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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! :)

Member Since: 2/5/2011

Fitness Minutes: 197,424

My Goals:
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!!!

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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.

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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.

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    Thanks for reading my blog regarding Mom's 94th . It was a special day for us. Hope all is going well with your wonderful family!
    76 days ago
    Thank you for reading my blog and giving your support. emoticon As someone who is disabled due to depression, daily tasks can be difficult. Walking can seem impossible. I do the best I can with each day, but I remain hopeful that my best will keep getting better! Adding you as a friend!
    78 days ago
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    And wish you a great weekend ahead and say emoticon for your support,
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    82 days ago
    Setting things in motion for a busy weekend-grandbaby, gardening, manicures & making lesson plans! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I'm sure you'll make the most of your time-enjoy! emoticon
    82 days ago
    HI there! Nice to meet you here on Spark. I happened onto your page through a mutual friend on my feed. I am also early 50's married at 18 sill to same man, kids and grandkids, going into my 30th and final year of teaching. I've been around Spark for 5 yrs now with a 50lb loss. I did finally hit my initial goal but struggle to hold it steady, not to mention I would like to lose a few extra! Your journey back to a healthy weight is inspiring and motivating!

    Thanks for sharing! And keep Sparking! emoticon
    96 days ago

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