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I just completed something really difficult for me. After 20 years, I went back to school and renewed my teaching certificate. I didn't know my brain could still learn, take tests, and write papers! It is amazing what you can do when you just press forward and just do it.

Now that this goal is accomplished, I realized it can't be much different than completing my long standing goal to get healthy. If I plan on going back to teaching little ones, I need energy, strength, and a sharper mind. I need to do this!

So, here I am, again. Tired, achy, and heavy. Not for long!

Member Since: 7/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,640

My Goals:
Make healthy food choices.

Find opportunities throughout the day to get moving.

Find joy in this journey!

My Program:
Lifestyle changes I have already made...
*Drink mostly water - order it in restaurants.
*Eat non-sweetened cereal WITHOUT sugar.
*Eat only whole foods when possible.
*Only mustard on sandwiches - no mayo.
*Eat five fruits/veggies a day.
*Walk when destination is within a mile.
*Memorized yoga routine so I can do it any time, anywhere.
*Had a running analysis done so I can make changes and protect my knees.

Personal Information:
Hello! I am...
Mother of five
Grandmother of three
Sister of eight...
In other words, surrounded by many who love me. The trick is loving myself. Taking care of me is a great way to start!

Other Information:
"The trick is to enjoy life.
Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. The grand and the simple. They are equally wonderful."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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    Hey you. Just stopping by to say hi and see how you are doing.
    2641 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by - I agree, "extreme mode" is not the way to go! Have a great weekend :). emoticon
    2695 days ago
    Thank you so much for the support and advice! It has helped me a great deal! God bless
    2696 days ago
    Hello you sweet girl! So glad we are kindred spirits. I am praying to know how to deal with the negativity around me so I don't allow it to get in me. Negativity is what has driven me to the sugar and junk food in the past. Ole scratch has turned up the heat seven times in an attempt to get me to fall off the wagon, but I refuse to do it. God is with me in the furnace of affliction and I am going to come out smelling like a rose. LOL Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, "Smile, Smile, Smile". By the way thanks for adding me as a friend. I added you as a friend too.
    2704 days ago
    Awesome news with the treadmill. Thanks for the holiday wishes.
    2711 days ago
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