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This Rockin Red Fox is Looking forward to the Harvest Your Health Biggest Loser Challenge!!

I never seem to know how these challenges will go. Will I stay motivated? Will I stay resolute (my "word" for 2020)? Will I feel deflated 1/2 way through? That has happened before. If I have a loss can I hang on to it through the last couple weeks? I've completely blown a productive challenge in the last weeks. The challenge to me, as usual, is to be consistent.

COVID 19 poses an extra challenge to us all this year. We do want to stay safe, stay positive, stay healthy, stay informed, stay in touch, and stay the course. That is a lot and I find myself losing my enthusiasm, losing my usual optimism, and falling our of my usual routines. I have to do better!

My program includes at least some intentional exercise every day, drinking 8 glasses of water daily and staying within my SparkPeople calorie range. I also want to get back to walking, no more hobbling along, my goal by the time this challenge ends is to walk at least 8000 daily and I want to keep it up throughout the challenge.

Still double-teaming against the pounds! Can't forget my wonderful 100 days of Weight Loss with Linda Spangle team. This book and the team have changed my life. Awesome lessons in this book!

I continue to live IN each day! It is way too easy for me to allow a day to slide by with little accomplished and without taking any time to savor life. Well....some days recently have seemed to slide by me.

I've lost weight with TOPS, SparkPeople, my SparkFriends,the Foxes and now will continue to move forward I want to get back to goal weight. Right now I am14 lbs above goal weight. I love the support that I get from all my Sparkfriends and teams, but I have to say that to have a 20+ member team that is consistently supportive of each member and have the participation, caring and sharing that we have on the Rockin Red Foxes is a rare and beautiful thing. I met my weight goal awhile ago, held tightly to it for about 8 months and then began gaining. I haven't been able to get back there. I will though. My goal weight of 145 is realistic and I need to remind myself of that.

My doctor's views about exercise and Myasthenia seem to be evolving. They now say that I can exercise more as long as I listen to my body. I have to very carefully plan never to exercise to the point of fatigue. I'm feeling better though and in the past few weeks I have really begun to hope that I'm going into remission. We'll see....

Basically I'm just not quitting! I'm still trying to live mindfully and to be as healthy as possible.

Member Since: 1/7/2009

My Goals:
Long Term Goal: To be a very healthy, very old woman, surrounded by great-grandchildren and still living independently and enjoying my life. I want to be as healthy as I can be at age "almost seventy". I want to maintain my weight loss and even lose another 5 lbs.

My Program:
Eat Wisely! Live fully in each day! Show Love and Kindness! Trust! Pray!
Stay within my spark calorie range and drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Intentional exercise at least 10 minutes daily!

Personal Information:
I grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota for one year. Returned to college when I was 44 and graduated - now that felt good. I live in Ohio now. My husband was stationed here for his last Air Force assignment and we stayed in the area when he retired from the Air Force. I've retired as of January 1, 2011!!. I've met the goal of getting back to quilting finally. Two small projects completed recently. It keeps my hands too busy for food. I also love reading, spending time with friends, and traveling occasionally.

Other Information:
My Mantra - Believe in Miracles. Forgive everyone. Life is not fair, but it is good. My Other Mantra: What doesn't kill you just doesn't kill you...the rest is up to you!

And we all should know this: "If every morning, You can find a reason to say, Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day. And every day, you find a reason to say, Yes, it is a beautiful day. And every night, you find a reason to say, Yes, it was a beautiful day. Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, was a beautiful life."~ ~ Doe Zantamata ~ ~

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  • v KATIE5668
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I love the idea of being able to garden on a scale large enough to be able to donate! Sadly my lil plot of earth sits on a shale bed and the soil is so acidic that ground planting..along with constant shale plates, makes a large garden less likely. I am doing some raised beds using old water tanks this year.An idea I got while browsing Garden ideas. We will see how that goes!
    Better safe than sorry with this virus..I fear that reopening may be happening too rapidly, but then it is a choice. One can continue to stay home, stay safe with a wait and see attitude ..or dash out and see what happens.
    178 days ago
    April Showers (1921)

    Life is not a highway strewn with flowers
    Still it holds a goodly share of bliss
    When the sun gives way to April showers
    Here is the point you should never miss

    Though April showers may come your way
    They bring the flowers that bloom in May
    So if it's raining have no regrets
    Because it isn't raining rain you know, it's raining violets
    And where you see clouds upon the hills
    You soon will see crowds of daffodils
    So keep on looking for a blue bird
    And list'ning for his song
    Whenever April showers come along

    And where you see clouds upon the hills
    You soon will see crowds of daffodils
    So keep on looking for a blue bird
    And list'ning for his song
    Whenever April showers come along

    182 days ago
  • v KATE_70
    You and I picked the same CCR song :)
    183 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    "I Wish It Would Rain" The Tempations

    Sunshine, blue skies, please go away.
    My girl has found another and gone away.
    With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom.
    So day after day, I stayed locked up in my room.
    I know to you it might sound strange.
    But I wish it would rain. (How I wish that it would rain)
    Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

    'Cause so badly I wanna go outside. (Such a lovely day)
    But everyone knows that a man ain't suppose to cry, listen.
    I gotta cry 'cause cryin' eases the pain, oh yeah.
    People this hurt I feel inside, words can never explain.
    I just wish it would rain. (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)

    Oh, let it rain.
    Rain, rain, rain (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
    Ooo, baby. Let it rain.
    (Let it rain) Oh yeah, let it rain.


    Day in, day out, my tear stained face
    Pressed against the window pane.
    My eyes search the skies, desperately for rain.
    'Cause raindrops will hide my teardrops.
    And no one will ever know.
    That I'm cryin'... cryin' when I go outside.
    To the world outside my tears, I refuse to explain.
    Oh, I wish it would rain. (Oh, how I wish that it would rain)
    Ooo, baby.

    Let it rain, let it rain.
    I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes.
    Oh, let it rain.
    Oh, yeah, yeah listen.
    I'm a man and I got my pride.
    Give me rain or I'm gonna stay inside.
    Let it rain.

    (Let it rain)
    (Let it (rain) (rain) (rain) rain, rain)
    184 days ago
    No person has the right to rain on your dreams
    184 days ago
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