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I retired four years ago with the good intentions of getting healthier and taking care of myself. In order to become healthier, I would need to lose over 100 pounds. In the four years I have been a member of Spark People, I have lost 10 pounds thanks to this program. In total honesty, I have lost more than that but because of a lack of discipline, loss of commitment and motivation a lot of it has come back. One of the teams I belong to "Christian Living" has a challenge "What are each of you doing for you?" I am hoping that this will help me to stay focused and on track. The group itself is truly amazing as the people on it support and encourage each other on a daily basis. 2012 is the year I TAKE CARE OF ME!

Member Since: 3/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 35,937

My Goals:
My pledge for 2013

1) To lose 10% of my body weight by Dec. 31, 2013

2) To walk 45 - 60 minutes 5 times a week by Dec. 31, 2013

3) Reward myself when I achieve a goal.

My Program:
To establish monthly goals that are attainable.

walking goal done weight and water goal not done

weight and walking goals
water not done

March goals

1) Lose 2 pounds

2) Walk or exercise 20 minutes on a daily basis

3) Drink 8 glasses of water a day

4) Walk up and downstairs rather than take the elevator.

5) Reward myself when I reach these goals.

Personal Information:
* strong and firm Christian values believe that there is only one true God.

* originally from a little town in Northern Ontario (an 8 hour drive north of Toronto).

* a retired school teacher

* escaped the long, cold winters of Northern Ontario when I moved to Southern Ontario in 2002 .

* enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Other Information:
- like reading fiction, mysteries,

- like spending time at the computer surfing the web

- enjoy dancing all types of it especially jive

- love to cook

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  • v DIDMIS
    Thanks for commenting on my blog Joanne. It is so nice to see you.
    909 days ago
    hi .... thanks for taking the time to read & comment on my blog.

    thank you Lynn, for your comments on my blog. The class I'm taking is COMM 100 Introduction to Speech Communication and as part of our final grade, we have to deliver a 5 to 8 minute speech on the topic of our choice.

    In one of the chapters of our textbook, the authors talk about how attractiveness is a key factor in relationships .... whether personal or on the job, so that's what I'm referencing.

    you pointed out an awkward sentence in the speech & altho I've tried 2 or 3 different ways to fix it, i'm just not able to come up with something better. maybe i just step away from it for a day or so ....

    appreciate your feedback very much! Marie
    1517 days ago
  • v BORN2BE
    Sorry so slow thanking you for the goodie. As you know from my post life has been chaotic. Thanks though because I always know even when I am off I can think of all of you and being praying in like spirit and know I can jump right back in when I am back. That is something to be thankful for.
    1627 days ago
  • v HISOWN1
    Thank for my lovely Christmas flowers! I want to encourage you to keep sparking and reaching your goal weight whenever that will be

    I am here to support in any way i can

    1636 days ago
    Thanks so much for your expressions of sympathy on the chat thread. You asked about my sister...

    I'm the oldest, Joanne is 3 years younger than me, then my brother Jim, and the youngest, Ginger. There's a picture of the four of us on my page. A couple of years ago my brother took my sister and I out to California to see her - it was the first time we were all together since my mom died in 1961. We have all seen each other many times, but since we all live so far apart, we just had never been able to get the four of us together all at the same time!

    Thanks for your interest! Blessings and emoticon
    1689 days ago
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