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I am in my seventh year of living a healthy life style!!
I celebrated my fifth year anniversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2018. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.

I started off with walking. If you would have told me three years ago that I would have run a 5k, I would have never believed it!

As of today, I have run 5ks, 10k's, 3 ten milers, and 5 Half Marathons! Funny how fast one's perspective can change...even for us middle-aged people!

Even though I have conquered all of the above, I am faced with an even bigger "challenge". I lost my 26 year old son three years ago to Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in the grieving process and it is very difficult. I need to stay healthy, but, it is not the first thing on my mind. And, since he passed away from counting calories, weighing himself on the scale 3 times per day, and eating halves of everything - it has been a real mental challenge for me.

I am currently trying to only eat "whole foods". I eat 1 ingredient foods.I no longer eat white flour, meat, fish or dairy. Watch the movie "Forks Over Knives" for more info.

My favorite quotes...

All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything! Gary W. Goldstein

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ---Diana Scharf Hunt

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing. - Unknown

There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Accomplishment only takes place when you actively participate with your intentions. Therefore, fully commit to participate in the dreams of your choice and do so against all the risks confronting you. Guru Singh

No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, and Never Give Up - Unknown

Member Since: 2/12/2011

My Goals:
To become more healthy in mind, body and spirit.

My Program:
I am a Vegetarian.
I walk 5 days per week.

I practice yoga.

I walk 1 mile per day with my dogs, Roxy and Mayzie - weather permitting!!

Personal Information:
I have been married for 28 years. I have two sons (one is in Heaven) and 2 beautiful little Boston Terriers named "Roxy" and "Mayzie. Having dogs who love to walk is such a great gift...they get me out everyday. All I have to do is look at those big brown eyes and I am out the door!!

Other Information:
No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!

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    To become a success, you will be uncomfortable … most of the time. Furthermore, remaining a success means you MUST be comfortable “not knowing.” Rhonda Nails
    13 days ago
    Good for you!
    15 days ago
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    Speak up. Know yourself inside out. Invest in yourself. Mari Smith
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    Thank you for reading my blog about little Lilly. She is a joy . . . . lots of work, but a joy!

    Blessings on your Sunday.
    15 days ago
    Whelp, I’m hanging in there! Started new batch o’ thyroid pills last week, not feeling any great effects “yet” (I’ve been running a bit hypo-T), RHR was 76 this AM so I’ve just gotta give it a little more time...
    Stuck on a plateau for many months now but that’s better that the rollercoaster I used to ride.
    Pretty much going the DIY route with my health care since I am completely disgusted with our (non-) healthcare system after recent experiences with my dad & several of my friends. (Also still paying off DS’s bills from dentistry & shoulder surgery, so it’s more vital than ever that I keep myself in working order.)

    17 days ago
    As soon as your ego stops standing in the way, your deepest wishes and greatest dreams you may have given up can come true. Ilona Svetluska
    17 days ago
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