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week 12 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 90 minutes per week" earned 11/17/2019

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My afternoon walk. I should not have worn long sleeves.

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2020. I have had alot of good support here on SPARK. We are all struggling. Some of us are immediately successful and some of us not quite. I fit into the second category. I have managed to loose 5 pounds this year. I am in much better shape physically and have much more endurance. I was able to do 4 MPH on the treadmill yesterday for 5 minutes. My goals for this year are to loose this stubborn belly fat. Be able to do a mile in 20 minutes on the treadmill and to quit drinking alcohol.

I have been back on SPARK since Feb 2019. I have gotten stronger and moving easier. I am eating more vegetables and drinking my water. Exercising every day at least 10 minutes. No significant loss yet but no gaining. I struggle with depression and use food as a crutch. My challenges are .. 1 my husband is disabled so he does the cooking and meal planning. He is also trying to loose weight.

I am in my 50's and have always tried to stay in shape but the pounds have crept up on me over the years. I am now at 228 pounds. Heavier than I have ever been.

I have arthritis now and it is hard to walk some days

I love the spark people community. I can always find support and encouragement.

I want to eat healthier and be able to move easier.

Smoke free since Oct 1 2018.

Member Since: 3/1/2009

My Goals:
To loose 50 pounds this year. That breaks down to 1 pound per week.
Be able to walk 1 mile in 20 minutes on the treadmill
Read one book per week.

My Program:
Drink water 64 oz a day
Eat fruit ever day
Exercise 200 minutes per week.

Personal Information:
I live in the mountains of North Carolina. Marshall.
I knit, spin, crochet, weave ,quilt, anything having to do with yarn and fiber. I play piano for church and take piano lessons. progress is slow at my age and stress level. I have a disabled husband, two grown sons and one grandson. My oldest son also disabled with Bipolar Disorder but has graduated from Western Carolina University with a bachelors degree in philosophy. My youngest son owns his own carpentry and landscaping business and is doing well. I am proud of them all.

Other Information:

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

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    “Seek opportunities and experiences that invigorate you, those that are challenging, and that demand you show up as your very best self.” - David Howitt Have a wonderful day!
    4 days ago
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    emoticon You are the CRYSTAL TIGERS' 3rd Biggest Loser!
    Keep put the great work. Pray you & yours are safe & healthy.

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    5 days ago
    If you are going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill
    5 days ago
    'The conscious choices you make everyday lay the foundation for your mental and physical health and also determine the quality of life you lead.' - Sanchita Pandey Have a wonderful day!
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    Happy Friday!
    After being housebound for the week I think it's definitely time for some fun with a few jokes and riddles that I'm hoping will bake your day just a little brighter and batter.
    Nuttin's better than starting the weekend off than a few good giggles, and here's a variety of cookie jokes you can pick and chews from.
    Some of these jokes are a little nutty, just like me.
    Feel free to indulge and enjoy because they're calorie free!

    Why did the cookie go to the doctor?
    Because he felt crummy.

    Why couldn't Cookie Monster make his bed?
    He couldn't find a cookie sheet.

    What cookie can make you rich?
    Fortune Cookies

    Why did the thief rob the Keebler Elves?
    Because they had a large stash of dough.

    Why did the little cookie cry?
    Because his mommy was a wafer too long.

    How can you tell that a blonde has been making chocolate chip cookies?
    There's M&M shells scattered all over the kitchen floor.

    The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray: "Take only ONE. God is watching." Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

    Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend, in spite of how the cookie crumbles!
    5 days ago
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