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Merry Christmas! December 24, 2012 with my daughter.

With my daughter in Washington DC ~ July, 2011 at my goal weight!

With my family, May, 2009 - My "Before" photo.


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Now is the time for me to get healthier and be the best me I can be! I am 57 years old, married with one daughter.

June, 2016~

It's time to get serious and re-focus!

I have gained some of the weight I lost, back, AGAIN.

I am in the process of re-evaluating what I need to do to move forward. I am changing some of my goals. Focusing on the basics. Cutting out some of the clutter.

I will continue to use the SparkPeople's website in ways that have been helpful to me in the past. I will use the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker.
I will continue to support my fellow Sparkers by reading your blogs and cheering you on. I appreciate all of your kind support, too!

Let's all start the New Year with realistic and do-able step at a time.

I had reached my SparkPeople weight loss goal of 49 pounds lost on May 21, 2011.

I want to be healthy & happy for the rest of my life.

I have been overweight most of my life.

I also have been a yo-yo dieter.

I enjoy walking and yoga.

A goal of mine is to find balance and moderation in ALL areas of my life.

My name is Maria & I live in Minnesota.

I worked for over 30 years in the accounting & banking & worked part-time as a Library Assistant.
I also work on our farm where we raise several types of animals & grow vegetables & wine grapes for local consumers.

Proverbs 3:5: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."

Member Since: 6/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 130,632

My Goals:
Weight Loss Goal:

Lose 50 Pounds to reach my SparkPeople Goal.

Other Goals:

-eating at least 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables.
- making a daily walk a priorty.
- nuturing myself in all areas - mind, body and soul.

My Program:
I am using both the Nutrition Tracker and the Fitness Tracker to help me reach my goals and stay accountable.

I am drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day.

I am walking 30-45 minutes per day 5-6 days per week.

I am wearing a pedometer to track 10,000+ steps per day.

I love Leslie Sansone's DVD's!!!

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Cooking and baking are my creative outlets. I am learning how to do both in healthier ways that don't compromise flavor!

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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Good to hear from you Maria, thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Hope all is going well with you all. Hope your winter hasn't been too bad up there! emoticon emoticon
    43 days ago
  • v SKINNYGIRL1396
    Thank you! I'm back on Spark to lose the 20 lbs I've gained.
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    101 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Except for nursing a strained Achilles tendon, all is well with me, thanks for asking. Getting better, but still slow going with the foot. Going for a walk in our nice weather right now. Hope you are staying safe up there in all that snow! Thanks for stopping by! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    102 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Just dropping by to say emoticon Hope all is well. I see you are getting snow up there...stay safe and warm! emoticon
    106 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Great to hear from you! I am doing better than ever! Been taking new supplements and now on Whey protein drink & Glucosmamine/Gelatin/Manganese capsules and it really is helping me and my husband! Since going gluten free too, really has changed my life for the better! Have lost some more weight too from it all! emoticon emoticon
    Hope you are doing good too! Come back soon. I know how busy life can be....I haven't been on as much either...but I like to keep in touch with everyone! emoticon emoticon
    155 days ago
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