QTEALADY20031   31,849
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Hi Everyone!

I live in Cheapeake VA. I am very optimistic about starting "Spark's way to health. You notice I did not say "diet". Diets are a thing of the past - right. Looking forward to meeting other Sparkers!
Hi Everyone!

I live in Cheapeake VA. I am very optimistic about starting "Spark's way to health. You notice I did not say "diet". Diets are a thing of the past - right. Looking forward to meeting other Sparkers!

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 current weight: 218.0 

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Member Since: 8/19/2010

SparkPoints: 31,849

Fitness Minutes: 16,386

My Goals:
Track my nutrition each day.
Follow low carb 50-100 grams daily..towards low end.
Track my exercise each day.
Stay within my calorie range each day.
Make healthy choices when eating out in a restaurant.
Stay focused and accountable.
Support my fellow team mates and give encouragement where needed and ask for help if needed.
Joining the SPRING 2014 5% CHALLENGE.
I want to live a healthy and active lifestyle that
God has wanted for me
in His image.

My Program:
Ask for God's Guidance in all that I do.

Track food EVERY day.
I will increase my intake of veggies and fruits.
I will exercise at least 30 minutes a day.
Get under 200 lbs by the end of June, 2014
For every 10 lbs I lose TREAT MYSELF but not with food.
Work up to walking one hour a day whether inside or outside depending on how the weather is...too cold I walk inside.
Go up a flight of stairs without being short of breathe.
Get down to Size 18 regular.
down to size16W DONE!
get to size 18 R
Get to Size 16
Get to Size 14
Get to Size 12

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Personal Information:
My name is June and I have lived in Chesapeake, VA for 18 yrs. I am originally from Philadelphia, PA. I am a retired R.N
My e-mail address is: qtealady@hotmail.com.

I am so happy to be on
Spark and have so many wonderful friends!

Other Information:
I live with my daughter and her family in a "mother-in-law" addition. My Granddaughter married this past October 2012. My grandson who is 18 is still at our home and attending Old Dominion University. Wonderful grandchildren. I am truly blessed! I enjoy crafts. reading, walking, swimming, tv drama or detective shows.

I want to create more balance in my life...Mind...Body...Spirit

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4/23/2014 4:08:30 PM

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4/23/2014 12:13:05 PM

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."
~ Unknown ~

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4/23/2014 11:27:51 AM

Wow June, Those buys sound really nice. Isn't it amazing what great finds one can find.? Something someone else no long can use, but we fall in love with it. I often wonder what happened for an article to end up in the thrift store. Then I think of the clothes I gave, ones I could no longer fit into, someone made out like a bandit with those. Smile!!
I hope you get some photos, it would be fun to see your buys.
I am headed out to my favorite haunts in a minute. It's 40% off day so I'll see what catches my eye. I will post photos later, let you know.
Have a great day. Enjoy the sun. We are in a dismal damp day, but I will not let it dampen my spirits.
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4/22/2014 3:03:57 PM

Weight loss is NOT a physical challenge, it's a MENTAL one.
~ didfit.com ~

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4/22/2014 12:45:22 PM

Hi June,
Just read your message. I wanted to answer you before I left out on my daily walks, errands and get caught up in the hustle and bustle of my hectic daily life. Smile!! it's only hectic as long as I let it be, I know i am the one to change it.
You can get serious and lose the extra weight. You just have to want it more than you want the food that you eat too much of. I know it's a battle. I face it everyday. But I know I am so vain (smile) that I want to ware these fab clothes I have so I don't dare gain too much. But even when I do let some pounds creep back, it makes me feel sluggish and terrible. I too don't feel like I have the breath or energy to walk or do much. Just feel like laying around. So I get myself up and out, keep the fridge stocked with healthy foods. refrain from buying the "wrong foods" and take every day as it comes.
I don't have a lot tying me down so don't be surprised if one day in the future I tell you I will be in your area and we can get together. I will wait till you get yourself in the shape you want to be and then look out we can go out on the town.
Good luck in thrift shops. Don't hesitate to get a few things in your size, you'll lose and can take back and get others. If they have a Value Village , that's where I shop, it's the best.
Have a good day, will talk again soon.
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