MYRTLY   18,194
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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.

11/05/2013
You may read through all of this but today I begin a new path - all of this past is proof I can do it. Now I must change and commit to a permanent solution. Eat and Live Healthy!

2012
I stand before you a broken mess. Spark was my channel to to health. I have lost all that I gained.


February 27, 2012 - Here I am - BACK. As stated - A Broken Mess -


Hey Everybody! I'm from SC. Mom and Grandmom. I'm here to redefine my ...
11/05/2013
You may read through all of this but today I begin a new path - all of this past is proof I can do it. Now I must change and commit to a permanent solution. Eat and Live Healthy!

2012
I stand before you a broken mess. Spark was my channel to to health. I have lost all that I gained.


February 27, 2012 - Here I am - BACK. As stated - A Broken Mess -


Hey Everybody! I'm from SC. Mom and Grandmom. I'm here to redefine my self. Somewhere amid all the shuffling of life, I forgot about me.

Sparked in as a memberJune 2009 - Now it's .....................

MARCH 27,2010 - COOPER RIVER 10K BRIDGE RUN/WALK
02:09:24 Hrs
WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!

January 2010 - WooHoo! I'm feeling like a powerhouse. Good things are coming this month. Stick with me.
Oh Yeah! I've joined the Spark Your Body Bootcamp. Awesome & fun workouts. Hope I survive to tell the tales. Haha!
WOOHOO! Our COLUMBIA, SC Team won the SPread Your Spark Book Club Contest! Yeah! Next Month - Chris Downie "SPARKGUY" Calls in to our Rally. Columbia, SC has an AWESOME Team!

December 2009 - please be better than Nov. The total month was blown with illness and allergic reactions to meds. Be gone. No weight lost BUT no weight gained. It won't be long. This month I'll be back in the game. My eating has been good just unable to exercise regularly. I plan to start back Dec 2nd. I need at least (2) days of illness recovery prior to getting back. Last walk was 2 miles Nov. 18. WiSh me luck this month.

November 2009. Not off to such a great start. Sinus acting up has me somewhat lifeless. The 1st week was totally useless. I'll recover. I will never go back to the place I was before this Sparktacular journey began. Stick with me this month. I'll get my mindset back up.
It is my 6-month SparkVersary this month.
My food is good - my energy is just low plus the time change. Not walking near as much as Oct but will make it back up.
Mid Nov. I've actually made a good recovery with my walking but weight loss. Not going to sweat it. I'll just keep on keeping on with My Healthy lifestyle.

October 2009 is coming to a close and what a month it has been. I am now down 35 lbs. I feel great. This is my favorite month. I've really done a great job (I think) with my dedication to walking. I am so ready to continue my life as a healthy life styler. WooHoo!

Welcome September 2009. I've been patiently awaiting your arrival. I've got my ticker and weigh in up to date. I'm so excited to have lost 25 pounds by Sept. 1st through nutrtion awareness. I've done little in terms of daily work outs and I know this must be my next focus. I should change my page title to say.
"I've got my nutrition in order. Now I must focus on exercise. It will have to be strength training."

I knew there was no way I could focus on working out through the summer. So, I didn't fight it. However my eating habits are something I thought I would never get in control and I can honestly say I am a healthy eater, now. There are so many articles here on Sparkpeople that have helped me get to where I am now. Sparkpeople is just so motivational. The people here are fantastic. The success stories are inspirational. I love it.

Here is a "SHOUT OUT" to all my Spark Buddies! GO SPARKERS.
It's mid September 2009 and I'm walking everyday. WooHoo ME!




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Member Since: 6/11/2009

SparkPoints: 18,194

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!

Updated:

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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FIT4MEIN2013
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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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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10/26/2012 4:56:50 PM

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Happy Belated Birthday, Myrtly! Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Remember to give yourself the best present ever...the present of better health, stronger muscles, more energy...make healthier choices in eating, stay hydrated, move those muscles, and treat yourself like your best friend. Your body & spirit will thank you for many birthdays to come. Why stop at celebrating one day? Have a birthWEEK filled with love, laughter, & fun!! You're too special to limit yourself to just one day!! Make your birthWEEK rock!!
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