BENE38464   4,578
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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!

Current Status:
BENE38464 is still trying to find the ideal number of gain, no loss!
set 21 hours ago



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Member Since: 1/22/2014

SparkPoints: 4,578

Fitness Minutes: 1,857

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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Member Comments:
7/17/2014 11:33:48 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog and your grandmotherly advice - I will take it to heart and not wait to be a certain size to open my heart to love! emoticon

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7/11/2014 9:04:26 AM

If we are to truly enjoy your life, NOW is the time. Not tomorrow or next week. Everyday is the perfect time to have a Best Day. So my dear friend, I am wishing you your best day today. Have fun unwrapping today; watching all the beauty around you, discovering another talent you have, learning something new, making a new friend, finding something you misplaced, creating something, being hugged, taking take long, bubble bath, picking wild flowers, enjoying your favorite song. There are so many things we can do to make today our Best Day.

I made my day, my Best Day by visiting YOU.

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7/7/2014 10:35:32 AM

Bene, I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! Have a blessed Monday! You are:

emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon

S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!

~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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7/4/2014 12:29:57 AM

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7/3/2014 10:43:15 AM

Laugh too much, smile too much, sing too loud, take too many pictures, forgive freely and love like you've never been hurt. Enjoy your life and remember, every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.

If you live your life being happy, you'll have no regrets and once will be enough. Today has a miracle in it for you, hope you can recognize it.

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