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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Zeus is our newest family member. We adopted him on March 26, 2016. His birthday 2/1/2016.



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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: 277,327

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 ATRANSFORMATION
    "I'm grateful that I woke up this morning "

    What a lovely expression of thanksgiving. I was touched by your gratitudes. Thank you for posting them.

    4455 days ago
  • v IMJETTA8
    Cindy, thanks so much for the kind words. You made my day. Have a super one yourself. Hugs, Jetta
    4458 days ago
  • v MOTHEROFANGELS3
    Hi Cindy thank you so much for the happy weekend email. I hope you have a very enjoyable weekend as well. It just started raining here which is fine by me, I did all errands today, lol. So let it pour we are overdue for some much needed rain.

    Stay the path, and stay happy my friend. Sending you love and light.

    Char
    4460 days ago
  • v L*I*T*A*
    just droping by to say welcome to the knees team and wish you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita

    4461 days ago
  • v DONNAJAMES289
    Hi Cyndi. I read your comment under what made you finally decide to loose weight. I had a knee replacement in January 2008 and I'm also doing better. At first I didn't think I could get past the initial muscle pain, but that is getting better to. I work out on a recumbent bike, love it over walking. Just wanted to stop and say hi. Good luck on your journey. Donna
    4468 days ago
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