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I am in my ninth year of living a healthy life style!!
I am celebrating my eighth Sparkversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2020. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.

I started off with walking. If you would have told me years before that I would run a 5k, I would have never believed it!

As of today, I have run 5ks, 10k's, 3 ten milers, and 5 Half Marathons! Funny how fast one's perspective can change...even for us middle-aged people!

Even though I have conquered all of the above, I am faced with an even bigger "challenge". I lost my 26 year old son five years ago to Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in the grieving process and it is very difficult. I need to stay healthy, but, it is not the first thing on my mind. And, since he passed away from counting calories, weighing himself on the scale 3 times per day, and eating halves of everything - it has been a real mental challenge for me.

I am a pescetarian. I have been on a "whole foods" plan since November, 2018. I eat 1 ingredient foods. I haven't eaten meat in 5 years. I no longer eat white flour, eggs or dairy. Watch the movie "Forks Over Knives" on Netflix or Amazon Prime for more info.

My favorite quotes...

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! Gary W. Goldstein

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ---Diana Scharf Hunt

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing. - Unknown

There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Accomplishment only takes place when you actively participate with your intentions. Therefore, fully commit to participate in the dreams of your choice and do so against all the risks confronting you. Guru Singh

No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, and Never Give Up - Unknown

Member Since: 2/12/2011

My Goals:
To become more healthy in mind, body and spirit.

My Program:
I am a Vegetarian.
I walk 5 days per week.

I practice yoga.

I walk 1 mile per day with my dogs, Roxy and Mayzie - weather permitting!!

Personal Information:
I have been married for 28 years. I have two sons (one is in Heaven) and 2 beautiful little Boston Terriers named "Roxy" and "Mayzie. Having dogs who love to walk is such a great gift...they get me out everyday. All I have to do is look at those big brown eyes and I am out the door!!

Other Information:
No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!

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  • v NEWNAC304
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I have been deprived of a LOT of things lately. I've been trying to follow the 17 Day Diet. It's very restrictive for the first cycle of 17 days. Then you get to start adding in other things in the next 2 cycles. My husband was bummed too, and more than a little mad.

    Today I'm going to go home and while my chicken is cooking for dinner I'm going to clean the bedrooms. After dinner and dishes I'm going to clean the living room and dining room. Then I'll take a bubble bath and spend some time on Spark. He travels every week so I try to do a little cleaning each night to stay busy and so I don't have to do it on the weekend when he's home.
    3024 days ago
    I like the smell of geraniums. I don't have any plants indoors. When I worked, I bought bulbs. We lived at our old house then. When spring came, the kids would pick my flowers to take to their teachers. I had tulips and daffodils.

    I have one flower bed that I want to redo, but I would have to barter for more plants. We have purple violets that grow wild and I am thinking of transplanting some of them and seeing if they will take hold.

    My sister gave me plants when we got settled in the new house, but I didn't know how tall some of them would grow and I have the tallest ones at he edge of the flowerbed. They need to be moved. I have some hens and chicks or whatever they are called that were here from the previous owners. Thistles are trying to take over the bed.

    The flowerbed gets full sunlight and the plants have to be hardy to survive.
    3025 days ago
    I brought in the stuff from the pool today and this evening when my husband got home, I helped him mend a gate that goes to our side deck.

    Dumped the dirt out of some flowerpots, I am no longer using so I can clean them and get them ready for next year. I will clean them and put them in plastic grocery bags to keep the dust off of them.

    I can't work like I used to, so I do a little and rest. If I use a timer and focus, then time my breaks, I can get a lot done.

    3025 days ago
    Hi! How are you feeling? I hope that you're not in too much pain and that you're finding plenty of entertainment here. There certainly is a lot of interesting stuff to read.

    I finally posted a blog, partially about that virtual 5K, if you'd like to read it.

    You've really got me curious about that IFIT module now. I'm going to have to check that out and see what it's all about. It really sounds like it makes your treadmill runs pretty interesting!
    3026 days ago
    I enlisted in the Air Force when I was 18. The job situation where I lived was terrible and I wanted to travel. I never left the states.

    If you can travel, do it. Some things are a once in a lifetime experience.
    3027 days ago