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I haven’t been on Spark for many years. But I’ve let my weight slowly climb up. I got on the scales this morning and reality set in. I am going to make this change and make it stick. Tracking works for me. I know this. "Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." ~ Peter Marshall "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory." ~ Friedrich Engels "He who has begun is half done. " ~ Horace "A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion." ~ Washington Irving "Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. " ~ Jonatan Martensson "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." ~Will Rogers Today is what I have. 5th, 2010 - What I've learned so far: 1) I need to be active every day on Spark to reach and maintain my goals. This means logging in, blogging and responding to blogs, reading at least one article per day, being active on the message boards, etc. 2) Vacations without sparking and recording do not working for me. Nor does extending the vacation from Spark after the original one is over. 3) Spark does work and I know it will change my life every day for the positive. IT IS ALL UP TO ME WHEN I GET THERE. 4) When I am consistent with Spark I feel good, more confident and do not think of myself negatively. 5) I can and will reach my goal weight, be healthier than I have ever been and stay that way. ************************************
********************** March 2010 I have been fooling myself for years. I think I will diet my weight away and "get there", some magical place where I look terrific and my life is absolutely fabulous. I have kept that thought for over 30 years. I realize I have to make a life change, not simply stick with a diet long enough to lose the weight. So here I go.... 5/7/10...sitting right at two months as a Sparker. What a change for the better. I am happier, healthier, more confident and surer than ever that I will reach all my goals. I am now twenty pounds lighter as of today. I understand what I need to do to make this into a way of life. The best part is that it fits in well and I am happy to do it. There is a great sense of joy to know I can and will do it. :)

Member Since: 3/6/2010

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:
- run a half marathon
- become amazingly healthy and fit.
- lose 114.5 pounds
Medium Goals:
- make exercise a daily part of my life.
- eat three fruits and five vegetables every day.
- love myself
-say "I will" not "I will try" and then do it.

Short Term Goals-
- drink eight glasses of water every day
-record my calorie intake

My Program:
Blogging helps me stay on track. It makes me set aside some quality time to think about this journey and discover who I am. It is part of what makes SP work for me. I read other peoples' blogs, because I learn from them. I track every day because that is also what makes this work. I log in every day. I support my sparkfriends and other sparkers. It is all the parts that come together that have changed the way I live.

Personal Information:
I am an artist and a High School Visual Arts Teacher. I have been teaching since I was 23 years old. I have a wonderful supportive husband and two beautiful daughters. I also have my super sweet Standard Poodle, Zoe. I live on 100 acres in SW Colorado. I love where I Iive. I am ready for a change in my life, so when I turn fifty this year, I am retiring and going to radically change my life. I am getting in shape. I am going to concentrate on my art work and traveling. I am opening my eyes to all the possibilities that are out there.

Other Information:
I love to paint and work with clay. I love to read, mainly mysteries but read all kinds of books. I like working in my yard and garden. I love playing with my dog.

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    Hope your week has started out well :)

    3009 days ago
    Thank you for the blog comment. I have to lower my cholesterol and nothing exciting ever happens on Tuesday, so why not make it special. Meatless Tuesday!! It's all a learning process, I really do like trying out new recipes, so it's also just another excuse for me to torture my family! emoticon
    3013 days ago
    Frog catcher #2 right here. I had 2 younger brothers so I could never show fear in front of them, plus we grew up in Florida and frogs were everywhere! My mother would die everytime I came home covered in dirt while wearing one of my many Polly Flinders(?) dress & knee socks. LOL
    Yep, I totally friended you. You are one cool chick.
    3014 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2012 8:53:02 PM
    I haven't been sparking in a while ;) You look GREAT! Down 54.5! NICE!!! Hope you are good. I was thinking about you the other day and was sending you some happy thoughts :) Take care.

    3060 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by. It was a great day... and I am actually going to do a obstacle course run called the WARRIOR DASH in the fall... right after school starts back up. Will be good for the FALL stress level! It is a 5K with mud, water, heights etc... OH GOOD GRIEF it will be hard and fun!

    Hoping hat your journey is going well. My weight loss hit a stand still and actually edged up during the school year. I am aiming for some losses this summer.

    3211 days ago
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