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Peanut Butter is a food group

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti



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Member Since: 7/22/2008

SparkPoints: 44,226

Fitness Minutes: 19,382

My Goals:
So, I am going to shake things up a bit... Let's see if THIS will work. I need to become more accountable
1/22 227 BIG ICK
1 pound per week. This I am going to try and do. Eat better, Move more, it's a pound, I can DO a pound, but gee whiz, 52 pounds this year, sounds so much better than 1 pound this week...

My Program:
I need to remember what I am putting in my mouth .
I need to remember that if I canít (wonít) walk because itís cold out, I need to move in another way.
I need to remember that if I donít burn calories, I will not continue to lose weight.
I need to remember that whole foods are better than processed foods.
I need to remember that this is a journey to the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
I joined Sparks a couple of years ago, and every once in a while I would post what I ate. This spring (2010) I decided I would make myself more accountable. So, here I am, 50. WOW how cool. I am 50. Now the flip side of that is I often don't think I have changed the world, I think I thought I would. I didn't invent anything that changed the world, People don't say, Oh, there she goes, you know, she founded... Updated..
1/14 I am still here, I am now 53, and I am still on the journey, and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.

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To wake up every day grateful for the things I already have. To remember that life is a gift not given, and that if I don't do something about my weight, I may not have a long life, which I need, and so does my family.

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Member Comments:
9/30/2014 6:23:09 AM

Thank you for your kind words on my grieving blog. It's awfully nice that there's a place where I can just let it all gush out. I really appreciated the many other Mother Stories people shared too.

I promise to keep writing those memories down.

I know time will heal but evidently I am not all that good a patient. It's just good to know there is another side to this valley. Again, thank you for caring.

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9/29/2014 12:27:43 PM

ďLive your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.Ē
― Steve Maraboli.

...."and eat your veggies." Ė My Mother.

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Happy Monday! Here's to an awesome week. Be fierce! Be fabulous.


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9/15/2014 10:39:42 AM

We have crossed paths about 3 months ago. We used to be team-mates on the 100 Days to a New You Challenge team.
I love that you think pb is or should be a food group.
And yes I have been fighting with myself to stay serious about dropping the excess weight and getting healthy for a very long time :/ Hope you don't mind that I've added you as a friend?
I could use the inspiration.

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8/18/2014 9:34:49 AM

Thank you! I'm back to lose the 15 lbs I gained back since October. I became a sugar carb addict again.

I've been down this lose/gain weight road so many times, I know it's a part of long-term maintenance. But it sure gets old... and the weight jumps back on fast.

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8/15/2014 6:27:17 AM

I did not know, in fact I have been so busy at work that I haven't read my email for days, it is such an honor!

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