100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 104,351

Reusable Bag

Workout Clothes

Inflatable Tube
SP's Social Tea...

Interact with STLOUISWOMAN
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

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.

Member Since: 7/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 24,876

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.

My Program:
SP teams & friends
Exercise at the Y & at home
Strength training
More walking
Various Crafts

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

Other Information:
Two steps forward & one step back is still progress!

Progress, not perfection!

Read More About STLOUISWOMAN - Profile Information moved here. (Updated May 20)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
Secrets of Success
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 3.0 
Login to Leave Comment
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” ~Sir Edmund Hillary

    thanks for stopping by the Spark coach team page.
    23 hours ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Hi! If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Summer Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge!

    We'll officially begin the challenge Sept 7th (dates differ by a day or two depending on team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the wait list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    1 day ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011

    I too had a good time with you and Donna. I agree, we shouldn't wait so long next time. Let me know the month you would like to get together again and I will shoot some dates to you. I also will drive next time. emoticon


    2 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011

    Have a great rest of the week!!!


    3 days ago
  • v BMI24PLEZ
    emoticon emoticon Have a great week!
    5 days ago
Member Comments (418):  123Next >Last >>