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Let the sun shine in
Face it with a grin
Smilers never lose
And frowners never win
Open up your heart and let the sun shine in

Hey everyone! I am so thrilled to have found this site. I've lost around 40 pounds since joining, but still have about 25 more to go. I look forward being a support for others as people have been for me.

After my first week on SP I discovered how supportive the teams are, especially those "Done" girls! Can it get any better than this, weight loss, meeting new people, support?

Speaking of support we must be surrounded by people who want to help us meet our goals. I really like this quote by Descartes "An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?" Let's keep the pessimists out of our circle!!! For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

Newbies - get vested in this site ASAP. Find some supportive teams, reach out, make friends, and by all means SET A GOAL! There's not telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them.

I've seen many people start with great energy and after a few days they never come back... Don't let that be you. This site can be an amazing component in your weight loss journey IF you use it. Don't give up until you get what you came for!

*** Current Challenge - 50 pounds in 5 months, start date 8-1-08
*** Weekly team leader September 1st-7th

Things I'm DONE with -
* Being concerned about how I look in clothes
* Having to deal with health issues due to my weight
* Not being able to shop till I drop because I'm out of breath
* Feeling ashamed to see family and old friends

Great Quotes:

I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me!
Philippians 4:13

"I get by with a little help from my friends."
John Lennon

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
Ellen Degeneres

You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.
David Viscott

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, 'Where have I gone wrong?' Then a voice says to me, 'This is going to take more than one night.'
Charles Schulz

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.
Mark Twain

If you don't like who you are and where you are, don't worry about it because you're not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change. You can be more than you are. Zig Ziglar

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.
Dr. Seuss

When you have a sense of your own identity and a vision of where you want to go in your life, you then have the basis for reaching out to the world and going after your dreams for a better life.
Stedman Graham

First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you. Rob Gilbert

Those are my principals, if you don't like them… I have others.
Groucho Marx

Member Since: 7/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 18,555

My Goals:
My original goal was to lose 65 pounds. I've lost 40 since July 4th, (My personal Independence Day), and will evaluate my goals when I lose the rest...

My Program:
I walk an average of 4 miles a day... Weekends average about 8

I work really hard on keeping my caloric intake under 1500 calories

Personal Information:
Boomer Sooner!!!

Born in OK, raised in California, went back to OK to attend OU, and I am now a Texas transplant...

Other Information:
Believe You Can, Believe You Can't, Whichever you'll probably be right....

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    Long time since I've checked in to Spark Pages, too. But still maintaining my weight, with ups and downs. Just had an 83rd birthday party, with glorious weather and almost all the family home for a 3 day hoopla! Glad to hear from you!
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    In Aquarius the Sun is eccentric and original. You're apt to be a superb thinker, and your ideas are frequently advanced, no matter what field of profession you select.
    The Aquarian child is some how an isolated only child, even if she/he has siblings, so that the child spends a great deal of time with adults rather than other children, thus learning quickly. Aquarius gets along with Libra, Leo, Aries, Sagittarius and Gemini, but should avoid Scorpio who is set in his ways, as Aquarius MUST have freedom. The health issues for Aquarius is the ankles. Aquarius is not a fat sign, so weight can certainly cause problems in the ankles thus leading to knee and or feet problems. Yoga, Pilates and fun workouts like Zumba appeal to Aquarius who loves being with a group.

    .Unconventional and outspoken, you see your role as the rebel and the person who rejects worn out traditions and old ways of operating. You like to be with those ushering in the new order and fostering advanced thinking.
    Paradoxically, you're a good team player, but one who must have personal freedom. You don't like to feel fenced in. While you're headstrong and inflexible in your ways, you can work very effectively within a large group. You have complete respect for the sound ideas put forward by others. You are aloof and detached, and your concerns are directed toward society rather than to the problems of any one person. You are somewhat impersonal most of the time. You're more emotionally involved with your work than you are with people. You can be highly critical and demanding in a position of authority. Nonetheless, you are a strong leader and organizer. You have a deep understanding of human nature, but often you lack sensitivity to the emotional content of many situations.
    You thrive on change and managing the unexpected. Always ahead of your time, you are viewed by everyone as being different and unusual, labels you don't mind accepting. You pride yourself on your ability to find a better way of doing the job. Sometimes you lack follow through, and you always dislike routine. You like to take chances and keep everything stirred up. Occasionally, you enjoy antagonizing people in positions of authority, and stimulating a good argument now and then. You don't mind that you are seen as a bit unusual, in fact, you may encourage this image.
    Equality, freedom and fairness are all important issues for you. You strongly subscribe to the doctrine that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. In this regard, you are likely to be classified as a progressive and often associated with humanitarian issues and causes. Though you are very involved with such matters, your approach is always somewhat in the abstract, with ideological concepts, the sort that don't usually stem from true emotions. Your approach is often very impersonal and detached.
    Friendly and sociable, you may have a wide circle of acquaintances. Friends are very important to you. Intellectually oriented, you are happiest with friends that share common ideas and interests. Strangely, you find it more difficult to cultivate a truly satisfying intimate relationship. This aloofness exists because feelings are rarely expressed outwardly, and you usually seem distant. You resist anything or anyone threatening your independence.
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