MYRTLY   18,237
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
Dec 2009

Jestine, Myrtly, Mike

Me & my Grandson - Surfside Beach, SC - Memorial Day Week 2009

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Change is what makes us who we are. Whats done is done - today I will move forward and change.

Joined in 2009 - Ups and downs - visited today March 24, 2015 for the 1st time in 504 days. I need Spark. I need to get it right. Please help me do this. I'm going to start it all over.
Joined in 2009 - Ups and downs - visited today March 24, 2015 for the 1st time in 504 days. I need Spark. I need to get it right. Please help me do this. I'm going to start it all over.



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Member Since: 6/11/2009

SparkPoints: 18,237

Fitness Minutes: 7,876

My Goals:
To do things differently permanetly.

Walk the 10 k Cooper River Bridge Run 3/27/2010

Be wearing any size that ends in ""teen for the bridge run.

My Program:
Nutrition! Nutrition! Nutrition!


I stay under 1800 calories.
I pack my breakfast and lunch everyday for work.
I always have something healthy available in case I have a snack attack.
I have one moderate dessert a week.
I drink 8 plus glases a day - water, green tea, FUZE 10 cal, and Vitamin Water 10.
I take a multi-vitamin daily.
I don't eat fried food.
Ieat something every couple of hours.
I walk everyday (as of Sept. '09)

Personal Information:
2013 I'm 56, mother of (2) born in 1980 & 1982 and Grandmother of (1) born the day before my birthday 2005.
I love the outdoors.
Digging in the dirt.
Hanging out with my Kids, Grandkids & of course Dear Ole Hubby.
I am loving the time I spend walking. This gives me time for podcast and listens to my favorite tunes. Joined in '09 @ 51

Other Information:
I feel invigorated since joining Spark. I am eating healthy and nutritious. Don't think you can do it alone. Eating and fitness is only HALF of it. The SUPPORT TEAM here at Sparkpeople is the other half. They are the ones pulling me along.

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Member Comments:
4/9/2015 1:29:39 PM

Hi Myrtly.....are u still on here?

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11/5/2013 11:59:55 AM

It sometimes takes a couple of trial runs to get it right. It did for me! Here is one way to stay focused in the long run:

Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

MEASURE YOUR SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. Do it immediately after you eat if not before.
MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several weeks I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.

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11/4/2013 4:05:09 PM

I see no comments since April. Are you newly back? If so, emoticon

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Happy St. Patrick's Day to my Spark Friend! I hope that your day is full of fun & fitness. Bright blessings to you & yours. -Dawn

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