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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: 85,494

Fitness Minutes: 35,085

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.
~ For 2015: Draw one small picture each day in my Art Lover's Day Book.
~ For 2015: Practice calligraphy & lettering each day by writing and learning new Italian words and phrases.
~ 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!
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day.
~ 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. I'm still working to change that image!
~ 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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JUDITH316
8/21/2015 4:15:59 PM

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Just Peeking in to say hi Louise & wish you a Great Weekend ahead
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SKINNYPAT62
8/10/2015 10:54:39 PM

Hi,
How are you? Doing well, I hope. I wanted to thank you for your nice comments on my granddaughter, Eliana. I think she is adorable, too! She is already two and a half months old, growing so fast, but it is fun to watch her develop. She likes to kick her legs, wave her arms and smiles and laughs for being so small. She is very alert and is starting to goo like she wants to talk. I sound like a grandma, don't I?



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F8CONE8
8/1/2015 12:45:29 PM

Thanks for the heads up on the Dorthea Lang blog. Yes I still get it Robert and now Sarah's Glenn's newsletter but had skipped over this one. I had to dig it out of the trash. Anyway, I read Dorthea's bio when I first started photography. She is a true inspiration along with a Imogen Cunningham, and Margaret Bourk White (to name a few.)



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CAT-IN-CJ
7/31/2015 7:31:50 PM

Have a safe and fun trip! You'll be missed!



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JUDITH316
7/30/2015 5:36:44 PM

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