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First of all I want to say HELLO to all who come by my page, This is my third try and I KNOW I CAN DO THIS! I have quite a bit of knowledge about dieting - living healthy- but there is always room for more learning. It is fun learning how to use the different types of exercise equipment. Thank you all for any encourgement and helpful hints you drop by with. I'm here also to help whoever I can. Have a great and wonderful journey.

I'm now doing Trim Healthy Mama and loving it. Food freedom! Totally different out look on the way to eat. Follows what is in the Bible.

14 Tips for Starting and Sticking with a Workout Routine
Stop Failure Before it Starts
-- By Julie Isphording, former Olympian
"If you have time to watch TV then you have time to exercise and cook health meals. It's just a matter of priorities." found on SP post.

For some of us out there, if we could just convince ourselves that there is enough time in the day to exercise, we could be on track to a great fitness program. For others, we get started but quickly lose momentum and give up. To help get started and stay on track, here are a few tips:

Throw away the bathing suit you wore in high school� and the memory too. It�s normal to have a mental image of yourself when you last exercised like a fiend. But if that image is from high school, you could be in big trouble. Even if it�s from last year, forget it. Remember as little as possible of what you used to look like. Starting today, make new memories.

Prepare. We already know you don�t have the time, so write it down like an appointment every day. You wouldn�t cancel an appointment, why would you cancel on yourself? Aren�t you important too?

Start slowly. Do much less than what you�re capable of. Take a 20-minute walk if you�re returning to exercise. You might feel like it�s not enough, but it�s a good start.

Get the family involved. Run while your daughter rides her bike. Go to a local track and let the kids play their own games. Run with your spouse. Sign up for a local 10K. Walk with your son. Celebrate with a little something special after every activity.

Where are your friends? Four words, four reasons � motivation, inspiration, determination, conversation. Surround yourself with friends who think positive and live large.

Put the pain in perspective. When the going gets tough, remember that you have survived 600 carpools, 540 loads of laundry (this month), 41 baseball games, 230 dinners and one family vacation. What�s the big deal?

Allow yourself to slow down. You�re driving this bus! For the first time today, you are in control.

Sign up for a race. It�s a goal to strive for and adds a little meaning to your everyday workout.

Run/walk in public. Be proud of your accomplishment. Take in all the sites and be an inspiration to others.

Just show up. Go to the gym, class, or the park. Once you�re there, it�s hard to say no. 98% of life is showing up.

Eat. Follow a healthy eating pattern. If you limit your calorie intake, you will not have enough energy to work out and your metabolism will slow down.

Understand your energy cycle. There are peaks during our days. Even during the week. Try to complete your workout when you feel good about yourself.

Wallow in your greatness. You can exercise to become a better exerciser, or you can exercise to become a better mother, a better father, doctor, teacher, or a better friend � or you can exercise to become BETTER. Be proud of that accomplishment.

Have fun. Where�s your childlike spirit? When you can make workouts "playouts," you�ve got it made.
Don�t give up on yourself. After all, it�s never too late to be that healthy person you might have been.

Member Since: 12/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,107

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, eat healthier, and to help inspirer other people especially my family.

My Program:
Walking is the biggest part of my exercises. Starting with ten minutes a day. Plan on adding more as I improve. I track here on SP for my food and exercises. Plus I measure my weight and inches, how my clothes feel and how I feel.

Personal Information:
I live in the west but from the east. Have lived in several states. Have five wonderful adult children with eighteen beautiful grandchildren. Plus three step grandchildren that have a special spot in my heart.

Other Information:
I love to do needle work like cross stitch, knitting and the such.

Finding a new desire for cooking healthy.

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    That 's right I always have Epsom salts in my tub.
    I hope things are settled down within the family. It is just like ours it was once ours was going great and then out of the blue one marriage has failed and our teens are both not know what is going on and they cannot handle school. (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.
    4 days ago
    I love people writing on my blogs. I am wanting to get off some teams. The team I am on has been a Team Leader but she never does much for the team. I like team leaders to be active but I think I am just about out of the typing and still mess up with trying to express myself.

    I am so sorry you are having family issues. I try to keep using the goodies and we have good communications using them.
    I hope your job is still going well. Is your DH still working for himself using his talents.
    Thanks (((HUGS))) Pat in Maine.
    Robin is blogging her jokes again so she is doing better. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon
    18 days ago
    Hi NEEDSHELP, what do you mean by a can of Yacky ?

    Pat in Maine. emoticon

    19 days ago
    Hi there, I finally walked 6,000 and still the trackers are not showing steps and mileage. I had 3 hours off Spark it was just white pages.

    How do you send a message to say I have a message from you.
    I would love to do that too. I cannot find it. I am struggling with hands again. As soon as I stopped taking meds hands are really bad. I only used Ibuprofen. I did not take any nasty meds. I do not like them at the hospital but narcotics are not for me.
    I am healed on the outside still sore within. I have to still use the icing process.
    Thanks Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    31 days ago
    Hi TERRY. my computer will not do much but I just do not care now. So long I can get to my friends and write a blog.
    It seems that IE has taken over my computer and every hour they want me to go to Windows 10

    I am walking a lot but my joints are aching at first so I walk and the aches go away.

    ((((HUGS)))) Pat n Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    131 days ago
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