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2019 was a fabulous year for me. I reached goal with the help of Spark People and Weight Watchers.I also met a very sweet , loving, caring man in February. I widower like me. 2020 will be even better because I will be getting married to my best friend and love of my life, Ken.
I will continue my walking, healthy eating, and drinking water and of course Weight Watchers.
I WILL DO IT!!!
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I started SparkPeople seriously in December of 2008 weighing the highest I ever weighed. I joined a few teams and set goals. I tracked my food faithfully each day, and the lbs. started coming off. I even overdid the eating a few times but still lost weight. I WAS SO EXCITED! I could not believe this was happening. I had a zillion diet books home, but they were too restricting and difficult to follow. In a few months I had lost 16 lbs. eating REGULAR food. I also made some wonderful friends on the teams I joined. My friends gave me motivation, enthusiasm, and pushed me on when I was stuck. I had not started exercising yet. But my team was not going to let me get away with that. One of the leaders kept trying to get me to walk. I resisted or only did it halfheartedly. Then I found the Leslie Sansone DVDs Walk Away The Pounds and I was hooked. I was down 20 lbs. My clothes looked great on me, I was able to get off of one of my blood pressure medications, and I had 8 lbs to go to goal!

Then I somehow lost my motivation and a few lbs. slowly crept back on and then a few more. I was devastated, I purchased the SPAT and found myself walking 6,000 just about every day and then 7500! I am thrilled because walking has now become a habit. .I did well on the 5% Fall Challenge but the holidays have me up some again. I am hoping and BELIEVING that the Winter 5% Challenge will help me maintain at the goal I am at now and maybe lose a wee bit more this coming year 2019.


Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 184,520

My Goals:
My goals for 2019 are:

1.Continue to start out each day with a 15 minute prayer time with God, using my "Jesus Calling" Book.
2. Meet my goal of 9,000 steps a day on my FitBit.
3. Eat less processed food.
4. Go to bed by 1:30AM at the latest or earlier and get up at 8:30 at the latest.
5. Weigh myself everyday.
6. Try to continue some strength training.
7. Encourage team mates. Help others out when needed.

Some of these are the same goals I had for 2018...some accomplished and some not. This year I Hope I will accomplish all the rest of them and stay at my goal weight.


My Program:
Every day I will:
1. Log in to SparkPeople
2. Use the nutrition tracker.
3. Walk 9,000 steps a day.
4. Not get discouraged if I slip up on some things.



Personal Information:
I live in Sauquoit, New York in a 218 year old house on 4 acres of land. My husband, John, passed away on Dec. 7, 2009. I have 8 grown children and 22 grandchildren.
I love to read, write, and draw. I am Polish and love to dance and listen to Polkas.


Other Information:
I am the Author of the Erie Canal Cousins Series, and Town of Paris Twins Series historical fiction for children set in NY in 1840 and 1857.

My favorite quotes are:
"A goal is a dream with a deadline." ~Napoleon Hill
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."~ C. S. Lewis
Favorite foods: pizza and golomki. (stuffed cabbage)
Favorite color: red
Favorite music: Polkas and Country
I collect: unusual rosaries, and Polish pottery.




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  • v BABCIATEA
    Stopping by to say hello after a long absense . emoticon emoticon
    29 days ago
  • v TOSTAYHEALTHY
    You don't know me but I've been with SP since 2009 and WW since 2018. I just wanted to say Congratulations!! on your recent marriage. That is so wonderful to hear!

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    32 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    Hi Dottee,

    I am happy that you have joined up again. You were sorely missed...

    You look so happy on your wedding day. Congratulations! I wish you lots of happiness for you both for many years to come.

    Hugs. Lise

    32 days ago
  • v SAISHA100CJ
    Hi Dottee, I think we posted at the same time today. :-) Yes, we made it through the storm last night, but, it was scary! Thank you for thinking of us. I hope you have a marvelous day! emoticon
    82 days ago
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