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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: 129,336

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
    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
    414 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Hope the storm wasn't too bad! So glad your brother is doing so good!! I hope you are recovering from the fall you took.
    I am hanging in there. As you saw on my blog (Thanks for stopping by and commenting) all the problems I have been having. So far no news on the biopsy! emoticon Sure hate waiting! I am trying to stay positive. Have a safe, happy rest of the week. emoticon
    450 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    How is the weather up your way? Any snow storms yet? Be careful!! emoticon
    453 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    emoticon emoticon Hope you are feeling well and therapy is going good!!
    471 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thank you for your encouraging blog comment!! Keep going...that weight will come off before we know it! How's your therapy going? emoticon emoticon
    480 days ago
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