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I have been with Spark People for two years, with no noticeable results. This is not the fault of Spark People, but my lack of ability to believe. I will not quit. I will get this right. As a diabetic, my health depends on a good outcome. Help me to believe!!!

Member Since: 10/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,966

My Goals:
Lower my A1C to 6

Have a fasting sugar of 110 Met 1/30/11

Go hiking in mtns. in New Mexico

Weigh 200 by 12/25/12

Weigh 190 by 3/30/13

Weigh 180 by 6/30/13

Weigh 170 by 9/30/13
Weigh 160 by 12/25/13
Weigh 150 by 3/30/14
Weigh 140 by 6/30/14
weigh 130 by 9/25/14

My Program:
I am increasing my activity and lowering my dependence on high glycemic carbs.

I am keeping positive and motivated by interacting with my spark friends.

I am drinking 8 glasses of water or more a day.

I am exercising at least 30 minutes a day.

Personal Information:
Living in West Virginia.
Married with two grown children, 3 grandchildren and 3 stepgrandchildren.
Teach Speech and Theatre in college.
Write, direct, and act for the Theatre

Other Information:
My favorites by category are eclectic and not limited to:
TV--NCIS, The Big Bang Theory

Movies--Avatar, A Fish Called Wanda, Dave, Dangerous Liasons, Fried Green Tomatoes, Without a Paddle, To Kill a Mockingbird, Alien, Amadeus

Music--Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Nancy Griffith, YoYo Ma, Nina Simone, Natalie Cole, Bob Seger

Books--To Kill a Mockingbird, anything by Nevada Barr, The Lace Reader, The DaVinci Code, Good Omens, anything by Carl Hiaasen

Plays--Our Town, The Diviners, Hamlet, Little Shop of Horrors, The Lady in the Van

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    emoticon Sharon! I wanted to jump-start this week by sharing a special non-calorie cake with you! Sending support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. Have a beautiful and blessed week!

    emoticon RECIPE FOR SP FRIENDSHIP CAKE emoticon

    ~ 1 cup of YOU ARE A WINNER greetings.
    ~ 1 cup of I AM SO PROUD OF YOU smiles.
    ~ 1 cup of EMBRACING YOU WITH SPARK hugs.
    ~ 1 cup of TOGETHER, WE CAN DO IT support.
    ~ 1 cup of NEVER GIVE IN & NEVER GIVE UP encouragement.
    ~ 1 cup of ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF motivation.

    emoticon Mix greetings and smiles thoroughly.
    emoticon Add hugs separately.
    emoticon Slowly stir in support.
    emoticon Blend encouragement and motivation.
    emoticon Bake in warm heart.
    emoticon Serve often.

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2987 days ago
    Sharon, I hope all is well with you. Miss you! It's special people like you that help me keep going and remain focused. I am grateful to have you as a Spark friend and for being an example for me to follow. YOU ARE A WINNER in all that you do! Sending HUGS from my sparkpage to yours. Have a beautiful and blessed week!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon * H * U * G *S * emoticon emoticon emoticon

    emoticon H = Honored to have a special friend who inspires me on a daily basis!
    emoticon U = Unity from your caring support and heartfelt encouragement!
    emoticon G = Gratitude for the commitment, perseverance and triumphs in all that you do!
    emoticon S = Sparktacular role model that creates extraordinary results!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    3001 days ago
  • v DOODIE59
    Hi Sharon
    There is absolutely no need to hang your head in shame. At different times in life, different issues take priority. I'll keep thinking of you, and I wish you all the best. You are living a rich life, whether you are at the weight you want to be or not. Sometimes it is really important to hold on to the big picture, and not sweat the details. The time will come when you can tackle them once again, if you want to.
    3015 days ago
  • v DOODIE59
    Hi Sharon
    Just checking in to see if you are still around or whether you've taken a hiatus. I hope life is treating you well. Hugs,
    3016 days ago
    Sharon, Happy New Year! I am so PROUD of what you have achieved in 2012! THANK YOU for enriching my life in 2012 and allowing me to be a part of yours.

    Let’s continue forward into our new year. Please join me in a 2013 Pledge: WE WILL SUCCEED by making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes in our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals! TOGETHER, We CAN Turn Our Goals into Extraordinary Results! Have a beautiful and blessed first day of the New Year! Sending 2013 support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours.

    Our * N * E * W* ** *Y * E * A * R * Pledge:

    emoticon N = Never give up on your lifestyle journey towards a healthier you! Ignite your inner spark to positively change one day at a time! Enjoy your journey of self-discovery!
    emoticon E = Eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals. Be confident in yourself and abilities! Expect success with your own thoughts, decisions and actions!
    emoticon W = Written goals, when they are reviewed and revised daily, have a powerful way of transforming your goals into permanent results. Don’t just Think It! Ink It!

    emoticon Y = YES, YOU CAN DO IT! Live Each Day with a CAN DO Attitude! Embrace each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    emoticon E = Everyday is a great day to SUCCEED! Recommit to a goal that you can achieve in each 24-hour span that is individually designed to fit your daily life!
    emoticon A = Acquire healthy habits by making the necessary adjustments to replace each unhealthy habit. Be open to new ways of doing new things!
    emoticon R = Role model by promoting healthy nutrition, expanding fitness activities, striving for emotional wellness and achieving optimum health! Know how SPARKTACULAR you are!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    3055 days ago
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