CAROL3SAN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I'm truly motivated to obtain a stronger and healthier body, making myself physically fit once again. I'm certain that I can accomplish this goal because I've seen so many others achieve success with this. No need for stress or messiness...just have fun and enjoy my life one day at a time. All I need to do is to consume simple meals everyday and no eating in between except for a late evening snack because on my diabetes. I'm committing to an exercise regime everyday... sometimes twice a day when I am able.
I've met some fantastic and motivating people here on SPARK PEOPLE; the more friends I make here, the happier I am. My friends help to keep me on the right track while on this fitness and health journey. No doubt, while eating healthy and trying my best to improve in fitness, I will eventually have weight success as well. This could be considered a dream for many people, but I have come to realize that it need not be a dream at all. It has happened to others, and I know that it can happen to me as well.
I am a widow, and I have one living child, and 7 grandchildren. I had another daughter who unfortunately passed away two years ago. Thankfully I am blessed to be the grandmother to her children, in addition to being a grandmother to the three children for my daughter who is still living. I love my family but I often miss out on having the fun with them I'd like to, because my body is not as fit and healthy as it could be.
It is past the time for me to seriously consider my own fitness and to finally live the healthy lifestyle that I should. Motivation and encouragement works for me, which is the reason I'm back at S/P. There is so much to learn from other people in the S/P community. I realize that it is a struggle to keep motivated and walk a straight and narrow path all the time. But here at SPARKPEOPLE is where I hope to be refreshed daily with the right amount of motivation needed to lead to me success in my weight loss journey..
Hope you will walk with me, so we can help each other keep to a nice and productive path while on the journey.
1) Maintain success with my food plan daily... allowing for only healthy foods
2) lose at least three dress sizes during 2017
I will do this by:
A) Eating healthy meals in appropriate portions.
B) Daily exercise, journaling, and logging on to Spark people.
C) Become more productive...eliminating boredom and binge eating.
1) No sugary or starchy foods.PLEANTY of vegetables and fruits.
2) 3 meals daily in addition to an evening snack.
3) Enhance spirituality...Meditate daily
4) Maintain an attitude of gratitude.
5) Think positive and do positive things for myself and others.
I'm a mother a grandmother and a widow. Worked in the health care field as a registered nurse for many years and am now retired. I love my family, my friends, and my church.
Currently I am writing motivational short stories and poems, and have a published book of motivational poetry.
I also wrote a book for preteens, but it is yet to be published. Currently working on a book about the presidents. Hope to finish it sometime in 2017.
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
I have no more fear of failure. I will win my weight loss strugle one meal at a time, one day at a time.
please feel free to join me.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 11.0
Thanks for stopping by my blog about what it feels like to lose 30 pounds. It definitely feels great to see so many real changes as a result. Thanks for your support! Have a great week.
36 days ago
Thank you for the snowman goodie, Carolyn! We haven't had any snow yet but there is some in the forecast for later this week.
You're doing great with the daily challenges. But I think that instead of doing daily challenges on the weekend, we should just keep it to doing the during the week. People are so busy on weekends, especially at this time of year.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
42 days ago
Thanks for the green tea goodie, so perfect for this time of year! I am looking forward to our daily challenges, thank you again for doing that!
48 days ago
Good Afternoon Carolyn, Thank you for sending the sunshine my way. I wasn't stressed yesterday. I was just extremely busy and had a lot to do. I am working on budgeting that time and all will get done. Have a great weekend.
52 days ago
Hi Carolyn! Thank you for the goodie. I'm glad you and yours had a nice Thanksgiving. We did too...hubby did all the cooking AND he put our Christmas tree, too!
Yes, we have heat now....got the heat pump installed on Friday. Its so nice to have a warm house again! I am not looking forward to all those payments for the heat pump, though!
Thank you in advance for posting the Word Of The Week. I am looking forward to it and I'm sure our team will be glad to see it back. Please post it right in the general forum. I really appreciate you doing that, you're a great co-leader! Please let me know if you ever have any other ideas for our team. I'd appreciate the input.
Have a great week! December is almost here!
56 days ago