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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: 59,680

Fitness Minutes: 33,135

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



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

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KALANTHA
11/21/2014 10:09:51 AM

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“Excuses or achievement

Do you live each day focused on excuses? Or are you instead focused on achievement?

If you’re focused on excuses, you won’t even make an attempt unless you’re sure you’ll get it perfect. When you’re focused on achievement, though you may not get it completely perfect, you will get it done.

If you’re focused on excuses, the slightest obstacle will stop you cold. When you’re focused on achievement, you’ll work your way through any challenge.

If you’re focused on excuses, you’ll avoid unfamiliar or uncomfortable situations. When you’re focused on achievement, you’ll seek out new, invigorating circumstances and will find great value in them.

Excuses sound reasonable, and enable you to be temporarily satisfied with yourself for doing nothing more than thinking them up. In the long run, though, excuses can bury you under a mountain of missed opportunities.

Let go of the easy excuses, and grab on to a burning desire for meaningful achievement. Focus not on excuses, but on real achievement, and you’ll bring a profusion of that great, satisfying achievement into your world.”

Ralph Marston

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KALANTHA
11/16/2014 12:50:39 PM

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“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

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KALANTHA
11/10/2014 2:24:08 PM

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"A 'no' and a 'yes' are all it takes to lose weight. Say 'no' to sitting on the couch; say 'yes' to working out. Say 'no' to crazy diet plans; say 'yes' to freshly cooked meals. Say 'no' to your naysayers; say 'yes' to your inner voice." (Unknown)

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9/29/2014 12:53:29 AM

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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.”
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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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R...“Real beauty isn't about symmetry or weight or makeup; it's about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.”
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