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First of all I want to say HELLO to all who come by my page, This is my third try and I KNOW I CAN DO THIS! I have quite a bit of knowledge about dieting - living healthy- but there is always room for more learning. It is fun learning how to use the different types of exercise equipment. Thank you all for any encourgement and helpful hints you drop by with. I'm here also to help whoever I can. Have a great and wonderful journey.

I'm now doing Trim Healthy Mama and loving it. Food freedom! Totally different out look on the way to eat. Follows what is in the Bible.

14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine
Stop Failure Before it Starts
-- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian
"If you have time to watch TV then you have time to exercise and cook health meals. It's just a matter of priorities." found on SP post.

For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are a few tips:

Throw away the bathing suit you wore in high school� and the memory too. It�s normal to have a mental image of yourself when you last exercised like a fiend. But if that image is from high school, you could be in big trouble. Even if it�s from last year, forget it. Remember as little as possible of what you used to look like. Starting today, make new memories.

Prepare. We already know you don�t have the time, so write it down like an appointment every day. You wouldn�t cancel an appointment, why would you cancel on yourself? Aren�t you important too?

Start slowly. Do much less than what you�re capable of. Take a 20-minute walk if you�re returning to exercise. You might feel like it�s not enough, but it�s a good start.

Get the family involved. Run while your daughter rides her bike. Go to a local track and let the kids play their own games. Run with your spouse. Sign up for a local 10K. Walk with your son. Celebrate with a little something special after every activity.

Where are your friends? Four words, four reasons � motivation, inspiration, determination, conversation. Surround yourself with friends who think positive and live large.

Put the pain in perspective. When the going gets tough, remember that you have survived 600 carpools, 540 loads of laundry (this month), 41 baseball games, 230 dinners and one family vacation. What�s the big deal?

Allow yourself to slow down. You�re driving this bus! For the first time today, you are in control.

Sign up for a race. It�s a goal to strive for and adds a little meaning to your everyday workout.

Run/walk in public. Be proud of your accomplishment. Take in all the sites and be an inspiration to others.

Just show up. Go to the gym, class, or the park. Once you�re there, it�s hard to say no. 98% of life is showing up.

Eat. Follow a healthy eating pattern. If you limit your calorie intake, you will not have enough energy to work out and your metabolism will slow down.

Understand your energy cycle. There are peaks during our days. Even during the week. Try to complete your workout when you feel good about yourself.

Wallow in your greatness. You can exercise to become a better exerciser, or you can exercise to become a better mother, a better father, doctor, teacher, or a better friend � or you can exercise to become BETTER. Be proud of that accomplishment.

Have fun. Where�s your childlike spirit? When you can make workouts "playouts," you�ve got it made.
Don�t give up on yourself. After all, it�s never too late to be that healthy person you might have been.

Member Since: 12/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,187

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, eat healthier, and to help inspirer other people especially my family.

My Program:
Walking is the biggest part of my exercises. Starting with ten minutes a day. Plan on adding more as I improve. I track here on SP for my food and exercises. Plus I measure my weight and inches, how my clothes feel and how I feel.

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I live in the west but from the east. Have lived in several states. Have five wonderful adult children with eighteen beautiful grandchildren. Plus three step grandchildren that have a special spot in my heart.

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I love to do needle work like cross stitch, knitting and the such.

Finding a new desire for cooking healthy.

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    Hi Terry, I did get in touch with the surgeons Nurse. She gave my some Opioids and now I cannot remember anything. Pat in Maine.
    12 days ago
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    I'm sorry I haven't been a good sparkfriend lately! The last 6 months has been crazy and difficult for our family. I hope you are doing well and still sparking! Happy New Year! Here's to meeting our goals in 2017!
    19 days ago
    Hi TERRY my special Spark Friend. emoticon
    Only one son out of three. Our oldest son Mark could not get through the mountains safely. He needs new tires and I told him to stay put please. He was alone and it saddens me.
    Our bachelor son just bought his first home in Wisconsin. He had to work.

    It was a very good time we had Christmas crackers and they always liven up the party.

    Now it is BOXING DAY.!

    My very special Day.

    My family in my youth were servants and so they brought home boxes of food to the family.

    The left over food from the table of Christmas Dinner were from the Lord of the manor. They gave the leftovers to the servants. PLUS the servants have the DAY OFF!

    It's BOXING DAY!
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    24 days ago
    I am so lad you and DH are walking together.
    My DH has a foot that they can not fix. he is too old. The procedure was too difficult and the surgeons prefer to have the patient under 60.

    We like to walk together but we have to walk inside. I walk with my rail friends and DH just loves to chat with some guys.(((((((( HUGS))))))

    I have a Chihuahua on my lap and I am making mistakes again. emoticon

    WELL DONE !!! Pat in Maine.
    27 days ago
    Hi there TERRY. There seems to be no-one to chat to just you. I hoe you are well. I hope you are not stressed. Just wanted to Know that you Know I am here for you. Pat in Maine.

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    30 days ago
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