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2014... the year I finish what I've started!!!!

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 ...
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 =]
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Member Since: 6/21/2010

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My Goals:
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.
Goals/rewards
-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
01/01/13 (266.5)
6/21/13 3rd SparkVersary gifted myself with a monthly CSA box of freggies =]
10/13 SPAT WalkTober
11/13 "Motivator of the Day"

My Program:
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!

Personal Information:
I'll always be Gods' child. 67 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 =]

Other Information:
My DH of 33 years and I have four adult children, 2 boys 2 girls from 32 to 44. They are all married so as far as I'm concerned we have 8 wonderful children =] We've been blessed with 7 grandchildren. 5 boys 2 girls... a 23 mon. old 2, 5 year olds, a 7, 11 & 13 year old, & one precious new born 7/2014 WoW do they keep us busy. I'd like to out live my beautiful mother, she deserves that. My DH and all our kids/grandkids 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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GRAYGRANNY
12/11/2014 4:10:28 PM

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MY FRIEND LINDA!!!!! You are a totally awesome person there my friend....always know the right thing to say and when to say it...Love ya!!!



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ITSMESHE
12/10/2014 10:22:42 AM

emoticon Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my December goals blog. December HAS to be a better month than November. I'm hoping to stay out of the hospital and on my own two feet (and not face down on asphalt!) I'm still having pain in my left shoulder and breast from the fall, but those muscles are healing. Hopefully I can get back to a regular exercise routine soon.
Sheila



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ERIN_POSCH
12/9/2014 6:56:01 PM

thanks for reading my "be friendly" blog. the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. the way I saw it i could either give up on my friends or help change them... made more sense to help them change.

thanks for the motivator nomination... i don't really see what i did to deserve it but I appreciate it all the same. as i mentioned in my blogs i had to make it appear as if i was doing for others in order to help myself for purely selfish reasons =)

i am greatful for your kind words, endless support and appreiciation of my endless dribbles =)




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DEERLADY45
12/9/2014 4:21:51 PM

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Ya, I used to walk with my cat but he dissapeared from my property this fall! i sure miss him ! He used to walk to the woods a mile and back! i dont have cats now but i love them! one of these days i will get another and hope that one likes to walk to the woods also! My other cat who passed away a while ago went also but not as far! he got scared! I have a picture of him also! he was 20 yrs old ! Thanks for the comment! it was fun to walk with them,Blessings,BONZ

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PAWKETS
12/7/2014 9:02:49 PM

Yor page is so festive love the melted snowman cookie



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