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ANNIESADVENTURE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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As we begin the new 5% Challenge, I am strong and hopeful, but most of all, I am committed. I can and will do this.
Relying on feelings does not always work. Motivation can ebb and flow. That's where commitment kicks in and carries me to the next mountaintop. Each success fuels motivation. Encouraging others also stokes my motivation. Sometimes the encouragement I give others is exactly what I need to hear today.

There are people who set a course and never waver. Unfortunately I am a yo-yo. My journey has included winning streaks and gaining streaks, high motivation periods and wandering in la-la land.
At this point I not only have to lose the extra pounds I was carrying when I joined Spark, but also the weight I've gained since then. I have a head full of knowledge and years of experiencing what works and what doesn't.
It is not an all or nothing journey. It's a journey of many steps.

Stop worrying about what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain. - KURTZIE1998

Lose, maintain. Don't regain. -IndyGirl

Member Since: 4/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 51,018

My Goals:
Be healthy

Lose 10 pounds a month. Concentrate on maintaining each loss.

My Program:
Eat less, move more. I prefer low carb but I will flex.

I will celebrate each victory, each fraction of a pound lost. I do not look at how far I have to go. I like to try new recipes and new foods. I look for the positives. I am enjoying the journey.

Personal Information:
Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hypertension, arthritis. Cancer survivor.
Mobility is fragile. Had 5 hip surgeries (including 2 total hip replacements). Then broke hip in 2014. Now using a rollator part of the time. At times it is challenging going from sitting to standing. I have to use taller chairs.
Torn rotator cuff the end of 2015, non-operable. Orthopedic surgeon now tells me I need a total shoulder replacement on the other arm. Pain, everyday!

I am celebrating each day, counting my blessings. There are benefits in a good belly laugh.

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    There is no greater force in nature than the power of a soul committed to evolving upward. Ken Foster
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    Thank you so very much for your goodie and birthday wishes! HUGS
    1 day ago
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I giggled at avoiding eye contact with anything in the bakery because I do that too! If I cannot avoid a girlscout cookie table I put up a hand to shield me from looking over:).

    Have a great weekend!
    2 days ago
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog post. To think that something I wrote would be worth you writing in your journal makes my heart smile and reminds me to always return to what I really do want to be doing. So thank you!

    Now I look forward to looking around your page and getting to know you a little better now :)
    4 days ago
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    You are limitless in your potential. You can be, do or have anything you imagine. Kingsley O’Kerry
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    5 days ago
    Our individual beauty is magnified when we unite for a common cause. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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