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Improving Me!

Are you spending your time doing what you really want to do? I know that I wasn't -- and a good part of the reason was that I didn't have enough energy. I had been especially disappointed in myself for gaining extra weight over the past few years, so when I woke up one morning in December 2009, I decided that it was high time to quit procrastinating. I needed to make some positive changes in my life. So here I am, trying to improve myself!

Fast forward to January 1, 2014 ~~ I've ...
Are you spending your time doing what you really want to do? I know that I wasn't -- and a good part of the reason was that I didn't have enough energy. I had been especially disappointed in myself for gaining extra weight over the past few years, so when I woke up one morning in December 2009, I decided that it was high time to quit procrastinating. I needed to make some positive changes in my life. So here I am, trying to improve myself!

Fast forward to January 1, 2014 ~~ I've made many improvements over the past four years on SparkPeople, but I'm still working to be a better me! This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!
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Member Since: 1/1/2010

SparkPoints: 65,247

Fitness Minutes: 24,815

My Goals:
~ Get down to a lower weight that will allow me to fit back into some of my nice clothes.
~ Feel better about myself when I look into the mirror.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Declutter at least one drawer, box, or area per week.
~ Go to bed before midnight at least 5 times a week.
~ Complete at least one art project per week.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.

My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Drink at least 6 glasses of water per day.
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes 3 times per week.
~ Use one type of my home exercise equipment at least 3 times a week for cardio or strength.
~ Practice portion control, portion control, portion control!
~ Eat more protein and fruits.
~ Read motivational quotes and articles daily.
~ Practice a daily meditation.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.

Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in South Texas.
~ I have 5 adorable grandchildren who call me Nonna Lou.
~ An artist wanna-be, I sometimes see myself as mainly a collector of art supplies. Must change that image this year!
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I especially enjoy having my grandkids visit me for "Nonna Camp." We make arts and crafts, cook, read, put together jigsaw puzzles, play cards and board games, and just have fun.

Other Information:
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." -- Rumi

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO
4/16/2014 6:59:24 PM

Thank you for mentioning the poem "The Cat" by Iverson. I subscribe to the Writer's Almanac and was immediately taken by the poem. My cats, too, find endless fascination and mystery in a dried pea. Until they don't and then they turn their back on it. In the meantime, it's provided a great time for them and headlined their very own "News of the Day" Gazette.

Thank you!



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F8CONE8
4/1/2014 7:53:36 PM

So your daughter was born in 71 and my son in 72. Wow how time flies! emoticon



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ADEVINE175
3/25/2014 8:54:53 PM

Hi,
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Glad you enjoyed my blog. I have been taking things slower, and listening better when my body says "stop - that's enough"!




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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO
3/9/2014 7:33:33 PM

You can also have "private" boards on Pinterest, which only you can see. That's where I put my family pictures.

Thank you for stopping off at my blog! emoticon



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SUSANNAH31
2/28/2014 6:58:32 PM

Thanks for the goodie, my friend, and for the supportive words.
All is well.

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