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 CAMERABABE
    Thank you so much for you comment on my page. It really is appreciated. I am one determined person. Anyone can do this. Anytime you would like to talk to me, just spark me and I will be here.

    Have a GREAT night and HUGS.

    Wendy
    4279 days ago
  • v ROSEHIP:-)
    Swinging by to say hey and hope you're doing well on your journey! emoticon

    Char
    4282 days ago
  • v JULIE2BTRUE
    Hello Jill... I hope you are well. Please, stop by and say hello when you are on!! I would love to hear from you.
    Love and Hugs, Julie emoticon
    4296 days ago
  • v ROSEHIP:-)
    Hello Jill,
    I've not stopped by for awhile. How are you doing? I found a few more challenges to join, to keep me going on the right track.
    Hope all is going well. I'll check back later and read some of y our blogs. Right now I need to leave for church.

    Have a great week and God bless,
    Char
    4345 days ago
  • v PHILLIPS66
    Jill you are doing excellent on your wt. loss journey..I hope your enjoying every step of the way...sometimes we run sometimes we crawl..but the point is we get where we need to go..and you are surely getting there..take it easy and enjoy your goodie..rico..best of luck emoticon
    4378 days ago
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