AQUAGIRL08
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This little minx is Missile. Her birthday is 2/28/2013. She is Razzle's slightly older sister.



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This sweetie is Razzle. She is a snuggle dog.


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This is a healthy way of life not a diet. Getting rid of the diet mentality isn't easy! This adjustment to my thinking is difficult.

For some reason, I thought that just losing weight would make my life the life I have always wanted. In order to do that, I have to learn to love myself as I am at any weight first. Exercise makes me feel good and gives me confidence but the major part of weight loss is between my ears. Getting into the nitty gritty of my emotional issues and changing my thoughts about myself is an ongoing project.

Some of my biggest challenges have come from trying to be active when injured. It can be done with many modifications and lots of patience. I've recently become a big fan of Silver Sneakers at my gym. I've got four joint replacements and I'm amazed that I can still work out, even if it is only pushing a grocery cart around Walmart!

My small piece of advice is:

Never give up on yourself! You are worth fighting for!




Member Since: 8/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 271,537

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food

Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's pain signals

Eat when hungry instead of ignoring hunger and letting my metabolism tank

Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes Met 08/ 2013

Earn 200,000 Spark Points
Achieved 10/20/2014

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes Achieved 3/4/2016

Earn 300,000 Spark Points
Achieved 5/5/2016

Earn 300,000 Fitness Minutes

Earn 400,000 Spark Points
November 2017

Earn 400,000 Fitness Minutes.


My Program:
I will use food to nourish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.



Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!


Other Information:
I enjoy:
Reading, word jumbles, letter sudokus, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising with modifications, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.




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  • v SHARON10002
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    “Knowing when you should weigh your options, remain calm, and not take everything at face value has certain benefits. Ending the day with a peaceful soul is one…”
    ~ Virginia Alison
    Stay calm, stay healthy, and feed your soul this week. Read inspirational blogs, stories, watch inspirational videos to help keep your body, mind, and spirit alive and well this week! Sending lots of long distance hugs!

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving your note of support.
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    15 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
    is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
    15 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. Thomas Carlyle
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    Stay well!

    16 days ago
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    Some days you will be the light for others,
    and some days you will need some light from them.
    As long as there is light, there is hope and there is a way...
    ~Jennifer Gayle~
    Sending you extra love, light, strength and prayers
    positive & healing energy, laughter, smiles, & Angel emoticon
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    16 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Every person in our life is a mirror into our soul. What we choose to see is a reflection of how we see ourselves. Leah Levkowitz
    16 days ago
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