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Welcome to my SparkPage! I�ve been a member of since June 10, 2010. Six months before joining, my highest weight was 220 pounds. Trying and failing every diet on the market put me on a roller coaster year after year. That is, until I became a member of This program made me realize that what I needed was a change in lifestyle, not a diet that would eventually end. With God in my life, determination to succeed, and the support and encouragement of my family, friends and members of, I embarked on my journey to better health.

Choosing better nutrition and becoming physically active while tracking everything I eat and do added to the success of reaching my goals. On July 12, 2011 I reached my weight goal. I went from wearing size 20 to a size 6! Over the past three years this 59 year old gal has become addicted to bike riding through wooded trails, paved trails, and roadways. I enjoy power-walking, running and kayaking. During the winter months I enjoy snowshoeing and continue to ride my bike and jog on back roads. I�ve fallen in love with Nature and have become a �shutter-bug�. And I have fun blogging about the different sights on my trails. Before I became a member of the SparkPeople community, I used to read about outdoor adventures and admire pictures of people hiking and biking in and around the Grand Tetons, Canyonlands, Arches National Park or the Gunks. Now I write about my own adventures and find myself in those kinds of pictures. My blogs continue to document them.

I welcome you to take time to read some of my blogs here on my SparkPage. Life is an adventure. There are many roads for us to travel to reach our goals in life. Choose the healthy road. Have your goals in full sight and take one step at a time to reach them. It may be difficult at first, you may experience bumps every once in a while, but with consistency at working hard and not giving up, what you thought was impossible you can make possible! Every day I want to be better than I was the day before. Join me as we journey side by side to reach our goals. Together, we can do it one step at a time!

Member Since: 6/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 148,310

My Goals:
- To continue to have a closer relationship with God
- To lose 10 pounds and maintain weight goal
- To improve my running
- To complete fabric books for Project Linus
- To complete cross-stitch ornaments for Christmas 2015

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To cycle at least 3 times a week.

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    emoticon for the birthday wishes. I hope you have a Happy New Year.
    20 days ago
    Just wanted to say hi and hope you had a great holiday and a Happy New year this weekend. emoticon
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    Merry Christmas to you! I wish you a wonderful holiday season with your loved ones. May you holiday be blessed with joy, love and happiness.

    "It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air." (W.T. Ellis)

    Best Wishes,
    *~ Paula *~
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    Happy First Day of Winter! Since it's going to be 62 degrees here tomorrow... emoticon I thought I'd stop by with some warm winter wishes for my spark friends! emoticon Enjoy these last 10 days of 2016 and let's get ready to make 2017 the healthiest yet! emoticon emoticon
    30 days ago
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    Thanks for your supportive comment on my Willpower and Mini-Habits blog. Chris Downie certainly does use that same philosophy for the SparkPeople program. I really enjoyed listening to the Willpower book and learning more about exactly why the 10 minutes thing works so well.

    Sometimes, even that's too much for our stubborn minds to overcome. That's why I'm at a two-minute movement goal right now. And although my goal for writing is 10 minutes, I often tell myself all I have to do is login to my training program. If I login and still want to quit, I would let myself. It hasn't happened yet. The hardest part is getting my body into my office and logging into the site. The rest is -- as they say -- downhill from there. emoticon (I wanted to do a bike, but none were going downhill. emoticon )

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