IMPROVINGME
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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: 72,564

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 greatday.com -- 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 BETTERWEIGH
    Thanks for your comment on my community feed - what are your plans for after Aug 17th? I joined Fat Secret - it took a little getting used to (as did sp all those years ago!) but it seems about the closest to sp as far as I can see. However, I intend to continue with sp until the end. I'm on BLC46 so intend to finish that well, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the awesome BLC ladies come up with for BLC47.
    Enjoy your day.

    2 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Evening Hello Louise

    Dropping by to say Hi

    ☻/ღ˚ �。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛� 。* �♥ ˚ � ★ *˚ .ღ 。
    /▌*˛˚ღ �˚ ˚...and sprinkle "Some Kindness” on your page..... ˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ �* ˚
    And wish you a Great Weekend ahead... emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v SKINNY2BSOON1
    Hi there..
    the heat wave aroudn here finally broke thank goodness.It was too hot.we dont have ac..Its much cooler today cloudy i like it.We had no water few days.Its been hard.We needed a new water pump..Now ist fixed..I cant relax now .Its been rough couple dyas..
    Have awesome weekend any plans ?
    4 days ago
  • v IAMBLESSED103
    Glad you're enjoying the watch, Louise! You're very welcome! emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
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