Tony and I in Vegas! June 2013
Graduation May 2010 & May 2013 siblings! I'm down 112 pounds!!!
Pawn Stars- Las Vegas NV June 8, 2013
BUSYGRANNY5 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I've now been a member of Sparkpeople for 28 months and continue to be inspired by all the wonderful people, information and activities on this wonderful site! My journey to be the healthiest me I can be, continues... I've now lost over 110 pounds and am within ten pounds of my goal weight. (Which will put me at the high end of normal on the BMI scale!) Of course, I've battled with this last ten pounds, but... I will NOT give up... I feel so much better physically, mentally, and emotionally thanks to Sparkpeople and my healthier lifestyle! So I shall follow my own advice and keep on keeping on! :)
This goal too, has evolved over the past twenty-eight months, as my 51st birthday has come and gone and I did NOT meet my ultimate goal of being normal on the BMI scale; however I will NOT give up.. as this is NOT a race to a finish line, but an ongoing RACE to be the best I can be!!!! I will get where I need/want to be as long as I stay in the race!
Refuse to give up!!!
In order for me to meet my BIG goals, I have established some smaller, bite sized goals .
1. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day,
2. Track everything I eat and drink EACH and every day.
3. Do at least 30 minutes of cardio five days a week. (Preferrably 60 minutes)
4. Do upper body, lower body and core building exercises on a rotating basis five days a week.
5. Remember a set back doesn't mean failure, it's just another opportunity to start fresh.
I'm 51 years old and have been married to the same man since I was 18, which means we'll be celebrating our 33rd anniversary this year. We have three grown children and five grandchildren, ranging in ages from six to fifteen months. To say that they are my everything would be an understatement... I have many loves in my life but these five angels definitely top the list.
I've had the privilege of being a teacher for the past twenty-five years and continue to LOVE teaching today, almost as much as I did when I first started so many years ago.
Secrets of Success
Let's make the changes needed to be the best we can be ... starting NOW.
Change your mind ... and the rest will follow.
44 days ago
Today brings us to the conclusion of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge series. For those of you who have faithfully walked this path with me for the past month, Iâ€™d like to thank you so much for taking the time to join me. It took real commitment and effort on your part, and I sincerely appreciate your time, efforts, dedication, and comments. This has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for each of you as well. Above all, I want you to know I am so very grateful for your enduring friendship, encouragement, and support.
Thank you once again for giving some of your time each day, and for being such an integral and important part of this community of people who want to make a positive difference in not only their lives, but in the lives of others. It means more than I can ever express in words. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . I thank you.
50 days ago
"Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift--today." ~ Steve Maraboli
Thanks for dropping by to read and comment on my blogs. I hope you have a "great-full" Friday!
63 days ago
Thank you for reading, participating, and commenting in my 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge. You are ! I am very grateful for your friendship, and support.
75 days ago
Thanks for reading my blog today and or the support!
81 days ago