The fragrance always remains on the hand that gives the rose. -Gandhi.
I opened two gifts this morning... they were my eyes.
Be My Valentine XXXOOO =]
SPEEDY143 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
NEVER QUIT!!! I literally limped along last year with little to no progress and yet I'm healthier and happier than I was 10 years ago!! Attitude is everything and I owe my success to SparkPeople and all those friends who have cheered me on and kept me going. Using my 70th birthday and 7th SparkVersary as a goal I intend to be happier and even healthier by June 21/22, then the sky's the limit after that. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
– Winston Churchill
Sweet 2016… a honey of a year!!!
New Year = New ME =] Time to re-focus on weight-loss and get some of this extra fluff & stuff off with the Teddy Bear Teams 5% Weight-loss Challenge while continuing the step challenge at The Grandmother's Fitness Club. Goals for year end... to be back to my lowest weight with SP of 256 in October of 2011... and then down from there =] Happy trails Sparkfriends!!
2015... Chapter 68 in a life worth living!!!
I've come full circle since joining SP 5 years ago. I no longer Live to eat. I eat to Live and enjoy the process as well as benefit from the results. I may not be able to run or walk a 10K or a 5K but I can participate in my own "lifeK" Life is good=] no life is AwEsOmE. NEVER QUIT =]
2014... I'm going to use the stumbling blocks along my path as stepping stones to a healthier lifestyle. Join me SparkFriends as we turn baby steps into steady strides toward our goals remembering "Strength doesn't come from what we can do. It comes from overcoming the things we once thought you couldn't." Let it go, let it go, let it go!!
2013... Are we there yet? Yes, I am!!! Am I done? HAHA NO!!! I'm living in the now and appreciating how far I've come. Knowing my limitations and honoring my body by being gentle with myself so I can do more each day. I have learned to love myself just the way I am and appreciate the fact that it wasn't too late for me... thank you Sparkpeople! My hope is that each one of you embraces your life, count your blessings and regardless of the difficulty you face in any moment, please remember you always have the opportunity to change and direct your choices into greater blessings. Life is so good. Enjoy. YOU deserve it!!!
2012...BRING IT "If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough." ~Ellen Sirleaf The future is NOW!! New year, same goals... healthy living and a happy heart. Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't I give myself reasons why I can. NEVER QUIT!!!
2011 & loving myself more than food by facing my "stuff" instead of stuffing my face =] Exercise 1st Spark 2nd... works for me!!
2010... Food is my frenemy. I'm overly sensitive. I take things personally and hurt all over. I use my fat as protection. I use it to cover the hurt that's turned into the hidden anger I've had with my past. I have forgiven those who hurt me and I'm working hard to forgive myself as well. But stuffing the pain and frustration down my throat so no one can hear my pleas for help became a way I delt with self loathing and all the scary things in life. Like money and love and being widowed. I believed I didn't deserve to have nice things or be happy... when I did love myself and expressed it through the pure joy of living someone said to me when I was very young "Who do you think you are??" I must have answered, "No one" and that answer haunts me still. I recently realized I'm disabled (using a cane) but more importantly have come to the conclusion that I really do have control over that as well so watch out world Speedy's caught the Spark and plans to carry a torch for herself because no one else can!!!!
New thought process.....
I am protected by Divine Love.
I am always safe and secure.
I am willing to take responsibility for myself.
I forgive others and myself.
I am safe in the Light.
So I will "Eat to live not live to eat".... and remember that
EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY I'M GETTING BETTER & BETTER
As I face my stuff not stuff my face =]
To be healthy no matter what the scale reads.... tackle my arthritis so I have less pain in my joints and to lower my blood pressure and get off the $$$$ medications. Then I'll have more funds to do more FUN things with my sweet family... Go Speedy =]
On Sept. 1st I left 300Ville and in 3 short months I've lost 30lbs. WooHoo!!!
10/26/10 lost 10% -32.6 lbs.
-10 lbs. scale 07/15/10 (316)
-20 lbs. haircut 08/20/10(306)
-30 lbs. wii 09/24/10 (296)
-40 lbs. pretty earrings 11/21/10 (286)
-50 lbs. 2/27/11 Plant a "Victory" garden (276)
4/18/11 retired my cane =]
-60 lbs. 6/4/11 A "NEVER QUIT" bracelet
Voted "Sparkpeople Motivator" (266)
-65.2 lbs 8/9 reached my 20% weight loss (260.8)
-70 lbs. 10/2/11 (256)
2012 Maintained a 70 lb weight-loss for a year
6/21/13 3rd SparkVersary gifted myself with a monthly CSA box of freggies =]
10/13 SPAT WalkTober
11/13 "Motivator of the Day"
I'm NOT on a diet, although I do have a lot of weight to lose, my goal is a life style change.. a new approach to nourishing my body, to rewarding myself, and most importantly to love myself unconditionally. My goal is to "Eat to live not live to eat" At 1 month I added an exercise program. 30 minutes of aerobics in our pool. At 2 months 30 minutes of strength training. At 3 months I rewarded myself with a wii and will be making exercise more FUN!! I'll be using SparkPeople for life. So thanks again to Chris & his SparkTeam. Going public with my page to encourage everyone to light(en) up their life was the best thing I have done for myself... please don't wait until you are 63!
I'll always be Gods' child. 69 years YOUNG, a contented wife, mother and grandma, a daughter, a sister, a friend and neighbor to the world.... this is not the order I would have described myself in the past but this is who I strive to be from this day forward. I'm also very blessed to live in a small Southern California coastal town in the good 'ole U.S . of A... GOD BLESS AMERICA =]
My DH of 36 years and I have four adult children, 2 boys 2 girls from 34 to 46. They are all married so as far as I'm concerned we have 8 wonderful children =] They've blessed us with 7 grandchildren. 5 boys, 2 girls. Ages... 2, 4, two 7 year olds, 9, 13 & 15, who all live within minutes of us! I'd like to out live my beautiful 89 year old mother, she deserves that. My DH and all our kids & grand-kids make me want to live forever and ever. It's never too late to start taking care of one's health and that's why I'm here!!!!
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