk of diabetes and/or heart disease
6. go up and down stairs without using the chair lift
7. get ready for my Hawaii cruise in September
8. fit

My Program:
-To take this journey one step at a time, one day at a time, and not to beat myself up if I am not perfect. I want to focus on progress and attainable goals.

Personal Information:
I am:
-63 years young
-live in Western Canada
-have 2 furry kids (cats)
-a Christian
-a hummer - (that way I don't have to remember all the words to a song - just the melody); some people find it annoying, but I come from a family of hummers so its genetic

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"By perseverance the snail reached the ark" - Charles Spurgeon

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    You're right.... Ellsworth is more interested in sleeping! LOL
    30 days ago
  • v TANYA168
    Thanks - I think i will so that way she remembers U16 - her time at the camp and works hard for next year. She can do this...you get invited to try out next year!

    It has been stressful since she her hip is still not fully recovered. Then we are in Boston for another hockey tournament next week. Prepping for that as well...then off to Italy to visit my mom and dad. My brother will be there with his kids. It will be a fun 2 weeks!

    How are you doing?

    30 days ago
    It's me again, Jineane and I want to thank you for encouraging me to keep on keeping on and to not lose sight of my goals! I've come so far and I know you'll be there to say something to pick me back up! I appreciate it....whole bunches!

    Thanks, Jineane!

    34 days ago
    Awww, Jineane, such a sweet note and goodie! You are a dear friend, and I do hope one day to have that cup of tea with you! I hope you have a WONDERFUL Saturday and Sunday! And do tell your Mom, that a sparker friend of yours bids her a blessed day today!
    37 days ago
  • v SUSANH1230
    Thank you for the goodie and, I must say, your cats are gorgeous! emoticon
    44 days ago
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