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Ice Caves on Lake Michigan

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On the ice of Lake Michigan by Sleeping Bear Dunes

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What SparkPeople Has Taught Me:

***Take Baby Steps***
I've learned how to cut my big goals down into much smaller ones. Taking small steps and having small successes has helped me stay within my calorie range and to workout regularly.

***Work out***
I've learned working out doesn't mean an hour a day. 10 minutes a day can make such a difference. I never thought I would ever say it, but - "I love working out". I've discovered different varieties of workouts - I don't have to do the same thing everyday. Finding new workouts and challenges has made working out fun. I can't wait to workout everyday.

***Forgive Yourself***
I've learned to forgive myself when I slip-up. We all have days that are just not right - eat too much, don't feel like working out. I've learned not to beat myself up over them. Yesterday is over. There's nothing I can do about it now. I can't change yesterday, but I 'can' get back on track and start fresh today.

Giving support is just as rewarding as getting support. Some days you just need that extra, "Don't give up. You can do it". to get through. Supporting others actually helps me stay on track.

Member Since: 6/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 56,139

My Goals:
I have struggled to lose these last 20 lbs. for months.
I am determined to do it this time.

I WILL lose weight!

My Program:
I will drink 8 cups of water a day.
I will learn to eat healthier and in smaller portions throughout the day.
I will track the food I have eaten - even if I slip.
I will track my fitness.
I will be kind to myself - no matter what.

Personal Information:
I'm 45 years old, married and have two wonderful teenage boys.

I live in Northern Michigan.

Other Information:
I am beginning this journey with a prayer everyday.

I am finding support and strength through God.

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    I was afraid that maybe that is what it looked like where you are! I know, I really used to miss seeing the sun when I lived in Michigan. I remember going the whole month before we moved with only 1 day of sunshine! Now, sunshine is the norm. We had 60 degrees and sunny today, supposed to be 66 tomorrow, and still sunny! emoticon
    2384 days ago
  • v DUTCHPETE641
    Hi Suzanne,

    good to see you haven't given up yet either.
    We will get there my friend, slowly does it!!

    Pete xx

    2388 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Thank you very much for my Christmas goodie and the lovely message. We really have to remember to look after ourselves and our partners as our children need us less but we need also to be proud we have helped them become the wonderfully independent individuals they have become. emoticon

    I am enjoying the rest and will try to value every day of these two weeks rest from school and work. I love Christmas, although Tony always says 'he doesn't feel Christmassy yet'.

    love and best wishes to you for 2015 Donna xxx
    2409 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Hope you are well Suzanne, life continues to be very busy but I love it really.

    My daugher Chloe, now 13, has just got a boyfriend at school but they haven't held hands yet!

    James is in his last year at primary school now, he'll be 11 in 4 months.

    I hope life is treating you well. Thanks for liking my awards, I have done the same for you too.

    emoticon emoticon Donna x
    2459 days ago
  • v DSJB9999
    Thank you for my birthday goodie for my birthday, didn't have any proper cake so spark cake even more special. I did have a lovely time, my hubbie took me away with children for a surprise night away and a super Italian meal, it was wonderful but its been mad busy since then. emoticon Hope you have an AMAZING APRIL. love from Donna x
    2668 days ago
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