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Life is an Adventure,,, and I will be a Priority in my own Life!

2013 was a good year for me,,,,, and I lost a total of 23 pounds in 6 months (May to Nov)!

2014 is going to be even better and my goal is to lose a total of 50 pounds this year. I have the tools and know how to do it.... now I just have to use the lessons that I learned in 2013 and continue towards my goal.

Life is not easy,,, and going on this adventure,,,, changing lifestyle patterns and eating is not easy either.

Changes in life in 2012 were ...
2013 was a good year for me,,,,, and I lost a total of 23 pounds in 6 months (May to Nov)!

2014 is going to be even better and my goal is to lose a total of 50 pounds this year. I have the tools and know how to do it.... now I just have to use the lessons that I learned in 2013 and continue towards my goal.

Life is not easy,,, and going on this adventure,,,, changing lifestyle patterns and eating is not easy either.

Changes in life in 2012 were difficult to accept for me,,,,,, a pending divorce and being responsible for 3 children,,, living life as a single mother,,, no one to really turn to when the water heater breaks or the sprinklers fail,,, or the heater does not work. I kept turning to food to relax me,,, and that is simply not the purpose of food.

But 2013 taught me how I am in control of my eating and exercise routine. I learned that I have to make myself a priority in my own life! I have to be kind to myself when I fail and reward myself when I succeed. Although 23 pounds may not seem like a lot of weight loss,,, I celebrate it and look forward towards re-creating me,,, in a healthier and stronger me!

Thank you to all my Spark Friends.... I could not have done it without you...... and I will need you to walk with me on this journey,,, to encourage me ,,,, and kick me in the booty if I need it!
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Member Since: 4/17/2012

SparkPoints: 5,797

Fitness Minutes: 2,124

My Goals:
Starting weight 238
(May 2013)
*Starting weight 215
(Jan 2, 2014)

Goal Met:
May 2013 ~ Dec 2013
238 to 215 lbs
Lost 23 pounds!

2014:
January
215 to 218
Total Lost:0
Total Gained: 3 lbs :(

February
218 to 218
Total Lost: 0
Total gained: 0

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April
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June
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014


My Program:
1. Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night

2. Eat less, Move more

Personal Information:
I am from Sunny Southern California..... I was born here and love where I live.

Other Information:
"The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation.
You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals.
Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
-Robert McKain

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald


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HERMIEME
4/17/2014 5:36:52 AM

Dearest LILYPAD,
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"In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." Mark Twain. So sorry I've been absent from Sparkin' for this past little while. Miss you! LOVE, Emmy :))
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FITMAMA4EVER
4/1/2014 4:05:46 PM

Hi there! I was just thinking about you and thought I'd drop you a note to say hello. I hope you are doing well. Keep smiling!
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HERMIEME
3/19/2014 6:03:26 PM

Ah, Lilypad, thank YOU for YOUR kind words! Yes, I have to know my limits. Indeed the reason I haven't gotten back to you for a couple of days is I'm still off sick this week again from teaching. I'm getting better now and hope to be marking by tonight or tomorrow and have new courses up by Saturday night or Sunday morning (There - I've told somebody - now I'm accountable to getting back to 100% pronto!).

I'm so glad the veggie project is going well. Today on the featured articles selected by coaches and experts on the Start page there was one on Spring vegetables that took me to a whole page of spring recipe articles, mainly veggie stuff. Here's a great article, if you read it, be sure to get your 5 points!

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr
ition_articles.asp?id=1049

(You may have to copy & paste the link, sorry if there's no underline).

Disney World -woo hoo! That'll be great for the whole family! (as I believe the ads themselves say). Don't feel alone, I think I am vain about pictures. I had only a few pictures of myself with various nieces and nephews from when they were little and I was thinner and I wanted that to be how they remembered me, but now those pictures are lost forever. Now I'm really motivated not only to lose the weight but to smooth my wrinkles for the next generation, lol. I joined the facial exercising teams ages ago and made the goal of facial exercising 5 minutes a day 5 days a week but never did it once. I have one book on it. I saw a video on a woman who teaches a course in facial yoga I think in Dallas or Houston and people who've taken her class diligently have had miraculous results. I'm envisioning 60 being the new 30 and that's what I tell everyone. That's my dream. Facial exercising. There. One more thing to be accountable for. The streaks are on my page! Congrats on your streaks!

But LilyPad, I see you with the mouse in the photo. You are gorgeous! Head to toe! YOU have nothing to worry about with photos! emoticon emoticon

All HUGS, Lilypad,
Emmy




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LADYBUG546
3/16/2014 12:31:43 PM

Hi I hope all is well with you. I am looking forward to spring and no snow.



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HERMIEME
3/12/2014 8:03:32 AM

Good Morning my Dear Friend Lily Pad! Of course I would never forget you! As you probably know by now I have had to give up my position as co Leader of the team as I was just getting totally overwhelmed with all the other responsibilities I had. It's still a bit too much for me I'm afraid and I've had a migraine for a few days which is why I couldn't get back to you sooner and I love seeing you no matter if I'm team co-leader of not. I thank you so much for coming by and seeing me - it means so much.

My page... it's about time for an update since Valentine's Day I think, eh. Perhaps I wouldn't have to change much. We have to change it quite often for the Hogwarts challenge, whereI'm teaching a class, that's had to be shut down this week because of my migraine. Btw - I'm not too very smart, lol!

I'm sure the challenges of being a single parent are INCREDIBLE! I have no children and while I wanted them desperately when I was younger, I see now how crazy hard it is to raise them - I con't even know how those single parents get them on public transportation with all those crowd and stairs let alone educating them - and feeding them! I would be way stressed and burnt out all the time so consider yourself a superhero emoticon emoticon

Remember to forgive yourself for any minor set backs with the meatless project and if it's something you want to continue with, you don't have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. emoticon emoticon one step backward, two steps forward. Good luck!

Have a great day, LILIYPAD, and thanks again for dropping by!

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