DIANEDOESSMILES
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If you have any doubt REREAD *** Say it, BELIEVE IT ***




Awww Izzy you are TOO CUTE !!! She's my 6 yr old tiger kitty.


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The above pic is where I live.

Ahhhh OH THERE"s HOPE (LOL we do this EVERY YEAR !!) that it will SOON turn to Spring here? I live in southern Maine right on the harbor (pronounced Haaa Baaaa).

It's the 3rd week of March and a few cold flowers are TRYING to peak out. In another 2 or 3 weeks there will be more. About the middle of April we MIGHT see some trees trying to bud. By the end of April they SHOULD be !



Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 98,840

My Goals:
We will be starting the Spring 5% Challenge starting on April 8th.

GOALS

**** Stay in calorie range of 1300 to 1450
**** Exercise of 60 to 90 mins daily and at times 120.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of walking. Broken up to 2 or 3 times UNLESS I hurt my foot AGAIN.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of yoga. I am at that "in between spot" of where the beginners is now very easy
for me so am progressing to harder moves.
**** During the Spring 5% Challenge it's my goal to lose during the 8 weeks, 8 to 9.5 lbs. IF I hit the 9 to 9.3
I WILL make my 5% Challenge ! WOOHOOO !!


My Program:
Is listed above except:
*As we lose weight it can be EASIER To REGAIN IT !! So I need to prevent this by:
**** Continue to work through current stressors (others who will NOT take of themselves in real life.
**** By recognizing and even more so "Coming to terms with it's NOT my choice, Its NOT up to me
to control ANYONE Except myself and to be as kind to myself as I am others (not usually an issue
**** Continue to work on more alternate things to do to help instead of emotional eating.
**** Walk and while walking either pray for help !!Or while walking read something on the importance of
NOT being angry (at times though anger IS justified.
**** Journal,,,,, this is such a HUGE HELP !!
**** DO NOT call/talk etc to anyone with a NEGATIVE attitude INCLUDING my NOT doing this to
ANYONE.
**** Add in the following:
**** Draw/paint what the emotion is in which it'd be an OLD coping "skill" (no it's NOT A SKILL though



Personal Information:
Life is to be enjoyed, ,shared (doesn't mean one HAS to have a mate,,, at this point I don't and it's strill FUN and at Peace) with those around you. At one point I didn't have a ton of friends or in any contact with family. That can make one feel so unloved, unwanted. I FELT that way !!

I went for help,,,, I BADLY NEEDED it. Now years later,,,, ,when I look back at it, I was ALWAYS angry, negative, judgemental. I had not been, but 3 situations happened within a year and a half. Sent me into QUITE the SPIRAL DOWN !! Indeed I am so grateful for the friends /family who stick around during that dark period.
If one is going through this,, it's ALWAYS a personal choice, but for myself getting the help was the BEST thing I could for myself at that time.


Other Information:
I am clearly OWNED by Izzy. She may here with her pic right to the left but I am going to switch around pics as I fix up my page. Izzy is 6 yrs old. Such a little LOVE BUG !! At night there are times she graces me with her presense at night,,, I fall asleep right off.

I am so happy that my GD is so special to me as she is. Family/friends help us along.

At this point I have now LOST 101 lbs !!! I am not sure what my goal will be. At this moment I am 187 and my curves are coming back, my face is coming back. I am able to walk after years of barely ,, if able ,, to.




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  • v CHERIRIDDELL
    emoticon An Old Irish Blessing

    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life's passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    8 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day emoticon

    St. Patrick was a gentleman
    Who through strategy and stealth
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland.
    Here's toasting to his health.
    But not too many toasting so
    Lest you lose yourself and then
    Forget the good St. Patrick
    And see all those snakes again.
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    8 days ago
  • v SUEFROMRI
    Hi Diane emoticon
    We were right on the snow/rain line for the blizzard. We ended up with about 6" of heavy heavy wet snow then rain to turn it into slush blocks. Both the snow and the rain came down sideways.
    A large section of the roof of the nearby strip mall collapsed, thankfully it was a vacant at the time. And we had some major flooding during high tide - the town - not me personally. This is the last storm for the season so March can go out like a lamb!


    8 days ago
  • v IOWAGRAMMA
    I love big snow storms, too. If only people would be sensible and plan ahead and stay in! We only got about 7", and then it started melting. Today it's cold (6* this morning), so it's not melting much now, but by this weekend there will be more going on. Lucky you...over 15" of fresh snow. Love it!! Stay warm!!
    9 days ago
  • v GARDENERGAL
    Thanks for the comments and reassurance on my Sparkpage! I'm able to put a little weight on the foot but now my right knee is screaming from lack of use and arthritis, argh! But hopefully by summer I will be able to walk the trails once again with my pooch. So glad to hear of your great recovery!
    10 days ago
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