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ROXYZMOM is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I am in my seventh year of living a healthy life style!!
I celebrated my fifth year anniversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2017. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.

I started off with walking. If you would have told me three years ago that I would have run a 5k, I would have never believed it!

As of today, I have run 5ks, 10k's, 3 ten milers, and 5 Half Marathons! Funny how fast one's perspective can change...even for us middle-aged people!

Even though I have conquered all of the above, I am faced with an even bigger "challenge". I lost my 26 year old son two years ago to Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in the grieving process and it is very difficult. I need to stay healthy, but, it is not the first thing on my mind. And, since he passed away from counting calories, weighing himself on the scale 3 times per day, and eating halves of everything - it has been a real mental challenge for me.

My favorite quotes...

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! Gary W. Goldstein

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ---Diana Scharf Hunt

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing. - Unknown

There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Accomplishment only takes place when you actively participate with your intentions. Therefore, fully commit to participate in the dreams of your choice and do so against all the risks confronting you. Guru Singh

No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, and Never Give Up - Unknown

Member Since: 2/12/2011

My Goals:
To become more healthy in mind, body and spirit.

My Program:
I am a Pescetarian.
I walk 7 days per week.

I practice yoga.

I walk 2 miles per day with my dogs, Roxy and Mayzie - weather permitting!!

Personal Information:
I have been married for 28 years. I have two sons (one is in Heaven) and 2 beautiful little Boston Terriers named "Roxy" and "Mayzie. Having dogs who love to walk is such a great gift...they get me out everyday. All I have to do is look at those big brown eyes and I am out the door!!

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No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!

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    7 days ago
    I wrote a blog about the waterwheel in the Inner Harbor. None of the people that reached into the water to get test samples of the water, were bare-handed; all wore gloves to protect their hands from bacteria in the water. Sometimes just something that I talk about with another becomes my blog.

    I know that you and your husband boat in the Inner Harbor. If anything falls into the water make sure not to reach in to get it. I thought of you two as I watched the show on PBS.

    Becoming a Spark People motivator was a shock because I don't write much about eating and exercise. Some told me my blogs resonated with them because I write about my life and coping with it from day to day. If someone benefits from that, I am happy.
    7 days ago
    I saw a show on public TV about the pollution in the Inner Harbor. The pipes are old in Baltimore and leaking sewage into the water. It isn't safe to get into the water in the Harbor. One man was using a water wheel to get some of the trash out of the water and said he could fill a dumpster in a day.

    My parents taught me not to throw so much as a gum wrapper on the ground, but to bring it home and throw it into the trash. The film made me think about how destruction man is to his environment. When I ride in the car, I look at all of the trash along the road and sometimes it can be seen several hundred feet into the woods.
    7 days ago
    I've had more kidney stones and there were three car wrecks, but no injuries. I am well and so is my family and I am very happy about that.

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    7 days ago
    Find some Monkey business to get into and go bananas on Valentine's Day! emoticon
    7 days ago
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