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Hi !
Glad to see you. Yuki is " the bird " my name is Mary.

I am a Senior, just turned 65. Like most of you I struggled with my weight problem for years. Being a single Mother I put myself on the bottom of the list.
When I first started Sparkpeople a few years ago I couldn't overcome my all or nothing attitude. I became overwhelmed gave up and dropped out.
Although I dropped out I never gave up my new exercise program of using my treadmill daily. Oh ...
Hi !
Glad to see you. Yuki is " the bird " my name is Mary.

I am a Senior, just turned 65. Like most of you I struggled with my weight problem for years. Being a single Mother I put myself on the bottom of the list.
When I first started Sparkpeople a few years ago I couldn't overcome my all or nothing attitude. I became overwhelmed gave up and dropped out.
Although I dropped out I never gave up my new exercise program of using my treadmill daily. Oh my was I out of shape, I could only walk 10 minutes at a time. very slowly. Days I wanted to give up but I didn't and then it got to be a habit... Thank you Sparkpeople .
Last year, I decided I needed to work on the eating part of my journey...guess where I came? yup! back to Sparkpeople.
Even though I was doing the treadmill at 3.5 mph for 60 minutes 2 x's a day 50 % of the time I wasn't loosing any weight. I was a junk food junkie...binge eating most nights.
I started slowly I started by not eating junk food one day a week, the next week no junk for 2 days that week. You get the picture.
My next step, was to cut out processed foods. Add more real foods, cook at home.
The last step I took was to plan, plan, and more planning. I now make out a weekly menu, if I know I'm going to have a busy week, I will cook a few meals on Saturday... so I only have to heat them up in the microwave for my crazy days.
I started going the the YMCA this summer, not only to do weights but for socializing.

I haven't felt this healthy and fit in years!
Thank you SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!


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Member Since: 7/2/2012

SparkPoints: 58,562

Fitness Minutes: 32,010

My Goals:
Long term goal:
have a normal BMI and be healthy & fit
Short term goal is have my BMI be out of the obese range.

My Program:
Track Nutrition Daily
Track Fitness Daily
Drink 8 cups Water Daily
weights 3 x's a week



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I live in Butler, Pa.
Approx. 30 mi. north of Pittsburgh.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/1/2014 10:39:49 AM

Just dropping by from the Pound-a-thon to thank you for participating, and to wish you a happy, healthy, beautiful and SPARK-O-LICIOUS September! Keep doing our best to reach your goals, because you are absolutely worth the effort!
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S...“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown

E...“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
-Stephanie Lahart

P...“People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder.”
— Salma Hayek

T..."The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person."
-Brian Tracy

E..."Every step towards your dream today is a step away from your regret tomorrow.”
- Steve Maraboli

M...“Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
-Deborah Day

B..."Be the instigator of your own successful day."
-Ralph Marston

E..."Every morning is a new beginning, a new chance for you to rewrite the story of your life."
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/22/2014 10:22:29 AM

“Have you started already? Keep it up! Are you getting tired? Don't give up! Did you quit? You can start again! Great accomplishments do not come with big steps; they come with little steps taken in regular installments! Do it and do it again and again!”
-Israelmore Ayivor
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TGIF, Pound-a-thonner! Hope your week has been a good one! Are you ready for a healthy weekend? I'm rooting for you!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/18/2014 12:51:31 PM

"Your body is not an enemy to be conquered and wrestled into submission.
Eat well and exercise because you deserve to be strong and healthy.
Self hate is poor motivation.
Be patient and kind to yourself, for that will carry you through discouragement and frustration."
-Go Kaleo
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Happy Monday from the Pound-a-thon challenge...and me! I hope you had a fun and healthy weekend, and that you're ready to rock this week! Put forth your best effort, one day at a time, because you really are worth the effort!
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Pixie




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8/11/2014 8:30:24 AM

"Making changes in your life is never an easy task.
The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be.
Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances.
Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think.
By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually,
you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
-Stephen Cherniske
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Hey Spark friend, just stopping by from the Pound-a-thon to wish you an awesome week! Keep doing your best, one step at a time, to reach your goals. You really are worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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