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Happy October!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Today as I got on the scale, I was officially informed that I had lost 50 pounds since joining SparkPeople.com. Oh, happy day! What a great feeling! Thanks to God, my family, and all my SparkFriends for your continued encouragement. You are always there to cheer me on when I succeed or help me up when I fall.

Today I began the day by reviewing my goals and adding a new one: to gain more confidence. I look forward to each day having a positive attitude knowing I can be a success at anything I want to accomplish.

  
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KATIE_DREAMSBIG 10/2/2011 6:43PM

    Way to go, awesome amount of weight lost...I'm just starting out so if you have any tips please share!!

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BILL60 10/2/2011 8:39AM

    Way to go!! Am impressive accomplishment. Keep it up.

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JSALERNO 10/2/2011 6:19AM

    GREAT WORK. KEEP BIKING. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TOWHEE 10/1/2011 10:32PM

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Congratulations on a job well done. I think your confidence will rise because you won't be so concerned about what other people think of your weight. Remember to tell yourself that you are "the best person to do ..."

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PMFISH 10/1/2011 9:59PM

    Way to go Lady! You should be so proud of yourself! I am proud of you for sticking with the plan. Only 2 more and you are there!

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Becoming a Model

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My journey to better health has been rewarding as well as challenging. Letting go of unhealthy habits and learning new healthy ones has not been easy. But, like riding a bike, once you learn, the roads you travel can be so much more interesting and lots of fun. The rewards are great: less aches and pains, climbing a set of stairs without stopping to catch your breath, wearing blouses that look great tucked in at the waist, not having to wear a jacket just to “cover up”, becoming very creative in the kitchen, learning a new language, and so much more.

Today I met up with a professor I hadn’t seen since June, prior reaching my first goal weight. With exhilaration in his voice, he told me that I look like a model! I humbly replied, “I hope to be a model for everyone wanting to improve their health.”

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W5VEOTX 9/23/2011 8:38AM

    Fantastic - keep up the great work.

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BILL60 9/23/2011 7:31AM

    It just means that............YOU ROCK!!

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LAURELSPARK 9/22/2011 10:41PM

    What an I say.....the professor has good taste.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 9/22/2011 10:34PM

    Great words of wisdom!

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MISSLISA1973 9/22/2011 10:32PM

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LINDA! 9/22/2011 8:12PM

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Orange County Country Roads Fall Foliage Bicycle Tour

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The weather couldn't have been more beautiful for bike riding today. I ventured out to Warwick, NY to participate in the annual Orange County Country Roads Fall Foliage Bike Tour. The views were breathtaking as were the hills to climb! The tour took us around and through many farms as well as a special sanctuary for abused and neglected animals. I posted a picture of a resident camel and baby kangaroo. Some of the proceeds from the riders registration fees went to the upkeep of this sanctuary. It was truly a remarkable day!















  
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MAREANNIE 9/19/2011 11:57PM

    Thanks for sharing!! Looks like a wonderful ride!!

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MEYLOSE 9/18/2011 11:43PM

    looks like you had a wonderful ride!!

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Reflections....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Today was a day of reflection for me. Like most, I was thinking about the lives lost on 9/11 ten years ago and the broken families affected by the attack. Many have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice their lives for my freedom, even the freedom to belong to SparkPeople.com and to write this blog entry. Although I did not lose any loved ones from my family that dreadful day, I still mourn and pray for the families who did. Every day I try my best to be a better person than I was the day before. I have so much to be thankful.

Since reaching my “adjusted” weight goal of 140 pounds back in June, 2011 I realized I should have kept to my original goal of 137 and not give up on myself. So, I am continuing to strive toward that original goal. Because of my success with SparkPeople.com thus far, I have a closet full of “gently used” professional suits (size 16) that no longer fit me properly. As I reflect on my journey to better health, I would like to help those women in the New York counties of Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess or Ulster who are trying to get into the workforce and cannot afford the appropriate attire for their job interviews; or, if they are in the workforce and are struggling with other bills, cannot afford a couple of good suits. I want to help. Please contact me through SparkMail if you are interested in receiving any of my suits or if you know of someone who could use them. All will be kept confidential.

I have been blessed with the support of my family, friends and everyone at SparkPeople.com. It is such a great feeling to look in the mirror and see my “new” reflection as I continue to succeed on my journey to better health. I would like to give back by helping others.

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 9/11/2011 8:02PM

    How awesome! It's really generous of you!

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JSALERNO 9/11/2011 6:56PM

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU. ITS SO NICE TO SEE SOMEONE WANT TO GIVE TO OTHERS.

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September 2011 Goals

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Cut to the chase, I'm listing my goals for this month:

- to continue tracking nutrition and exercise
- to quilt at least one hour a week
- to run a 5K at least one time per week
- to complete the Orange County Country Roads Fall Foliage 2011 Bike Tour onSept. 18th (weather permitting)
- to learn more Russian phrases and the alphabet

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MISSLISA1973 9/2/2011 9:17AM

    Go awesome you!!
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