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I have reached my destination regarding a healthier lifestyle and my weight loss goals. It took me longer, but I have found that slow and steady keeps you on course and helps avoid detours, you can not have an all or nothing attitude (I have maintained my weight within my goal range over 12 years).

This is my advise to others who are beginning their healthier lifestyle journey: SparkPeople really works, but the key is you and consistency. Create a SparkPage and have it set so members can see it (I didn't want to do this at first either, but if you commit to this go all the way, we also would like to get to know you better, no strangers here, just friends you have never met). Find and join SparkTeams that fit your interests and needs (best place to talk to your new friends, and get all the support and motivation you will need). Stay active on your teams by joining in the challenges and post frequently. Track your food; drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (challenge yourself to work your way up to it if you are finding this difficult). Add different exercises to your day (start off slowly and increase the amount of exercise over time). Take baby steps, and before you know it those baby steps become giant leaps.

SparkPeople is free, but the rewards are priceless.


Member Since: 5/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 239,093

My Goals:
Now that I have reached my goal weight. My goal is to maintain it. I will do this by portion control and saying no to seconds, and cut back on alcoholic beverages during weekend get togethers. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.

My Program:
Alternate between strenth training and aerobics.

Keeping track of my calories and staying under 2000 calories a day.

Personal Information:
My name is Sonia, I am a single mother of a 23 year old son. I live in Surrey, BC in the north area of the great community called Whalley (Bridgeview to be precise).

When I am not working as an Accounting Specialist, I am busy as a community activist that is trying to create positive changes in my neighborhood, and educate people on environmental issues that affect all. The last few years I have embraced the soccer culture and working with others to make it a safer place for all.

Other Information:
"Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals."
--Henry Ford

"Failure is the only opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
-- Henry Ford

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
-- Dr. Seuss

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy 2020 New Year emoticon

    My son is bringing my Vapor Clean Steamer over tomorrow as he ordered it for me on his credit card and then I'm paying him back. (He gets Reward Points). I know I'll love it, as I've wanted one for so long. My husband is just such a negative, critical person, that I know how he will react when he finds out I bought it. His mother was a person who scrubbed her kitchen floor daily with a scrub brush, so he has thought I was going the "lazy" route using a mop. emoticon
    383 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Checking on my Spark Friend. New Year 2019 is coming up, so let's make a commitment to get to our goals. Start now. Happy Holidays.

    755 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thank you for your cheer on my CF post today! emoticon emoticon
    763 days ago
    Hi Sonia, thanks for reading my Spark Blog and offering your comments, it's always nice to know someone is reading. You have definitely been one of those Sparkfriends who have commented on my blogs throughout the years, your support is always appreciated.

    And my apologies, when going through my friends list, you showed up with no status update over 1000 days and I removed you as a friend. You can see I have now added you back.

    Thanks always!
    1025 days ago
    Just wanted to say hello to my old friend :) emoticon
    1684 days ago
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