LITTLEBJANET
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It''s time to get back in motion. This is a different year and a different me. I have been retired for 5 years and have still to find what I want to do with the rest of my life. Whatever it is, I want to be healthy. The past two years have been rough. I have lost ground with my weight and my physical condition. It''s time to spark! With that in mind, I participated in the 5% challenge this summer and met my goal. I'm trying again this fall as a Shooting Star!

5% Challenge goals
1. I will eat three healthy meals and record each thing I eat.
2. I will choose healthy snacks.
3. I will try to exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
4. I will record my efforts on my team page.
4. I will encourage my teammates by visiting their pages and blogs.

I am in a constant battle to keep my weight down. I have been a yo-yo dieter since forever. Right now I''m just trying to get back to my first "got-to-lose" weight almost 40 years ago. Losing hasn''t been the problem. Getting my mind set is usually where I first get stuck. Once I''m in, I''m all in and the weight comes off! The problem: I don''t keep it off. I quit writing down my food and making healthy food choices. I love chocolate, fried foods, pastries, cookies . . . and I like baking. When I didn''t have something yummy to eat, I made it.

SparkPeople has solved most of my problems if I will just keep on using the services offered. I like all of the help offered by SparkPeople website. The community here is very supportive and encouraging.

I have a wonderful family--my parents and all of my brothers, my husband, children, grandchildren. I want to keep healthy and be around for a long time. I''m glad I''ve added a little spark to my life!



Member Since: 8/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 10,459

My Goals:
I want to be healthy to enjoy my retirement and my grandchildren. I would like to go on a short-term mission trip.


My Program:
I am watching portions, checking out what I can eat before I eat it, and trying to walk every day. I am using the fitness resources available on SparkPeople trying to limber up and trim down.



Personal Information:
I am currently living in Elkhart, Indiana. I taught school for 36 years and am now enjoying my job as "grammy." I enjoy
crafting, reading, gardening (especially hostas), eating out with friends, traveling, singing, playing on the computer, sleeping-in. AND of course, my eight grandchildren.


Other Information:
Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior.




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    Failure is not fatal. Only failure to get back up is.
    ~John C. Maxwell

    There is nothing on this journey that you cannot undo. If required, begin again right this very minute!

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    1807 days ago
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    Walking: the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.
    ~Carrie Latet

    How far will you walk today? What plans will you change to fit this walk in? You're going to be so glad you did!

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    1808 days ago
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    You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change.
    ~Les Brown

    What's the change you plan to make today? Remember, you really are worth the effort!

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    1809 days ago
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    If it weren’t for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn’t get any exercise at all.
    ~Joey Adams

    But, we're different! We get much more exercise than the typical person ... we're Shooting Stars, that's why!

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    1810 days ago
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    If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
    ~Jack Dixon

    So, what are you going to change today?

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    1811 days ago
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