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As I begin my second year on Sparkpeople, I am grateful to the Coaches, the wonderful friends and the inspiration that is Spark!
My intention for 2014 is to "Finish what I started"!

As I begin my second year on Sparkpeople, I am grateful to the Coaches, the wonderful friends and the inspiration that is Spark!
My intention for 2014 is to "Finish what I started"!



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Member Since: 12/28/2012

SparkPoints: 81,375

Fitness Minutes: 29,974

My Goals:
2014 - NEW GOAL: Always be under 170.
NEW GOAL: Keep track of my cholesterol numbers so I can stay off medication.
NEW GOAL: 6,000 steps every day.

My Program:
I will continue to track nutrition and fitness every day.

I will continue to enter challenges and enjoy friends--old and new!

Personal Information:
My name is Phyllis but I have been called MawMaw for lots of years now. I am 73 years old, live in the country in southwest Indiana. Through my life I have tried WeightWatcher, TOPS and lots of things that make me cringe now in hindsight. The Spark Program is the first time that I have taken control of my own program and made it just for me instead of following the "one size fits all" outlined for me by others.

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My joys, besides my large beautiful family, are any type of sewing, knitting, quilting, etc. and sitting on the front porch with a good book!

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ROXYZMOM
12/22/2014 10:52:49 AM

Thank you for sharing. I get up everyday and tell myself "you are going to have a good day, be strong"



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12/21/2014 9:51:05 AM

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Recipe for a Merry Christmas

To a cup of tradition, time-honored and dear,
Add a generous portion of holiday cheer,
Combine with the memories of Christmases past,
Then sprinkle the mixture with joy unsurpassed.
Add a dash of good spirits, stir fondly until
You set it to rise in the warmth of good will.
Pour love over all in generous measure,
And garnish with laughter and heartwarming pleasure.

~ Barbara Burrow ~

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SANDRA2BHEALTHY
12/20/2014 10:51:01 AM

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use.
~ Ruth Gordon ~

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KALANTHA
12/20/2014 9:48:37 AM

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This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far you’ve come so far.

3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track – they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, you’ll want to keep going.

9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

10. Help others when you can.

Keep going!

You are SPARKTACULAR!

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JAMBABY0
12/17/2014 11:24:38 PM

thank you hope you and yours have a great Holiday



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