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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,738

My Goals:
So, I am going to shake things up a bit... Let's see if THIS will work. I need to become more accountable
1/22 227 BIG ICK
1 pound per week. This I am going to try and do. Eat better, Move more, it's a pound, I can DO a pound, but gee whiz, 52 pounds this year, sounds so much better than 1 pound this week...

My Program:
I need to remember what I am putting in my mouth .
I need to remember that if I canít (wonít) walk because itís cold out, I need to move in another way.
I need to remember that if I donít burn calories, I will not continue to lose weight.
I need to remember that whole foods are better than processed foods.
I need to remember that this is a journey to the rest of my life.

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I joined Sparks a couple of years ago, and every once in a while I would post what I ate. This spring (2010) I decided I would make myself more accountable. So, here I am, 50. WOW how cool. I am 50. Now the flip side of that is I often don't think I have changed the world, I think I thought I would. I didn't invent anything that changed the world, People don't say, Oh, there she goes, you know, she founded... Updated..
1/14 I am still here, I am now 53, and I am still on the journey, and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

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To wake up every day grateful for the things I already have. To remember that life is a gift not given, and that if I don't do something about my weight, I may not have a long life, which I need, and so does my family.

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  • v TRACY31502
    You are the sweetest ‚ô° yes this week I plan to be back at it! Thanks so much for your comment you brought a smile to my face :)
    258 days ago
  • v CHERYLA2012
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending good thoughts and vibes your way and keeping you and your family in my prayers.
    304 days ago
    I am ready to retire. My husband and i have been planning this for twenty years since he retired from the Army. We both have a lot of hobbies to keep us busy. We are planning on doing some traveling and a lot more camping, fishing and four-wheeling in the summers. We have two grandsons that will benefit from that as well. Merry Christmas.

    306 days ago
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Thank for asking about my foot. It is doing pretty well. I'm able to do most everything I was able to do before without the pain. I still have cramps every once in a while when I first put weight on it but all in all it is good.

    I can't believe how fast this year has gone and it is time for all the year end rigmarole once again. I plan for this to be my last year having to worry about it. I'm planning on retiring in April. I can hardly wait.

    I woefully have been neglecting all of my Sparkfriends as well as myself when it comes to my healthy lifestyle. I plan on getting back on track after the first of the year. The foot surgery put me off track more than I expected and I'm having a hard time getting back to it. I know with the support of all of my Sparkfriends and a want to attitude I will get back to doing what is good and right for me.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and many blessing in the coming New Year. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    306 days ago
  • v UMDAWG04
    Well, howdy, ma'am.


    The kiddos are doing really well - just growing like weeds. I can hardly believe how time has flown. DEFINITELY still on a journey - started working full time a little over a year ago, and life has just been crazy. Stress has reared its ugly head, and I've been trying to figure out how to cope.

    You are absolutely on point - it sure CAN be tough to love oneself. For example, I have this vision of who & what I want to be. I'll think I know what I need to do to meet my expectations, but it seldom works out as I plan and I struggle to be ok with my own perceived shortcomings.

    But when I take even a little step back, I am truly thankful for the grace God shows to me - and in no small way through dear friends like you. In a way, it seems like it's been ages since I've written to you, but you are still a bright ray of sunshine.


    How are you, dear friend?

    355 days ago
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