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(can I brag? just a little? on 12-12-15, my page was the daily featured SparkPeople Motivator. and honestly, that just made me bust my Feel-Good Gut! THANK YOU!)

I'm a highly educated, 50+, retired lady whose main "fun" right now is leading an aerobics class twice a week. I'm not a tech-head, but I'm active, involved, and always searching for more friends. I'm even better in person, as I'm pretty laid-back and accepting!

I've learned how to reach a weight loss goal -- I reached my goal weight by Low Carbing, a la Atkins. But I got severe lack of support at a time of great stress, did the stupid thing and regained the weight, and now am starting all over. (Update: now halfway there.) I'm smart, but I have learned you are always stronger when you have help. I KNOW I can do this; but I'd love to have a buddy.

My goal is to lose weight and keep it off for ME -- to look good, feel good, and be healthier for the rest of my life. I'm finally OVER (that was SO last decade!) the struggle to stay YOUNG and pushing myself far too hard. Now, I'm more relaxed -- I enjoy gardening, oil painting, stained-glass making, dancing, reading, and cuddling with my dear friend Ginger (that green thing on my shoulder in my profile image), in addition to my more vigorous pursuits of snow-skiing, step-aerobics, shooting hoops, and hula-hooping. Hey, ya gotta keep it fun!

Member Since: 1/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 60,311

My Goals:
1. Lose 30 more pounds.
2. Quit driving so fast!
3. Learn to speak Italian better.
4. Find more ways to regularly incorporate strength-training into my life.
5. Find the courage to make certain major changes in my life.

My Program:
1. Calorie-cycling while low-carbing on a keto diet.
2. Paying fines and learning to use cruise-control at all times!
3. Listening to language CD's while I drive. And visiting Italy!
4. 10 minutes (JUST!) of ab exercises! Yes, I CAN do it!
5. Getting professional advice in several areas: make-up, style, health, aging, etc.

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    Today's Featured Motivator! emoticon
    196 days ago
    Hey, I added you as a friend. I love your page and your attitude! Got some great ideas from your blogs! I am also a low-carb girl trying to work my way back to my maintenance range. Enjoy your weekend!
    196 days ago
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    emoticon on being Spark Motivator of the Day! Enjoy your special Spark Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    196 days ago
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    I am SO glad to know you are human... LOL!
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    295 days ago
    Love your ghostbusters pics! I hope you're excited about the all-new female cast!

    I think my acceptance habit comes mostly straight from FlyLady:

    "I started getting organized in 1999 with two ideas in my head. The first one was to establish one habit at a time. The second was the most important and it was to be nice to me. These two ideas have formed the foundation for FLYing!"


    "Our negativity manifest itself in more than words; we do things to set us up to fail and make excuses. Those excuses don’t make us feel better; they just make us feel worse. As part of being nice to me I decided to come up with ways to make it easier on myself to do my routines."

    And that's probably where I came up with my "doability" principal. I won't even try a new habit or plan until I find a way to make it doable. Oh, sure, running 5 miles a day would drop some pounds and make me more fit, but only if could get myself to do it, which I wouldn't! So I settled for isometrics and walking a little bit more and taking the steps. It was kinder to pick things that I could actually accomplish!

    Hope you'll take a minute to read the rest of her essay!
    298 days ago
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