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Griffin and Aubree love to play with Diesel and Bodie

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My name is Teresa and I have struggled with my weight for most of my life. My "dieting career" began when I was 10. So for the last 40 years I think I have tried just about everything there is. One thing for sure, there is no magic fix.

I started this journey on SparkPeople in Novemeber of 2011 and I began like a race horse out of the gate. I have to say I did great until I strayed from the principlas outlined here on Spark. So the flame that was fizzled. Thankfully there was enough of an ember still glowing, that I am back, I refuse to give up!

So I am starting at ground zero, redoing everything on my Spark page. I am allowing myself to revel in a fresh start, rather than wallow in a failure. I realize that it is not a sprint and the first to the finish line wins, rather it is a marathon and slow and steady wins the race!

Thank you to my spark friends who have stayed in touch and sent well wishes, you are the wind that fanned my embers!

Here is to good health and great success to all!

Member Since: 11/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,862

My Goals:
1.Lose 37 pounds!

2.Learn how to eat more healthfully

3.Make exercise part of my daily routine.

4. Have the energy to play with my Grandchildren

5. Cook healthy low calorie meals, even if it is just for myself.

6.I would like to incorporate some kind of a fitness goal, such a 5k, I just don't know what that goal will be yet. I don't think I am runner, but you never know, stranger things have happened.

7. To have better self confidence.

My Program:
1. Eat a small healthy breakfast everyday. This is really hard for me, as I have skipped meals, especially breakfast for so long, it is second nature for me not to eat.

2. Stay within calorie guideline set up fro me here on Sparkpeople.

3. Cardio for 30 minutes a day 5 times a week.

3. Strength Training three times a week.

4. Use Sparkpeople nutrition and fitness trackers.

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Time for me! My name is Teresa and my plan is to Twinkle, just like the "little" star! Please note, emphasis on Little! Well with in reason of course! I am a wife, mother, friend (to many) and grandmother of two beautiful, and perfect grandkids! No bias here of course. I have a kitty cat named Dog , a boxer named Diesel and great dane named Bodie.

I am excited about this new phase in my life, I look forward to my success and best wishes to all for their greatest successes as well!

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Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.

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    Hey T,
    You just take a step at a time. You can do it. You just take it a choice at a time and keep on going!

    I got a cat too! The dogs love the cat. The cat HATES the dogs!!!

    MAKE TODAY COUNT!!! emoticon
    1907 days ago
    Just saying hi.....hope your well!
    1907 days ago
    Happy Monday to you! Thank you for your encourgement. It's so nice to have people to relate to, and understand what your going through. I appreciate you! Let's do this! Good job on the 12 pounds! Isn't it amazing how good you feel with every pound coming off!?

    How many pups do you have? I have 2. Ben and Chloe. Ben is a little over a year and Chloe a little of 2. Ben recently ate our couch. :o/ emoticon
    1910 days ago
    Just stopping by to spread a bit of Monday morning Cheer! Hoping you had an awesome weekend!
    1917 days ago
    Thank you for the made my evening. Keeping you in my prayers, hoping you feel better soon...
    1919 days ago
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