NJMATTICE   24,679
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 
C'mon. Join in. Healthy is fun!





My best nutritional friends!








I have 15 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
2013: Serenity

The word for 2013 is serenity. I have had such a busy year. I've been swept up into a world with crazy hours and many young souls that I am responsible to and I need to be centered and healthy and serene. That is the goal. I hope to attain that serenity by making wonderful healthy choices. I am grateful for the practice that I have had in my "leisure years", the years that I had more time to relax and "spark" with my good sparkmates. I hope to make some time for some positive blogging to ...
The word for 2013 is serenity. I have had such a busy year. I've been swept up into a world with crazy hours and many young souls that I am responsible to and I need to be centered and healthy and serene. That is the goal. I hope to attain that serenity by making wonderful healthy choices. I am grateful for the practice that I have had in my "leisure years", the years that I had more time to relax and "spark" with my good sparkmates. I hope to make some time for some positive blogging to help me keep my head clear. Here's to a wonderfully healthy 2013!

(excerpt from original page)
. . Each day that I make healthy choices I feel that energetic glow that makes life so joyous. And that glow improves with practice. I choose to embrace who I am today. And I take responsibility for the quality of my life by making responsible and healthy choices in all aspects of my life. The by-product of a Healthy lifestyle is a healthy body weight. I'm not exactly sure what number that is for me. If I keep my focus on living my healthiest every day, I am sure that a lot of different
numbers will be healthy for me, along the way . . .
Read More About NJMATTICE (Updated September 2)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 222.2 
 
240
222.5
205
187.5
170


 
Interact with NJMATTICE

Send Member a Private Message








Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 8/14/2007

SparkPoints: 24,679

Fitness Minutes: 9,144

My Goals:

Make Healthy Choices

Keep a Positive Attitude

Take full responsibility for my quality of life.


My Program:
In the ever changing Healthy Lifestyle "program" . . . Right now I have eliminated all grains and all dairy with the exception of cottage cheese or yogurt from my diet. This seems to act like a "fenced in yard". I am safe and free to run around within my contained space. My exercise routine needs more structure. Right now I fit in exercise as I can, which isn't the disciplined approach that I want. I am working on this!

Personal Information:
I am a native New Yorker (upstate) who was transplanted to Texas (Katy)
58 year old mother of five - ages 31, 27, 24, 23 and 19. Four boys and one girl (23 year old). My husband and I have been married for 35 years.

Other Information:
I am smoke-free since 2/15/2007





Profile Image





 
 



Best Wishes
From:
REBECCAMA

Garden Gnome
From:
YOYONOMORE1

Happy Thanksgiving
From:
YOYONOMORE1

Happy Birthday
From:
YOYONOMORE1

Sunshine
From:
REBECCAMA

Tomato
From:
KNAUGHT61




Member Comments:
BABSDOTTER
9/2/2013 3:17:37 PM

Ha Ha...yes, Nancy, HP is Harry Potter. I'm having fun, now we just have to see if I actually make progress on my healthy habits. Have a great Labor Day. Janet



Report Inappropriate Comment
VTORIA3
8/31/2013 7:48:47 PM

Hello. Sounds like you have some very fond memories of Saratoga Springs. We do, too. We usually spend a couple of days at the "Spa" and DH bets on the horses, while I eat my way around the grounds, LOL. This trip, I haven't and the food aromas have been torturous. Are you familiar with Hattie's? They have an area at the track called "A Taste of Saratoga" and Hattie's is serving up deep fried chicken. It's to die for. None this trip for me. Today I stuck to a few whole wheat pretzels and a small handful of dried apricots. And I walked the grounds for an hour to get my exercise in. The local stores have some great sales over the Labor Day holiday....sweet!

I know where Exit 43 is along the Thruway. I've been to Lake Canandaigua several times, plus I used to drive past it always as I took Exit 41 when I worked for Cornell University and made trips from the Buffalo office to the Ithaca campus. Seems like a lifetime ago, although that part of my life changed in 2009 when I took an early retirement.

You are doing great with your Plan. Keep workin' it girlfriend! Have a terrific Labor Day holiday.



Report Inappropriate Comment
VTORIA3
8/27/2013 6:09:35 AM

Thanks for your encouraging comments on my blog. As you write on one of yours, attitude is key. The 100 days works well for me, because it keeps me accountable -- on good or not so good behaviors -- so for me it creates a positive framework, rather than a negative one overall. It's strength for me is that it keeps me "plugged" in so that I don't totally abandon Plan for too long. All aside, Chapter 12's focus is a dramatic departure, in that I am only concentrating on a couple of really undesirable behaviors that have impeded my weight loss over the last 11 Chapters. So I am celebrating my strengths and busy at work on just a couple of key behaviors so that I don't feel overwhelmed by what needs to happen.

You have a great start on your Plan that you are launching as the school year begins. And you are remembering the positives in every day, a great influence for us both from the Positive Bloggers team. Getting connected with this group has had a major impact on me and how I view every day even though I am not actively posting to the team.

Wishing you an easy, positive, healthy, fit Tuesday! emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
JIBBIE49
8/25/2013 9:57:02 AM

emoticon emoticon I see you had your SIXTH Sparkversary - emoticon Not many of us around that along as most give up and quit. Make this your BEST year yet.



Report Inappropriate Comment
CAROLYN0107
8/25/2013 8:20:33 AM

Just stopping by to say "hi". I'm still blogging... and putting down my positives even though I'm not on the Positive Bloggers team. I trust you're doing well. It was good to see you on the Friends Feed.
emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1239 total):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites
View My Food and Exercise Log
Report Inappropriate Page