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I saw mentioned on another site. Not much was said about it, just that this person had joined for weight loss. I decided to take a look and I am so glad that I did.

I joined SparkPeople January 3, 2008. I have never actually been on a diet or tried to exercise. I had turned into a couch potato years ago and had no stamina at all. I would think about losing weight. My diet was to cut back on my foods and walk for about 5 minutes. This would last 1 or 2 days tops before I would give up.

I still find it hard to believe that I am still here on May 31, 2008! I attribute my success to all the wonderful friends I have found here on SparkPeople. I am learning so much, gaining my health back, losing weight and making close friends.

January 24, 2009

Well, I fell back into old habits and all of the 40 pounds that I had lost back. I am having to relearn all the GOOD habits for a healthy life, but I WILL do it.

I am back again as of March 9, 2012...and I feel strong this time.

"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I'm positive I can do this
I'm positive I'm Making Progress
I'm Positive because I'm sure of myself
I'm Positive because I have a goal!
I'm Positive because I know where I'm Going
I'm Positive I'll Get there!

Thank you SparkPeople and SparkPeople members!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,082

My Goals:
To get healthy.

To lose weight.

To have more energy.

My Program:
After 53 years, I figured it is time I learned what exactly is a healthy diet. I stopped smoking June 13, 2005 and I want to be healthy. I am trying to eat/drink the right amount of water, right amount of calories, right amount of carbs, right amount of fat, right amount of protein, and the right amount of fiber. I have also slowly began to move instead of sit or lay down all the time. I am taking baby steps and trying to increase weekly.

Well...I am 55 now and having to relearn everything I learned last year.....

Personal Information:
I live in Georgia

Married 37 years (will be 38 years on 06/30/10).

I have 2 adult children ( son and daughter) .

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  • v HONEYBEE56
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    ¸.•´ (¨`•.•´¨) ♥Happy Valentines Day!
    ♥*`; `•.¸.•´¸.•´¸.•´¨) ¸.•*¨) ♥
    (¸.•´ ¸¸.•¨♥ emoticon ♥¸.•´♥´•.,)~ Dusty
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    3702 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Greetings!
    It seems like the whole US is having winter but us! Even the geese have been flying in circles not knowing where to go for the past 3 months! How strange!

    Here's my latest fact to share that you probably already know, but I'm sharing it anyways! lol

    Fat breeds fat. According to a study published in New Scientist magazine, if you have too much fat in your system, or just ingest too much too suddenly in one fatty meal, your brain becomes less reactive to weight-regulating hormones. A meal high in fat may dull the hormonal signals your body usually sends to let you know you know you're full, causing you to keep eating long after you should put the food down.

    Remember to eat healthy and try to avoid fats as much as possible. Even many vegetables contain fats, so they can't all be avoided.

    Have a wonderful day and a successful spark! BTW I have missed you muchly!
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    3703 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
    If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

    Be thankful when you don't know something,
    for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

    Be thankful for the difficult times.
    During those times you grow.

    Be thankful for your limitations,
    because they give you opportunities for improvement.

    Be thankful for each new challenge,
    because it will build your strength and character.

    Be thankful for your mistakes.
    They will teach you valuable lessons.

    Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
    because it means you've made a difference.

    It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
    A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
    are also thankful for the setbacks.

    Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
    Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
    and they can become your blessings.

    May you have a very Happy Thanksgiving. I will be counting your friendship among my many blessings. Thank you for being my friend.
    Blessings and hugs,
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    3779 days ago
  • v 2BSALLYB
    Congrats on being a Spark People Motivator!!!

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    3894 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Hey there everybody. I am trying to get back on track with my weekly messages and all the sparkpeople activities. I have been tracking every day this month May is definitely going to be my month to stay and get back to work on actually losing weight. Anybody that has been having a hard time getting back to work on yourself I can really relate. I had a sugar binge in April there were days I was searching for anything sweet. May I have had 2 days where I ate a sweet and they were little pieces compared to my usual many pieces. OK we can do this together we can achieve anything!!!!!Come on everyone pull up those boot straps and get on BOARD!!!!


    An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to the the construction business and live a more leisurely life with his family.

    The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could built just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter said YES, but in time it was easy to see that his heart wasn't in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. Not a great way to end a dedicated career.

    When the work was done, the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "My gift to you." The old carpenter was shocked!

    What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. WE BUILD OUR LIVES, A DAY AT A TIME, often putting less than our best into the building. Then we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we can't go back , we can only go forward.

    YOU ARE THE CARPENTER. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. (Choose the thoughts you think, the people you associate with, the food/drink to regenerate your body) Life is a do it yourself project. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the house you live in.


    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team
    3977 days ago
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