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YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!
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"Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny."
~George Dana Boardman
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"Break it down:

One step.
One minute.
One mile.
One workout.
One choice.
One bite.
One meal.
One hour.
One day.
One week.
One pound.

As long as you're ...
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!
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"Sow an act, and you reap a habit; sow a habit, and you reap a character; sow a character, and you reap a destiny."
~George Dana Boardman
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"Break it down:

One step.
One minute.
One mile.
One workout.
One choice.
One bite.
One meal.
One hour.
One day.
One week.
One pound.

As long as you're moving forward, you will eventually reach the top." ~Coach Nicole

Here is the link to her blog...

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st=keep_your_eyes_off_the_prize

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"Your motivation will be as strong as the amount of effort you put into making your own decisions (regardless of what they might be) with conscious awareness. Your motivation will be weak when you consider yourself to be helpless against your own urges, feelings and desires, or a victim of circumstances beyond your control."
-- By Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psychology Expert

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/
motivation_articles.asp?id=630

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Hi, My name is Josie and I am glad to be here!
I lost 30 pounds last year here at SparkPeople, then I injured my knee and couldn't walk or run anymore. I also lost my motivation to lose weight during the winter and spring months and in the process I put on almost all the weight I had worked so hard to lose.

I'm definitely not getting younger and the longer I wait to do this, the harder it is to do anything.

The realization that I am dying causes me to really want to savor life and to keep my health as long as I possibly can. I look back and realize that I have wasted so much of this precious gift of life and that knowledge tears at my heart.

I cannot have both excuses and life.

I CHOOSE LIFE.

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Daily POWER Challenge:

P- Play - Do something FUN or relaxing that YOU enjoy

O -Others - Send goodies, post on page or send email to at least 1 Spark member each day

W - Water, water, water! - drink at least 64oz. today

E - Exercise 15 minutes minimum

R - Record - journal and/or track your nutrition & exercise

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Member Since: 3/31/2013

SparkPoints: 14,422

Fitness Minutes: 10,206

My Goals:
short-term goals:

establish consistent and persistent daily routines that create a healthy, ACTIVE lifestyle

Build Accountability into my plan with Spark Fitness Tracker and opening my food and fitness trackers to public view

Build Consistency by adapting a "Just DO It!" attitude.


long-term goal:

Healthy blood levels and blood pressure

healthy lifestyle

135 pounds by April 2016










My Program:
Keep it simple.

Daily:

*Drink as close to half my weight in water as possible each day.

*Take necessary vitamins.

*Diabetic diet

*Walking at least 10 minutes after every meal.

*Sleep 8 hours

*TRACK everything!


Personal Information:
*happily married, with three adult, married children, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and two dogs






Other Information:
I enjoy art of all types, music of many genres, travel, books, interior decorating, redheads, beards, eccentric people, and wabi sabi style.

I love to jog but my knee won't let me.

I also like biking, yoga, and Qi Gong. I'm looking for other fitness routines I can truly enjoy and look forward to doing daily.




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Member Comments:
TRANSFORM-ABBY
11/23/2014 11:54:30 PM

Thank you very much for that awesome Holiday blessing.



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TRANSFORM-ABBY
11/23/2014 2:38:56 PM

I give thanks to God, the Father, for you as I pray for you today. May you know by experience God’s grace, spiritual favor and BLESSing today and every day, having heart peace from God the Eternal Father – that peaceful state of trust in Him to which He calls us; that soul harmony with Him that umpires life choices, heart desires, and questions of the mind. May He settle us with faith to trust Him. Have a BLESSed Thanksgiving, rested in Father. Loving you in Christ, Darlene.



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TRANSFORM-ABBY
11/5/2014 11:46:39 AM

Worry over the future breeds anxiety. Fretting over the past breeds depression. Both can stop our good movement forward and put us in front of the TV with a bad movie and too much of the stuff we don’t need to put into our bodies. That horrid cycle, of course, breeds regret and dread that brings us to more of the same. I believe that is called “insanity”.

Instead work to stay in the present taking the next step needed for living to the full the “now” that is before you, having learned better ways from past experience and pushing forward with hope that right action now will produce a better tomorrow. This is living life with power that produces a good outcome and protects our journey from wasting away.

Plan for the future, yes; but let the first plan be to live your best you in the now you have to possess.




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SOOKIE
10/29/2014 12:12:48 PM

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do; not that the nature of the thing itself is changed, but that our power to do is increased."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have a great rest of the week!



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SOOKIE
10/27/2014 11:38:37 AM

"The greatest thing you have is the 24 hours in front of you. The past is gone; the future is distant. Today you CAN succeed. Set a goal you can achieve in the next 24 hours."

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