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BELIEVE...When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find a way to do it

BELIEVE it can be done.
When you believe something can be done,
Really believe,
Your mind will find the ways to do it.
Believing in a solution,
Paves the way for the solution.
~David Jones Schwartz

This year, 2014, I WILL BELIEVE!
...that I can eat healthier, resist temptation to eat when not hungry, and finally reach goal weight! I do BELIEVE!

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I started SparkPeople ...
BELIEVE it can be done.
When you believe something can be done,
Really believe,
Your mind will find the ways to do it.
Believing in a solution,
Paves the way for the solution.
~David Jones Schwartz

This year, 2014, I WILL BELIEVE!
...that I can eat healthier, resist temptation to eat when not hungry, and finally reach goal weight! I do BELIEVE!

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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on. Then I purchased the SPAT and find myself walking 6,000 just about every day! I am thrilled because this has now become a habit. I still have 11 lbs. to lose to get to goal. I am BELIEVING that this will happen in the coming year.














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Member Since: 12/28/2008

SparkPoints: 141,369

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My Goals:
My goals for 2014 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 6,200 steps on my SPAT
3. Use the Nutrition Tracker
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Track food on regular days, no tracking on holidays but eating only when hungry.
6. Blog at least once a week.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2013..some accomplished and some not. This year I BELIEVE I will accomplish them.

My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 6,000 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.

Personal Information:
I live in from Sauquoit New York in a 210 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 21 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.

Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins, historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.

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GRANJERRY1
6/27/2014 6:39:41 AM

Dottteeeee.... emoticon

Thanks for stopping by my blog & the encouragement. It is only this motivation that keeps me going



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SAISHA100CJ
6/21/2014 6:18:13 AM

Yes, that is a photo of one of my plants...the photo was taken a couple months ago..it's a bush that blooms early in the Spring. I am glad I captured the photo that day because one of our high winds storms came along a few days later and blew off all the pretty white blooms one night. :-( Oh well, it will bloom again next Spring.
I know you are really enjoying your garden & flowers. How wonderful. Enjoy your weekend. emoticon



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SAISHA100CJ
6/19/2014 12:25:02 PM

Thank you for the rose goodie, Dottee. I really love your blog with photos about the schoolhouse visit. What a wonderful time for all.
BTW, you look fantastic in the photos and very slim, too. emoticon
Enjoy the rest of the day.
CJ



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HAPPYSOUL91
6/12/2014 7:22:20 PM

I am sort of on it except now I have bread/pasta 1 time/week. But still zone in on the veggies, oh I now eat 3 fruits a day = nectarine, apple and berries.



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HAPPYSOUL91
6/12/2014 1:49:35 PM

Wish I could say it was easy but....

no bread, pasta, or white flour

only 2 low glycemic fruits/day

1 starch veggie/day - maximum

protein w/every meal

so basically: tons of green veggies and protein



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