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My name is Janice (alias Granie Janie to my grand children) I will be 65 in August of 2009.
I have three wonderful daughters who are married and have given me three great sons-in-law and 8 super grandchildren.

My #1 hobby is GENEALOGY, I have found some very intersting facts about my ancestors. I love Master Piece Theater, Gardening, and reading Historical Romance novels.

I have learned over the years that I have an "All or Nothing mind set " if everything is not working perfectly then I want to give up. Which Is what I did many times, not only with losing weight but other projects I would start!! "Oh well, I had a bad day I'm not going to make it happen so might as well give up." I am reminded of Dr. Phil when he says "Hows that working for you?" NOT!!

1985 I lost down to 198 lbs, Yea!! I was under 200 but that didn't last . Any way, over the years my weight went up and down until I reached my highest weight of 338. I was to the point of being afraid to start a "diet" and lose any weight just to quit and gain it back plus more. I didn't trust myself.

I was diagonised with type 2 diabetes in May 2007 and decided to work on controling my blood sugar with diet and exercise. I am proud to say I lost 70 lbs, by changing my eating habits and following the diabete guidelines for diet. I knew it could work but I never got around to starting an exercise program.
BUTTTT!!!! then I fell off the wagon between October 2008 and MAY 2009, gained 20lbs. I knew I was gaining but had some how lost my motavation. I was mindlessly eating what ever I wanted, being very self indulgant, now that is just plain crazy considering I had dibeties.

When I came home from a check up on May 1st after finding out that 10 of those 20lbs were gained from Feb to May, I knew I had to do something because I was not going to gain that weight back again!!!

I got on the computer did a search for free meal planing and found SparkPeople. That was my lucky day!! SparkPeople has everything I have been searching for in a website that helps with motavation, tracking weight and exercise.

I feel I will get the support and encouragement I need from SparkPeople.
YaHoo!! (edited on May 10)

Friday May 8, 2009

I read this great article today" Mastering the Mysteries of Motavation." I love this quote from the article.

"Therefore, the main "enemy" of motivation is the tendency to see yourself as the hapless victim of forces (or urges) over which you have no control" Dean Anderson SparkPeople

EQUALLY GOOD Quote from part 2:

"When you do something different than what you think you should do, understand that this was also your choice." Dean Anderson Spark People

May 10th
" Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with out losing your enthusiam." Sir Winston Churchill I'm going to keep that in mind!

May 14th
"You can't base your life on other peoples expectations!"
~Stevie Wonder

May 15th
Things aren't likely to happen by themselves; you're going to have to exert some kind of influence for things to get moving.

May 16
Spread that variety to your diet with a healthy dose of different-colored fruits and vegetables. The food will taste great, and the presentation will be more lively.

Orange – oranges, peppers, carrots, peaches
Yellow – apples, peppers, bananas, corn
Red – apples, peppers, tomatoes, strawberries
Purple – blueberries, grapes
Green – peppers, kiwi, broccoli, peas, leafy greens
White – cauliflower, water chestnuts

May 20th making a few adjustments to my goals!!

Your horoscope for May 23, 2009
If you don't agree with what the group is doing today, don't feel like you have to join in just to be a part of the collective, Janice. Earn their respect in your own way, not by forcing yourself into a mold that you don't fit into. Maintain your integrity and act with confidence and assuredness. If you are confident about yourself
and your actions, then other people will put their confidence in you. Don't compromise your beliefs for the sake of matching the energy of others.

July 19, 2009,
Setting a goal to lose 10 lbs by 8/18, by birthday. Feel very commited!!!

Member Since: 5/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,200

My Goals:
1. I will drink 8 glasses of water each day.
2. Take a 30 min walk 3 times a week on treadmill or outside.
3. Blood Sugar levels below 125
4. Plan healthy menus 1x a week
5. Find something positive that I like about about myself each day.

My Program:
SparkPeople !!
I track my food everyday
I track my fitness everyday
I stay motovated By responding to others

Personal Information:
I live in SW Washington, Vancouver USA .

I enjoy shopping with my best friend.

Traveling north to visit my 8 grandkids

Love doing genealogy with my 88 yr old mother.

Other Information:
July 23 - Aug 22
Don't focus on how much remains to be done; focus instead on each individual task that must be done. Prioritize, economize, work hard.
July12-Aug 22
Accomplishing your long-term goals might seem like an impossible task now as you face the simple reality of where you are in your life. But there's no time for self-pity; you have important work to do today. You have a small window of opportunity, so don't waste any time. Acknowledge what isn't working and make whatever changes are necessary to get back on track.

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    Congrats on losing 3 lbs in one week! Wow! :)

    Walking can be really fun. Do you have a Walkman or an mp3 player? Music makes it go way faster, trust me! :) So does having a destination in mind, like maybe a Dollar Store or something near you? You can reward yourself for your walk with a small (think really really cheap) prize. :)
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job loosing 3lbs in your first week! Keep up the wonderful work!

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    emoticon Thanks for adding me as a friend!!!! I am glad to see your sparkpage - the blue mountains are wonderful!!!!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Welcome to team Spark Ability! So glad you’ve joined us! We look forward to getting to know you on our weight loss journey!!! We are now on this incredible journey together – You are NOT alone!!! Together we can and WILL reach our goals!!!!

    “Nothing can stop the man with the right attitude from achieving his goal...”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    Together we have the Ability to succeed!!!

    - Team Leaders
    Michelle (MSTELZER)
    Sondra (S_HANSEN)
    Linda (AURANGINA)
    Janna (KARALIANNE)
    Brandi (HARLYCHIC14)
    Stephanie (STEPHANIEK247)
    Shelly (SHELLYS09)

    4079 days ago
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    Hi and welcome to our team Spark ability... so glad you are here and I can't wait to get to know you and to share in your successes as you travel on your journey.... so come on by the team page and get started.. we have a fabulous group of supportive, motivating and inspiring members... thanks for adding me as a friend, I will do the same for you... I will see you at the team page! emoticon emoticon
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