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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

SparkPoints: 173,691

Fitness Minutes: 178,479

My Goals:
I want 2 b the best I can b!

Goal is HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

Be more active.
Lose weight.




My Program:
(1) ACTIVITY:
a. Walk.
b. Daily stretches and exercises. Push my limits further.
c. Aquadic exercise in a physical therapy pool.

(2) NUTRITION:
...* 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'... which syncs with SP's plan for me beautifully.

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

A mother, grandmother of 5, aged less than 1 yr old to 16, mom of disabled vet, I find every obstacle a challenge that empowers 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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HAWTGRANNY2014
6/22/2014 2:58:38 PM

B e blessed today and everyday for the rest of your life.
L oving energy sent your way, and remove all strife.
E very moment live your life as if it were the last
S tick with the present and forget the past
S end your loved ones blessings too

Y ou are a miracle because God made you
O nly you can make your life positive in all you do
U nderstand that you are special .and unique

Good vibes and blessings I send to you as we speak. hugs, Pam





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WHITNEYTEACHER
6/19/2014 7:29:22 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page to read my "Walk With Me" blog. Hope you're having a great day and a wonderful start to summer. Try to stay cool in the recent javascript:void(0);heat wave your area has been having, I think about all my Spark friends in the Southern and Eastern U.S. every time we watch the weather reports on the news.
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JUMPINJULIE
6/18/2014 9:16:07 PM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope your having a great week. emoticon



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1FAVOREDLADY
6/16/2014 12:20:23 PM

HI Sam, Just checking in on ya. I have been so busy with my grandchildren I haven't been good to the challenge thread. I apologize, they return home the end of this week. I am hoping to be able to focus more then. I have been pretty good with most things but it is so tempting with these little ones around. I did lose 8 tenths of a lb anyway. I can't figure that one out. Have a strong week! sandy



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HAWTGRANNY2014
6/15/2014 3:32:32 PM

Sam if your neighbors do that they need a laugh too...lol.



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