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I just completed something really difficult for me. After 20 years, I went back to school and renewed my teaching certificate. I didn't know my brain could still learn, take tests, and write papers! It is amazing what you can do when you just press forward and just do it.

Now that this goal is accomplished, I realized it can't be much different than completing my long standing goal to get healthy. If I plan on going back to teaching little ones, I need energy, strength, and a sharper mind. I need to do this!

So, here I am, again. Tired, achy, and heavy. Not for long!

Member Since: 7/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 5,640

My Goals:
Make healthy food choices.

Find opportunities throughout the day to get moving.

Find joy in this journey!

My Program:
Lifestyle changes I have already made...
*Drink mostly water - order it in restaurants.
*Eat non-sweetened cereal WITHOUT sugar.
*Eat only whole foods when possible.
*Only mustard on sandwiches - no mayo.
*Eat five fruits/veggies a day.
*Walk when destination is within a mile.
*Memorized yoga routine so I can do it any time, anywhere.
*Had a running analysis done so I can make changes and protect my knees.

Personal Information:
Hello! I am...
Mother of five
Grandmother of three
Sister of eight...
In other words, surrounded by many who love me. The trick is loving myself. Taking care of me is a great way to start!

Other Information:
"The trick is to enjoy life.
Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead. The grand and the simple. They are equally wonderful."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

"The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."
� Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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    While I was walking around Walmart doing my grocery shopping, with my daughter helping me, i noticed something bugging me in my shoe. I thought perhaps it was the support hose I had mended just wadding up but the irritation got more pronounced and finally I took my shoe off in the middle of the isle and dumped whatever it was that was in my shoe. To both our surprises a tiny spring from a pen had somehow gotten into my shoe without my knowledge and was the irritation. My daughter, quick on the draw, announced joyfully, "Mother you have a spring in your step." We both laughed and laughed. May the good Lord help us all have a joyful spring in my step daily with a positive attitude. LOL What is the little irritation in your "shoe" today? We can all make our little irritations stepping stones to success if we try. Irritations as you know can be triggers to eating wrong or too much.
    1131 days ago
    Thanks dear for the cheer and for reading my blog!!! I didnt know I had coments there till recently! Made me feel great to know I am not alone and I can do it. I added walking to my routine and doing some house chores etc, I also did a month stint at the gym but I have stopped due to an injury...I am getting there, started losing the weight again though small, but it is cool! Thanks a lot for being there! I appreciate you!! emoticon
    3016 days ago
    Make the most of each day!!!
    3025 days ago
    Loved your last blog. Great reminder and good job on the 16 pounds!
    3110 days ago
    Wow. Babysitting grandkids must be so busy! Glad you're still hanging in there. I have been absent for a while due to my parents' health but I am working on taking care of me.
    3144 days ago
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