SHAPNUP is a SparkPeople Motivator!
Hi, I'm Christi. And I'm proud to say that I'm a Scarlet Dragon for the BL Winter Challenge! Whoo Hoo!
I've been on Spark for a few years and I've lost weight, gained it back and lost it again. I'm learning that this is about my health and not just about weight. This is the never-ending journey. There is no final destination. It's all about the journey. And when I stop doing what I know works, it stops working. Imagine that.
I want to be healthy. I want to feel good. I want to be strong. I want to enjoy my life. Today, I take up the journey again. One day at a time, I will achieve my goals.
I've reset my weight tracker to my current weight, and have now set it as my highest weight. So I never want to weigh more than 189 again!
Nov. 3, 2016 - 189
Nov. 8, 2016 - 188
+ Glorify God
+ Love my family
+ Be healthy and strong
+ Laugh - a lot
+ Read good books
+ Enjoy life
* Make smart food choices
* Drink lotsa water
* Move - every day
* Listen to my body
* Keep a positive attitude
* Stress less
I live in a small town in north central Illinois. Love dogs, books, romantic comedies, classical music and the scent of cloves. Last year I bought myself a piano keyboard as a retirement gift. It's wonderful and I play almost daily. I enjoy reading, walking, working puzzles like crosswords, word games, crypto quizzes, Sudoku and logic puzzles, usually while I'm watching the news. I am proud to be an American.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 188.0
Yes, YA fiction is good stuff. I am looking forward to teaching some history along with Leviathan, since it is an alternate history of WWI.
Ech. I'm exhausted. I will write you again, Christi. Sorry to bail, but I have to get some sleep!
Enjoy your day tomorrow!
23 hours ago
Always do enjoy this time of year. Just some years it takes me a while to get into the spirit of it...
1 day ago
35 minutes that is fantastic great job
1 day ago
Hi Beautiful! Thank you so much for your support on my blog. You rock! If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, you get in touch with the soil, the rain, the sunshine. You get in touch with Mother Earth and eating in such a way, you feel in touch with true life, your roots, and that is meditation. If we chew every morsel of our food in that way we become grateful and when you are grateful, you are happy. Thich Nhat Hanh
1 day ago
Comment edited on: 12/1/2016 11:34:18 AM
Today brings us to the conclusion of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge series. For those of you who have faithfully walked this path with me for the past month, I’d like to thank you so much for taking the time to join me. It took real commitment and effort on your part, and I sincerely appreciate your time, efforts, dedication, and comments. This has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding for me, and I hope for each of you as well. Above all, I want you to know I am so very grateful for your enduring friendship, encouragement, and support.
Thank you once again for giving some of your time each day, and for being such an integral and important part of this community of people who want to make a positive difference in not only their lives, but in the lives of others. It means more than I can ever express in words. So, from the bottom of my heart . . . I thank you.
1 day ago