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Hello Sparksters! Thank you for letting me join you, and thanks to my friend Moe for turning me on to After 13 years of not so healthy living - who am I kidding, I've gotten less and less healthy as the last 13 years have gone by - my 50th birthday was a big wakeup call. In addition to not feeling strong, healthy, or agile, I also realized that my mother had her heart attack at age 55. Yikes! I'm not far from that age now, and I want to get strong and healthy again. So here I am, Ready, Set, and Going for it!

Member Since: 11/22/2012

Fitness Minutes: 6,015

My Goals:
My long-term weight goal is to lose 40 pounds between June 2016 and March 2017, which is when I get my annual physical. That equates to about one pound per week for the next 10 months.

My nutrition goal is to overcome my binge eating and fast food runs. That means cooking more healthy and TASTY meals at home so I am not tempted to binge on unhealthy food or hit the drive through.

My physical activity goal is to exercise five days per week with a mix of strength, walking, and yoga. Plus stretching every evening which is my favorite exercise and very relaxing.

These lifestyle changes will help me outsmart my family's trend of high cholesterol, high BP, and heart disease. What more could I ask?

My Program:
PLANNING AHEAD is key for me to living healthy. Here's my exercise plan for the summer months:
Stretch every evening
10 minutes of strength training 4 times per week
Yoga 1 time per week
Walk 2 times per week
Gardening nearly every day fills in the rest of my time!

Here is my nutrition plan:
South Beach Diet Phase 1 whenever I need to overcome sugar/carbs binging.
South Beach Diet Phase 2 to reach my goal weight; this means lots of veggies, fruits, and whole grains, and beans for me as a mostly-vegetarian bean lover.

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The soul is the seed of eternity we bear in ourselves, irreducible to the merely material, having its origin only in God. [CCC 33]

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    Congrats on your fitness minutes and Sparkpoint level. This shows how committed you are which really motivates me! emoticon
    1925 days ago
    Thanks for the birthday wishes, the balloons, the prayer offered for me, as well as your kind words. I truly appreciate all of it!

    1935 days ago
  • v MOMMY445
    hello and welcome to the country living team! good luck on reaching your goals! you can do this! you are worth it!
    1955 days ago
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    Some New Year Quotes for you:

    ‘An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
    A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves’ – Bill Vaughn

    ‘Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on,
    with all the wisdom that experience can instil in u.’ – Hal Borland

    ‘Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right’ – Oprah Winfrey

    ‘The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.’ – Michael Altshuler

    ‘We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves.
    The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.’ – Edith Lovejoy Pierce.

    ‘This is the new year the new you. You can pass through another year, coasting on cruise control.
    Or you can step out of your comfort zone, trying things you have never done before, & make 2013
    as the year that you elevate from where you are & soar high. Make it happen.’ – Pablo

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    1969 days ago
    emoticon so much for the goodie and your kind words of encouragement!! I didn't even realize the number has grown so much!! Hope you had a wonderful Friday. emoticon
    1972 days ago
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