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A road less traveled. Looking toward the harbour from the foot path. Sark February 2010





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It is silly at best to wish to be 21 again, to hope for the return of that toned body, tight skin, sparkling eyes, and boundless energy. It is a waste of time to wish I'd appareciated youth more when I had it. What I want to do now, what I wish to do, what I need to do is accept who I am, where I am, and welcome my present and my future with open arms and an open mind.

I am so tired of making excuses, I'm tired of dieting, I'm tired of starting over, I'm tired of talking about ...
It is silly at best to wish to be 21 again, to hope for the return of that toned body, tight skin, sparkling eyes, and boundless energy. It is a waste of time to wish I'd appareciated youth more when I had it. What I want to do now, what I wish to do, what I need to do is accept who I am, where I am, and welcome my present and my future with open arms and an open mind.

I am so tired of making excuses, I'm tired of dieting, I'm tired of starting over, I'm tired of talking about it, reading about it, and VERY tired of my half-hearted attempts at it. With a new month I've made a new commitment and, I will admit, this time it feels different. Maybe I'm just tired but I really do feel different since I came to some realizations tonight as I typed out my blog. There is a clarity of mind that has been missing before. This time really IS going to be different.

Twenty-one will never rear her lovely head again. But fifty-four can still be good, even great IF I take care of me, stop making excuses, work hard, be honest, and be consistent. I look forward to tomorrow. I look forward to who I'm becoming.



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Member Since: 7/25/2008

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My Goals:
Get to my normal weight. Get toned and strong. Improve flexibility and balance.

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Is non-existant as of this writing.

Right now just getting back to logging my food and getting all my meds in.


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I live in Illinois and work for the state. They still give me checks and the bank still cashes them!

I bought a house 3 years ago and am going through the agony of a bathroom remodel.

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Love reading Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, Agatha Christie, so many more. I'd read for a living if anyone would pay me!

Doing family history research on our Coogan line from Ireland. HELP!



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6/14/2011 6:03:33 PM

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The Positive Weight Loss Approach

Once you have made up your mind to lose weight, you should make that commitment and go into it with a positive attitude. We all know that losing weight can be quite a challenge. In fact, for most of us, it can be downright tough. It takes time, practice and support to change lifetime habits. But it's a process you must learn in order to succeed. It is said that if you do something for 21 days it will become a habit. You and you alone are the one who has the power to lose unwanted pounds.

The positive thinker.....
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Thanks for the special comment you shared on my page. Each positive message you leave provides me with a burst of energy to keep me taking those baby steps along my journey. Your encouragement and support helps me push onward to my next goal. Thanks for being that pillar of strength!

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Just strolling emoticon by to thank you for your supportive words of wisdom you shared with me along with the fabulous SPARK GOODIE!! I really appreciate your visit my Spark page! Keep on Sparking, emoticon

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6/7/2011 2:15:31 PM

I always start again by first doing a little personal inventory. I'm the queen of excuses and every now and then I need to own up to myself. You are doing absolutely the right thing by visiting the pages of people who have inspired you. Even if they are struggling too, it's a comfort to me just to know we aren't in the boat alone. The weight will come back off. Keep me posted!



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6/7/2011 10:50:29 AM

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......oooO................ I'm taking a summer stroll to thank you for stopping
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.....(_../.....( .... ).......... Wishing you the best on your journey as well! We can
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................. \._).......... meantime, keep on Sparking!

You asked about my 4 year Spark streak of NOT drinking any more pop/soda. I used to dislike water totally. After quitting pop/soda, I learned to LOVE water. Sometimes, I add a touch of lemon or lime to give is a change. Even strawberries or other fresh fruits add flavor. After being a BIG pop drinker, I can honestly say, "I don't miss it". The thought of a regular pop would be so sweet. And, I was never much of a diet pop drinker as it left an after taste for me. Just start a streak...one day no pop...then two and see how long you can go! You might be amazed!
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