Me 'n' some artwork
Ah gots me a HUSBUND!!!
Us on CANDY!
I'm interested in losing weight, certainly, but I'm trying to change my focus from diet diet diet and scale scale scale to healthy healthy healthy! I want to eat healthy, organic, local whole foods IN MODERATION! I want to have my wine every day, just not a whole bottle! I want to eat REAL FOODS, not fake plastic fat-free yecht. And for that I need to learn a bit of restraint.
I've spent what feels like my whole life (and it practically has been) watching my weight and I feel like it's high time to make some changes in my outlook.
I have always been pretty down on myself for being overweight but I am embarking on this journey to change that.
To improve my life by continuing to improve my eating habits and fitness level to get to a more healthy weight. I plan to do this by sticking to such health habits as eating whole, organic, local foods in moderation, and finding an exercise plan that works for me -- and slipping in the occasional glass of wine!
I joined SparkPeople because I was looking for a place to get inspiration and tools for reaching my goals.
These are some of the things I'm doing:
-Trying a new food once a week
-Parking on the 5th floor of the parking garage and taking the stairs
-Taking a 20 minute walk (at least) every day
-Trying new recipes every week
-Changing habits such as eating in front of the TV
-Get all my water in before I'm allowed any wine!
-Using and contributing to SparkPeople message boards, blogs, pages, etc.
Hi, I'm Joanie, a 45 year old newly-married (whoohoo!!!) woman living in Long Beach, California, where I've lived for 27 years. I work as a computer Visual Effects artist but hope to change my career (I'd love to just stay home, garden and raise some backyard chickens, but the mortgage isn't gonna pay itself!!!) I live in a 1918 Craftsman bungalow with my husband (I love that word!) and a small blonde cat named Puss-Puss.
I'm concerned with living a clean and thoughtful life -- recycling, reducing my carbon footprint, eating locally and organically. I think these things are far more important than fat-free cheese, which is a hideous substance.
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We miss you over on our team page....hope you have some time to check in soon! In the meantime, I hope you had a great end-of-summer, and here's to a great fall too!
1949 days ago
Missing you in the group! We've all been kind of quiet, so you're not missing much, lol, but we'd love to see you pop in and tell us how you're doing!
1952 days ago
Hey Joanie, you have been awful quiet lately. Hope everything is ok in your neck of the woods. Wishing you a great week.
1952 days ago
Just checking in. How's your Summer going? I so wish I had planted a garden this year. I miss my tomatoes.
1988 days ago
Thanks for the get well wishes on my blog. I appreciate it! I am feeling much better, thank you! Hope you're doing well.
1993 days ago