Eating foods as close to the way they grew is a recent change, and interest. I had never thought about the difference between manufactured foods and the ones provided by Mother Nature until about a year ago. I hope that getting back to basics will help in weight loss, and I also hope that gardening to do it will add some badly-needed exercise.
Enter a summary of your goals, or just a few you would like to share.
I want to be fit and healthy for the rest of my life. I know that to do it I must lose weight, eat better, and fit more exercise into my daily routine.
Give an overview of what you are doing to meet your goals.
I am raising a garden, raising chickens for eggs and meat, and growing as much of my own food as I can.
Of course, for at least part of the year gardening can provide a lot of exercise. I am determined to fit other exercise in on non-gardening days and periods. Walking, and the exercises in this program look good to me!
I am married, and from beautiful Northwest Oregon. I have two adult children, both married, and one grandchild. Besides gardening, I like to weave, sew, and do other arts and crafts.
Anything else you would like to tell people. Could include things like your favorite books or movies, a quote, anything.
| current weight: 175.0
I have rebooted my Spark persona. I used to be TimothyNohe. I just sent you a friend request as Timothy53. If it pleases you, would you confirm my request?
904 days ago
"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad."
Good morning....TGIF! So you say you haven't lost any weight for a while. Neither have I! I've been at a plateau for a while, but I am focusing on just getting stronger and healthier. Look for non-scale victories. They will keep you going!
Wish I had a nice garden like yours! Have a good weekend!
1005 days ago
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
1006 days ago
"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
1025 days ago
Thanks for the compliment and keep up your streaks! You are making great progress!
1049 days ago