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Back at it again, but this time with a new mindset and better focus. Beginning to understand that so many aspects of my life are intertwined, including my health and fitness.

Every little change I make will be a step in the right direction, and everything (EVERYTHING!) I do is a choice. Some bad decisions will happen, and that's ok (another thing I must remember). I just need to make the next choice a good one.

One of my big mistakes on my previous attempts has been taking on too much too fast. This time, I'm going to try to incorporate weekly mini-goals, just making one change at a time and giving myself a week to adjust before adding more. Some of my mini-goals include:
- At least 10 minutes of exercise every day (including strength training)
- At least 8 cups of water every day
- At least 5 servings of fruits and veggies every day
- Spend 2 weeks on limited carbs (maybe 25-30g daily) to help end my unhealthy relationship with sugar and processed carbs
- Meet my minimum protein requirement daily (this very rarely happens - I'm a carboholic)

Thanks for stopping by, and best wishes on your own Spark journey!

Some goal rewards...
Start weight: 169
25% goal (163): new sports bras
50% goal (157): get a movie I want to see ("Whiplash")
75% goal (151): new swimsuit
100% goal(145): being able to WEAR the new swim suit ;-)

Member Since: 6/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 35,176

My Goals:
To make small, gradual, PERMANENT changes toward a healthier lifestyle.

My Program:
-1250-1550 calories/day

- At least 10 minutes of exercise a day (preferably 20 minutes or more), cardio nearly every day and strength training 3-4x a week.

Personal Information:
Hi! I'm Mary Anne. I work full time as a public high school choral director, and when I'm not there I'm home with my husband, toddler, almost-toddler, and dog.

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Today doesn't last forever, but tomorrow never comes.

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    "Whatever you want in life, start today.
    Not tomorrow - today.
    Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
    Your happiness depends on starting today - every day."
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    Thank you for the reply on my birthday party blog!

    1399 days ago
    “The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.”
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I'm So Hungry I Could Eat An Apple!" Have a Magnificent, Marvelous and Motivated May!

    1457 days ago
  • v DAWNA88
    Thanks for your words of support! I really appreciate it-- what a motivation your lil guy must be. :)
    2089 days ago
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    Welcome to Wii Fit Plus!!!! We are so glad to have you on our team!!!! Please check out the message boards and challenges. They can really keep you motivated!!!! This is a fun team with wonderful, supportive people. Feel free to jump in and get healthier with us!!!! We can do it together!!!! If you have any questions or suggestions, just ask!!!!
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