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Hello I am a 52 year old woman looking for a way to stay motivated and receive tips on learning a healthier lifestyle. Seems like the pounds just snuck up on me. I am wanting to post advise, tips, and motivational tools to move towards working at getting those extra pounds off.
Would love to meet some new faces and see what you do to motivate yourselves. This journey is going to be a rough one, as many times I am my worst enemy when it comes to change.

By Christian D. Larsen

I Promise Myself...........

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet. : - )

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Member Since: 9/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 510

My Goals:
To become healthier. To feel good when passing a mirror or shopping for new clothes. To be able to keep up with my children and grandchildren. To Learn WATER is better for me then any other beverage. Learn to like club soda if I want the fizz. WALK, WALK, WALK, WALK,
did I mention WALK? Learn more about CLEAN EATING.... Staying out of the middle aisles at the grocery store.

My Program:
Wow keeping up with the plans when you fall away from the team for awhile can be tough. I am trying to learn how to eat cleaner and healthier still have issues when company comes falling back into old habits. I am looking into more and more going raw during the week. It seems to be something that sounds easy to maintain, along with a bottle of beano for awhile that is. I have dusted off the ole pedometer and plan to purchase a treadmill with income tax refund, my treat to me. I am reading more and watching less television as well. Seems I snack when watching tv more then anytime.

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"One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself." -- Lucille Ball

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Opportunities are seldom labeled.

Life is to short to wake in the morning with regrets, so.. Love the people who treat you right. Forget about the ones who don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance,TAKE IT! If it changes your life, LET IT!

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    Thanks so much for adding me to your friend list it’s an honor to be your friend if you need anything please ask I’ll do my best to help out I’m cheering for you!! Take care and good luck!

    Your Sparks Friend ~LaRaine~

    4956 days ago
    You CAN do this! You are at a great place "Spark People". I'm new to this site but find the people motivating and encouraging. WALK WALK WALK.... I'd like to suggest you try walking, BRISKLY, regularly... it may not sound too tough but it does boost the burning and helps us lose some lbs. Good Luck as you start moving toward your goals and dreams...
    4958 days ago
  • v CROTTY
    I tried to make your picture without success. I think you have to use a photo program to cut down the size of the picture. Personalyl I think it is good size.
    4960 days ago
  • v CYNTHIAS50
    Thanks for adding me to your friends! I added you also!
    4961 days ago
  • v CYNTHIAS50
    Welcome to the Fabulous, Fun, Forty Something's team! Come by and introduce yourself!
    4962 days ago