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JMARIES51 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Having been here on Spark for many years 2020 is the perfect year to get to my goal weight. My motivation is high, but more importantly I have learned how to reinvigorate myself when going through periods of plateaus. Being here on Sparkpeople has given me so many powerful tools and great friends that motivate and inspire me everyday. Thank you Spark Guy for creating this great space for people to dream big and achieve their goals.

Member Since: 10/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 114,877

My Goals:
Jan 2019 Goals for this year.

1. Get more active. This means add more steps on my FitBit

2. Spend 1/2 hour per day outdoors.

3. Strengthen my core and do more stretching activities.

4. Keep a journal for the entire year, a small entry for each day.

5. Spend more time reading and writing and less time crocheting

6. Work out 5 times per week.

My Program:
1. Stay within 1300-1550 calories per day

2. Exercise 5 days a week, - 3 days of jogging or walking and 3 days of strength training

3. Keep posting in my food journal - daily

4. Encourage other people on Spark as much as possible

5. Eat 8 freggies per day

6. Continue drinking 8 glasses of water per day

7. Concentrate on conquering emotional eating by:
a) blogging about it
b) reading other peoples blogs to motivate me
c) not disappearing from Spark when times get rough
d) Stop after any 1 time of binging and think about why it has happened and what I can do to prevent it the next time it might happen, then write about this

8. Run/Walk 50K steps per week.

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Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. That time will pass anyway.
-Earl Nightengale

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    hi. thank you for stopping by my page. nice to meet you.
    yes our animals keep us a little busy. not intense cardio, but still movement. i am back on track today. thanks for your support.

    4713 days ago
    Hey Chickadee!
    Seen you on a thread and just wanted to pop in and give you a
    BIG HOOOO-RAH!!! Way to go! Keep up the momentum!! WE can do this!!!
    4716 days ago
    Thank you so much for the comment. You have made a very important decision to take control of your life and make a new life change....Dont consider this a diet..its the worse thing to do..think of it as a new way of life and it will be so much easier...It does get better as you move along and yes you will have bad days you will fall off the wagon, you may eat that burger or those cookies..but its okay...we are human and we make mistakes. Pick yourself right up and apply everything you have learned. Posting also helps ..SP is great community and family. If there is anything I can do please feel free to email me. CONGRATS ON YOUR CHOICE FOR A NEW WAY OF LIFE!!
    4718 days ago
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    I love your Twain quote! I live by it now... I also adore Helen Keller's “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” Took me awhile to realize that I could create, meet and greet life....
    4721 days ago
    Hi and welcome to team 55+females, you seem to be setting off very well, congratulations. On our team we have some great games, challenges, and good conversations please join in when you can. You will also meet some great ladies, we pride ourselves on being a very friendly team. If you have any questions please feel free to start a new topic in our thread. Looking forward to chatting with you. Good luck on your journey to a healthy lifestyle. Well done for picking our team...MYMISSY TEAM LEADER 55+FEMALES.
    4721 days ago