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It's the Time of My Life...

I was a chunky child, slightly overweight in my teens, but lost it all AFTER I had my children! I stayed slim for over 20 years. Then middle age crept in and settled in places I never thought it would...I'm on a quest for a healthier, better version of me for this particular time in my life.
I was a chunky child, slightly overweight in my teens, but lost it all AFTER I had my children! I stayed slim for over 20 years. Then middle age crept in and settled in places I never thought it would...I'm on a quest for a healthier, better version of me for this particular time in my life.


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TEACHING1ST is back from the zoo with the grandbabies...Oh, was it HOT! But we had a great time.
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Member Since: 4/13/2008

SparkPoints: 82,373

Fitness Minutes: 57,406

My Goals:
It seems I'm always starting over! I have more determination this time around. I know I must exercise, drink all my water, and watch my food intake better. Having recently learned that I'm going to be a grandmother---of twins---I need to be the best me that I can! I can't be of great use to others if I don't take good care of myself.



My Program:
I have a Bowflex, many DVD's and videos, a fitness ball and weights...all that I need to be the best me I can be. Portion control needs to be a big part of my plan! I will go back to drinking water like I used to. I know what to do, I just need to rededicate myself to doing it! I rejoined WW for the accountability of weighing in--in public and with clothes on! I've started being a Loser because of determination!





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I teach 1st grade at a small private school. My husband of almost 38 years passed away right after Christmas in 2010 and I'm learning to be a new 'me' and to find a 'new normal,' as one friend keeps reminding me. I have so many wonderful friends, Spark Sisters and a great family. My journey for better health all around begins every day.


There was a motivational quote from Pope John Paul II here at SP. It's just what I need for my own motivation: "Consult
not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." I will look ahead to better health and better life experiences.

Other Information:
I love to read---you'll usually find me with a book in my hand! I am years behind in my scrapbooking but I still try...and I love making greeting cards. I need to get a grip on cleaning my house...but these other things always beckon...





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SUNNYBEACHGIRL
7/8/2014 6:52:00 PM

I never like to be in the pictures. It was a great vacation but not entirely restful with the 2 1/2 year old. He got us up early every morning and had us running the entire day. Then we all went to bed early.



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PASSIONATETIGER
6/30/2014 8:03:07 AM

Hi Mary,
Caught a post by you on Prichetto's page. How ARE you? I see talk about work and summer break but what's happened with your fitness and health? Each year I think of you, so I pop up now and then.
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LYNKIN
6/21/2014 7:54:25 AM

Wow! That's a lot of staff development! I do have 2 days of SD the week before Aug. 25th. Our school is usually the first one in the district to be cleaned but this summer it is the last. It is being cleaned the first 2 weeks of August, so, we can't get into our classrooms until after August 15th! We have SD on August 20 and 21st and Open House the evening of August 21! Oh, my...that will be a busy week! Take care! emoticon



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LYNKIN
6/21/2014 7:09:32 AM

Hi Mary, I have 9 weeks until my countdown begins...my students start back on August 25. When do your students start back? I am going to the beach for a few days next week with my son, DIL and grandchildren. Isn't summer wonderful? Enjoy!!! emoticon



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LIMASTAR
5/18/2014 8:36:20 PM

Hi Mary,
It has been a rough year at work. Another year and another new teacher. Decided that this will be my last year. Sorry to hear about your broken knee cap. With the stress of work, I gained back about 10 lbs. So am working on getting rid of the 10 lbs. I am looking forward to retiring and so is my husband. He is working on our summer travel route back to CA, where we will stay for a few months with my mother.



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