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I joined SparkPeople on July 3, 2010 and I'm so glad that I did. No, I haven't reached all my goals but since they keep changing, I guess that's good.

While my goals haven't changed much, my way of thinking about them has. I am re-writing my goals for 2016 here & will record them on my Spark Page so I see them on a daily basis.

My goal is to live healthier. Some of the steps I will use to achieve this goal are:

1. I will eat healthier, which means ...
I joined SparkPeople on July 3, 2010 and I'm so glad that I did. No, I haven't reached all my goals but since they keep changing, I guess that's good.

While my goals haven't changed much, my way of thinking about them has. I am re-writing my goals for 2016 here & will record them on my Spark Page so I see them on a daily basis.

My goal is to live healthier. Some of the steps I will use to achieve this goal are:

1. I will eat healthier, which means watching portion sizes, eat more home cooked meals & less fast food. It also means less sweet and/or salty snacks. In addition, it requires recording what I eat & drink on my nutrition tracker - every day, not just the days I do good. This is an ongoing goal.

2. I will do some form of exercise each day for at least 10 minutes (preferably longer, but at least 10 minutes). I've been going to the Y for some classes, but haven't been going on a regular basis. There are classes that I am interested in 5 days a week & my Spark buddy attends all of them. I will make a greater effort to attend all 5 days. I will also record all of my exercise on my exercise tracker. This is an ongoing goal.

3. I will check in with my SP teams on a more regular basis. In order to do this, I've had to drop several teams that I wasn't really being part of & returning to a couple of teams that reflect my interests. This is a great way to interact with other people who share my personal interests. This is an ongoing goal.

4. I will continue to learn more about genetic genealogy, aka DNA. I have been learning more about DNA & how to use the test results by taking a Genetic Genealogy class. I am getting ready to take the 6 week course again. It's hard, but I can do it at my own speed. I use this knowledge to help adoptees connect with their birth families. This is an ongoing goal.

5. I will make a new budget to more accurately reflect a retired person, This would help me to know how much I really have to spend without worrying about how much month is left. This will be completed by January 17, 2016.

6. I will continue the decluttering process I started last year. Every time I get rid of a box or bag of items that I don't need, I feel better & I love freeing up the space. This is an ongoing goal, not a speed challenge.

7. I will spend time doing the things I really enjoy, such as genealogy, crocheting & jewelry making. I will continue to donate the crocheted hats & scarves to the cancer treatment center. This is an ongoing goal.

8. I will spend more time growing spiritually. I will spend time daily with the Bible, a devotional & prayer. I will also participate in Bible studies on a regular basis. This is an ongoing goal.

I know this sounds like a long list of goals to have at once time, but they all work together by contributing to my overall well-being. I don't really have end dates for any of my goals. By improving my nutrition & exercise I will lose weight & I don't have a set amount of weight to lose. I will know when I reach the tight place for me.

I'm seeking progress, not perfection.
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Member Since: 7/3/2010

SparkPoints: 80,959

Fitness Minutes: 20,372

My Goals:
My main goal is to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The changes I need to make are just some positive by-products of that goal.

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My name is Sandy & I live in St. Louis County, Missouri.

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Two steps forward & one step back is still progress!

Progress, not perfection!

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IUHRYTR
2/5/2016 4:20:41 PM

Hi Sandy. emoticon for adding me as one of your emoticon s. I look forward to getting to know you and to the day you reach your weight loss goal and yell, "I DID IT!" Won't that be a day to remember? emoticon emoticon ~~ Lou



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DEEEBEE
1/1/2016 11:53:31 PM

Thank you for the New Years SparkGoodie! I hope you had a good New Years Day, the first of many days this year.



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TYEASLEY
1/1/2016 9:55:23 PM

Happy New Year and all the best in the new year.



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HOMEBODY67
12/31/2015 4:11:17 PM

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You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

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GODSCHILD2_2011
12/20/2015 1:45:00 AM

Thank you for stooping by to pay me a compliment about doing the QOD. I actually was wondering if you would be ready to take it back over on January 1st because I'm running out of questions to ask? Let me know.

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