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Dorothy Stacy





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2016 did not turn out to be a good year for losing weight. In fact my weight went up! SO, I am going to double and triple my efforts to lose those nasty 10 to 15 lbs. I am thinking of joining Weight Watchers because you can eat some of everything. No restrictions. Like Oprah says, "I love bread."
The good thing is I am in a walking routine of 7,300 steps a day using my Spark Activity Tracker.
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.

Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 104,666

My Goals:
My goals for 2016 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 7,300 steps a day on my SPAT
3. Eat less processed food.
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Weigh myself everyday.
6. Try to start some strength training.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2016...some accomplished and some not. This year I Hope I will accomplish them and reach my goal weight.

My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 7,300 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.

Personal Information:
I live in Sauquoit, New York in a 215 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 22 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 Series 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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    Hi Dottee! So, I was intrigued by your post about looking for a purple shag rug. I actually went to wayfair and found a couple of them! Just wanted to encourage you to follow your purple dream!
    306 days ago
    Doing good, Dottee! 83 and still able to do all sorts of things! Probably no more books, but still finding lots of things to do. And if I get so I can't do more active things, there's always that one more book to write. Pretty busy with my two little neighbors, girls 6 and 7 who I've had partial care of since they were babies. Right now they're working on figuring out how to build "girl forts", whatever that means! Probably has something to do with the neighborhood boys building a fort that doesn't allow girls!
    314 days ago
    Still so grateful to you for your help when I was writing my book!
    315 days ago
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    I hope you had a blessed Mother's Day - I am still recovering from knee replacement. Thank you for checking out my Feed -. God bless you always -
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    Thank you so much for the wonderful Spa visit goodie! I really appreciate it. It will be wonderful. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. Have a beautiful Mother's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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