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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!


Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 70,029

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI, which was reached March 31, 2020.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle -- more vegetables and less sugar.
~ Take time for daily creative play.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.


My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night -- and try for 8!
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and average at least 45 minutes per day for the whole year.
~ Go for a walk at least 3 days per week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read Bible chapters, devotionals, motivational quotes, and positive articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.



Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in Southcentral Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I have five grandchildren, ages 14-20, miss them terribly, and I look forward to seeing them again after my vaccination waiting period ends.


Other Information:
My word for the year 2021 is "Hope."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi




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  • v ON_A_DIET
    emoticon for the mixer! A kitchen gadget I have never owned! My mother has always loved her's. She would always use her mixer when preparing something homemade and from scratch. I on the other contrary would need instructions! :)

    I miss being on a craft team. Maybe I can find enough minutes in my schedule to join again one day. I like making wreathes, gift jars and good baskets. So, which team do you suggest?

    Thank you again!

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    7 hours ago
  • v AMUSICALLIFE
    Thank you for the sweet prayers and words about my Dad. Have a blessed day.
    14 hours ago
  • v SUSMANNIE
    Thanks for the encouragement on my blog!! Yes, the food-comfort connection is a very common reaction.
    1 day ago
  • v JUDITH316
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    Just Peeking in to say Hi to wish you a great week ahead....
    And Say Thank you for your Friendship & Support on my Blogs.. emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v ON_A_DIET
    The potato soup was delicious! My roommates and a guest had some also!

    They gave me rave reviews!

    Woo Hoo!


    3 days ago
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