AQUAGIRL08
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This little minx is Missile. Her birthday is 2/28/2013. She is Razzle's slightly older sister.



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Zeus is our newest family member. We adopted him on March 26, 2016. His birthday 2/1/2016.



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This sweetie is Razzle. She is a snuggle dog.


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This isn't a diet, it is a healthy way of life. I had to get rid of the diet mentality and adjust to the fact that my new eating plan is forever. This adjustment is difficult. Sometimes it can be a real struggle.

For some reason, I thought that just losing weight would make my life the life I have always wanted. I thought all of my personal issues would just float away. That is just plain not the case! I have to learn to love myself as I am at any weight first. Exercise makes me feel good and gives me confidence but the major part of weight loss is between my ears. Getting into the nitty gritty of my emotional issues and changing my thoughts about myself is an ongoing project.

Some of my biggest challenges have come from trying to be active when injured. It can be done with many modifications and lots of patience. I've recently become a big fan of Silver Sneakers at my gym. I've got four joint replacements and I'm amazed that I can still work out!

My small piece of advice is:

Never give up on yourself! You are worth fighting for!




Member Since: 8/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 260,853

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food

Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's

Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes Met 08/ 2013

Earn 200,000 Spark Points
Achieved 10/20/2014

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes Achieved 3/4/2016

Earn 300,000 Spark Points
Achieved 5/5/2016

Earn 300,000 Fitness Minutes

Earn 400,000 Spark Points
November 2017

Earn 400,000 Fitness Minutes.


My Program:
I will use food to nourish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.



Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!


Other Information:
I enjoy:
Reading, word jumbles, letter sudokus, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising with modifications, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG

    There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee
    11 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing @ all. Helen Keller
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    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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    Happiness is in your ability to love others. Leo Tolstoy
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    2 days ago
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    St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter's
    dreams into summer's magic. - Adrienne Cook

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    Happy St Pat's and a Healthy Spring as well... cheers!! emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Confidence is the ability to feel beautiful, without needing someone to tell you! Mandy Hale
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    3 days ago
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