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NO Beat Ups-- JUST Get Ups Starting over again in 2012

These are my mantras for this year

No Beat Ups----Just Get Ups

Git Er Done !!!

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

I did not do what I should have done in 2011. This is a new year and a new chance to make a difference.The only one keeping me from succeeding is me.

My biggest downfall is night eating.I am determined to beat my Food Demon and control the night eating.
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These are my mantras for this year

No Beat Ups----Just Get Ups

Git Er Done !!!

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

I did not do what I should have done in 2011. This is a new year and a new chance to make a difference.The only one keeping me from succeeding is me.

My biggest downfall is night eating.I am determined to beat my Food Demon and control the night eating.
Also not stopping eating when full and eating when not hungry.
I do have a lot of heath issues that makes it difficult at times. But losing weight will make those health issues easier to live with.

I am so blessed to have a very supportive husband.By now most of you are very familier with him too and know how wonderful he is to me.
I am so glad I found this site. I have made so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me each day.I couldn't do this without them.They have been here for me thru both good and bad.
I will continue to blog every day and do a video every once in awhile.My blogs can be about anything. All depends on my mood that day. Sometimes they are really corny.But if you follow them you will get a good sense of who I am real quick.
I also plan on being very active on this web site. I will be active on message boards and join teams that fit me.I don't want to join too many teams as it will spread me too thin and I want to be supportive to others. Only those that have been thru it can truly understand the ups and downs.

This year my goals for 2012 will be
1.Conquer night eating
2 Lose 60#
3 Avoid stress and all people who cause me stress.
4. Be a better Spark friend

My Long Term Goals

1. Get below 300# ***
2. Get to 250#
3. Get to 200#

Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."


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Member Since: 8/17/2008

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My Goals:
My main goal is to lose weight to take the load off my heart and all other body parts.
One important goal is to lose enough weight to sit on floor and be able to get up by myself. And to cross my legs.

And to beat my Food Demon and conquer my night time over eating.
Stop eating when I am full and not eat when I am not hungry.

My Program:
Because of health problems exercise is limited to sitting exercises.I have several tapes that I try to use on a daily basis.
I am weighing and counting every calorie I eat. I am trying to stay between 1500 to 1700 cal. Also staying away from restaurants and take out food.Therefore I am cooking more meals and always on lookout for tasty low calorie meals.

Personal Information:
My name is Eleni and I live in Tarpon Springs Florida. I am 66 years old and disabled because of a bad heart.My wonderful husband and I have been married for almost 20 years after dating for 7.We both had teenagers and I wanted to wait.Between us we have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.We had our1st great grandchiId in June. I worked for 21 years as an operator in a power plant that makes electricity.I was one of only a few women to do this job.I retired 12 years ago and now there are no women doing what I did. I originally got my job because at the time companies were being forced to hire women. I was not welcomed in the power plant but I had 5 kids to feed as I was a single parent at the time. I had to prove myself daily for 21 years.
I took an early retirement because of heart but did continue to work as a sercurity guard for another 3 years.Then heart got too bad for me to work anymore. I spend most of my time at home.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading anything except romance novels which I never read.
I enjoy the computer and have been doing more and more on it.I am now on Facebook.
I also like TV and I crochet on rare occasions. I am also a pen and ink artist and amatuer photograher. Altho I haven't been doing much art lately and most pictures are taken from my back room of animals that wander in..
I also was a member of TOPS for many years and spent several years as leader.
Am very happy with the new friends I am making on Spark and their support is helping me so much.They are now family . Hopefully I will be able to help them also . Joining Spark has been one of my smartest moves.

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1/8/2014 7:49:54 PM

Popping by my dear friend's send you a shout out and lots of hugs! emoticon emoticon

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1/7/2014 1:38:28 PM

We're having a birthday celebration tomorrow, our daughter, and another on Thursday, our niece. We seem to go through double celebrations. my niece's sister was born on the day of my Husband's birthday; my my aunt's birthday is the 1st of October, my nephew is the 2nd of October, my sister's (his mom), is the 3rd of October, mine is the 4th, lots in October, let's just say.

I know the celebrations up there never end, and I think about you a lot. I miss your encouraging posts, but I wouldn't trade where you're at, or how you're free of pain and all that held you back here. i dont need to tell you to smile, either, because I'm sure that's another thing that never stops in heaven.

Have a just had to say that. Send us some warmth, it's way below freezing here, too. Thank you, Eleni

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1/1/2014 8:33:05 PM

I'll bet heaven had the most beautiful New Years celebration and you were right in the middle of it. I can just hear you laughing, and enjoying the beauty of it all.

Happy New Year, my friend...I don't have to hope you have one that's filled with love, hope, and happiness..because I know you are blessed with the best one EVER.

Keep looking down on your family and show them signs that you're still there, because I know you are. Much love, and happiness, until we speak again.

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12/31/2013 11:03:41 PM

Blessings to you our new angel Eleni emoticon We love and miss you!

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12/31/2013 7:57:20 PM

Becca we were all blessed knowing Eleni she was a special Lady and she is our very special Angel now.she is looking down on us all.Eleni we will always miss you and you will never be forgotten my dear friend.yes i can,t beleive its been over a month when god took you been a month and 2 days for my dad now he is up there to in heaven rip dad now you are with mom and all the rest of the relatives and are my angel too and mom and grandma morden and i got lots of angels looking down a me.Eleni i will miss you when you use to tape yourself while cooking for us to watch and i will miss you taking pictures of birds ,butterflies, even the ugly snakes.i love to see your pictures of special days you use to share. Thank you Eleni for being a Very Special Friend to me now will enjoy talking to your daughter on computer.maybe Bill will get on too and some of the family. emoticon emoticon emoticon from your canadian Friend Kathy (katie233) Take Care Big Hugs

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