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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: 73,069

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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  • v EIKOOW
    emoticon we are SO delighted that she's engaged to a fantastic man who loves her dearly! She is my youngest and is an officer in the Air Force...she is also being deployed to Afghanistan in November emoticon
    On the bright side emoticon ...she won't be in a combat zone and we're learning more each day about the province she will be in and it's relatively SAFE as far as Afghanistan goes...
    At the moment she's stationed in Alaska (she's been stationed there before and loves it)!
    We're betting they get married before she deploys and probably in Minnesota emoticon
    4095 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2010 3:30:31 PM
    Hope you're having a good day. Could you tell me how to enter my weight loss progress chart on my page? Thanks
    4095 days ago
  • v SHANNON267
    Good Morning,
    I just started a large one on the side of my dresser in my bedroom. It faces my side of the bed so when I wake up, it's the 1st thing I see. I'm playing around on the website that was mentioned, Digital dreamboard. Still trying to figure out how it works. This is something I've wanted to do but have never done it. Like alot of things, the time is now. I'll put up a picture of it when its done. I'd love to see yours too when you finish.

    Have a great day!
    4095 days ago
    It looks like all my dancing around and walking are paying off. I like my trophies! Thanks for responding. I hope you are having a great day!
    4096 days ago
    Hello and Happy Easter! I hope you enjoyed visiting your grandchildren. Where did you go? I am excited to be planning a trip with my son in May. We will be going from Colorado to the east coast. Never been that way and I can't wait! Plus I get to travel with my son and my sister is going, too! She is in Utah but will fly to Denver to leave with us. Fun! emoticon
    4097 days ago