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Merry Christmas! December 24, 2012 with my daughter.

With my daughter in Washington DC ~ July, 2011 at my goal weight!

With my family, May, 2009 - My "Before" photo.



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Now is the time for me to get healthier and be the best me I can be! I am 57 years old, married with one daughter.

June, 2016~

It's time to get serious and re-focus!

I have gained some of the weight I lost, back, AGAIN.

I am in the process of re-evaluating what I need to do to move forward. I am changing some of my goals. Focusing on the basics. Cutting out some of the clutter.

I will continue to use the SparkPeople's website in ways that have been helpful to me in the past. I will use the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker.
I will continue to support my fellow Sparkers by reading your blogs and cheering you on. I appreciate all of your kind support, too!

Let's all start the New Year with realistic and do-able step at a time.

I had reached my SparkPeople weight loss goal of 49 pounds lost on May 21, 2011.

I want to be healthy & happy for the rest of my life.

I have been overweight most of my life.

I also have been a yo-yo dieter.

I enjoy walking and yoga.

A goal of mine is to find balance and moderation in ALL areas of my life.

My name is Maria & I live in Minnesota.

I worked for over 30 years in the accounting & banking & worked part-time as a Library Assistant.
I also work on our farm where we raise several types of animals & grow vegetables & wine grapes for local consumers.

Proverbs 3:5: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

Member Since: 6/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 127,821

My Goals:
Weight Loss Goal:

Lose 50 Pounds to reach my SparkPeople Goal.

Other Goals:

-eating at least 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
- making a daily walk a priorty.
- nuturing myself in all areas - mind, body and soul.

My Program:
I am using both the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker to help me reach my goals and stay accountable.

I am drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.

I am walking 30-45 minutes per day 5-6 days per week.

I am wearing a pedometer to track 10,000+ steps per day.

I love Leslie Sansone's DVD's!!!

Personal Information:
Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. I am learning how to do both in healthier ways that don't compromise flavor!

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thank you for stopping by Maria. Hope your digestion gets to doing better. Ever thought of Gluten free? Sure helped me straighten mine out, as well as the probiotics and kefir did. Hope the new job does better for you too. Keep in touch when you can. Always love to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed the pics! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    191 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    So good to hear from you. Glad you enjoyed your weekend. We need more rain here, but would rather it not be by a tropical system, like Tropical Storm Bonnie that just went into S.C. and along the eastern coast as a depression. They are getting too much rain. We are in the mid 90's now---hate that! But, that is the joys of living in FL full time. Have a great week too. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    237 days ago
    Hi Maria! Checking in. Hope all is well with you and your family! Trying to track every day now as it is easy to fall off track if I don't see it in back in white.
    252 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    emoticon Thinking of you. Glad to see that frigid weather near zero has gone away for you!
    Have a marvelous week ahead. emoticon
    336 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Great to hear from you Maria! Have missed you. Sorry to hear about your co-worker. I sure hope to hear from you before summer! Try to let me know how you are once in awhile...I worry about you, thinking something went wrong, if you take too long to come around. Have a fun weekend. We all need that during stressful times! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    380 days ago
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