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Laura Marvin- December 2016- Balboa Park

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I'm turning 50 in March, so if I'm ever going to meet my fitness goals, now is the time to begin. Most of my life I was too skinny, or at least everybody said so. Now, I'm over my ideal weight and want to stop my unhealthy habits. I like SparkPeople because every step counts...each minute of exercise, each healthy food choice. I can make small goals and easily keep track of them. So...I hope I make some progress by the time I'm 50.

Tomorrow is January 1st, a day of new beginnings. It's a good thing I can start over again, as everyone I know was generous this Christmas season, and gave us lots of yummy treats. It's time to head for the produce aisles of our neighborhood Vons. I saw that they have cherries on sale this week. Uh oh...Our doorbell just rang and our neighbor handed us a beautiful custard pie. Help!

Member Since: 12/30/2005

Fitness Minutes: 140,856

My Goals:
I want to eat healthy foods instead of my favorite sweet and decadent fare. I need more fruits and vegetables, especially.

I want to exercise at least 120 minutes a week. I hope to walk a few times a week and jump on a rebounder or follow a step aerobics video on the other days.

My Program:
First, I realized my need for such a program as SparkPeople. Now, I'm making plans for how to accomplish my goals. I'm reading some of SparkPeople's helpful articles and trying to apply them to my own situation.

Personal Information:
I am a native San Diegan and still live in San Diego. My hometown is Coronado. I have no excuse not to get out and walk. We don't have snow days or even rainy days.

I've always had cats. They are a significant part of my life. They pile on top of my monitor as I post to my blogs and they follow me as I work in my garden. I'm sure they will help me as I try to meet my SparkPeople goals.

Other Information:
I love the Lord and reading the Bible. A verse that means a lot to me is:"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13.

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  • v OOLALA53
    Just wanted to thank you for giving the San Diego team bonus points so often. Despite the supposed thousands of members on our team, there are only a few active. (Most of them are from years past and probably aren't even active on Spark anymore.) I thought I could do a better job at leading! I appreciate any and all participation.
    730 days ago
  • v PDSLIM
    Thanks for the friending. Added you also.
    1016 days ago