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Hello and welcome to my page. I am not new to spark, joined in 2008. Started my page over due to computer issues.
I lost 70 pounds with the help of sparkpeople. Have kept it off so far, happy for that.
First I started by reading the helpful spark articles and success stories of other sparkers. Also loved spinning the wheel, silly, but it kept me logging in each day. I don't think I could ever have done this without spark and now with the support of all my sweet spark buddies, who keep me moving everyday. Encouraging me to do more than I ever thought I could. Hiking again, riding my bike. I used my elliptical in the beginning, was easy on my knees (have a bit of arthritis). Also love taking pictures of my hikes, usually have a camera wherever I go. I also had to change my way of eating (was a big struggle for me too). I use to be able to eat whatever, changed as I got older.LO. I am a stress eater important for me to try and stay calm. I usually go for long walks if I am too stressed, or work in the garden, love being outside all day. I eat my fruits and veggies now, never really did that before, sure wish I did, cuz I sure feel good now.
I hope to be able to maintain my weight loss. So I continue to spin the wheel and log my fitness, sometimes my food. Weight loss is a life style change it really is, so no going back to my old ways.
Also like to keep a very positive attitude and am happy most everyday. To anyone who is reading this, I wish you a great day and thank you for stopping by, if there is anything I can do to help you, just let me know, Jackie


1. The version found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Member Since: 6/19/2014

Fitness Minutes: 207,993

My Goals:
Goals for 2017:
I need to work on strength training, still my weakness!! I use weights and do various arm exercises. I use a 7 pound weight now. I also use the stretchy bands. Sometimes I use my sons punching bag, but he just laughs when I do that. I want to do one pull up, I use to be able to do those before I had frozen shoulder. keep working on stretching and toning. Of course keep my weight where it is.
Continue, my morning walks, love those and happy when I see a great sunrise.

My Program:
Eating a healthy diet of fruits and veggies, no junk foods.
Must have breakfast everyday, never skip meals.
Exercise most everyday. Love early morning walks, also bike ride, hike. Still use my elliptical when I can't go outside and have a stationary bike, always change my routine from time to time so I don't get bored.
Hope to continue working in my garden, brings me peace. I should say, that I hope to find a new home to garden once again, my passion. I miss it so much!!
Love taking pictures of the beauty around me, got the bug from some of my spark buddies.
Great sunrises and sunsets make my day.

Personal Information:
Happily married for 34 years. 3 grown children, 2 boys and 1 daughter.

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    Wednesday Thought! Every new day is another chance to change your life.
    18 minutes ago
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    Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver
    Hello, sun in my face.
    Hello, you who made the morning
    and spread it over the fields
    and into the faces of the tulips
    and the nodding morning glories,
    and into the windows of, even, the
    miserable and the crotchety –
    best preacher that ever was,
    dear star, that just happens
    to be where you are in the universe
    to keep us from ever-darkness,
    to ease us with warm touching,
    to hold us in the great hands of light –
    good morning, good morning, good morning.
    Watch, now, how I start the day
    in happiness, in kindness.

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    43 minutes ago
    Glad you got the yard cleaned up and you did not lose any trees Jackie. Mother Nature is not being kind lately. Did not get my keys, we usually get mail around 3 I checked at 3:30 and nothing, called PO and they said he’s running late, checked at 5:30 nothing, then I tracked it said it would be at the facility by 8:00 pm! So now I have to call the post office b4 he leaves on his mail route and see if I can pick them up otherwise I won’t get them u til after 3:00 and it’s too late to start cleaning up leaves. When it rains it pours gf. Fingers crossed I can get them this morning 🙏🏻 Have a great day Jackie.🍁☕️
    3 hours ago
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    Remember any exercise is better than none do 10 minutes x 3 adds up to 30 mins. Just believe in yourself and you become unstop able remember every minute is a chance to get it right and have a good day emoticon
    Hope it warmed up and the wind stop today. a sunny but chilly day so we went for a short walk and then did the house duties tried a new recipe for got to cool the bread before i tried to take the bread out of the pan so it become a pill of bread tastes good . enjoyed left over cream chicken. getting my shopping list together to make the squash soup. time to enjoy a movie on Hallmark they started Christmas Early.
    happy Wed.
    10 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 10/27/2020 11:46:28 PM
    Chew on schedule. Too much time between meals can drop your energy levels, slow your metabolism and result in overeating. Space your meals evenly throughout the day and eat a healthy snack between each one.

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    Hope you had a pleasant day today! Have a productive Wednesday and make plans for the weekend! Spark ON! emoticon
    13 hours ago
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