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June 2012


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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: 19,235

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.

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

Finding a new desire for cooking healthy.

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    When are you going away for a while. I have forgotten where you are going too. (((HUGS ))) PAT enjoy. emoticon
    1 day ago

    13 days ago
    Hi Terry, DH had an appointment and I decided to get my X-ray they had made for me to show the Dr at the Spine clinic.
    I got of the first exit and I had to have the second exit a quarter mile ahead.
    I saw the AAA building and I asked for a route map. I was just about a mile to the door.
    I came down from Augusta 60 miles and heavy traffic and a bit of snow at first.
    I got back in to the van and I looked at how tiny he printed it. I just took it and walked and at the traffic lights I looked at the map and I could only a red line he never made it bigger and I could not go back. I went the wrong way and I got VERY LOST. My Garmin would not charge it said it was not getting power. Then it was out of power.
    I drove way too far so I called triple A for directions.
    She took me over at least 10 miles. I told her I was very close and you have took me miles from where I was and I am going to a Drs office. She tried again and I was in the next town. I told her I was going to hang up and ask for help from the police.
    She said she would get help. Another woman came on the line. I told her I have only a cell phone and it is not a hands off phone. I did put it on the car seat and activated the Speaker phone and I had to drive and yell at her to hear me. She did get me to the Rheumatology Building.
    I should have been there way before noon, I got there 90 minutes late.
    I was given the Disc that shows my hip and my Spine. My Rheumatologist retired so I have to find a good one in Augusta or Waterville.

    I have the disc and I was too late to get home. I stopped for an egg McMuffin and coffee. It was snowing and I did not want to wait but I was hungry by now.

    We very rarely go to Portland. We usually go North it is easier to shop in Bangor Maine.
    Next time I will have my hand typed directions Just in case the Garmin died again.
    Pat in Maine.
    16 days ago
    I cannot do anything I used to do.
    I know I will not be able to find anything that I was doing except Blogs and my Friends.

    emoticon emoticon Pat
    17 days ago
    I can do that I do with a couple of others.
    Georgine had a bad virus she says it is better for her now.
    I can do this easily. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
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