RUFFIT is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hi! My name is Moni and welcome to my SparkPage!!! After my second son was born, my weight was out of control. One day reading an article in a Woman's magazine there was a write-up on SparkPeople. I logged on but did not really work the program. Well one day I was fed up with being fed-up and started working the program. My heaviest weight was well over 275 lbs. At first I would drink water. Then I worked on eating fruits and veggies. I would do 10 mins of exercise daily and now I am up to 60 mins of activity. I also sign up for 5K races during the season!!! From a Couch Potato to Walk/Jogging 5Ks!!! I know I still have more work to do but I love the way I feel!! I love that I have energy and I love that I have a smile on my face from ear to ear. If I can do it - so can you. I am working on the new me one baby step at a time. So join me on this awesome journey. You won't regret it!! Take care of yourself, Hugs, Moni :-)
My goals are: to eat at least five serviings of fruits and veggies daily; drink 8 glasses of water, keep jogging/walking daily and get 8 hours of sleep.
I am staying active on a daily basis and being positive about all of my achievements. I log in my exercise, food and water.
I, Moni, Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
I live in the Northwestern part of New Jersey. Just celebrated 23 years of marriage. I have two boys ages 20 and 16. I am a self-taught Paralegal working with my husband.
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Thanks for the hot tub. Not used to the sudden drop in temps yet, so it will help warm me up! I know what you mean about teams being quiet. There's only so much one person can do. And if you're the only one posting, it can get discouraging too. I'm sure you're doing all you can.
Christine asked me to be backup CL, but I declined. Couldn't even handle doing 2 challenges at once, though I tried. And I know it would drive me crazy with all the people who STILL post their fitness and LTGL challenge numbers at the end of the week instead of daily. After all, it IS made clear that this is a race so you need to post as soon as you get them. I'm sure the Monarchs would have been one of the first 3 to reach the goal many times, if only people had posted when they earned the points!
3 days ago
Have a Wonderful Week!!
5 days ago
God sent angels in your life.
Those are the people who will always make sure you are having a nice day.
They will try to make you feel better if you feel down.
Itâ€™s very rare to find true caring souls like that in our life.
Always show your gratitude and love for those special earth angels
that God sends in your life.
~ Abira Mukherjee ~
10 days ago
~~~~~ ~~~~~ Be Thankful~~~~~ ~~~~~
Be thankful that you donâ€™t already have everything you desire.
......If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you donâ€™t know something,
.....for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
.....During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
.....because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
.....because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
.....They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when youâ€™re tired and weary,
.....because it means youâ€™ve made a difference.
Itâ€™s easy to be thankful for the good things.
.....A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
........are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
.....Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
........and they can become your blessings.
~~ ~~ Who or What are you Thankful for?~~ ~~
I am Thankful for you!!
17 days ago
May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy,
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs.
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