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I have recommitted to this program and I am again working the principles of sparkpeople with one difference. I am more committed than I have ever been.

I recognize my body as a wondrous machine, and I feel privileged to live in it.

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."

The following are my favorite quotes to keep me motivated:
I have recommitted to this program and I am again working the principles of sparkpeople with one difference. I am more committed than I have ever been.

I recognize my body as a wondrous machine, and I feel privileged to live in it.

"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."

The following are my favorite quotes to keep me motivated:
In the past, food provided stimulation and numbed my painful feelings and moods, but using food other than for fuel for our bodies, surrenders our later freedom of agency, we become disconnected to our own will.
My diet is more than a wish; it is a promise to God.. I promise to take care of my body and He promises to bless me to "run and not be weary and walk and not faint". He promises I will be able to find "hidden treasures" of knowledge. What better promise than that? :-)

"On this day of your life, dear friend, I believe God wants you to know...
....that food was never intended to be used as fun. Food
was intended to be used as nourishment.
When you use food as fun, your body has no fun at all.
It works harder, and it ultimately can't fight off the effects
of mistreatment. It carries more weight, which puts more
strain on your heart. Its arteries get clogged, which does
the same.
You could, of course, define fun another way. You
could decide that "fun" is being healthy and happy. But
you might have to change your whole idea about food."


I want to keep my body as fit and healthy as I can so that the Lord can use me to serve his other people for as long as I can.

I have liked the following poem since I was a child. I guess I have always known that I would be a late bloomer.

Fairy pencilings a faint design
And the fern's life lay in every line.
So I think God hides some souls away
Sweetly to surprise us at the last day." Author unknown
(I want to be that sweet surprise)

I am 55 years old. I watched my Mother grow old before her time. She is now 78years old, but compared to most other 78 year olds she seems much, much older. She went gray early. She is comfortable with her choice, in fact she believes she has no choice. but I want a better choice for myself. I am not my mother. I also have some of my Dad in me. He is currently fighting cancer, and I mean fighting. He is doing all he can to stay alive. I want to be more like him, and yet even then, I am not him. I look at the choices my parents have made, and I can make my own choices.

I believe that that I will be judged by the choices I make and not the choices my parents have made. I look at the choices they made. Did those choices suit them well? I can learn from them and make better choices for myself.
"It is not enough to want to make the effort and say we'll make the effort...It's in the doing, not just thinking, that we accomplish our goals. If we constantly put our goals off, we will never see them fulfilled." President Thomas S. Monson
Thoughts from the book
"YOU staying young-The Owner's manual for extending your warranty"
by Michale Roizen MD & Mehmet Oz MD

Longevity is not whether or not you break, it is how well you recover and repair when you do.

If you perform a good habit for three years, the effect on your body is as though you have done it your entire life. Even better, you can start to measure a difference on your body in three months!

Living longer is not about taking longer to die, it is about enjoying every moment of a longer life- it is taking longer to live.

Genetics loads the gun, but your lifestyle pulls the trigger.

I found this quote on sparkpeople
"The physical decline associated with aging is not simply the result of getting older. In many respects its the result of becoming less active as we age," Dean Anderson, sparkpeople trainer.

The old adage, use it or lose it, is more true as we age.
Habit isn't about acts of heroism. It's about establishing a consistent, almost automatic pattern of behavior over time. Much of the challenge of successful self-discipline is throttling your enthusiasm so you don't burn out. Keep the focus on meeting some clearly-defined, rigorously un-ambitious daily "good enough."

"Sustainability" is the buzzword of the moment when applied to macro issues of agriculture or energy. But it's just as important with respect to your purely personal habits of eating, moving, spending, and getting things done. Overdoing it is a far bigger danger than under-doing it -- because it inevitably results in your not doing anything at all. Sustainability has to be the first thing you consider when evaluating a habit you want to acquire - not the afterthought it usually is.
From the book, "The Low GI Diet Revolution" by Drs. Jennie Brand-Miller, Kaye Foster-Powell, Joanna McMillan-Price

"the success of our eating plan should not be measured by the amount of weight or the inches lost, but the extent to which your lifestyle has changed for the better."

Maintenance is not the time to relax and let down your guard, and it certainly is not the time to stop excercising. If anything, this stage- preventing weight gain- is the most critical of all. It is going to take AT LEAST TWELVE MONTHS of persistant effort to convert old eating and lifestyle patterns into a new and healthy one.

