BENE38464   2,125
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I actually started on January 13, 2014 because 13 has always been a LUCKY number for me! So I have a little weight loss to boast of before joining!
I actually started on January 13, 2014 because 13 has always been a LUCKY number for me! So I have a little weight loss to boast of before joining!

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BENE38464 is suffering from too much Easter!
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 Pounds lost: 15.5 

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Member Since: 1/22/2014

SparkPoints: 2,125

Fitness Minutes: 312

My Goals:
My goal is to bring my BMI down to 25 (or a little below!)

My Program:
I am keeping a food log My calorie goal is to cut out 200-250 calories per day in order to lose 1/2 lb. per week. I have ordered new exercise weights and a video, "Firming over 50." I do plan to get in at least 10 minutes of exercise daily, to begin with!

Personal Information:
I live in Middle Tennessee. I am 75 years old and I have four children, two granddaughters, & two great-granddaughters. I am a widow and I live happply with my cats...but I won't tell you how many cats I have. You might think I am a nut!

Other Information:
I am a devoted Catholic, avid reader, and play the piano and organ. Usually on weekends, I play for three Masses unless the guitar group takes pity on me and decides to give me a break. At present, I work for my church as parish secretary and, although my kids ask me when I'm quitting, I have no plans to do so!!!.

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4/24/2014 9:52:47 AM

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Gardening has taught me a lot. One thing for sure is, that I need to be patient and gentle caring for all living things. And, if I neglect caring for them, I will lose them. So today I pray that I will scatter patience and gentle love on all living things around me.

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4/23/2014 9:13:53 PM

Live today as if it were the best day of the year! emoticon

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4/22/2014 6:30:06 PM

Oh what a beautiful time of the year spring is. Especially this year, after the long, cold winter. Ah, to walk outside and smell the earth, as well as see everything coming back to life. It is truly amazing and breath taking! The crocuses in their vibrant colors; the snow drops so delicate looking, yet so hardy; the daffodils showing off their ruffled beauty; and the tulips very straight and vivid in colors. Plus the longer days of sunlight. It makes you feel more alive.

My wish for you is to enjoy this Spring and all its beauty. To feel alive with a strong desire to bring to life all the awesome abilities that are within you. Make this spring one that you will remember for years to come.

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4/16/2014 7:37:04 PM

Being around children as often as I am has been a true learning experience. I may not be a young woman, however, I am finding out many things from this beautiful little people.

Life is not boring to me, it is not mundane. It is full of wonder, pleasing smells, awesome colors, beautiful creatures, and breathtaking moments. Children know how to enjoy and appreciate life.

This is what I have learn from children: I think there is a secret to enjoying life more that most people overlook. A hidden way to feel so much more full every single day and it hides in its deceptive simplicity. Itís this: Love every single living thing you find and see them all through wondering eyes. Appreciate the details, notice the colors and textures and imagine you are seeing it for the very first time. See things as new.

What wonderful beauty is all around us.

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4/16/2014 12:36:53 AM

emoticon Commitment to the "EATING HEALTHY for 30 DAYS" CHALLENGE" is Complete and you are awesome!! Inspiring and the Winner!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU DID IT!!
Love you my sister in Christ

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