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Saturday, November 02, 2013



09/18/13: Joined blc 23 Violet Venuses

Venus the Roman goddess whose functions encompassed love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity.

Violet is a bright bluish purple color that takes its name from the violet flower. On the traditional color wheel used by painters, it is located between blue and purple. Violet is at the higher end of the visible spectrum, with a wavelength between approximately 380-450 nanometers. Light with a shorter wavelength than violet but longer than X-rays and gamma rays is called ultraviolet, and is not visible to the human eye.

Summary: A Violet Venus may be hard to see, let alone catch, but when you do you will be caught for life due to her nature!

06/11/13: Look at failure and success as the same road. The sign at the end of Failure road reads "YOU SUCCEEDED"!!


04/24/13: A feed moment to remember!
FITNHEALTHYKAL You are not your past. You are not your mistakes. You are not your limitations or your weaknesses.You are a priceless, authentic soul worth more than you will ever know. Today see yourself this way 2 hours ago
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KRZYKAT3: Agreed, it is time to see past the mirror, past the photos and into you, your heart & soul. Make the inside you shine and the outside will follow!

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My story in short: overweight for 54 years which means I started overeating at 5! I will meet goals every year with spark, friends, family, more knowledge and better tools!

Water, water, water! It seeems to be a key for me, drinking it, getting rid of it and swimming in it! what a trio huh? Getting set to post my next 12 weeks goals and see how life is at the next journey posting! Back IN September for update!

April 2011: The end of 2010 was a sure bust for me. Hoping 2011 will be a square year when I meet my goals and pile the habits up to make my Journey quilt. I finally had back Surgery in February after many months of suffering and feel like a new person.

September 11, 2010 update: I have missed many goals over the last two years. I have lots of reasons why I didn't make them and some answers on why I didn't. What I do not have are reasons I succeeded. And I did have successes. I kept at my water until I was drinking enough to keep my body at a constant hydration. I quit smoking and did not gain weight. (My doctor is still amazed! I tell him about spark every time.)

I learned better eating habits. I learned how to eat some of my favorite foods in smaller portions and how to substitute for others. I learned I need to allow myself to eat certain foods so I don't binge or overeat. I have learned to listen to my body tell me what it wants to eat instead of eating what looks best.

With my DH, we have learned how to like being fit, our lives depend on it. I have worked hard to find fitness activities I like and have found them. I have also found what I don't like to do and what I won't keep up. What a revelation to know there are fitness activities I REALLY like. I don't have to be a runner, a weight lifter, a right fielder, a volleyball spiker, a 25 mile a day rider, a gym "rat". AND I can be as fit as they are.

I learned mourning is hard, being an orphan through death is harder than losing one parent.

I have learned spark is going to save me from being un-healthy. I may not have the same habits as every health magazine but my health stats will be good and I will be enjoying my life.



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  • ZANNACHAN
    Great blog! You've come a long way on your journey. I particularly liked the part about knowing why you didn't succeed--but overlooking the reasons why you DID succeed. It's so easy to fixate on what we did wrong and not think about our victories and what we did right. And you're right--giving up smoking is a HUGE victory, and to do that without weight gain? Even better!
    2288 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Very powerful! You have come a long way and will continue on until you reach your destination... a place where you love, live and eat healthily and stay active because you love it.
    2295 days ago
  • FITNHEALTHYKAL
    Jann, you are an amazing, blooming, flourishing fit and healthy testament to mind and body focus. You inspire me each and every day and I should tell you more.

    Raising my glass to YOU and Ralph and your continued love story for each other and health and fitness! emoticon
    2296 days ago
  • SHIRAZSOLLY
    Good going, Jann! Keep it up! And I like your cowgirl background, too!
    2296 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
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    2296 days ago
  • MRSWHITEWOLF
    Jann- I am so proud of you! You are doing so awesome. I love your blog. Yep, heading true North and the scale will be heading way South!
    2296 days ago
  • SMOKY_TEA
    What a fantastic blog! Thank you!
    2297 days ago
  • SHANSHE
    emoticon I am so proud of you jann! Love and hugs! Sorry i got behind on your blogs!
    Shan
    2297 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    Quote warning: I'm SOOOO 'stealing' these quotes!! They are BOTH awesome!!

    "04/24/13: A feed moment to remember!
    FITNHEALTHYKAL You are not your past. You are not your mistakes. You are not your limitations or your weaknesses.You are a priceless, authentic soul worth more than you will ever know. Today see yourself this way 2 hours ago
    Member Comments About This Activity:
    KRZYKAT3: Agreed, it is time to see past the mirror, past the photos and into you, your heart & soul. Make the inside you shine and the outside will follow!"

    This is EXACTLY what the Violet Venus Team preaches - don't WAIT for goal weight to love yourself - you are WORTHY NOW!! We love you just as you are - NOW!!

    Did I mention I LOVE this blog?? I've said it before and I'll say it again - SparkPeople needs a LOVE button - LIKE isn't strong enough!!
    2297 days ago
  • AMARILYNH
    emoticon OMG Jann, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog!! YES you are succeeding - because success is more than a scale number!! LOVED the 'over time' concept too - it really struck a chord with me. And it TOTALLY makes me wish I'd joined SparkPeople way back in April 2008 when I began my LAST weight loss journey so I'd be able to do my own 'over time'!
    emoticon Here is to a mid course correction that will send that arrow heading due North and the scales heading DOWN!! I'm with you teamie - we can DO this!! Hugs! emoticon emoticon

    2297 days ago
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