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Lucy joined us on September 11, 2020 & has quickly become social vs the "cat that hides" she was.

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Katie graced my life for 15 years. She left for kitty heaven on July 11, 2020.

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Grace brought us joy for 9 years before she got her kitty angel wings in December 2013.

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Part 1 - My 2020 Word of the Year is NO.

My 2019 word of the year was "self-care." If I were scoring me, I'd give myself a B-. One thing that did become apparent is that I hardly ever say no to anyone or anything. It's what has me overextending, putting me at the bottom of my list, & causes anger or resentment. So this year the word is NO.

“We must say "no" to what, in our heart, we don't want. We must say "no" to doing things out of obligation, thereby cheating those important to us of the purest expression of our love. We must say "no" to treating ourselves, our health, our needs as not as important as someone else's. We must say “no.” -- Suzette R. Hinton
For the 2020 Fall 5% Challenge, my plan is a simple one. I need to focus on one thing because it feels like my brain has turned to mush in this pandemic. When weighing in on the first day of this challenge, I accepted that I have gained a few+ lbs. My goal is to lose what I've gained. It's about 3% increase.

1. Quiet time daily.
2. Keep carbs at or below SP recommendation.
3. Keep fats at or below SP recommendation.
4. Track nutrition daily.
5. Plan meals for the day.

Schedule will be adjusted for each week’s LTGL.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 97,592

My Goals:
1. Quiet time.
2. Eat healthy.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Exercise daily..
5. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings daily.

My Program:

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2019.)

"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time"

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"Looking back you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life; And it was you. It is never too late to find that person again." ~~ Robert Brault

Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Lucy, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." - St. Francis of Assisi

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland

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    Thanks for sharing your story Maurizia! Please send me a Sparkmail next year when you reach your goal - take it one step at a time - and even learn from the inevitable setbacks.


    4998 days ago
  • v SHERYE
    Hello, I just wanted to tell you that I took your advice and had a look at the photo's of your boys Gabriel and Cris, you have every right to be so very proud of them they are adorable. I am really looking forward to getting to know you better as well.

    5002 days ago
    Welcome to Never Been Skinny girl. We are glad to have you with us. Congratulations in your progress so far. Feel free to participate in our discussions and challenges. See you around, Hugs and Sparkdust.
    5007 days ago
  • v SHERYE
    Hi and welcome to the team 50+members, I just love the pictures of your girls they are so cute. I am looking forward to getting to know you.

    5010 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    Hi, and welcome to Film Buffs, Maurizia! (Like the name, by the way) I'm a bookish cat-lover myself, though currently bereft of cats. Never got over my last cat's death 2 years ago. :-( I hope you enjoy our team and Spark People, and look forward to your input on our group. All the best, BB.
    5013 days ago
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