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Welcome!

I am on the road to health - with fits and starts along the way. My highest weight was 288 and I started Sparkpeople seriously at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30, gained some back, but I'm on the road.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable ...
Welcome!

I am on the road to health - with fits and starts along the way. My highest weight was 288 and I started Sparkpeople seriously at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30, gained some back, but I'm on the road.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.

I've been though major life changes here, and I keep learning to love myself, treat myself well, and thus eat better and move my body.

My nutrition is mostly whole foods, plant based. Some fish when dining out.


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Member Since: 10/23/2009

SparkPoints: 28,506

Fitness Minutes: 8,452

My Goals:
Daily:
Drink 10 glasses of water.
Morning Prayer
Enjoy Eating



Grand Goal: Weigh 150 and be active, healthy, and and to live well in my body.




My Program:
I am 95% Whole Foods Plant Based since April 2014.



Personal Information:
I'm from northwest Illinois and have two adult sons. Chris and Jack, my hounds, share my home. Working full time, in a job that allows me to be flexible and creative.

Other Information:
My new priority is to take care of myself like I have not yet done in my life.


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MONTANAWALKER
3/14/2015 4:55:53 PM

emoticon "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. emoticon
emoticon May songbirds serenade your every step along the way. emoticon
emoticon May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. emoticon
emoticon And may happiness fill your heart each day you whole life through." emoticon



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MONTANAWALKER
3/6/2015 7:27:12 PM

emoticon You're the Cat's meow~
You take the emoticon ~
You are out of this emoticon ~
You are as sweet as emoticon ~
It may be emoticon ,
but let's make it O- emoticon -al...

emoticon You're a valued member of the Spark People Community! emoticon

*Thanks to SAMI199 for the inspiration for this comment with emoticons. It was her creative idea, not mine. I just copy and paste!!

emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend and don't forget to stay on track, drink your water and set your clocks forward on Saturday night!! emoticon




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MONTANAWALKER
3/4/2015 1:11:10 PM

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~~~~The Five "W"'s of Life~~~~

WHO you are is what makes you special.
Do not change for anyone.

WHAT lies ahead will always be a mystery.
Do not be afraid to explore.

WHEN life pushes you over,
you push back harder.

WHERE there are choices to make,
make the one you won't regret.

WHY things happen will never be certain.
Take it in stride and move forward.

These 5 "W"'s are
A Wonderful Way to Wake-up on Wednesday!!!
Enjoy the day!!



* Thanks to Barbiee52 for sharing this wonderful Wednesday message!



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MONTANAWALKER
3/1/2015 10:00:57 PM

emoticon Let's MARCH into the new month with an enthusiastic "We CAN Do It" commitment, dedication and perseverance towards our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals! emoticon We CAN turn our March Goals into Extraordinary Results! Have a beautiful and blessed week! emoticon

emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal with commitment and follow-through!
emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey of being a healthier you!
emoticon C = Challenge yourself to become better from the day before!
emoticon H = Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!

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MONTANAWALKER
2/28/2015 3:33:38 PM

This tip is from Cleveland Clinic Chief Wellness Officer Mike Roizen, MD, from his new book, This Is Your Do-Over. Here’s a sneak peek at his essential do-over deeds.

We all have disagreements sometimes. Life isn't about holding hands and singing happy tunes to hide our troubles. However, you need to decide if you want to be a "but" or an "and" kind of person. The “but” people don’t want solutions. They want to settle. They want to wallow in their misery. The “and” people find solutions to problems. They inspire others to do their best. They contribute to the growth of people and ideas — and, ultimately, to the health of us all. Even if you are an avowed lifelong naysayer, you still have the opportunity to discover your inner enthusiast. Once you find your purpose and passion, your optimism will increase and your do-over becomes stronger and stronger. In the end, optimism is really just about cultivating happiness in your everyday moments.



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