JILKAPLA

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My parents, my sister and me (in lavendar). A happy moment together.



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Went from Angel to Biker Chick in same photo shoot!


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I have a new action goal: Walk at least 15 minutes every day (unless there is 2 feet of snow on the ground), then I might have to ski or snowshoe, instead! LOL! :)

Looking forward to good stuff this year! I want to get myself in gear so I am happy with my results by this summer. For once in my life, I want to be ready and waiting for a "summer birthday" (i.e. wearing a bathing suit--in public!).

All the best to you with your healthy living goals this year!

Cheers, Jill
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Well, my goal is steady-as-she-goes. I am aiming for a 1-2 lb. weight loss per week. I have tended, through my life, to be all about immediate results, only to sabotage them later. NOT ANYMORE! I am working too hard, and am too proud of my daily efforts to start sabotaging myself again. I am declaring a moratorium on self-sabotage! IT STOPS TODAY!!!! Hallelujah!
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I'm feeling happier and more motivated lately. Realizing that with all the supportive Sparkers here at SP, I can keep sailing along on my way down to a healthier weight!

It's not all easy, and I know I will hit some roadblocks along the way, but knowing that I am struggling along with so many others is helping me to realize I am not alone. I am gaining hope and strength for my future! Something I didn't used to have.

Thanks for all of you with very positive comments, quotes and praises on your blogs, your SparkPages, and your message boards. I find that it is thinking more positively that has helped pull me out of a depressing place that made each day a big effort. Now my days are becoming more of an adventure, and there is always so much to look forward to when I check in with my fellow Sparkers! Here's to you! Keep it up because you can do whatever you set your mind to do!!! Let's go all the way!

Love and Hugs,
Jill
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"Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence..."
--The Desiderata

"I have written these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but take heart; I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
--Jesus of Nazareth


Member Since: 7/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,503

My Goals:
To update my SparkPage peridoically because I can.
To meet new people here and learn what has worked for them on their journeys to their goal weights.
To learn to become the "New Me" and to be okay with it.
To be able to say a fond farewell to the "Old Me" and not look back! LET'S DO IT!


My Program:
To lose weight, I am TRACKING everything I eat--still! It is a bit of a pain, but it really seems to be helping. When I started on SP, my daily intake was something like 3,000 (easy!), now it is around 1200-1400. And I am still eating just about everything I like. Just less of it, to make less of me. :)



Personal Information:
My name is Jill. I am loving my time here in Spark World. People are so friendly and helpful, and it is really helping my self-esteem and progress A LOT! I am just so happy I found out about this site and am making a new effort to become the healthy me I am meant to be! YEA! :)


Other Information:
I like to read, talk to friends on the phone, play the piano, learn about recovery, travel and visit other countries, eat different types of ethnic foods, read and write poetry, I used to draw (not so much lately), sunshine makes me happy but I don't tan much at all (the Irish in me?). Anything else ya wanna know? Drop me a line.




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  • v ROSEHIP:-)
    Hi I'm glad you are back. Here is some food for thought that another member had posted.

    “How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it. Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” Jim Valvano
    4176 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2009 9:46:19 PM
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    4180 days ago
  • v GLITTERGIRL69
    Thanks for your encouraging words. I am glad that you joined the goals, I had a hard time with creating them this time. I am not sure why. Good luck with them. I am going to communicate with people who are doing the goals these next three months by sending them a little bit of encouragement, and ways to help reach their goals. It Is it ok if I sent you a few emails to encourage you and guide you during these 3 months of your goals?

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    4200 days ago
  • v SHIRHPP
    I'm sorry, but I won't be replying to your e-mail and I'm not interested in communicating with you, as you are also connected to GLITTERGIRL.

    From now on, anyone connected to her will be deleted off my wall etc, or ignored.

    My page had been limited to friends only, and my e-mail has been closed
    4202 days ago
  • v YATMAMA
    Thank you for your concern. I suffered a stupid and costly treadmill accident in Feb. and it cost me my left little toe. Throughout the five months of often brutal wound care that followed I also suffered with a miserable ingrown toenail (big toe) on the same foot. There were many times when it hurt more than the amputation site. Now that the wound is all healed up, thank God, the doctor removed my toenail. The hope is that it will grow back properly and not return to being ingrown. I have a blog describing the treadmill accident. NEVER, ever get on a treadmill barefoot!! Really dumb move on my part. Thank you again for asking. I love your photos! I once did a similar photo shoot with leather in some and a white boa in others. I'm gonna have to dig them out to share with you! God bless!!
    4203 days ago
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