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Hi, welcome to my Spark page! This journey has taken me on a variety of roads the past 6 years, but I would not want to miss a minute of it! On July 27, 2009, I was honored to be selected as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! THANKS of gratitude to all of my Spark friends who nominated and voted for me as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! I hope you will enjoy reading this journal of my weight loss journey. It is a life style change for me. Life is what you make it. This weight loss journey will help me ...
Hi, welcome to my Spark page! This journey has taken me on a variety of roads the past 6 years, but I would not want to miss a minute of it! On July 27, 2009, I was honored to be selected as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! THANKS of gratitude to all of my Spark friends who nominated and voted for me as a Sparkpeople Motivator!! I hope you will enjoy reading this journal of my weight loss journey. It is a life style change for me. Life is what you make it. This weight loss journey will help me achieve my goal of living a happy and healthy life. I have increased my fitness level which has given me more energy and motivation to continue this struggle with my weight. I wish each of you much success on your journey as well!

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SPARKFRIENDS!!!

Thanks for blessing me with your encouragement, friendship, and support!

THANK YOU for taking time to visit my Spark Page!

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Words of Wisdom for Weight Loss...

*Make yourself a priority. As a busy, working wife and mother you deserve to be healthy and you are worth it!

*I set myself up for success by keeping my workout clothes by my bed and walking the first thing in the morning. I wear a pedometer and strive to aim for 10,000 steps daily.

*Try to set weight loss goals in small increments.

*Surround yourself with supportive people.

*Try to distinguish between stomach hunger and emotional/stress hunger. Each time you reach for food, ask yourself whether you're actually hungry or if you are eating due to stress, boredom, etc.

*Portion control matters! Be aware and take time to record your nutrition intake.

*Exercise is a great stress reliever!

*Almost any recipe or food can be prepared more healthfully. Try switching to low-fat or nonfat ingredients and use spices to enhance flavors.

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* It's a new, permanent lifestyle!
* Don't avoid the scale.
* Make small changes and goals.
* If you have time to bite it, you have time to write it.
* Have a list of reasons you want to lose weight. Be very specific.
* Move it to lose it!

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Extra thought: Every pound that is lost takes four pounds of pressure off of the joints.

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A special THANKS of gratitude to Sparkpeople and its members for providing me with a wealth of information, inspiration and motivation. I am most grateful for your encouragement!

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GREAT RECIPE FOR 2015!

* Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

* Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life.

* When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to_____today. I am thankful for ____."

* Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

* Drink tea and plenty of water. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

* Try to make at least three people smile each day.

* Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

* Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

* Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

* Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

* Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

* Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

* No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

* Frame every so called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this really matter?"

* Forgive everyone for everything.

* What other people think of you in unimportant. Truth is, they're probably not thinking of you at all.

* GOD heals everything -- but you have to ask Him first.

* However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Change is the ONLY constant in the universe.

* Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!

* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

* Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for _____. Today, I accomplished ____."

* Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

* When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it!

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Member Since: 7/13/2008

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My Goals:
*Drink 8 glasses of water daily. I gave up drinking soda/pop on June 4, 2007.

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*Wear my pedometer to achieve 10,000 steps as a daily goal.

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*Weigh weekly and take measurements at the beginning of each new month.

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*Lower my BMI.

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My Program:
*Strength Training - three times each week.

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*Walking on a treadmill or outside for three miles

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*Air Dyne bike

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*Monitor nutrition and fitness by using the trackers.

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Personal Information:
*Happily married to my soul mate and best friend. Mother to a wonderful daughter.

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*Please feel free to Spark Mail me if you need support or encouragment.

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SUN66SHINE
2/1/2015 5:00:20 PM

You have so many people stopping by your page and it is so sweet that you take the time to acknowledge every single one. You're are truly a treasured person!! Thanks for keeping us motivated and feeling welcomed.



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2/1/2015 4:45:02 PM

emoticon Your visits to my SparkPage always lift my spirits. Thanks for taking time to stop by.
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SPARKFRAN514
2/1/2015 3:36:48 PM

Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

“Enjoy the journey . . . knowing that the shortest path isn’t always the best route.” Gail Lynne Goodwin


Overcome each obstacle by never giving up and never giving in! .
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2/1/2015 2:31:45 PM

emoticon emoticon GOOD MORNING!
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. It was heartwretching losing my little Ebony cat. January 28th I adopted a new little GIRL cat; black but very skittish. I bonded quickly with her but she is still scared and not completely trusting yet. I hope in time it gets better. I named her Katy-Purry (see my blog). Missed everyone but just kinda was numb for awhile.
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