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Here's my story.

I am a 60 year old mom of 1 daughter and 1 son and 4 beautiful grandsons.
Life is full of ups and downs for everybody. I have never met a person that didn't have some story to tell of losses or hardships. So I am just going to start from the present time with my story.
In December 2010 I was told I have Peripheral Neuropathy in both my feet. In January 2011 I was told I was boarderline diabetic.
I now know it is time to get my head out of my butt and get my act together and lose this weight. I will not be easy for me but then again nothing in life has been easy. With that said, my doctor has challenged me to lose 1 pound a week for the next 3 months. I accepted his challenge. When he asked me how I was going to fullfill the challenge I said "with the help of SparkPeople." He did not know or never heard of SparkPeople. I told him in 3 months he will see the results. I know now that it is get serious time and I plan to do just that.
Thank you for reading this and I look forward to losing my weight along with many of the rest of you.

Here I go to week #2. I am so confident that I will lose the weight. Stepping on the scale made me smile. A smile that I will continue wearing right through the week. Good luck to all and lets drop the pounds...

Member Since: 1/11/2010

My Goals:
My short term goal is to lose 1 pound a week for the next 3 months.

My Program:
Eat lots of fruits and veggies.
Drink 8 - 8oz glasses of water a day.
Do whatever exercise I can daily.

Personal Information:

Other Information:
My favorite book is The Shack.
I love music.
My favorite movies are chick flicks.

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    stopping by to say "HI". Not sure if you are still here.
    2622 days ago
    A Creed to Live By
    (one the most classic motivational poems)

    Don't undermine your worth by comparing
    yourself with others,

    It is because we are different that each
    of us is special.

    Don't set your goals by what other people
    deem important,

    Only you know what is best for you.

    Don't take for granted the things closest
    to your heart

    Cling to that as you would your life, for without
    them life is meaningless.

    Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living
    in the past or the future.

    By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
    days of your life.

    Don't give up when you still have something to give

    Nothing is really over  until the moment
    you stop trying.

    Don't be afraid to admit that you are less
    than perfect,

    It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

    Don't be afraid to encounter risks,

    It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

    Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's
    impossible to find.

    The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

    The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

    And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

    Don't dismiss your Dreams. To be without
    dreams is to be without hope.

    To be without hope is to be without purpose.

    Don't run through life so fast that you forget
    where you've been,

    But also know where you're going.

    Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
    every step of the way.

    Author Unknown

    2853 days ago
    Your Excuse: I Don't Have Any Respect for Myself!
    The Excuse Buster: You've probably heard it said that the body is a temple for the spirit, but how often do you act in ways that truly honor and respect your body? Forget all the religious connotations and think about a temple as a "holy place" - or a place of sacred connection. Would you ever enter a holy place and throw garbage around? Would you verbally abuse the residents living there? Would you paint obscene graffiti on the walls? Most of us are horrified by the thought - but we think nothing of treating our own "temple" with such disregard.

    You may be thinking, "I don't treat myself that badly," and maybe you don't. But can you honestly say that you treat your body with reverence and love? If you are like most people, you have not been taught how to do that. Most of us were taught the exact opposite; that we should always put others before ourselves. Selflessness may have its merits, but it's also important to value and love yourself.

    One of the easiest ways to begin honoring yourself is by treating yourself the same way you would treat someone you loved dearly. From this moment on, vow to treat yourself as if you were the person you loved most in the world. Treat yourself as if you were someone very special, someone who should always be revered and honored no matter what - just like a holy temple is.

    Make decisions that support your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Approach your healthy lifestyle with joy and love, not rigidity and force. When you begin seeing your body as a holy place, you will find that you have a much harder time treating it carelessly. You automatically want to care for it properly, and you naturally take the steps to do so.

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    2997 days ago
    N - O - V - E - M - B - E - R

    N = Nothing can replace you because You Are A Very Special Person!

    O = Overcome each Obstacle by NEVER Giving Up and NEVER Giving In!

    V = Visualize and Trust that All Goals and Dreams Are Possible!

    E = Embrace Inner Well-Being, Healthy Nutrition and Varied Physical Activity!

    M = Maintain Focus on the Goal, Daily Commitment and Follow-Through!

    B = Belief in Yourself that You Are A Winner In All That You Do!

    E = Encourage and Inspire Others by Sharing Your Success!

    R = Remember, You Are The Spark That Creates Extraordinary Results
    2997 days ago
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