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IMPROVINGME is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

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: 65,404

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI, which was reached March 31, 2020.
~ 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 -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night -- and try for 8!
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and average at least 45 minutes per day for the whole year.
~ Go for a walk at least 3 days per week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read Bible chapters, devotionals, motivational quotes, and positive 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 Southcentral Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I have five grandchildren, ages 14-20, miss them terribly, and I look forward to seeing them again after my vaccination waiting period ends.

Other Information:
My word for the year 2021 is "Hope."

"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 LEEPFROG95
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    4002 days ago
  • v EIKOOW
    Thanks for the comments on my 2nd blog Louise:) You were my inspiration to actually START to blog in the first place!
    I'm beginning to think that maybe coming down off the Prednisone is what's causing this CRAZY drowziness...I could just S L E E P...but I'm watching my grandson, so NOT an option!
    4004 days ago
    Hello. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog and poem. I get so many nice responses and comments when I write one. They sure make me feel good and more motivated to stick to it. I also keep thinking I have to create another since so many people seem to like them. It keeps me
    out of the kitchen! emoticon
    4004 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/18/2010 11:48:12 PM
  • v no profile image KPDRMNG
    Thanks so much for the goodie! It will come in very handy.
    4006 days ago
    Hello. Thanks for the Spark Goodie. I will have a nice lunch and plan to make good chocies. I already looked up the restaurant so I know I can do it. We are celebrating my friend's birthday so we may share a dessert but I know I will only have a bite or two. I've already been dancing and I will be dancing when I return! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Have a great day! emoticon This friend is the one who previously told me I was "bragging" when I told her about my successess and nice comments about my blogs and poems so I will be sure I don't "brag".
    4006 days ago