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YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR DESTINY JUST LIKE I DID.
MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT THEY ALL WORK AS ONE TO MAKE A PERSON WHOLE.
YOU KNOW THAT LOSING WEIGHT IS A MIND GAME THEN COMES THE BODY WORKING HARD TO MAKE IT HAPPEN THEN THE SPIRIT JUMPS ON THE BAND WAGON AND THEN THINGS START TO CHANGE, MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT YOU NEED ALL THREE WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE LOSING WEIGHT POSSIBLE. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHY LIFE.




June of 2006 I was bedridden and my doctor gave me a month to live and told me to get my affairs in order and did not think he would see me again. He made an appointment for me for July and he almost passed out when he saw me walk into his office without assistance. I made up my mind that I was not ready to let go of life just yet so I started to take care of myself and eat properly and exercise and get well. I gave up smoking after a 30 year two pack a day habit and stopped abusing alcohol after twenty years . I made up my mind to get healthy so I could see my grand children grow up and prosper.

I have made great improvments in my health and in my life. I enjoy each day and live each day to the max.
I am very healthy now and just finished this years (June2013) physical and lab tests, every test came back normal and the Doctor said I was a picture of health. I am at my goal weight, the Doctor was very happy with my progress.
I have been smoke free since March 20, 2005, I have been sober since June 8, 2006. I love my new life.
I have made many friends here on the Spark site and I enjoy each and everyone I meet, I never in my wildest dreams thought I could get this far in such a short time. I am very thankful for everyones support in my efforts to improve my health and my life.
Thank you to all my friends now and in the future and a special thank you to SparkPeople.com for making it possible for people to live a healthy lifestyle.

MOTIVATION IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS. THIS HELPS ME WHEN I NEED THAT LITTLE PUSH TO KEEP GOING.

M- MAKE SHORT TERM GOALS
O- OUT WITH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
T- THINK OF WHY YOU WANT THIS
I- IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL
V- VISUALIZE HOW YOU WILL LOOK
A- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUCCESSES
T- TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT
I- INVESTIGATE NEW WAYS TO GET FIT
O- OBSERVE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
N- NEVER GIVE UP


No matter what level you're at on your journey to get healthier, remember that because of your efforts, you truly shine! So get the SPARK in you and SHINE!



Member Since: 1/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 577,555

My Goals:
MY GOALS ARE TO ENJOY LIFE WITH MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND HELP OTHERS ALONG THE WAY.

MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT.

THANKING GOD FOR HIS HELP AND ALL THE SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.





LIVE WITH IMPACT AND A MEANINGFUL LIFE: EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE & CHERISH AS MANY THINGS AS POSSIBLE!


"THERE ARE NO SHORT CUTS TO ANY PLACE WORTH GOING"

I HAD THAT INGRAVED ON MY NECKLACE WHEN I REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT!







http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwE8HLLue48

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My Program:
EAT HEALTHY FOODS AND EXERCISE FOUR TO FIVE TIMES A WEEK WITH MY HOME GYM AND SEVERAL WORKOUT DVDS DO GARDENING AND LANDSCAPING. WALK A FITNESS MILE EVERYDAY.



Personal Information:
I WAS BORN IN 1950 IN OKLAHOMA AND NOW I LIVE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WITH MY HUSBAND OF 33 YEARS AND I HAVE FOUR WONDERFUL GRAND CHILDREN. I HAVE A COCKER SPANIEL WHO HAS GONE TO THE RAINBOW BRIDGE LAST CHRISTMAS EVE AND A BIG BLACK GUARD CAT . MY HOBBIES ARE PHOTOGRAPHY, LANDSCAPING, GARDENING, SEWING/QUILTING, CROSS STITCH, WOODWORKING, HIKING, CRAFTS OF EVERY KIND AND OF COURSE GOLF!!

I AM THE NORTH WEST AMBASSADOR FOR THE STATE PARKS REGION

WASHINGTON, IDAHO AND OREGON


Other Information:
JOINED SPARKS IN JANUARY 11, 2007 STARTING WEIGHT 170.


MY JOURNEY STARTED THIS TIME AT 239 AND I WAS HEAVIER AT 268 BEFORE I REALLY STARTED TO WANT TO LOSE THE POUNDS.

CURRENTLY 118!

I WEIGH LESS THAN I DID ON MY WEDDING DAY JUNE 27, 1981 AT 123!!


LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE




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  • v BEEJAY49
    We had a wonderful and relaxing day yesterday. I hope you had a good one too!

    HUGS!
    26 days ago
  • v BEEJAY49
    They tell me it's completely normal because the chemo destroys so many things. :( I'm so tired of this though. :( I had to go to the ER because when I felt the worst it was after doc's hours. :(

    I just wish this was over. I don't know how some people go through this so much and here I am at the lucky stage and I don't even want to finish it. I will of course but I don't want to. I'm glad kids are so resilient because they seem to be able to deal with things like this so much better than adults do.

    HUGS!
    32 days ago
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    Good morning~
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    “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
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    Stopping by to try and spread a little love and cheer.
    Have an amazing Friday!

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    34 days ago
  • v 1LITTLECLOUD
    hi sweetie, read your comment and thanking you for your thoughts and prayers.. its been a very hard recovery, im still having horrific pain and the docs dont want to give you anything strong enough for the pain.. my other knee is just as shot, no cartilage at all, bone on bone.. but I refuse to ever go through this again, I will just have to live with it.. take care xx
    35 days ago
  • v BEEJAY49
    I'm hoping to have more energy now till at least after Christmas. HUGS!
    44 days ago
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