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I started my new goals on SparkPeople March 5, 2008. I'm excited to see where this adventure will take me. A friend of mine told me about this site and I thought, "This will be entertaining for a few day - but why not? I have nothing to lose, but a few pounds." Well, I've now been here for nearly a year, and intend to keep visiting this site. I've learned a lot, found new ways to motivate myself, and new (and better) reasons to be motivated. I have lost some weight and a couple of inches, but more importantly I have gained better health, a more positive outlook, and a better perspective on life. My thanks go to the SparkGuy and everyone at SparkPeople for making this site possible.

Member Since: 3/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,017

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My goal is to gain a healthier lifestyle, so I'll have energy to enjoy life with my husband and 4 boys.

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I'm learning to eat healthier (new recipies and less snacking) and exercise on a regular basis. I am concentrating on finding things that fit into my life and that I enjoy (so I will keep doing them).

5/24/08 - I am starting the "Couch to 5K" training. My husband and son, who are runners, are being my trainers.

10/4/08 - I ran my first 5K in August and now I am training to run a 4 mile race right after Thanksgiving. I have been building up my running at a sensible pace using training schedules I have found online. My husband is being my personal trainer and offering lots of encouragement. I am finding that I really enjoy this new hobby.

11/29/08 - I ran a 4 mile race with my husband and 2 of my sons. It felt great to be able to accomplish that goal. But I am finding that I don't care for cold weather running as much, so I am looking for things to keep in shape over the winter until it gets warmer outdoors.

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"Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness, and its power of endurance- the cheerful man will do more in the same time, will do it better, will preserve it longer, than the sad or sullen." - Thomas Carlyle

Practice this: STOP! BREATHE! “Do I truly need to eat or have some other need to meet?” Inhale, exhale. Wait. Let Spirit and body align. This practice will save you every time. [From NORTHWOODSMOM8's Sparkfriend, Darlene]

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  • v -JUDITH-
    Hi there

    How are you doing?

    I am the new leader of the "Losing Pounds 2 at a Time" team. It would be good if you could come and see what changes I've made ~ and give me ideas as to how I can improve things.

    I'm putting the glasses out emoticon and putting the kettle on emoticon and waiting for you to come by and visit.

    I know that together we can so do this ~ and its what you really want..... isn't it?

    See you soon

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    Judith & Pickle the wonder dog
    2460 days ago
    Thanks for the sparks goodie!
    2953 days ago
  • v GAMEON123
    Thank you for your comments on the TMMO blog. Your support is much appreciated and your contributions to that team have been so insightful and inspiring. The team is fortunate to have you as a regular contributor!
    3206 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    I am stopping by to wish you a great Day and leave a little luck behind.
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    3288 days ago
    I really admire you and your comforting spirit. I am so blessed to know you through the boards!!!!!
    3317 days ago
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