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My original user name for the first 3.5 years on SP was GrandmaSam. Sam60SumThink? It works ...for now. But don't expect me to retain this name either!
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During my time as an active member of SP I've made vast changes in my lifestyle and in my life. I don't think of weightloss as a 'goal' per se. To me, it represents a measurement of health status, and is a by-product of the true goal: good health from a healthy lifestyle. To have "thin" as the ultimate goal has no ...
My original user name for the first 3.5 years on SP was GrandmaSam. Sam60SumThink? It works ...for now. But don't expect me to retain this name either!
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During my time as an active member of SP I've made vast changes in my lifestyle and in my life. I don't think of weightloss as a 'goal' per se. To me, it represents a measurement of health status, and is a by-product of the true goal: good health from a healthy lifestyle. To have "thin" as the ultimate goal has no meaning for me. To have "more slender" HAPPEN? Kewl!! That could even mean the smaller clothing would let more clothing items fit into each laundry load!

Healthy living has been and will remain my focus here online and in the choices I make offline too. Some things stand out as important to me in my journey:

THE SP DIET STAGES:
My SP exerience aka time has proven to me the value of things we often overlook. Therefore, I cannot stress enough to new members the value of truly reading those SP Diet Stages! Our most difficult to conquer issues are firmly embedded in old habits so old and embedded that we don't realize they exist until we focus on what makes us say "Oh I know THAT". When some suggestion or advice seems 'old hat', consider the possibility that THAT is precisely what needs most attention. Yup, I'm a strong advocate of working - working! - through the SP Diet Stages!

"Is it really THAT important to track?"
YES!!
Tracking and measuring ... and then reviewing reports and summaries! ... empowered me to understand the areas of nutrition that needed overhaul.

A true lifestyle journey never really ends; the more we improve, the further we can travel!

What is imortant as we begin and continue changes in lifestyle is to:
ENJOY the journey! Go for it!


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My Goals:
GOAL:
...2 b the best I can b!

1. HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.

2. MY GOAL FOR ACTIVITY:
Keep pushing my limits further.

3. LOSE WEIGHT,
last but not least of my goals. The result of all others, yes?! YES!




My Program:
(1) ACTIVITY:
a. Walk.

b. Daily stretches and exercises.

c. Aquadic exercise in a physical therapy pool.

d. exercise videos for limited mobility! Found some on YouTube that are great!

(2) NUTRITION:
...* Proportioned balance and lots of color served bikini-plate style!
...* Moderation,
...* Enough. Remind myself to eat (I tend to forget).

I use the Bikini Plate 'model' of meal-planning. Light on everything but those nutrient-dense veggies.

Personal Information:
Love music, learning. Am a self-described 'friendly recluse'. People always laugh, but... somehow the description fits just fine!

A mother of 2 grown sons, grandmother of 5, mom of disabled vet, and long-time divorcee: I find every obstacle a challenge that empowers me... and grounds me in optimism.

Other Information:
I may be the Queen of the Turtles in terms of visible change, but the changes I'm continuing to make INside are HUGE!

Life is a journey.
And vice versa.

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SHARON10002
8/17/2015 10:56:35 PM

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"Courage is the most important of all the virtues; because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." ~ Maya Angelou
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8/12/2015 5:03:13 PM

It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*•.¸`*•.¸
`*•.¸ reading this message right now `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* God made a very obvious choice*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* When he made us voluptuous.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Why would I go against what He decided for me?*♥`*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* My limbs work so I’m not going to complain*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* About the way my body is shaped.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* You are a unique and beautiful creation.*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
`*•.¸`*•.¸♥* I hope you have A Wonderful Day!`*•.¸`*•.¸♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
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¸¸.•´¸.•*¨) ♥¸.•*¨) Find something beautiful about you today, and stay focused on it!
(¸.•´ .♥ (¸.•´ .♥ (¸.•´¨`*..•´¨`*♥ Sharon



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JUMPINJULIE
8/2/2015 2:45:38 PM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope you had a great weekend and have a great week. emoticon



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7/12/2015 11:24:40 PM

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Mind is the master power that molds and makes,
And we are Mind, and evermore we take
The tool of thought, and shaping what we will,
Bring forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills,
We think in secret, and it comes to pass -
Our world is but our looking glass.
~ James Allen

Be conscious of your thoughts this week, and try to look on the sunny side of things!
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Hope your weekend was a good one.



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HAWTGRANNY2014
6/24/2015 5:18:03 PM

Hey there Sammie girl, oh that is georgy girl lol. How are you doing? Remember to take a breather and get some rest. hugs, Pam



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