My younger daughter and I
I teach English as a Second Language at Southern Utah University. I also enjoy gardening, music, reading, writing, and walking my dog. I am amazed at what a difference exercise has made for me. It has really helped me trim up, and kept me from getting depressed. My favorite exercises are walking/running and Callenetics. I like Callentics because it is almost like relaxing into fitness, and it is very gentle. As I have been seriously working on my cardio-exercise and sleeping better, my energy and mood levels have been rising. My dog, Shadow, is a great walking partner, and is really into this walk run thing, which is a great motivator for me. I have really been enjoying using the SparkPeople website.
*Lose five pounds at a time until I am to my goal of 145
* Work on keeping connected with my two daughters who are in two different cities
* Have more fun and work on cultivating some of my friendships
* Go to the temple every month
* Get my house in better order and work on maintaining it well
Lose 5 pounds by December 9; then go onto the next five and work on maintaining what I've lost. (Ultimately want to get to 145)
Succeed at the Better Sleep Challenge. Keep a streak going for at least one month beginning September 9, 2012
Work on keeping my Spirits up by taking the Stress busting challenge and regular exercise.
My motives to loose that weight:
Keep my knees from hurting
Safe BMI and beyond
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters
I want to work towards being able to do 10 pushes from my toes and do at least one pull up.
I'm working on Spark Coach
Better Sleep Challenge
Stress Busting Challenge
Participating in the Halloween Trot
Cedar City, Utah
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 177.0
"Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something,
perhaps when you are least expecting it.
I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down."
~Charles F. Kettering
Thank you for the mini trampoline goodie! Have a healthy week!
1006 days ago
“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” (Christian D. Larson)
1010 days ago
"Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil." (John Ruskin)
Wishing you well in the week ahead!
1027 days ago
"Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
1144 days ago
For I have come to have much joy and comfort in your love, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you ~ Philemon 1:7.
I rejoice over you. As I prepare to close out my account with Spark People on the 12th, I want you to know that God has used you to refresh my heart and I have found much joy and comfort in your loving ways and caring presence. You will be in my heart and in my prayers as I take up my cross daily to follow Jesus. Keep up the good work, beloved. God bless you on your way.
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1151 days ago