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Ending My Second Year on Sparkpeople

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December 27 will be the second anniversary of my joining Sparkpeople. Because my large happy family will be here to celebrate that day, it seems that I should be writing my thoughts today while it is quiet!
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My original reason, besides losing weight when I joined Sparkpeople was to get healthy and stay off medication. I am happy to say I have definitely continued to accomplish that. However the weight loss this year has been very lacking.
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In reading back over some of the things I have written (which I am not very consistent in doing) I have had some great joys, a couple of wonderful vacations, and plenty of really good days. I remember some dear people on here who have given me encouragement and words of wisdom. You are all so appreciated. I have joined some awesome groups and look forward to the 5% Challenge in January!
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My goal this year will be to get to "healthy" on the BMI chart and stay there!
My wish for everyone is a joyful Christmas and a healthy happy new year!
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DELIA38961 12/23/2014 5:36PM

    great goals ...im glad we started our journey together 2 years ago emoticon

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LILY8486 12/23/2014 7:53AM

    We are here routing for you!! Cheering you on as you cheer others.. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PUGLOVER1999 12/23/2014 12:25AM

    That sounds like a goal for all of us to work toward. I certainly am! :)

I just know you will do it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too!



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NHES220 12/22/2014 3:36PM

    Sounds like a great goal and I know you will get there! Merry Christmas to you! I am going to focus on getting that last 10 lbs or so off and stay there!

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October Challenges Continue

Sunday, October 05, 2014

I started a new challenge for our great Lemon Team and so far:

Wk # 1 -- plan menus (planned & stuck to 7 days)
Wk # 2 -- 40 flights of stairs (did 48 stairs & 5 days menus)
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Week # 3 -- 20 miles (got 18 1/2 miles & 60 stairs & 5 days menus)
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This week # 4 -- log every bite
--cut down on coffee
This week will challenge my honesty for sure....it means getting out the food scale and measuring cups!

Wishing all my dear Spark friends a good healthy, happy week.
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NHES220 10/8/2014 4:56PM

    Great goals, you can tackle them!

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DELIA38961 10/5/2014 11:46PM

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ROXYZMOM 10/5/2014 3:12PM

    emoticon I know you can!!

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KNEEMAKER 10/5/2014 1:08PM

  Just keep on keeping on! emoticon

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October is here already?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

One of the scary, yet great, things about this web site is the ability to see just how fast time goes by. As we begin a new month and I can see how close I am to yet another Spark anniversary, I begin to panic! Maybe at 73 it's an age thing?
So this morning I am going to list some of the great things I have accomplished lately in my quest for healthy living as a member of this site.

I am still medication free!
I climbed the stairs 6 times every day during September!
I can roll over in bed and feel my stomach muscles kick in!
I bought my first pair of pants in years that doesn't have a "W" in the size label!
I can have lunch with the "girls" and order without appoligizing because I eat different!
I am not at goal but I am closer than I was when I started!
I am thankful to be on some great Spark teams and have wonderful support!

Make no mistake this is a permanent struggle and it is very easy to just forget all the little promises I made to myself but I have found ways to keep going and for that I am forever grateful. The one thing I know for sure after all the years I have spent at the game of "weight" is that for me exercise has to be added into the mix. It is the part that brings the "happiness" factor into my NSV (non scale victory) moments.
I wish everyone a wonderful fall season and for me I plan "to just get out there" and enjoy every bit of it!

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ALOHAEV1 10/3/2014 11:04AM

    Way to go on the NSV's!!! I'm convinced someone is messing with the calendar though.

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DELIA38961 10/1/2014 8:32PM

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EMMACORY 10/1/2014 3:47PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Those are great NSV to celebrate. Good for you! emoticon

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EVIE4NOW 10/1/2014 9:54AM

  Time is flying for me too, especially this time of year. You are doing great with your goals, don't stop now.

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KESTRYLL 10/1/2014 9:28AM

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FORZACHANDMATT 10/1/2014 9:22AM

    Wow - those are great achievements and I feel like time is flying too

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Vacation to Sanibel Island

Sunday, July 20, 2014

My intention when I began the Sparkpeople plan has always been to find something that would fit into my life and become a part of every day. Last week I was lucky enough to spend time on Sanibel Island in Florida and had a wonderful relaxing vacation.
It just seemed natural to be active and choose good healthy food along with a few treats. The best part was that my swimsuit fits!
Now it is time to be more conscious of the "Sizzling Summer Challenge"! We only have a few more weeks to go. Love you LEMONS you keep me moving!
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1HAPPYSPIRIT 8/22/2014 4:48PM

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MA_DIDDLES 8/22/2014 4:44PM

    I am not far from the Island. Next time you visit give me a holler. Ma

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LILY8486 7/23/2014 7:48AM

    Oh How marvelous!!!!!
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EMMACORY 7/21/2014 10:18PM

    I was on Sanibel Island over 50 years ago and sill have fond memories. Glad you had a wonderful time. emoticon

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FUSIONFITNESS3 7/20/2014 10:42PM

    Sounds like you're living the healthy life style. Way to go.


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ROXYZMOM 7/20/2014 7:27PM

    I love Sanibel Island. We visit every winter. I love their walking and biking trails. And the beach with all the shells is wonderful!

Congratulations on making your goal!

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/20/2014 9:34AM

    I bet you had a wonderful time.

The family I work for were there 2 weeks ago.

I've never been there but I have several tee shirts from there thanks to them.

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Sizzling Summer Continues!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It is so hard to believe how fast the weeks sail by. My intention for the rest of this challenge is to be aware of each day and get the very best out of myself.
Here's to all you fellow sparkers who are doing everything you can to become a healthier and happier person. All the very best to you.
Go LEMONS!
Phyllis~~
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LILY8486 7/7/2014 7:01AM

    All we can do.. :-) It is a great reminder and encouragment.. Do the best we can step by step, moment by moment...

George Bernard Shaw wrote, "Life was not meant to be easy, but take courage; it can be delightful."

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EMMACORY 6/29/2014 10:36PM

    Yes, it is hard to believe that 6 months of 2014 are gone! Times flies when you are eating healthy and getting exercise in! emoticon

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