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2019 was a fabulous year for me. I reached goal with the help of Spark People and Weight Watchers.I also met a very sweet , loving, caring man in February. I widower like me. 2020 will be even better because I will be getting married to my best friend and love of my life, Ken.
In 2021 I will continue my walking, healthy eating, and drinking water and of course Weight Watchers.
I WILL DO IT!!!
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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on and then a few more. I was devastated, I purchased the SPAT and found myself walking 6,000 just about every day and then 7500! I am thrilled because walking has now become a habit. .I did well on the 5% Fall Challenge but the holidays have me up some again. I am hoping and BELIEVING that the Winter 5% Challenge will help me maintain at the goal I am at now and maybe lose a wee bit more this coming year 2019.


Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 201,807

My Goals:
My goals for 2021 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 9,000 steps a day on my FitBit.
3. Eat less processed food.
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Weigh myself everyday.
6. Try to continue some strength training.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2018...some accomplished and some not. This year I Hope I will accomplish all the rest of them and stay at my goal weight.


My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 9,000 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.



Personal Information:
I live in Sauquoit, New York in a 218 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 22 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.


Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins Series historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.




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  • v MAKINGHISTORY
    Thanks for visiting my page! I can't remember where I found the body model - there is a web page that you imput your current body and your goal body and it generates the models. I'll try to find it again and let you know. How is it going for you? Are you finding everything ok? If you need help, just ask!

    Don't forget to huddle on the Writer's for Weightloss!

    Nancy
    4489 days ago
  • v STANSANGEL
    Thank you for adding me as your Friend. How much fun it will be getting to know each other emoticon
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    Ann/Angel
    4489 days ago
  • v WOOLRIPPER
    HI and welcome to the team. It is very nice to meet you and I look forward to chatting with you.

    Donna 2 emoticon emoticon
    4489 days ago
  • v NEWLINDAHINSLEA
    Welcome Eriecanal Gal,

    I am in the 50's 60's 70's and older team , we have a great time together. I have all my ancestry along the Erie Canal. My Gr. grandfather was a great lakes captain, and two great great uncles drowned in the Erie canal. I will have to check out your books.

    Looking forward to getting to know you. New Linda
    4489 days ago
  • v MAKINGHISTORY
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    Welcome, eriecanalgal!

    So nice that you have joined us and wish you much success with SP! Please huddle with us, record your login points, and emoticon your mood daily and in turn you will receive sparkspoints! If you have any questions or need support please let us know! We are here to help you succeed with your goals!

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    Nancy
    4490 days ago
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