FITANDHEALTHY67
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after being away from SP for over two years, I found myself unhealthy, out of shape and feeling badly. My blood pressure got high even though I am already on medication and my doctor increased the dosage. This was all I needed to make me realize that I have to improve my health and never let myself go again. Since returning I am exercising regularly, logging in what I eat every day and staying within my calorie range. I am already feeling much better and losing weight. I am 67, have two cats, one 18 yrs. old and the other 2 yrs. old. My husband is slowly eating better as well but he cannot exercise until he has knee surgery coming up sometime this fall we hope. We enjoy travelling and did a lot of long road trips this past three years.



Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,522

My Goals:
My goal is to improve my health by excersing and improving on my nutrican. The spark program is perfect for me because of all the advice and encouragement that is available/


My Program:
I am learning how to navigate through all the information available to me through Sparkpeople. I am slowing getting into better eating habits or learning from my mistakes. When I do a no no I don't let it get me down but just keep my focus on why I need to eat better.



Personal Information:
My name is Marilyn. I Ontario, Canada. My husband and I are both enjoying retirement. We have two cats that are eighteen and three. When the young one came into our home there was a war between the two females but now the four of us are getting along well.


Other Information:
I enjoy gardening, working out with Wii Fit. My favourite Wii Game is Bowling because that's the only one that I'm good at but I have a lot of fun laughing at myself when I attempt the other games. I have enjoyed travelling to Western Canada and USA and to Central America often.




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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want.
    Taking the first step forward is always the hardest.
    But then each step forward gets easier and easier.
    Each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually, what had once been invisible starts to be visible.
    And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible."
    -Karen Salmansohn
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    Just stopping by from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team to encourage you to take those steps forward towards your goals. Even baby steps will get you closer as long as you keep going. Never forget that you are always worth the effort! Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    I made myself a snowball,
    As perfect as could be,
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
    And let it sleep with me.

    I made it some pajamas,
    And a pillow for its head,
    Then last night it ran away,
    But first - it wet the bed!
    ~Shel Silverstein
    2397 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. It's possible to treat yourself with outrageous kindness beginning today.
    Compulsive eating is only the symptom; believing that you are not worth your own love is the problem.
    Go for the love. You will never be sorry.”
    -Geneen Roth
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    TGIF from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team! I hope your week has been a good one. Did you do your best to make progress? You are worth the effort, you know. Be sure to treat yourself with "outrageous kindness" today and every day. You are awesome!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    Q: What's an ig?

    A: An eskimo's home without a loo!
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    Two snowmen are standing in a field. One says to the other : "Funny, I smell carrots too!"
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    Q: What do reindeer say before telling you a joke ?

    A: "This one will sleigh you ! "
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    2401 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "You are capable and worthy of being and doing anything.
    You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
    It won't come instantly, and you may backslide from time to time, but don't let that deter you.
    Never give up. Life is an ever-changing process, and nothing is final.
    Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
    -Barbara Cage
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    Just a friendly reminder from the Healthy Holidays team to remind you that there are 28 days until New Years Day! Stay strong and keep your goals in mind. We are getting a running start on a healthy new year!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    LIFE LESSONS FROM A SNOWMAN
    (Unknown)

    It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.
    Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
    Wearing white is always appropriate.
    Winter is the best of the four seasons.
    It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
    There's nothing better than a foul weather friend.
    The key to life is to be a jolly, happy soul.
    It's not the size of the carrot, but the placement that counts.
    We're all made up of mostly water.
    You know you've made it when they write a song about you.
    Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
    Avoid yellow snow. Don't get too much sun.
    It's embarrassing when you can't look down and see your feet.
    It's fun to hang out in your front yard.
    Always put your best foot forward.
    There's no stopping you once you're on a roll.
    2404 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "What is it that you would like to achieve?
    What is it that you wish to change, improve upon, create, express or experience?
    If you ever want it to happen, now is when you must do something about it.
    If it is your desire to see it come about, it is your responsibility to make the necessary effort."
    -Ralph Marston
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    Happy December from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team! Keep doing your best, one day at a time, to make progress towards your goals. The holiday season makes it tougher, but not impossible. We just have to be more determined than ever to keep going. And we are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie


    2406 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Happy Wednesday! I hope you've been having a great week so far. I just wanted to wish you a very healthy Thanksgiving and to remind you to stay strong in the face of all temptation there is bound to be. Focus on your loved ones and everything you have to be thankful for, and not just the food. If you over indulge, just get back on track on Friday! Remember, its only a holiDAY, and not a holiWEEK. There are 34 days until New Years Day, so we still have plenty of time to make progress!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    "I know life can be discouraging at times, so I am giving you this.
    I want you to read it every time you feel overwhelmed,
    so that it may encourage you to move forward and look beyond your troubles.
    If ever you feel like giving up, don't.
    If you think you can't do something, try.
    If you try and fail, then try again.
    If you don't, you may always wonder why you gave up so easily.

    Don't let life pass you by;
    the only way to get ahead is to hold your head up high.
    Try not to be discouraged when things get in your way;
    just climb that mountain inch by inch,and take life day by day.

    Eventually you will find the strength you need to look toward those heights,
    not only to scale that mountain but to reach its mighty peak.
    Believe in whatever you think is worth believing in,
    and never stop until you feel you have done all that you can to secure your dreams.
    I have such faith in you, and I know that you are capable of achieving anything you want.

    Always remember that I have faith in you."
    -Unknown
    2410 days ago
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