Many people mistakenly believe that once the desired weight is lost, the hard part is over. Before they know it, they have regained the weight they lost, OFTEN IN LESS TIME THEN THEY TOOK TO LOSE IT- AND WITH ADDED "INTEREST"

Research shows that our bodies remember the previously higher weight and strives to attain it again.

At your new weight you are a smaller engine, therefore your body requires less fuel to run on, and if you lost weight too rapidily and without excercising then the chances are you also lost excessive amounts of muscle, making your engine size smaller and with even less fuel needed.

Characteristics of long-term weight losers
they engage in high levels of physical activity

They usually go on a brisk walk and often include weight lifting

They use a pedometer

They continually monitor total amount of food eaten

They eat a reduced-fat, low-glycemic carb, diet

They frequently self-monitor their diet and activity levels.

From the book, "If Life is a Game, these are the rules," by Cherie Carter-Scott, PH.D

The body you are given will be yours for the duration of your time here on earth. Love it or hate it or reject it, it is the only one you will receive in this lifetime. It will be with you from the moment you draw your first breath to the last beat of your heart. Since there is a no-refund, no-exchange policy on this body of yours, it is essential that you learn to transform your body from a mere vessel into a beloved partner and lifelong ally , the relationship between you and your body is the most fundamental and important relationship of your lifetime. It is the blueprint from which all your other relationships are built.

Acceptance is the act of embracing what life presents to you with a good attitude

Your body may teach you the lesson of self-esteem by testing your willingness to view yourself as worthy, regardless of what you look like or how your body performs.

It is your responsiblity to become acquainted with your body's individual requirements. No one diet works for everyone, nor does one sleep or excercise regimen. True respect comes from learning what your body needs to run on optimum performance and then making the commitment to honoring those needs.

Some quotes that have helped me along this journey.

Our ability to withstand temptation is grounded in our continual submission to the will of God.

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go," Abraham Lincoln

To respect your body means to hold it in high regard and honor it. Respect is treating your body with the same care you would give any other valuable and irreplaceable object. Learning to respect your body is vital. Your body is your vehicle for life. As long as you are here, live in it, love it, honor it, and cherish it, treat it well and it will serve you in kind.

Losing weight is like viewing the principles of faith in Alma 32 in living color. It is not enough to believe the weightloss principles will work, we have to actually do them to see results.
No one, after they return home from their morning walk ever says, "I wish I didn't go out on that walk today."
The Lord will not abandon me. I must not abandon myself.- Wyboyak SP penname.
The best excercise are the ones that you will do

To eat and not excercise is to gain weight!!!

No one wants to gain the weight that our bodies have released. That is the motivation for maintainance.
I look at the hunger I feel sometimes between meals as my body eating itself thin

Act the part. Do I act like a thin person???

I will accept myself as I am right now. If I can't lose weight, at least I will try very hard not to gain anymore weight.

I'll know better why I am dieting after I am done.

Do not pray for tasks equal to your abilities, but pray for abilities equal to your tasks. Then the performance of your tasks will be no miracle, but you will be the miracle. - Thomas S. Monson

No one can go back and make a brand new start, but anyone can start from today and make a brand new ending!!!
Have you given your 100% today? Satan has, so get out there and work like Hell

Satan is just angry that you have a body and he doesn't, and so he's trying to make you destroy yours.

when Satan tries to remind you of your past (sins, failures, slip ups, whatever), remind him of his future.

A hero isn't someone who has more courage than the rest of us. A hero is someone who was brave five minutes longer than the rest of us.

When the going gets tough, hang in there five minutes longer.

Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, "I'll try again tomorrow."

Courage isn't always the absence of fear. Sometimes courage is moving forward in the face of fear.

I can do anything for 15 minutes

I am aware of your weaknesses, but I love you because of your strengths, and I will magnify your strengths in the eyes of your peers.

If you don't have time for prayer and scripture study, you are busier than God ever intended you to be. (This can also be said for eating healthy and excercising)

Act upon every good intention.

You are where you are for a reason. The people you associate with, are the very people God wants you to serve. They are also the people God has sent to teach you the lessons that you need to learn.

You can see the good in others, because of the good that you have in yourself.

Every action has a consequence. Whether or not the consequence is a curse or a blessing depends upon the action. We are free to chose our actions, but we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.


