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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: 14,280

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 just lost another comment. GRRRRRR!

    I love my Nutrition trackers. I do like to use them. I do like to get spark points but not as much as the trackers.

    Take care I am so late. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon mmm emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon Just wanted to say hello and have a great Friday the 13th.....
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    emoticon Wishing you a wonderful Friday & weekend.

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    25 days ago

    Getting old is not a not a good plan but it is inevitable. I want to see my Grand kids and I am torn because I do a lot for DH with his Macular degeneration. He does not want to go with me. No-one else around.
    I am thinking I have rarely been away from him and I will be thinking is he OK on his own at the house. The dogs especially the little one can get under his feet.
    Our son will have to share a car with his wife and they will have to look out for the dogs for themselves and our Granddaughter.
    I need to do this for me. 6 hours over the mountains a lovely drive but no one to talk to. (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.
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    27 days ago
    HI TERRY.we also got snow and right over to New York state so I am over my sadness about her birthday. She is only 16 and she is having a very hard life right now. Our son wants her to live with him and she loves her Dad. Her mother gave her a cat so she will not move to her Dad because she is loving the cat.
    Her Dad can not have animals in the apartment and we think she would be with her Dad if her Mother got it for you. Our granddaughter is totally alone in the house after school and she is really depressed. I wish I could take care of her but we have no room. I am hoping to get over there but 6 hours drive with still snow I might not be able to go. This was her Birthday and her vacation she was looking forward to. I feel I let her down. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    28 days ago
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