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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!

Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 70,039

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI, which was reached March 31, 2020.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle -- more vegetables and less sugar.
~ Take time for daily creative play.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.

My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night -- and try for 8!
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and average at least 45 minutes per day for the whole year.
~ Go for a walk at least 3 days per week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read Bible chapters, devotionals, motivational quotes, and positive articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.

Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in Southcentral Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I have five grandchildren, ages 14-20, miss them terribly, and I look forward to seeing them again after my vaccination waiting period ends.

Other Information:
My word for the year 2021 is "Hope."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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    Hi, I hope your concert was good if you have attended and returned.
    On the toe touchers, I list them on the Start Page under Weight and other. I track how many I do there. I couldn't find any place on the fitness page to do it. Now that I look at it, it says custom measurements but I put some other things in there, too.
    4028 days ago
    Hello, I hope you are having a good day. I read your status so I guess you are! I shouldn't have posted I was depressed. It is frustrating to not be able to do those fitness videos but I know I have to keep at them. Once in a while, won't do it. I am dancing around; that brightens my mood! Thanks for being a friend. emoticon emoticon
    4030 days ago
    I have two stations I set up on Pandora. One is for working out, and one is for relaxing
    4030 days ago
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    THANK YOU so much for the weights goodie and for the kind words!


    I enjoy having you as my SP friend to share the road along this weight loss journey.

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    4030 days ago
    On your NUTRTION page...where you see the breakfast lunch dinner snack the end by PROTIEN click more nutrients and it tell you how to do it... I copied and pasted it for you:

    On this page we focus on 4 key nutrients – calories, carbohydrates, fat, and protein. However, you have the option to track over 75 other nutrients.

    If you would like to add more nutrients you can click the “Change Nutrition Goals” button at the very top center of this myNutrition page. After adding nutrients, you can see your detailed tracking either:

    -At the bottom left of this myNutrition page (this is at the very bottom, by scrolling all the way down)
    -By clicking the “See Today’s Full Report” at the bottom right of this myNutrition page

    4031 days ago