"Many of the most wonderful experiences we can have in the course of human existence require us to wait before achieving gratification. Patience is hailed as a virtue precisely because it provides us with access to what cannot be enjoyed without first proving our staying power.
When we are willing to wait so that we may determine how best to proceed, we are less apt to rush through decisions that will have an impact on the quality of our lives.
Challenges that might otherwise test our endurance pose no difficulties if we are more interested in bringing about a positive conclusion than courting a speedy one."
Daily OM


'The only way you can change a person is to change how you look at them'
Author unknown


Keep showing up for life alive and fully present!

"Accept youself as you are (fat thighs, big nose, mistakes, health concerns, back pain, or other physical limitations notwithstanding). This means more than a grudging realization that you'll never again be some way that you used to be or some way that you wish to be. Acceptance means actually honoring yourself as you are now... This allows you to stop judging yourself negatively, which invariably brings forth feelings of blame, shame, guilt or fear and escalates the cycle of anxiety and tension." - Joan Borysenko

No one, after they return home from their morning walk ever says, "I wish I didn't go out on that walk today."

I can do anything for 15 minutes

I have two doctors, my right leg and my left leg.

Walking is my therapist, When I feel a little down, walking will make me feel better.

The people who are staring at me are thinking, I should be out walking myself.

If I would have gone out walking when I first thought about it I would have been home by now.

Walking is as important as taking my prescriptions drugs, for walking is my prescription to better health.

Take 5 percent of my to manage my health, will prevent having to take 100 percent of my time to recover from illness.

Walking and praying go hand in hand.

"Weightloss is not the goal, it is the result of a series of goals."

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 current weight: 173.8 

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Member Since: 12/10/2007

SparkPoints: 33,096

Fitness Minutes: 18,643

My Goals:
To take it a day at a time.

To plan my meals and eat between `1200 and 1500 calories per day.

10 minutes of excercise per day

Magic Minimum in my house


My Program:
I am following the Pyramid diet as it most closely resembles the counsel in the Word of Wisdom.

Breakfast: a bowl of whole grain cereal with a piece of fruit and a glass of fruit juice

Lunch one of the three meals plans
-a green salad
-a bowl of soup
- a baked potatoe with salsa
the drink a glass of V8

follow the bikini diet
8" plate(I don't own a 9" as the diet recommends)
top right half of the plate- 3oz of meat
top left half of plate- carb
that equals the bra strap of the bikini
the bottom half of plate or the pantie
has a green salad and a cooked mixed vegies

Snack is fruit and nuts

drink water every hour

Personal Information:
I live in Utah close to the Salt Creek Watefowl area in Box Elder County, Utah.
I get to see so many birds, We have sparrows, barn swallow, killdeers, doves, herons, Ibis, owls, starlings, crows, hawkes, ducks, and more that come to my yard. It is fun to see how many come each day. Different seasons bring different birds. I love to listen to the happy sound of their singing through my bedroom window each morning.

Other Information:
My present hobby is journaling. I love to journal. Currently I am mixing journaling and family history into one project

I play the piano some for my own enjoyment. I also play the violin, but not as much as I used to.

Gospel Doctrine Teacher

I am a correspondent for a local newspaper. This assignment lets me see how local government works up close and personal. I will defend the First Ammendment tooth and nail!!

I also work as the activity assistant in a local nursing home and rehab center. I am the Bingo Lady.

I have a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a seventh generation member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My ancestors gave their all to walk across the plains that I might live here in Utah. My husband's family came to America on the Mayflower, they fought in the Revolutionary War. We are freedom lovers in our home.

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Member Comments:
6/17/2011 9:13:00 PM

Go girl for the Gold!
You are a winner!
An example in spirit
An actor not reactor.
Thank you for being
The "life" of the party
Your positive outlook
A real Spark Goodie.
So glad I know you
You've helped so much
Thanking you today
For keeping in touch.
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6/14/2011 1:04:42 AM

if you need me i think so God Bless emoticon

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6/13/2011 4:05:07 PM

Thanks for the crystal light tip! And no that is the ocean! We went to CA for a family vacation!

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6/13/2011 11:31:19 AM

Have a good week.

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6/8/2011 11:26:48 AM

Oh of course I don't mind going with you! I will definitely let you know when I end up going =)

And my mother and missionary from my branch were telling me about the sessions -- actually this particular missionary's uncle is one of the actors =)

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