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NO Beat Ups-- JUST Get Ups Starting over again in 2012

These are my mantras for this year

No Beat Ups----Just Get Ups

Git Er Done !!!

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

I did not do what I should have done in 2011. This is a new year and a new chance to make a difference.The only one keeping me from succeeding is me.

My biggest downfall is night eating.I am determined to beat my Food Demon and control the night eating.
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These are my mantras for this year

No Beat Ups----Just Get Ups

Git Er Done !!!

Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.

I did not do what I should have done in 2011. This is a new year and a new chance to make a difference.The only one keeping me from succeeding is me.

My biggest downfall is night eating.I am determined to beat my Food Demon and control the night eating.
Also not stopping eating when full and eating when not hungry.
I do have a lot of heath issues that makes it difficult at times. But losing weight will make those health issues easier to live with.

I am so blessed to have a very supportive husband.By now most of you are very familier with him too and know how wonderful he is to me.
I am so glad I found this site. I have made so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me each day.I couldn't do this without them.They have been here for me thru both good and bad.
I will continue to blog every day and do a video every once in awhile.My blogs can be about anything. All depends on my mood that day. Sometimes they are really corny.But if you follow them you will get a good sense of who I am real quick.
I also plan on being very active on this web site. I will be active on message boards and join teams that fit me.I don't want to join too many teams as it will spread me too thin and I want to be supportive to others. Only those that have been thru it can truly understand the ups and downs.

This year my goals for 2012 will be
1.Conquer night eating
2 Lose 60#
3 Avoid stress and all people who cause me stress.
4. Be a better Spark friend

My Long Term Goals

1. Get below 300# ***
2. Get to 250#
3. Get to 200#

Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."


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Member Since: 8/17/2008

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My Goals:
My main goal is to lose weight to take the load off my heart and all other body parts.
One important goal is to lose enough weight to sit on floor and be able to get up by myself. And to cross my legs.

And to beat my Food Demon and conquer my night time over eating.
Stop eating when I am full and not eat when I am not hungry.

My Program:
Because of health problems exercise is limited to sitting exercises.I have several tapes that I try to use on a daily basis.
I am weighing and counting every calorie I eat. I am trying to stay between 1500 to 1700 cal. Also staying away from restaurants and take out food.Therefore I am cooking more meals and always on lookout for tasty low calorie meals.

Personal Information:
My name is Eleni and I live in Tarpon Springs Florida. I am 66 years old and disabled because of a bad heart.My wonderful husband and I have been married for almost 20 years after dating for 7.We both had teenagers and I wanted to wait.Between us we have 8 children and 12 grandchildren.We had our1st great grandchiId in June. I worked for 21 years as an operator in a power plant that makes electricity.I was one of only a few women to do this job.I retired 12 years ago and now there are no women doing what I did. I originally got my job because at the time companies were being forced to hire women. I was not welcomed in the power plant but I had 5 kids to feed as I was a single parent at the time. I had to prove myself daily for 21 years.
I took an early retirement because of heart but did continue to work as a sercurity guard for another 3 years.Then heart got too bad for me to work anymore. I spend most of my time at home.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading anything except romance novels which I never read.
I enjoy the computer and have been doing more and more on it.I am now on Facebook.
I also like TV and I crochet on rare occasions. I am also a pen and ink artist and amatuer photograher. Altho I haven't been doing much art lately and most pictures are taken from my back room of animals that wander in..
I also was a member of TOPS for many years and spent several years as leader.
Am very happy with the new friends I am making on Spark and their support is helping me so much.They are now family . Hopefully I will be able to help them also . Joining Spark has been one of my smartest moves.

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3/19/2014 1:02:00 PM

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day, I'll bet you just painted everything green up there in Heaven. Isn't it beautiful, I know you're happy and so healthy up there, I can't be sad that you're gone..ok, I can, but still I know you're so much happier.

Up there you can see and guide your family, you can hug them all you want without pain, without problems, and you have the most beautiful place to live with all those who've gone before you.

I'd thought about that before my Dad passed away in 2012, and I know he'd never wanted to remain here on earth as he was after the brain tumor, and the rare diseases. I know he's happier now, and like with you, we miss you, but all we want is your happiness, and you have it now. I'm so proud to say I was a friend, and I can't wait to meet you in heaven.

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day, my friend. We love you. emoticon

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3/15/2014 12:04:44 AM

I found your blog through your friend Bobbi. I went back to your blog in Aug 2011 The Birth of a Butterfly. That is so beautiful never saw anything like this before. Reminded me when you went to heaven to be with Jesus you are reborn with a knew body with out any pain. I want to know you because Bobbi told us what a wonderful person you are. So I shall go back and read your blogs to get to know you. Then when we meet in heaven one day i will know who you are.

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3/13/2014 11:37:49 AM

Love you beautiful Ms.Eleni...I blogged about you today. I put a butterfly as my background page and couldn't help but think of were such a butterfly here on earth...filled with love, lightness, beauty and grace! emoticon

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3/3/2014 10:00:11 PM

My dear friend are missed just as much today as the day you left us. Know that you are loved by so many! We can't wait to meet up again further down the river my sweet friend! emoticon Happy St. Patty's day...I hope you celebrate it up in heaven just like we all do down'll be the life of the party! emoticon

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3/2/2014 11:02:18 AM

Wow, I went back to find the link to your page and found you were one of the first to post there..I'd nearly forgotten, but then I wasn't surprised.

You're so lucky to be where you are, I'm sure it's always sunny and warm up there, but then again, the variety is nice, too. I'll bet God has a place where there is winter as well as every season for those who love each. You are so blessed, just as we are, and I know you and my Dad, and each of those we love are looking down upon us, guiding us and letting each of us know you are still here with us in some way.

I don't need to wish you a beautiful day or remind you to smile, because I know you have a constant one on your lips every day, and a wonderful day every day. I pray your wonderful family here on this Earth remember that you are now whole and in that beautiful body you once had, and that you are once again happy and surrounding them with eternal love.

Yes, we miss you and your encouraging words, but I'd rather have you happy, than here and struggling daily. We'll see you soon enough, but until then, please give my Dad a hug, tell him we love him and miss him (though I know he knows it already), and give yourself a hug from me, and know we look forward to seeing you again someday, too. emoticon

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