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I am the one in blue, tennis is my passion! 2010 when I lost the wt!

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Hi! I'm a young at heart tennis playing grandma of 7. I have a dream of being the best i can be for me, my hubs, kids and gkids . Let's help each other make our dreams come true! ~Maci~

"I can do this, I am worth it, I can,I can, I can!"

History: July 25th-Early Dec. 2010. I found sparks and lost 28pds. 2011- I quit sparkin and gained every bit back. Today I am back sparkin and plan to stay! That 28pds sounds like a dream come true, I'm ready again!

Member Since: 8/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,520

My Goals:
To be at a healthy happy weight, and to be able to run around the courts with grace and speed!

My Program:
1. healthy bkfst
2. vitamins
3. Sparks (nut & fitness + team posts)
4. exercise 30+ min
5. Only F&V's after 8

Cal limit 1000-2000 (avg under 1500 a day)

Exercise plan:
To play tennis M,W,F 2+ hrs and to walk the other days. and my 50 crunches a day!

Personal Information:
I'm from Sunny Oceanside, So.California. I am the mom of 3 wonderful grown daughters and the grandma of 7 gkids. My whole family lives in Oceanside. I am one lucky mom/gma. I am a young active 53 yr old who plays league tennis for the city team.

Other Information:
I love to camp, hang with friends and family, travel (road trips to cruises) play tennis, watch TV, play card and fun games. I play tennis almost everyday.
My fav shows are Modern Family, Dexter, The Amazing race, Dr Phil, Oprah, and Survivor!
I am a classic junk food junkie and really have to work hard to fit in a vegi & fruit everyday, Eating healthy is a huge challenge for me. We can do it!

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    ~Hello my SPARKling Friend~
    I hope all is well with you and yours & that you are enJOYing the Summer...

    I thought I would share some words of encouragement

    "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
    ~Jimmy Dean

    ~Wishing you all the Best and much Success~ ~Keep SPARKling~
    ~BLESSings ALLways~ Deby

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    768 days ago
    ♥♥.*`*. ♥`*.♥.*`*.♥
    Thank you for reading and
    posting on my 'Diary' blog ..
    I am glad a friend sent it to
    you . You are the 100th
    person to read my blog so
    I am giving you a special
    goodie.... 2B ...... Thanks
    again! ........ Jan
    ♥♥.*`*. ♥`*.♥.*`*.♥
    P.S. How awesome you
    play tennis! And you
    have fantastic pictures in
    your gallery! ..... :)

    779 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2014 8:41:25 AM
    emoticon Maci for your prayers and support in my healing from the accident. I appreciate you sharing about your experience of constant pain after you broke three vertibres in your upper back years ago. It gives me hope that someday I will be pain free such as you are today. I know it's going to be a slow process and hope that I don't end up requiring surgery if the physical therapy doesn't work. It's wonderful to have special friends such as you! Embracing you with love and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed Thursday!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    810 days ago
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    ~~~~The Five "W"'s of Life~~~~

    WHO you are is what makes you special.
    Do not change for anyone.

    WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
    Do not be afraid to explore.

    WHEN life pushes you over,
    you push back harder.

    WHERE there are choices to make,
    make the one you won't regret.

    WHY things happen will never be certain.
    Take it in stride and move forward.

    These 5 "W"'s are
    A Wonderful Way to Wake-up on Wednesday!!!
    Enjoy the day!!

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    * Thanks to Barbiee52 for sharing this wonderful Wednesday message!
    811 days ago
    Maci, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! I'm keeping Rick in my prayers. You are:

    emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon

    S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
    P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
    A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
    K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
    T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
    A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
    C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
    U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
    L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
    A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
    R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!

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    814 days ago
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