Hi - I'm 54, married, and trying to get myself back on track. I had registered on spark.com a while ago, just never USED it. I lost almost 100 pounds in the past 2 years on Atkins, but it's not easy to stay on long term alone. Gained some weight back, and now I want to get that back off!
To lose 30 pounds -
learning how to eat right and exercise to achieve that.
Hoping to learn why I continue with this battle.
Using Spark as a motivational site - also, being more accountable, not only to others, but to myself, about what I eat, and my exercise.
Live on the Iron Range in Minnesota - mother of 2 grown kids. I've been struggling with weight ever since a knee injury incurred as a child.
Love to read, listen to music of all kinds - favorite now is an online radio station, Martini in the Morning. - They play great music, from Frank Sinatra to Michael Buble - I have a newfound appreciation for this music!
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| Pounds lost: 11.0
What happened to the knee?
1470 days ago
I am glad that you enjoyed my latest blog - thank you for your comments and support. If you think there's a lot to digest in it you should have seen it before two hours of condensing and editing. Much of what I write flows so naturally out of my fingers on to keyboard - it's like I am reading it after it has just been typed. It's kind of a cool sensation when. it happens - on rare occasions like today.
Take good care of yourself and the people in your life - enjoy God's blessing of Today!
Your friend - "Sprink"
1513 days ago
Thank you CATHYGETSFIT - I am going to start planning for some other ones. I did have a couple in mind, I made my first one today! My other one is to get back into my smaller jeans. Maybe another one for the next 10 pounds, or maybe even make it 5 - don't know, but the skies the limit!
I agree - my birds are a handful - especially when they each have their own cage... (to make sure they all get along, and that there are no more babies!) Baby, the male cockatiel from mama Nikki, is a real talker - he chats up his sister Dusty like crazy, and it's kind of scary, it kind of sounds like he's trying to hit on her... lol . Dusty, on the other hand, is pretty quiet, but on occasion she yells "Baby!!" - I think it's to shut him up.
1513 days ago
Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love my cockatiels! Wow, I can't believe you have 4 of them! Two can be a handful! lol There's no way I could have parted with the babies of your other two cockatiels either! Aw, that's so cool that you rescued that lovebird! I too am a sucker for animals. You talked about setting some goals to achieve in March so I thought I'd share a couple of quotes with you today that might help motivate you to set some goals for this month.
“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.”–Benjamin Mays
“By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen
You don't have to set very many goals and you don't want your goals to be so big that you can't achieve them in a month or however long you want to achieve them in. Just remember it's better to take lots of small steps in the right direction rather than make giant leaps and then have to backtrack. Now go set some goals!
1514 days ago
I love the sunshine - Thanks. I am playing in it today. It is wonderful
1516 days ago