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My original user name for the first 3.5 years on SP was GrandmaSam. Sam60SumThink? It works ...for now. But don't expect me to retain this name either!
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During my time as an active member of SP I've made vast changes in my lifestyle and in my life. I don't think of weightloss as a 'goal' per se. To me, it represents a measurement of health status, and is a by-product of the true goal: good health from a healthy lifestyle. To have "thin" as the ultimate goal has no ...
My original user name for the first 3.5 years on SP was GrandmaSam. Sam60SumThink? It works ...for now. But don't expect me to retain this name either!
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During my time as an active member of SP I've made vast changes in my lifestyle and in my life. I don't think of weightloss as a 'goal' per se. To me, it represents a measurement of health status, and is a by-product of the true goal: good health from a healthy lifestyle. To have "thin" as the ultimate goal has no meaning for me. To have "more slender" HAPPEN? Kewl!! That could even mean the smaller clothing would let more clothing items fit into each laundry load!

Healthy living has been and will remain my focus here online and in the choices I make offline too. Some things stand out as important to me in my journey:

THE SP DIET STAGES:
My SP exerience aka time has proven to me the value of things we often overlook. Therefore, I cannot stress enough to new members the value of truly reading those SP Diet Stages! Our most difficult to conquer issues are firmly embedded in old habits so old and embedded that we don't realize they exist until we focus on what makes us say "Oh I know THAT". When some suggestion or advice seems 'old hat', consider the possibility that THAT is precisely what needs most attention. Yup, I'm a strong advocate of working - working! - through the SP Diet Stages!

"Is it really THAT important to track?"
YES!!
Tracking and measuring ... and then reviewing reports and summaries! ... empowered me to understand the areas of nutrition that needed overhaul.

A true lifestyle journey never really ends; the more we improve, the further we can travel!

What is imortant as we begin and continue changes in lifestyle is to:
ENJOY the journey! Go for it!
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Member Since: 3/27/2007

My Goals:
GOAL:
...2 b the best I can b!

1. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

2. MY GOAL FOR ACTIVITY:
Keep pushing my limits further.

3. LOSE WEIGHT,
last but not least of my goals. The result of all others, yes?! YES!




My Program:
(1) ACTIVITY:
a. Walk.

b. Daily stretches and exercises.

c. Aquadic exercise in a physical therapy pool.

d. exercise videos for limited mobility! Found some on YouTube that are great!

(2) NUTRITION:
...* Proportioned balance and lots of color served bikini-plate style!
...* Moderation,
...* Enough. Remind myself to eat (I tend to forget).

I use the Bikini Plate 'model' of meal-planning. Light on everything but those nutrient-dense veggies.

Personal Information:
Love music, learning. Am a self-described 'friendly recluse'. People always laugh, but... somehow the description fits just fine!

A mother of 2 grown sons, grandmother of 5, mom of disabled vet, and long-time divorcee: I find every obstacle a challenge that empowers me... and grounds me in optimism.

Other Information:
I may be the Queen of the Turtles in terms of visible change, but the changes I'm continuing to make INside are HUGE!

Life is a journey.
And vice versa.

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DDOORN
3/19/2015 8:51:47 AM

Thx so much for the SparkGoodie and kind words! Yep, snow is everywhere, but for that teensy window last Friday we were able to make it "work." Had hoped for this Saturday to bike up to the Marathon Maple Festival with all their "off-limits" maple delights (why the torture? oh, it's just another cool destination) but the rain may move in and make the mid-40's temps un-ride-able...we shall see! :-)

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3/16/2015 11:34:24 PM

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Today is St. Patrick's Day,
Do you have the luck of the Irish?
Well you need to get a lucky charm,
And make a great big wish.
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It's the time to eat corned beef and cabbage,
And also drink green beer,
And raise our glasses in a toast,
And bring in a lot of cheer.
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So don't forget when you go out,
To wear green by the way,
Then you can join all of the rest,
And have a great St. Patrick's Day!
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JANICEK56
3/16/2015 7:30:06 PM

I just found "welcome to the team" message on 55+. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an inspirational and uplifting message!

We SHALL overcome! emoticon



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JUMPINJULIE
2/21/2015 8:25:22 PM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope you had a great week and have a great weekend. emoticon



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GOANNA2
2/17/2015 8:31:20 PM

Hi 'Sam. Popping in to wish you a lovely day and to say
stay safe and warm. We are on alert for king tide tomorrow and expecting 400 mm rain and possible cyclone. seems the weather is something we can do nothing about. Hope you are keeping well. emoticon



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