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El Malpais, near Grants, NM (Jan 2012)

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Granddaughter Marlee (June 2012)

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Granddaughters Flora and Celeste @ Disney World (March 2012)

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Hello everyone and welcome to "Project Improvement". I have been on this journey with Sparkpeople since February 2009 and I can say that it may be one of the most enlightening times of my life. I have learned so many things and am thankful to Sparkpeople for all of it. I believe the most important thing I have learned is to love myself and do what is best for me. Not to be so hard on myself and to put one foot in front of the other to reach my goal. It is amazing how many people share the same focus and how many resources there are to draw from. I know how far I've come and how far I need to go, but more than anything, I know that I can count on Sparkpeople and all those on it to help me through my journey.

Member Since: 2/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 15,473

My Goals:
My goals are to eat healthy, drink more water, lose 50 pounds, and stay positive and motivated.

My Program:
I am logging into Spark People everyday. I use the food and exercise tracker. I use the site as much as possible to find motivational articles and others who I have things in common with.

Personal Information:
I am a 55 year old (yes, I can say my age!) married woman. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 7 years now. I was born in Iowa but have lived in Minnesota, Indiana, New Mexico, North Carolina,and Michigan. We just recently moved back to New Mexico and hope that we can stay put for a while! I have 3 children, and 3 beautiful granddaughters. I love to travel, read, browse art museums, and be anywhere near the water!

Other Information:
Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there!

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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference,
    ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time,
    add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
    -Marian Wright Edelman
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    Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Too Heavy to Workout?" I hope you're having a great week so far!
    2890 days ago
  • v DS9KIE
    Hi I’m glad you have joined Eat to Live team. Feel free to look all the message boards and ask many questions.

    Eat lots of fruits and veggies.

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    2954 days ago
  • v no profile image DBELLE39
    Just popping by, hope your family is well. It is BBBBRRRYYY cold here in NC today, only 25 degrees as I headed out for work.
    Planning on a quiet New Year's at home with hubby, both been recovering from flu or cold, not sure which.

    Happy New Year!
    3032 days ago
  • v no profile image DBELLE39
    Hey Deb, How have you been? Any new happenings with you?
    My Dr threatened me with needing to take insulin shots ---guess you could say you scared me out of my wits. Finally got really serious about my weight & have lost 9#s so far this year. It's coming off slowly, but at least it's coming off.
    3237 days ago
  • v no profile image DBELLE39
    Hi , stopping by to see how your doing. We are on vacation ---actually heading up to meet our new granddaughter & spend some time with her in the mountains of WV. Then later returning to Franklin, NC for a mini vacation with my DH. This is our first vacation in 3 years --- much earned I would say.

    Have a great week. emoticon
    3326 days ago