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Christmas 2014 (ugly sweater day) ...I've put all the weight back on. Time to start over!

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I've been on and off of Spark since 2008. At first, I did really well and stuck to tracking my food and exercise. The past six years though have been a different story as you can see by my picture timeline!

Now it is November, 2016 and I am starting over yet again! When I looked at the pictures from my son's wedding in October, I had a big wake up call. I need to do this for me and get serious.

Below are some of my favorite quotes...

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
~Carl Jung

I used to say, I sure hope things will change. Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
~Jim Rohn

We don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something.
~Sandra Day O'Connor

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
~Oprah Winfrey

Member Since: 4/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 45,275

My Goals:
My goals are to be healthy, reach 50 (it's coming up fast!), be around till 80. I am trying to exercise daily, even if it's only walking a few miles.

My Program:
Eat right, log everything that goes in my mouth, and get my body moving.

Personal Information:
I lived in Southern New Jersey and was always a total beach bum until March, 2013 when I moved to VT. We traded in the beach for mountains and snow! We spent 2.5 years in VT and tried out SC for a brief 6 months. That made me realize I'm not a Southerner! Now we are settled back in New England and living in CT.

Other Information:
I am an avid reader and am always looking for a new book.

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    things are better money wise as they added to my dh's route---but his hours are atrocious again and this heat is not helping---but summers are always hard as he has some beach stores on the lower shore.
    3310 days ago
    OH, man, that really sucks---but at least you do have a job for next year---that was one major cut----how many ended up being cut? There has been talk of furlough days as a possibility but the superintendent is fighting to keep the staff---we are taking major hits in other areas---no new books--very little money for supplies---students will be paying to play again---changing the hours of schools---mine will start 15 miuntes earlier and some elementary will start 15 min. later---will save on some bus money---but those elementary won't start til after 9---what a nightmare for some parents. I totally understand the eating because of stress---my dh was home for 6 months from surgery---things were tough---we treaded water just barely---but I have put back on about 25 lbs if not more.
    3310 days ago
    Great! How are things in your school district? We are having major budget cuts---so far no layoffs but we are in a wage freeze for at least 3 years----and I was due for a step----there might be some spec. ed assistants losing jobs or transferred at my school due to my student and another one on one student graduating this year----not sure what I will be doing but pretty sure I will be staying---I do the afterschool alternative suspension program 2 days a week as no teacher would take it----it is not bad most of the time---they can't talk or sleep or use cell phones.
    3311 days ago
    Saw you joined a new team---how is it going?
    3314 days ago
    have a great day
    3461 days ago
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