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I joined SP at 65 but I had a few birthdays so now I am 72 years old. I live in MS with my husband. I am originally from Arizona and get homesick often even though there are things I love here too. I have trouble staying with a program and I am hoping SP will be the support that will help me reach my goals to become more healthy and happier. March 14, 2009. Yeah!! My first time to get over 10,000 steps in a day. I got some at work , some at Walmart and 6222 of them in 55 mins on the treadmill. Maybe not an every day happening but a goal to add. On Sept 28, 2009 my husband had a confortation with a tree and pretty much lost the arguement. He broke his back, 8 ribs and punctured a lung. He is recovering but it will be a long haul. So my SP plan has changed but I still will check in as time permits. Half of 2013 is gone and I have some work to do. My daughter and SIL are taking a cruise as her retirement gift to herself and I am blessed to be treated for my 70th birthday present to get to go too. I will treat my hubby (his 65th). All is planned for March of 2014 so I only have a few months to get in the best possible shape (pun intended) I can before then. Let it be. :) June 1st is just 2 days away and I am getting a few days of a head start on getting back to SP and making my 70s be more enjoyable. I am grateful I still have my job at the Herb shop and the opportunity to have healthy choices available. July will be a VERY busy month for us with one week with MS grandsons visiting Florida and one week of AZ grands and Greats visiting us in MS. I plan on it all paying off and my heart being full and my pants being loose. :) Well here it is 2016. We will have our 30th anniversary in April (3 s a charm). I am going to make this one at a healthier weight. Might be my last year to have a job outside of home too So really need to establish better exercise habits.=

Member Since: 8/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 24,042

My Goals:
To loose 10% of my weight and then another 10% until 50 pounds are gone.

First 10% lost:
March 25th

5500 steps every day.

10,000 steps at least once a week.

My Program:
Logging in my calorie intake and staying within my max. Drinking my 8 glasses of water and the hardiest of all getting back into a regular exercise routine.
Strength training 3 times a week
Treadmill everyday.

Personal Information:
I work for 30 to 45 hours a week in my friend's health food store. I would really like to be a better advertisement for the shop.

Other Information:
I have loads of grandchildren
and even more greatgrandchildren. Some I have yet to meet since they live all over the US.

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    Give yourself a healthy weight pep talk today:

    Whenever I sit down to eat, I am determined to achieve my goal. By never giving in and eating right, I will reach my healthy weight.

    I really enjoy eating less, whether in a restaurant or at home. I donít have to finish the food in front of me anymore. I eat what I should and never one bite more.

    When there is less food on my plate, there is less food on my fork. By ordering less when I eat out and giving myself small portions at home, it keeps me aware of staying with my goal each day. Less on my plate means less on my waist.

    I will not allow anyone to influence, tempt, or discourage me in any negative way. Reaching my goal is up to me. No one has the right to control my success.

    I am losing weight for my own reasons; for my life, my future, my personal health. No one will tempt me to take one more bit than I should. I am strong. I can reaching my goal.

    A lot of food in front of me is no longer a problem. I just say no to the food and yes to my success.

    I enjoy sitting down to eat because it gives me time to conquer my past and create a more active, self-confident, and healthier future.

    I donít need someone else to remind me of my goal or to keep me from eating something I shouldnít. Iím responsible for myself and my body. No one can do it for me.

    Itís easy for me to control my weight and appetite now. I enjoy smaller portions and smaller bites. I eat slower and am more relaxed in every way.

    I am healthier.

    Mealtime is achievement time for me."

    660 days ago
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    For Christmas

    May you have joy
    in the mad rush
    of preparation;

    May you know peace
    in the tiny margins
    of time around
    the busy days;

    May you have star-shine
    in clear night skies
    for looking at;

    May you have silence
    now and then;

    and, above all Ė

    beyond all else Ė

    May you have love
    to give
    and to receive.

    (Elizabeth Searle Lamb)

    Merry Christmas!

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    671 days ago
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    Recipe for a Merry Christmas

    To a cup of tradition, time-honored and dear,
    Add a generous portion of holiday cheer,
    Combine with the memories of Christmases past,
    Then sprinkle the mixture with joy unsurpassed.
    Add a dash of good spirits, stir fondly until
    You set it to rise in the warmth of good will.
    Pour love over all in generous measure,
    And garnish with laughter and heartwarming pleasure.

    ~ Barbara Burrow ~

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    674 days ago

    This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

    1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

    2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far youíve come so far.

    3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

    4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track Ė they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

    5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

    6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

    7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

    8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, youíll want to keep going.

    9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

    10. Help others when you can.

    Keep going!


    677 days ago

    You have it in you

    When you feel like quitting, thatís an opportunity to keep going. When you feel like giving up, you have it in you to step forward with renewed energy and to give more.

    Giving up doesnít accomplish anything, and it doesnít make you feel any better. It just leaves you with disappointment and regret.

    Thereís a way to keep going, and you know it. Thereís a way to keep going, and just imagine how great you will feel for choosing persistence.

    If youíre weary, stop for a short while to rest, but donít give up. Remind yourself of all the good reasons why youíve chosen to move forward, and then get yourself going again.

    If you wish to be free of the effort, then do what it takes to finish the effort. Make all your work count for something by bringing it to a successful conclusion.

    The next step is right in front of you, and you have it in you to take that step. Keep going, fulfill your best possibilities, and youíll always be thankful for your choice to do so.

    ó Ralph Marston

    681 days ago
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