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Hi. Thanks for checking out my Spark Page. I'm Eileen and people call me Ei or IRISH. I live in Ohio!
I went to Weight Watchers for several years off and on and did lose, 25 #'s, but then put it back on when I stopped going.
In September 2010 when I discovered Spark People and read the book, it really got me motivated to make a decision. I decided I wanted a healhier lifestyle and knew I needed to make a change. I needed to do this on my OWN.
Spark got me going and kicked in and I realized it was up to me to be STRONG and FOCUSED. Motivation is great on this site.
Last Summer - July 21, 2015 I began a New program on a Mediterranean diet and lifestyle. I went to a dietician and wellness doctor. They encouraged me to eat whole grain and healthier meals.
That program was the best so far for me to lose weight. I lost 25# in 7 months with this program. It was very filling and satisfying.
May 16, 2016 - I decided to go back to WW. Have always had good luck when I was going to meeting and being weighed. The program works if you work it. After I had been sick for 5 weeks in Feb.and early March, I was having trouble getting back on track due to some prednisone I had to take for 15 days. So now, with WW's help, I am losing weight again and eating well and very determined to lose the weight I need to, to get to my goal.
I do have some health issues, so sometimes I cannot do some forms of exercise or housework, due to this, but do the best I can and try not to ask for help unless necessary. I am positive and
strong natured person and love life. I will challenge myself and I
will never quit.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my page. Spark friends are really great motivators. I know I can do this. I am stronger now making better choices and so glad I am aware of how important it is to be healthy. I want to be trim and fit and look really sexy in my bathing suit. LOL......I need to get rid of my tire, which I never had before. "The BEST is yet to come."
To lose the weight needed to be healthier and fit for Lifetime following a plan each day.
I want to enjoy my grandchildren and look fit and trim so they are proud of me.
Plan to get to maintenance and then keep control of the weight once a month with staying on top and being
weighed. Life is short, but Life is good. The older I get the more I realize what it is all about. I am now doing this for me and plan to succeed.
Following the WW plan
Eating whole grains
Track all meals and portion control daily.
Exercising 5 days a week
Drink 8 glasses of water daily.
Eat at least 3 fruits and 3 vegetables a day.
Always remembering, to Pray and Thank God for His love and guidance in my journey every day!
I live in Ohio, a suburb on the west side of Cleveland.
I have three adult children, two son- in- laws and three precious grandchildren.
I have many wonderful friends.
My faith and my family are very important to me.
I babysit when I can to help my kids out and enjoy it.
I am active in my church, volunteering in many groups.
I belong to the YMCA and my Recreation center and 5 days a week go to classes and use the other benefits they provide.
I love to read, do the daily crossword puzzle, love music, walking outdoors and on a track.
I enjoy cooking, trying out new healthy recipes, and spending time with close friends.
I try to laugh at myself each day and not take things too seriously.
" Life isn't fair, but it is still good." Regina Brett
"Become the best version of yourself"
"Be, Boldy, The Real You" Jim Smith
"Happiness is a mode of travel, not a destination. Enjoy the ride." Jim Smith
"Read the Psalms. No matter what your faith, they cover every human emotion." Regina Brett
"Do something nice for someone else---and don't tell anyone about it." Richard
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Eileen for your uplifting comments always! I love that about you and I hope you have a great week!!
6 days ago
Whoops, sorry, double comment.
13 days ago
Comment edited on: 9/12/2016 12:34:11 AM
and to the **Walking/Leslie Sansone Team**!! It's great you've joined us on our healthy lifestyle journey - we're doing this together!!! So please stop by often & let us know how you're doing.
13 days ago
How are you doing? I'm still recovering from my concussion, but getting better. Took a little trip to see my sister today. She's doing so well, Lost 50 lbs now. WooHoo! I miss talking with you and hope to have more computer time soon. I hope your having a wonderful Summer. I get to spend about an hr on Spark then have to rest and do my breathing treatment. I am feeling much better. I'm lot looking forward to cold weather. We have had a lot of rain this month. No flooding, thank goodness.
I'm glade you have had a good summer with your grandkids. My grand daughter was in an accident last night. She just got her driver's license a few weeks ago. It was her fault, but she is OK.
Do take care. Keep in touch and God bless. Your always on my mind.
25 days ago
I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.
I said it didn't matter that I wasn't doing much.
I said I didn't care for things like commission checks and such.
I claimed to be so busy with the things inside the zone,
But deep inside I longed for something special of my own.
I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.
If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!
36 days ago