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My 2021 One Word - FOCUS
Im hoping this year is better than 2020. I gained weight during the pandemic & have struggled since late summer to get it off. Im going back to what worked in the past - Spark People. Praying that this time, it works!!

My 2020 One Word - BALANCE

2019 My One Word - FEARLESS

Travel more with kids, Pay off debt,

2018 My One Word Legacy

I want to leave a LEGACY of Faith and Love for my family and friends. I do want health and fitness to fit in there as well, but it has not been as high on my priority list in the last year or two as it has in years past. Which explains why I haven’t been on SP as much (really at all). But, I love having this record, a form of LEGACY in its own way, to journal my thoughts and life.

Some “big” things I want to do LEGACY wise this year – learn the remaining Thai recipes I haven’t learned from my mother in law; finish the quilt I started 2 years ago for my sister; make a quilt for my 2nd son (he’s the last birth child who doesn’t have a momma made quilt); make a quilt for my soon to be 2nd daughter in law; create a family recipe book; put together some family photos.

I also want to deeply declutter my home. After dealing with various illnesses and stresses for the last 2-3 years, I am ready to get my home back in order!! I have made a lot of great progress just since Jan 1st, Praise God!! Hoping I can keep up the momentum once we start back to school on the 15th, and son #3 starts physical therapy for his knee this week.

2017 One Word - REBUILD
My Health - daily habits
My Home - schooling, Flylady chores
My Holiness - daily Bible study

Spring 2016 - I'm doing the Biggest Loser Challenge, even though I'm still dealing with Lyme disease.
Here are this quarter's goals:

1. 8 cups of water each day
2. 3 freggies each day
3. Log on to Spark People each day
4. Weigh each day

Winter 2015-2016 - I can't believe its been a year since I updated my Spark Page. It has been a tough year. I had a hysterectomy in March & sinus surgery in Sept. My daughter had hip surgery in Nov. But its also been a great year! My son got married in Oct & my dad is now cancer free!!
I am hoping that now I can concentrate on my goals of staying healthy & getting closer to my pre-baby weight (over 25 years ago!!)
I am excited to be part of the Biggest Loser Team - Go Panthers!! And the Clover Leaf 5% team!!

January 2015 - I'm looking forward to the New Year! I am trying to get back on track & back into a losing mode!

Update Nov 2014 - I've decided to go to maintenance mode. I have been at the same weight now for 6 months!! I am excited & proud about that, really I am. I just wish it was a lower number (don't we all). But this Nov we have 2 surgeries scheduled (son's tonsils on the 10th & hubby's hernia on the 26th) & I do not see how I can stress about trying to lose more weight. For the rest of this year, I plan to stick with my basic nutritional goals & 30-60 min of fitness each day. I plan to get back on the "losing" bandwagon after Jan 1st.

Update Fall 2014 - My 4th 5% Challenge! I am excited! I haven't lost any more weight since Spring, but I have maintained my weight within 2-3 pounds, so that is an accomplishment! I do want to lose another 5 pounds or so during the next few months (By Christmas). My goal for the Fall 5% challenge is to get to 112 pounds. I also want to build more lean muscle so I can burn more calories. My nutrition plan is going well and my fitness plan is good, I just need to put in more minutes!!

Update June 2014-
I am starting my 3rd 5% weight loss challenge. During the Spring Challenge, I lost all the weight I planned to lose! Unfortunately, I only stayed at that weight for one week (hubby's vacation started the day the challenge ended). UGH!! But at least I know I can get there! And I WILL get there again (and try hard to stay there) during the Summer Challenge! One book that I think helped in my loss was "Beck Diet Solution". I stopped half way thru the book so I can finish it (and be inspired) for the Summer Challenge. I also have some non-weight loss goals that I will work on this Summer (financial, household, home school).

Update April 2014 - I did my first 5% Challenge this Winter. I got to within 1 pound of my original goal & 3 pounds of my "official" goal! Now I am back, helping lead the GREAT team of Clover Leafs! I also read the book "Made to Crave" over the winter & it was a major stepping stone to my weight loss/fitness/wellness success! I highly recommend the book to everyone!

Update Jan 2014 - This is my 2nd time on Spark People. I got down to about 120-ish last time (2008-2009). Then I got sick with Lyme disease & a parasite disease called babeosis. After that, I had sinus surgery, and stomach issues from the medicine I took for the Lyme disease & sinus issues. I got back up to my current heaviest (135) and stayed there for awhile.
Now I'm back again & plan to get to a lower number this time & STAY THERE!! I would love to get close to my wedding weight (100 pounds), but will be super happy staying in the one-teens.

Member Since: 5/26/2006

Fitness Minutes: 73,985

My Goals:
~Get to 115 pounds

~Get 30-60 min of fitness in each day (to help control stress!!)

~ Build back my healthy habits

My Program:
Nutrition Plan:
Stay in SP range most days of the week. Concentrate daily on:
5 freggies,
60 g protein,
10 cups water,
16 g fiber.

Exercise Plan:
~Walk daily with hubby
~Do strength training, yoga, or pilates 4-6 times a week
~ Walk with Leslie Sansone as much as possible
~ Get 6000 steps a day
~ Walk 500 miles in 2016

Personal Information:
I live in South Georgia & homeschool my 2 youngest children (my 3 oldest have moved out). I've been married to my high school sweetheart for over 25 years & enjoy being married now more than ever!

Carpe Deum (Seize God)

Other Information:
I am a Christian & believe the Bible is the inerrant Word of God. I believe a relationship with Jesus is so much more important than any religious rituals.

My One Word
2013 - Responsible
2014 - Love
2015 - Prudence
2016 - Hope
2017 - Rebuild
2018 - Legacy
2019 - Fearless

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