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Me playing my fiddle. My hair is cut short now. I'm only an OK fiddler, but I have fun. :-)

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Hi. :-)

I'm 58. I weigh 188.5lbs. I'm 5'1". I'm a homemaker who is trying to get a novel written. My favorite things to do (since I was in late elementary school) are all sit down things but I didn't start getting fat until my early 20s. I don't have a favorite sport except fencing and it's hard to find anywhere to fence. I don't have a favorite exercise although I do enjoy Wii Fit Plus bicycling. I tolerate doing Leslie Sansone's DVDs.

I have battled depression and negativity all my life and that just makes doing this all the more difficult. I joined a little over a year ago and left because I wasn't getting anywhere. This time I can't seem to even get started. I HAVE TO LOSE WEIGHT & GET IN BETTER SHAPE!! But every time I get on here I get stressed out and depressed.

Keep me in thought and prayer if you are willing to.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,242

My Goals:
I'm so afraid of setting goals. More often than not they end up being symbols of my failure as opposed to being markers of success.

I want to finish my mystery novel and try to get it published.

I want to lose weight and be in better shape, but I don't like thinking of it as "living a healthy lifestyle" for some reason. It sounds cheesy to me.

My Program:
I don't know what I'm doing as my "program" other than trying to hang around here, do the SparkCoach stuff and hope something starts to get through to me.

Personal Information:
I'm in Central Illinois.

Most of the things I enjoy most in life are things you do sitting down. I didn't choose them for that reason at all - it just worked out that those are the things I like.

Reading, writing, arts & crafts, watching some TV or movies.

Other Information:
My favorite book (since 1966) is "Lord of the Rings". I have a tattoo of J.R.R.Tolkien's monogram on my left ankle.

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    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I'm so glad it gave you motivation! You are absolutely right, it is about moderation and improving health, not about becoming a stick figure! emoticon
    3055 days ago
    Just dropped by to say "Hi" and emoticon to “Team ~INDYGIRL”!! Please feel free to jump in on the message boards. It has been proven that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly, lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so please join in.

    This is a GREAT group to be in! You will find lots of new friends, all with ideas to help and support you at different stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions or for help/support. Even if it seems like a small thing, but it is important enough to you to think about or wonder about, put it out there on the boards, someone will have the answer, or will have been there and can help you. That's what we are here help each other! emoticon

    Enjoy the journey,
    3065 days ago
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    Happy Holidays from Natalie.
    May they be the perfect mix of mindful and mindless; poetry and prose.
    3066 days ago
    Hi Fiddlemom! I very rarely comment on Sparkpages but saw your SparkCoach comment and wanted to stop by and say Hi! It seems we share some struggles...nice to know I'm not the only ADD person on SparkCoach emoticon I wish we had our own "Condition Center", that would be so much more helpful.
    3101 days ago
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    "Dreaming is wonderful, goal setting is crucial, but action is supreme.
    To make something great happen you must get busy and make it happen.
    Take that action step today that will put you on your path to achievement."
    -Greg Werner
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    Just stopping by to wish you a healthy and Spark-o-licious weekend, Sparkfriend! Do your best to stay on track...I know you can do it!
    3123 days ago
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