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Live in northeastern Montana.

One of my Spark friends had this on his status (4/28/2016) -- THENEWMICHAEL "When it comes to measuring progress, the mirror is a better instrument than the scale."
WOW!!! That is something we all need to take to heart!

We all have a whoops day. Its what you do the day after that counts... Kaliswalker

"You must do the thing you think you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt

"I'd rather cheat once a month than fall off the bandwagon and overeat everyday!" - Lynz on her Spark Montana blog

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail." Confucius

Baby steps. Leaping in wears you out. Then you quit. ~Indygirl

JOHAL52 is still in a holding pattern over life. But that's okay--sometimes holding patterns can lead to growth--it's up to me :) -- Her status for 2Aug11 -- A small comment that speaks volumes.

CATINCJ Never set your goals at some else's pace or evaluate your performance by someone else's standards. Added 2May13 from her feed that day.

Member Since: 8/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 78,102

My Goals:
To exercise more, get more toned, and get to a healthier weight. I would like to stave off any joint problems in legs and hips.

Another goal which I have is to get rid of a lot of the "stuff" I possess, way more than I need to have.

My Program:
Portion Control - although I haven't been real successful in doing this, I am more aware of what portions are and try to stick with them most of the time.

I use the nutrition tracker and follow no particular weight loss diet, just try to get more freggies, less carbs and fat. I have been customizing the "my favorites" list to include the foods I use the most. I have been also making use of the exercise tracker, getting at least 10 minutes of cardio every day. I try to do some strength trainig 3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Northeastern Montana. I work more than full time at a desk job. I spend way too much time on the computer...

Jan, 2016 -- All of this still holds true.

Other Information:
Am a cat person. Like to knit, sew, quilt, garden -- but don't seem to get much of them done.

2/24/2013 -- Several fiber craft people have been meeting during lunch hour once a week to work on projects, visit, and show off our latest projects. We also share techniques when someone has a problem with their project. Some are also starting into spinning using drop spindles.

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    This was copied from one of my Spark People Pal's blog. SPARKL3SUSAN posted it about how unhealthy venting and complaining are from a
    ences-complaining-grumbling-killing. Thought it was a great goal for the upcoming week and wanted to share it with you. If it doesn't post, just go to the website!

    Strategies to Cut the Complaining Habit

    Track how often you complain. Awareness is the first step towards change.
    If you catch yourself whining, add the word ‘but’ and find something positive about the situation. For example, “There is so much traffic, but I’m grateful I’m driving a comfortable car and listening to my favorite tunes”.
    If you notice you are saying “I have to…” or “I should…” change it to “I get to…” You’ll feel more empowered and positive.
    Complaining without moving towards a solution can make us feel victimized and powerless. Make a direct request for action to resolve the problem. For example, “Its cold in here, so could you please turn up the heat”.
    Journal about what’s bothering you so you can gain a better understanding and come up with possible solutions.
    Instead of complaining about a bad experience, ask what the lesson is and use it as an opportunity to grow.
    Spend more time with people who uplift you and less time with chronic complainers – because complaining is contagious.

    Change doesn’t happen overnight, but the less you complain, the more you’ll find to appreciate and be grateful for – and the happier and more peaceful you will feel.
    13 days ago
    Put on those gloves and make it a day to emoticon fight emoticon for those October goals! emoticon emoticon

    ✶ Inspire yourself by inspiring others! Support a Spark friend today! ✶ emoticon
    14 days ago

    “That perfect tranquility of life,
    which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, emoticon
    a faithful friend emoticon
    and a good library.” emoticon
    ~Aphra Behn

    Have a wonderful Columbus Day Weekend!
    15 days ago
    emoticon O = Our journey is about self-improvements and personal growth!
    emoticon C = Conquer obstacles by turning setbacks into comebacks!
    emoticon T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions!
    emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
    emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
    emoticon E = Embrace each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and have fun!
    emoticon Enjoy Autumn's beauty and bounty!
    17 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for the goodie! Hope you had a good weekend!
    20 days ago
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