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Sometimes it is difficult to come up with a user name - so I just chose two things I love - quilts and puppies! In a world with many beautiful things, these are two of my very favorites. My real name is Mary; I love life and living and I hate fat, especially when it sits on my own body! Ugh! So, I'm here to do something about that! I will be blessed by the journey when I am traveling with others who share a healthy goal for themselves by reducing fat in their own bodies and increasing our longevity through better health. Many Blessings!

Member Since: 7/18/2012

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My Goals:
Lose Weight
Stabilize eating patterns
Begin light exercise
Learn to be content with weight issues

My Program:
7/20/2012 - Today was as wonderful as yesterday was rough. My attitude has been so much better and my food is on target. Many mini-goals of a personal nature were accomplished, and as I close out this day, I can say, it has been a GREAT day! Thank You, Jesus, for the Blessings of today.

7/19/2012 - Been a rough day with food, and personal genetic history. Heavens! To discover at my age that I am not quite who I thought I was has come as a bit of a shock. Yet I am still me, and today, I am forging ahead to be the best me I can be!

Studying my personal needs and aiming to implement those needs to doable goals; low-fat and low-calories due to extremely slow metabolism.

7/18/2012 - First Day Down - My Calories were higher than they should have been; but fat, carbs and protein were all in line with my goals. I know what I need to do to get those calories down...or more appropriately, what NOT to do!

Personal Information:
My name is Mary. I live in DeLand, Florida.

Other Information:
I am a book author, a pastor, wife, mother. I love quilting and puppies (all dogs). I love time-travel romance movies and books.

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  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi Mary and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
    Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
    Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
    Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
    Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
    God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
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    3151 days ago
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