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I am going to be a change agent FOR me! Starting NOW, TODAY, no time like the present! Move.

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 77,896

My Goals:
So, I am going to shake things up a bit... Let's see if THIS will work. I need to become more accountable
1/22/10 227 BIG ICK
1 pound per week. This I am going to try and do. Eat better, Move more, it's a pound, I can DO a pound, but gee whiz, 52 pounds this year, sounds so much better than 1 pound this week...

My Program:
I need to remember what I am putting in my mouth .
I need to remember that if I can’t (won’t) walk because it’s cold out, I need to move in another way.
I need to remember that if I don’t burn calories, I will not continue to lose weight.
I need to remember that whole foods are better than processed foods.
I need to remember that this is a journey to the rest of my life.

I can eat the cake (but then must pay for it with exercise and strict calorie watching). I don't think I can go "on" a diet that I must elimate food. I LOVE food, and that's ok,a as long as I don't love all the food at the same time, every day, and that I MOVE, MOVE, MOVE! I am currently (4/22/19) 58 and I have found I need to move every (or almost every) day.

Personal Information:
I joined Sparks a couple of years ago, and every once in a while I would post what I ate. This spring (2010) I decided I would make myself more accountable. So, here I am, 50. WOW how cool. I am 50. Now the flip side of that is I often don't think I have changed the world, I think I thought I would. I didn't invent anything that changed the world, People don't say, Oh, there she goes, you know, she founded...

1/14/14 I am still here, I am now 53, and I am still on the journey, and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.
I'm still here tracking almost everyday and trying to accountable. I started 2018 at 233.5 pounds (ICK), but knowing I must move, and track, I've been working at it. This morning 215. And while that is still not a great number it's 18.5 pounds better than my start of this year. For Lent I said 30 minutes a day on the ellipti, and add 5 minutes a week. It helps. I do miss days, and try not to beat myself up over it. Working toward 199 by 10/27/18.

Other Information:
To wake up every day grateful for the things I already have. To remember that life is a gift not given, and that if I don't do something about my weight, I may not have a long life, which I need, and so does my family.

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  • v no profile image MARABOU
    You're inspirational,thanks
    236 days ago
    . .. receive gratitude from someone, whole-heartedly, with the same love and energy it was given. It is . . . important to know how to give & receive gratitude, compassionately. Tony Scruggs
    261 days ago
    THX for reading my blog dated 1-2-19! You inspired me, today! emoticon
    280 days ago
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “The ITCs help me find new ways to add healthy choices to my life. “

    “I like the variety, novelty, and ingenuity of the weekly challenges. They push us out of our comfort zone. And get us to try something new. “

    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    287 days ago
    Thank you!! I’m feeling strong today! ☺️💪🏻
    342 days ago
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