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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: 64,979

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 greatday.com -- 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 SKINNY2BSOON1
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    13 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    Just read your old blog post Hey You (Yes, You) - You're Beautiful!
    And watched the 3 minute video. Thank you for that... emoticon

    It was like getting an early Valentines gift of the power of REAL beauty.
    15 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Evening Hello

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    Dropping by to say hi and let you know you were being thought of tonight,
    And wish you a Great Evening.... emoticon
    17 days ago
  • v SKINNY2BSOON1
    Thinking of you hope you had a great Thursday!
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    22 days ago
  • v SKINNY2BSOON1
    How are you doing since you got the covid shot ???My hubby nephew will be going in the hospital for cancer treatment and they went to his home and gave him his first shot of covid.I was wondering how you were ..How is the weather there ?It snowed alot here not as much as they said but we still got 15 cm...have a good day ...Hugs.
    23 days ago
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