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Here's to health and happiness in 2020!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!


Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 62,934

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle -- more vegetables and less sugar.
~ Take time for daily creative play.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.


My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day and at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read motivational quotes and articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.



Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in South Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.


Other Information:
My word for the year 2020 is "Vitality."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi




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  • v SKINNYPAT62
    Hello, you are a crafty lady! I need to get back into it. I haven't painted lately but I have alot of projects. Years ago, I painted wooden Easter bunnies. I made sugar eggs with little scenes one year, too. I looked up The Bunny Hop on YouTube. It has been along time since I tried that! Did you read my blog about Mirror Image? I love Spark and all the great comments I get from everyone, like you! emoticon
    3950 days ago
  • v ALLIEINSHAPE
    Thanks for your comments on my blog! Good luck with your own decluttering! If only we could hire maids and housekeepers or just a bulldozer at this point! I cannot invite friends over or even open the door, I am too embarrassed! Once I get myself sorted I will be back painting and taking courses and also hope to do some occasional volunteer work. I just want to find something that I enjoy where the people are nice. No more stress!

    Have a lovely weekend!
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    3951 days ago
  • v SKINNYPAT62
    Hello, Thanks for missing me! I had a busy day today and didn't get to the computer. I did write down what I ate today and will enter it. I only ate twice today but did good. We bought a new stove, vent and dishwasher. Well, our son found a good deal (used and very clean appliances) so he came over and installed everything. I had to go buy a new microwave, too. The one we had was a big one installed over the old stove and it had quit working. Anyway, everything is so pretty and clean; I don't want to use them! I did get some walking in, raked leaves and house cleaning so I did get some exercise. Tomorrow will be back on schedule. I miss my dancing! Thanks for missing my updates and poems! It makes me feel good. I hope you had a great day! emoticon
    3955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2010 11:01:23 PM
  • v SKINNYPAT62
    Hello, How are you? Have you rested up afterall that working in the yard? I will have to be doing that soon, too, but for now, I am dancing! If it would quit snowing so the yard will dry out a bit....
    I had a nice email from a Sparker who told me she visited my Spark Page and was reading some of my blogs and poems. She said I was awesome and an inspiration to her. She also liked my poems and blogs; said they were fun and motivated her to get moving. She said I sounded like a fun, happy person. Wasn't that nice? I've never thought of myself as an inspiration for anyone! I love all the people on Spark. I have gotten so much support and wonderful comments. Thank you, too, for your support. emoticon
    3956 days ago
  • v EIKOOW
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    1250 Fitness Minutes!!! emoticon
    3956 days ago