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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: 173,981

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
6/15/2014 3:32:32 PM

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



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HAWTGRANNY2014
6/11/2014 4:42:04 PM

Hey Sam you are such a great help to the team. I call you the answer lady. Thanks for being a friend and helping me out. You deserve the best. Have a great day. Pam



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JUMPINJULIE
6/9/2014 9:47:38 PM

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



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WHITNEYTEACHER
6/6/2014 8:29:51 AM

Hi emoticon
Thanks for stopping by my page to read my "Little Engine that Could" blog. It's always nice to hear form you. I've been pretty busy lately and haven't really had time to do much Sparking lately, maybe things will calm down some for me soon. Hope everything is good with you lately too. emoticon



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GOANNA2
6/4/2014 6:36:55 AM

Hi Sam. Thanks for liking my blog. The weather is still like Spring.
We are still having warm temperatures. Today was 25 and it is 8.30 pm and it's still 20 degrees. Loving it. I have one day to work and then 4 days off again. this working 3 days a week is just perfect. I hope you are staying well and having loving weather in your part of the world.
Take care. Hugs emoticon Anna



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