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Ahoy Maties, last time to try to lose this weight BUT this time will be a success!



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The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.

Nelson Boswell

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

-Carl Bard

When desirous of a life change or any kind of a change, it's wiser to start from a place like: "I am who I am today, where I am today, because this was my choice and it has served me well. However, it no longer serves me, my ...
The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.

Nelson Boswell

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

-Carl Bard

When desirous of a life change or any kind of a change, it's wiser to start from a place like: "I am who I am today, where I am today, because this was my choice and it has served me well. However, it no longer serves me, my choices have changed, and I give thanks for the amazing changes that now sweep through my amazing life."

Rather than, "I don't know how I got here. I hate this. I must be sabotaging my own progress. I just won't accept things as they are any more. I'm desperate for a change. By this time next year my life will totally rock!"




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Member Since: 4/22/2004

SparkPoints: 10,571

Fitness Minutes: 205

My Goals:
Eat the healthiest I can at each meal and visit the gym 5 to 6 times weekly. Develop a healthy lifestyle, not be on a diet.





My Program:
I am doing a nutritionally sound program with no crazy eating or dieting crap - real food, low fat, low sodium. I do sneak in a glass of wine twice a week - but stay within my calorie range. I am learning the "grazing method" of eating for a lifestyle change that will carry me well into the future.

Personal Information:
I am a Mom with two kids still in college and living at home -my husband died Sept 2011 unexpectedly and it was a big blow after 34 years together. I am finding my way back to spark to help with more than just my eating habits

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My husband was a wonderful man and every time I started a new "diet" he said the only failure is the failure to try, you can fail a thousand times, you only have to succeed once.



It is a good thing to remember.

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"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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PRERIE
7/16/2008 12:23:48 PM

I posted this on our discussion board, too.

JACKIE... I haven't said hi to you for too long! I'm sorry. I was thinking about you recently guessing what your thoughts would be on this common advice: "To get something done, ask someone who is busy." I think of how busy you are, how much you accomplish, how fulfilled you have made yourself. Some days it takes me forever to get started, but once the momentum gets rolling, accomplishments tend to be fun. Some days the stress could just break me. Anyway, here's to stretching to the max and flexing those muscles, even those in the business world!





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LOVES_ANIMALS
6/3/2008 5:16:03 PM

Hi Honey,

Thanks for checking in with me. I haven't won any awards lately for weight loss, hoping that the summer brings motivation!

Hugs,

Sally



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HEALTHY.ONE
6/1/2008 1:02:39 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. That's an honor, and you're my first, so that's very special!

You're doing so great! I love your quotes/comments on your SparkPage and copied and pasted them to a file of my own so I can reflect on that when I need to - hopefully you don't mind. I like to think of things that way, too, and I'm happy to be in a healthier place in my life right now. :o)



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KITT52
6/1/2008 10:45:50 AM

Thank You Jackie for your encouragement.
I do appreciate it.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
We have a great group of ladies about your age and with lots of weight to loose if your interested in joining. I find the groups really help keep me motivated.

Have a happy and healthy day.

Kitt



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