SANDYB223   27,143
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Dingle Peninsula, at Tig Slea Head, near our cottage, September 17, 2013 (25th anniversary)

At Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula, Sept 2013

Couminole Beach, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland, Sept 2013

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It's not about how many times you fall, it's about getting back up and moving forward



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 Pounds lost: 1.5 

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Member Since: 2/5/2009

SparkPoints: 27,143

Fitness Minutes: 43,627

My Goals:
to reach 150 pounds

to exercise consistently 5-6 times per week

to drink 8 glasses of water each day

Live each day fully and mindfully, appreciating all that life has to offer.

My Program:
Eating plenty of fruits, veggies, chicken, fish, limited carbs, whole grains and not as a "diet" but as my new lifestyle.

Jazzercise 5 or 6 times a week and sometimes twice on Saturdays! Occasionally mix in a run, walk, or hike.

To complete a half marathon.

Personal Information:
My name is Sandy and I live in Maryland about 20 miles northwest of Washington DC. I love my work as a school social worker/therapist in an elementary school. Married with 2 college age children.

I love the outdoors, especially the beach and mountains, and hubby and I go hiking every chance we get. Also we love to travel and don't get to do it as much as we'd like. Hopefully a trip is in the works for 2012!

At 55, I continue to feel healthier than I have in many years. Yes!!

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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.--Maya Angelou

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman

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Member Comments:
1/7/2015 12:49:44 PM


"You are greater than any obstacle that stands before you." (Billy Beck III)


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1/6/2015 4:03:00 PM


Embrace your challenges! It is in conquering your obstacles that you create and sustain momentum!


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1/5/2015 4:45:09 PM



You have the ability to do amazing things with your life.


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1/4/2015 10:47:16 AM


Give yourself a healthy weight pep talk today:

Whenever I sit down to eat, I am determined to achieve my goal. By never giving in and eating right, I will reach my healthy weight.

I really enjoy eating less, whether in a restaurant or at home. I donít have to finish the food in front of me anymore. I eat what I should and never one bite more.

When there is less food on my plate, there is less food on my fork. By ordering less when I eat out and giving myself small portions at home, it keeps me aware of staying with my goal each day. Less on my plate means less on my waist.

I will not allow anyone to influence, tempt, or discourage me in any negative way. Reaching my goal is up to me. No one has the right to control my success.

I am losing weight for my own reasons; for my life, my future, my personal health. No one will tempt me to take one more bit than I should. I am strong. I can reaching my goal.

A lot of food in front of me is no longer a problem. I just say no to the food and yes to my success.

I enjoy sitting down to eat because it gives me time to conquer my past and create a more active, self-confident, and healthier future.

I donít need someone else to remind me of my goal or to keep me from eating something I shouldnít. Iím responsible for myself and my body. No one can do it for me.

Itís easy for me to control my weight and appetite now. I enjoy smaller portions and smaller bites. I eat slower and am more relaxed in every way.

I am healthier.

Mealtime is achievement time for me."


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12/27/2014 5:52:27 PM


Just a little progress

Even just a little progress, is progress. Even the smallest step forward is very much worth taking, because it maintains a positive momentum.

If youíre not moving ahead as fast as youíd like, donít get discouraged. Get creative, get inspired, get focused and get truly enthusiastic about the direction youíre going.

Then, take the next step, and keep yourself moving steadily toward the goal. Remind yourself that even when youíre going slowly, youíre going solidly in the direction youíve chosen.

Yes, the setbacks will certainly come, and when they do, youíll know exactly how to quickly recover because youíve been doing it all along. Get back up, face forward, and take the next step.

Even if it were possible, you wouldnít want all your dreams to be fulfilled at once. Itís far more satisfying to savor each milestone as it comes, and to know that there will be many more.

Spend this day celebrating, enjoying and making use of your chance to make a little progress. Feel how great it feels to continue moving forward.

ó Ralph Marston


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