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Here's to health and happiness in 2019!

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: 53,429

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI.
~ 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 -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day and at least 30 minutes 5 days a week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read motivational quotes and 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 South Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.

Other Information:
My word for the year 2020 is "Vitality."

"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

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  • v PENNYAN45
    Hi. I have been looking at your Spark page and reading some of your blogs -- and have added you as a friend. I would love it if you added me as a friend too.

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    3765 days ago
  • v SHANNON267

    Happy Belated B-day to you too!!!

    Thanks for the note. I hope you have a great day and I hope to talk to you more soon. emoticon
    3765 days ago
    Gosh I love your page - how is it that I can't remember it? All this comfoting cornflower blue....ahhhh....

    Thanks for the goodie and well wishes. Family time is always a trip - but one I wouldn't trade for the world.

    3766 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for the comment! I worked the Open Arts & Sciences event on Friday and shopped a lot. Missed the classes but went by and checked out the Roman Kitchen that one lady had set up. I got to see some old friends I haven't seen in a while. My daughter and I also watched some of the youth combat - she can start fighting in 3 1/2 months. We had a great time!
    3768 days ago
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    3768 days ago