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It''s time to get back in motion. This is a different year and a different me. I have been retired for 5 years and have still to find what I want to do with the rest of my life. Whatever it is, I want to be healthy. The past two years have been rough. I have lost ground with my weight and my physical condition. It''s time to spark! With that in mind, I participated in the 5% challenge this summer and met my goal. I'm trying again this fall as a Shooting Star!

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It''s time to get back in motion. This is a different year and a different me. I have been retired for 5 years and have still to find what I want to do with the rest of my life. Whatever it is, I want to be healthy. The past two years have been rough. I have lost ground with my weight and my physical condition. It''s time to spark! With that in mind, I participated in the 5% challenge this summer and met my goal. I'm trying again this fall as a Shooting Star!

5% Challenge goals
1. I will eat three healthy meals and record each thing I eat.
2. I will choose healthy snacks.
3. I will try to exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
4. I will record my efforts on my team page.
4. I will encourage my teammates by visiting their pages and blogs.

I am in a constant battle to keep my weight down. I have been a yo-yo dieter since forever. Right now I''m just trying to get back to my first "got-to-lose" weight almost 40 years ago. Losing hasn''t been the problem. Getting my mind set is usually where I first get stuck. Once I''m in, I''m all in and the weight comes off! The problem: I don''t keep it off. I quit writing down my food and making healthy food choices. I love chocolate, fried foods, pastries, cookies . . . and I like baking. When I didn''t have something yummy to eat, I made it.

SparkPeople has solved most of my problems if I will just keep on using the services offered. I like all of the help offered by SparkPeople website. The community here is very supportive and encouraging.

I have a wonderful family--my parents and all of my brothers, my husband, children, grandchildren. I want to keep healthy and be around for a long time. I''m glad I''ve added a little spark to my life!

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Member Since: 8/13/2011

SparkPoints: 49,654

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My Goals:
I want to be healthy to enjoy my retirement and my grandchildren. I would like to go on a short-term mission trip.

My Program:
I am watching portions, checking out what I can eat before I eat it, and trying to walk every day. I am using the fitness resources available on SparkPeople trying to limber up and trim down.

Personal Information:
I am currently living in Elkhart, Indiana. I taught school for 36 years and am now enjoying my job as "grammy." I enjoy
crafting, reading, gardening (especially hostas), eating out with friends, traveling, singing, playing on the computer, sleeping-in. AND of course, my eight grandchildren.

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Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior.

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First thing every morning before you arise, say out loud, ‘I believe’, three times.
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I believe, I believe, I believe. See, that was really easy!

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Stumbling is not falling.
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I know that stumbling feels bad, but keep on going ... you'll be so glad you did! And, you are a Shooting Star, so you really are a success!

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It’s not the mistakes in life that are important; it’s what we learn from them.
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So, what did you learn from your most recent mistake? How are you going to make it work for you TODAY?

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Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
~Mark Victor Hansen

It's your journey ... you CAN do this!

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