Visit with family in my home town ... I gained weight.
100LBLIGHTER is a SparkPeople Motivator!
THE OPTIMIST CREED
By Christian D. Larsen
Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
Make all your friends feel there is something in them.
Look at the sunny side of everything.
Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
Give everyone a smile.
Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.
Be too big for worry and too noble for anger!
Well it is 18 days into 2017... A crazy year for me. I lost my Mom in 2015 and I lost my Sister this past year. I also lost a dear friend to undiagnosed or treated breast cancer. I know as I get older am the more goodbyes I am going to have to say to friends I love and admire. I spent the summer visiting family and friends in my home town. Not having control of my diet made a difference...and I gained weight... got home in September just in time to do some outside painting ...and get ready for winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had lost the mindset of eating healthy.... I made Christmas cookies for gifts and enjoyed too many myself, which increased my weight further. Complications of high blood pressure ...and acid reflux....along with my bad back. It is not going to be easy getting rid of this weight... but I have started. Today I had lost five pounds of water weight. I have set new and old goals. Hope and pray that I can keep my mind set on the goals.
Almost a month into 2014.....I have not even started on my goals for the new year. I am playing catch-up since I have been down in my back. I know if I would lose this weight it definately help my back. Have to start slow this time so I do not injure it.
Goal #1 get back to the pool to exercise.
Goal #2 get off sugar
Goal #3 chart my foods to find out how off I am.
Half of 2012 is gone. My Goals for the year,,,, I haven't even thought of ...and it is the middle of June. The year came with me being the care giver to my Hubby who was hurt on the job....and had surgery on his shoulder. With hubby home, income reduced.....I found myself eating things I had not eatten for years. I gave up my Wellness Center Membership. I gained my weight back. I can not seem to get my energy back....to do anything physical. My goals for the year 2012 is to get back to my eating healthy habit...and get my energy back so I can start back to the Wellness Center.
2011 is here and I am not so sure that I am that perfect 10 I had hoped for a year ago....but I am lighter not heavier than I was then.
I am sure that Spark People is a huge part of that change. I still have a way to go but I am close to a personal goal. Thanks to all my Spark People who continue to give me support and information to move me forward in this journey to health and wellness.
2009 came and went with a few surprises.....and changes.
So my goals for this year are on hold....as I take care of more important matters. I am still hoping for a perfect 10 in 2010.
The hope I have is that, Sparks will provide the support for me to grow, body, soul and mind.
My body to grow stronger and more healthy; My soul to find support, comfort and friendship with kindred spirits; and my mind to learn about this computer, for one thing, and to learn about health, and people that are taking this journey with me.
It sounds so exciting as I sit here typing.... I will not be disappointed.
It has been a year, almost.... The computer is not so scary any more or the thought of sharing on the message boards and blog pages.
I am going to get more serious about the weight loss and health issues this year. So I have set some specific goals for this New Year. And I have set some specific rewards for when I do reach a goal.
I have met a lot of great people on Spark People Pages..... I am excited about this New Year.
It has been three months since I started getting serious about this weight loss and it has been amazing what I have accomplished. No diet pills.... No gimmics....just good nutrition and moving consistently.....and doing a lot more moving than I had been doing...I am proud to say as of today March 20, 2009 I have lost down to 209.75.....from 227 ...9 weeks ago. I can say it has been a good experience. Exercise does not have to be hard and boring to work...I am having fun...making friends and best of all I am getting healthy.
My goals are to get more healthy. I would like to lose weight and keep my mind active.
2014 goals are:
To continue with the 8-8 (64) ounces of water a day.
6 fruits and veggies a day preferably fresh or frozen...something raw every meal.
6 or more fruits and vegetables daily.
1000 minutes a month fittness.
Lose 4 pounds a month.
Stay within the SP calorie range (low - middle) and the protein carb and fats.
Continue with Aqua Fit class.
Be faithful with the charting of nutrition and fitness.
Enjoy my team friends, and blog more.
Follow the goals and rewards program I have set up for myself.
Watch foods closely that stress my thyroid.
Take vitamins faithfully.
Be kind enough to myself to say "No" to anyone who will hinder me from achieving my goals.
I grew up in a very small town in WV. I have lived for over 30 years in Texas. I am the mother of two girls (one by marriage and one by birth) who are married and have their own families. I have 5 grand children, (all boys but one little girl).....last but not least, I have a great husband I call Chubby Hubby.
I come from a family of 6 siblings and we are very close for living so far away from each other. Littlestsis is my sister. She joined SP just for me.
I have 4cats and a dog named Miss Kitty.(don't laugh...she came everytime we called the cats.) UPDATE: Miss Kitty had puppies and now we have Chance and Bear.
I still love the movie,"You've Got Mail". I watch the "Biggest Loser" faithfully with my sister on the phone 1000+ miles away.
I do not work outside my home. But I have done Demos in the grocery stores, I have cleaned homes, I have been a clerk in a office. I have worked in the dietary department of a hospital. I have done child care and was a foster and house parent years ago.
I like to cook and I love to decorate and keep house.
I love my gran kids and my family....although most of them live far and I don't see them often.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 238.0
Size matters . . . . so keep your dreams big and your worries small. Gail Lynn Goodwin.
76 days ago
Thanks for your sweet note! I appreciate it so much!
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What matters most in life is relationships. They define the quality of your time on Earth and determine the legacy you leave behind. Ken Solin
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Saturday – Visited w/Mom and Dad. Dad had physical therapy and again did better walking. It’s a slow process, but he’s working hard.
Cold, but the sun has been out. That’s a blessing. Helps cheer up the mood!
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