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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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Member Since: 4/13/2008

SparkPoints: 75,705

Fitness Minutes: 50,893

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!





Personal Information:
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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KINEPS
12/24/2013 12:42:41 PM

An Irish Christmas Blessing

The light of the Christmas star to you
The warmth of home and hearth to you
The cheer and good will of friends to you
The hope of a child like heart to you
The joy of a thousand angels to you
The love of the Son and
God's peace to you.

Merry Christmas Mary .... enjoy those grandbabies!!



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12/19/2013 5:19:30 PM

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˚ ˛ ˛˚ | 田田 |門| ˚ Happy Holidays from my home to yours....



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PASSIONATETIGER
12/17/2013 2:39:52 PM

I'm so glad to hear from you and to know you are at your son's place. This is wonderful. And I also want to tell you how fortunate you are to have survived the blood clot complications!!! A friend's husband didn't make it out of the hospital at all after his knee surgery. That blood clot killed him. So cheer up and get healthy because YOU have a wonderful opportunity to really get in the best shape of your life.
Dale



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PASSIONATETIGER
12/17/2013 1:52:49 PM

Many of your friends on the 50+ team are praying for you, rooting you onto recovery and wellness. Know that we think of you and pass on any word of your situation among us. Know that we KNOW that you are surrounded by loving and healing vibrations. You can do this! We are with you, so remember that all of our strength combined is working in conjunction with yours.

Dale




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KASPER10779
12/15/2013 5:34:23 PM

Oh my Mary! I hope things keep looking up for you and you can enjoy Christmas :). Thinking of you, and so glad you liked the elf :).

*HUGS*
Kassie



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