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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 am going to actively participate in the 5% summer challenge. This time I am On the Awesome A team. 5% Challenge goals 1. I will eat three ...
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 am going to actively participate in the 5% summer challenge. This time I am On the Awesome A team. 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 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: 42,253

Fitness Minutes: 8,499

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, avoiding the wonderful candy at the candy store I work at, and trying to walk every day. I am using the fitness resources available on SparkPeople trying to limber up and trim down.

Personal Information:
*From Northwest Indiana
*Wife, mother, grandmother, retired teacher, now working part-time in a candy store
*Love crafting, reading, gardening (especially hostas), eating out with friends, traveling, singing, playing on the computer, sleeping-in

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Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior.

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MOONCHILD8
7/3/2015 11:19:24 AM

cONGRATS! Wow! Happy 4th of July! Have a great day. Linda from bean town emoticon emoticon emoticon



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GEMLADYONE
7/3/2015 10:42:16 AM

Have an emoticon day as cApitAl A!



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AGAPEJOY
7/3/2015 9:23:19 AM

emoticon On your emoticon A Day! Have a Blessed one!!

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GWINNER1
7/3/2015 7:46:16 AM

Wishing you the MOST AWESOME Capital A Day! emoticon



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QSULLIVAN
7/3/2015 7:26:46 AM

emoticon on being our Capital A of the Day! I hope it's emoticon



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