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2019 was a fabulous year for me. I reached goal with the help of Spark People and Weight Watchers.I also met a very sweet , loving, caring man in February. I widower like me. 2020 will be even better because I will be getting married to my best friend and love of my life, Ken.
In 2021 I will continue my walking, healthy eating, and drinking water and of course Weight Watchers.
I WILL DO IT!!!
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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on and then a few more. I was devastated, I purchased the SPAT and found myself walking 6,000 just about every day and then 7500! I am thrilled because walking has now become a habit. .I did well on the 5% Fall Challenge but the holidays have me up some again. I am hoping and BELIEVING that the Winter 5% Challenge will help me maintain at the goal I am at now and maybe lose a wee bit more this coming year 2019.


Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 196,795

My Goals:
My goals for 2021 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 9,000 steps a day on my FitBit.
3. Eat less processed food.
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Weigh myself everyday.
6. Try to continue some strength training.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2018...some accomplished and some not. This year I Hope I will accomplish all the rest of them and stay at my goal weight.


My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 9,000 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.



Personal Information:
I live in Sauquoit, New York in a 218 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 22 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.


Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins Series historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.




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  • v GREYGRANNIE
    emoticon I'm so glad you joined our team. You add a sense of stability and calmness. I'm impressed by your writing. I think we all should use our talents to keep our senses in order. Hugs, dear friend. Lola
    4389 days ago
  • v ALICEANDANT
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR DOROTHY
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    SUNG IN COCKNEY SPARROW VOICE JUST FOR YOU.
    4389 days ago
  • v WOOLRIPPER
    So nice to have you as a friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4393 days ago
  • v MUSTANGSALLY90
    Happy to see your friendly face on my page. I need all the support and friends I can get. Have a great start to a new week.

    Sally emoticon
    4394 days ago
  • v MUSTANGSALLY90
    Hi Dorothy. Thanks for stopping by my Spark page and leaving such encouraging words. I'm in awe of authors. Something I've always wanted to do but never had the time or courage. You go girl!

    Where is Sauquoit? I have a son in med school in Albany. I know name dropping a name like Sauquoit would impress him.

    Off to check out the site you posted about your books. Have a great 2009

    Sally emoticon
    4395 days ago