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Went into hospital Sunday (4/9/2017)with respiratory infection and breathing issues. Will update this when/if I get out.

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” Vince Lombardi

Found this on POOKIE's SparkPage today and it really hit me how true it is.

"If you cannot commit to your life, how can you commit to anything in it?" How true is that? If your goals and ambitions and your LIFE are less important than a pizza or a cake then it really IS time to re-evaluate yourself.

My new motivational quote::

The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. Its your mind you have to convince. Vince Lombardi

I've struggled with being overweight and having low self-esteem for the majority of my life. I've overcome the low self-esteem but I'm still working on the weight issue, that's why I'm a "Spark-People".

"The only failure is not to try, because your effort in itself is a success," Sister Madonna Buder

From article "De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less

"When you treat yourself with respect, what others say won’t matter nearly so much."

Saw this on a blog and loved it: (Sorry I don't remember who's)

Eat for the body you WANT.
NOT for the body you HAVE

Courtesy of DEEGIRL50:
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~C.S. Lewis

I have W.I.T.
(Whatever It Takes)

I will be my own PAL
(Plan ~ Act ~ Log)

Saw this in an SP article about Fatitude:

There will always be problems to contend with, but you can choose how you react to them.

"If you hate your body, then there is no motivation to treat it well."
_LINDA SP Blogger Thanks ALICIA363 for passing it on.

"Do something today, that your future reflection will thank you for later." courtesy "SUGARKISSES"

1/1/2016
Never Quit Pledge

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!


Member Since: 7/2/2013

Fitness Minutes: 6,830

My Goals:
I have to lose 50 lbs to get a lung transplant
Lose 1 to 2 lbs a week.
Drink enough water daily
Ride a zipline
Paddle a canoe
Go hiking
Re-learn to knit & crochet
Lower my A1C (reduced by 3 pts down to 5.6)


My Program:
log my food daily
exercise as my lungs allow
Drink 8-10 glasses of water
Eat 3-5 freggies each day



Personal Information:
I'm 69 and divorced. Have 2 grown children and 2 grown grand-sons.


Other Information:
I grew up in Alabama so I'm a big Alabama Crimson Tide Football Fan "ROLL TIDE"




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