SPARKARINO   103,610
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Every journey begins with one step...

Sparkpeople has been an enormous help in my weight loss journey and even more important, it helps me to maintain my healthier lifestyle over the long haul. It's full of useful information, resources, wisdom and support and the food tracker is a great learning tool for calorie-counting, portion sizes and nutrition. All the best to you on your weight-loss journey!
Sparkpeople has been an enormous help in my weight loss journey and even more important, it helps me to maintain my healthier lifestyle over the long haul. It's full of useful information, resources, wisdom and support and the food tracker is a great learning tool for calorie-counting, portion sizes and nutrition. All the best to you on your weight-loss journey!




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Member Since: 11/4/2007

SparkPoints: 103,610

Fitness Minutes: 103,147

My Goals:
...like the patient and persistent turtle I want to stay focussed and stay within my maintenance range.


My Program:
It's a lifestyle, not a diet!

Track calorie range every day

Avoid getting too hungry, eat 5-6 smaller meals over the day

Emphasis on lean protein/dairy, fruits, veggies

Minimum 30 minutes active exercise daily

Weigh-in twice a week

Water, water, water

Yoga

Meditation

Walk, walk, walk!

Smell, taste, savor each bite

Some (dark) chocolate is required of course!

Eat to live, not as recreation or a time-filler

Do not eat in front of TV

Do not eat directly from bag or box

Use smaller plates

Stop when full -- not overfull

Give up membership in the 'clean plate club'

Plan, plan, plan: take water/snacks on outings; have cut-up veggies ready to nibble

Get informed: check restaurant menus beforehand; check labels for ingredients, recommended portion size etc.

Add a good measure of laughter!

Enjoy the journey!

Personal Information:
Big believer in the benefits of walking -- not only good for the body but also a great mood-lifter. Every step counts...



Other Information:
Find a bit of beauty in the world today. Share it. If you can't find it, create it. Some days this may be hard to do. Persevere. - Lisa Bonchek Adams

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PROPINKWITTY
5/17/2015 7:27:15 PM

Hi; I hope it was OK to add you as a friend. I was impressed with your page and I need some support. Thanks in advance ~ ProPinkWitty



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KAYELENE
2/18/2015 6:22:53 AM

Thank you for my sparkgoodie and for helping to make my day as Leader in the Spotlight a special one.



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GOCALGAL
2/15/2015 9:24:08 AM

emoticon Thank you for my day in the spotlight well wishes. I couldn't agree more with your "baby step" philosophy. emoticon for your hard work at maintenance. WTG!! ~Maria



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BERGBA7
1/31/2015 4:43:07 PM

thank you for the healthy snack dear fellow traveler!
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MA_DIDDLES
12/28/2014 1:02:57 PM

Thank You for your message on my SparkPage. You know I am going to miss you. I do wish you much success on your healthy living journey. MA



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