IMAYARNIE

SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger



See this image larger
Janice the Jellyfish...my first amigurumi critter. I hope it made some child smil.



See this image larger
Meet Lydia Lamb. She has fluffed her dress for you to see.


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Happy Birthday
From:
PBVHCCVH
go to goodies page
Gold Star
From:
Calorie Watcher...
go to goodies page
Gold Star
From:
Calorie Watcher...
Awards

IMAYARNIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with IMAYARNIE
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


...needs to grow bigger! I'm working on it, but I'm struggling. I'm here to get a little help from my friends!

I have been on the diet roller coaster all my life and I'm dizzy from it! I need to make some permanent, sensible changes in my life. I'm tired of being handicapped by my weight. I need inspiration and support, and this looks like a good place to find it. I look forward to getting to know some of you.

I have 6 beautiful grandchildren, ages 11-26 one GREAT-grandson who is 5 already, and I'd like to be here to see them grow up!

I've been an avid knitter for 45 yearsand love computer games and reading on my Kindle, as well as spending time with the grandkids. My knitting is taking a turn to loom knitting because it's easier on my fingers now.

I just adopted two kittens and I'm already so in love with them I just can't stand it. They have to be the cutest kittens in the world. They are brother and sister and I named them Ozzie and Harriet.
****************************************
******************************
So in my first 4 months, though I really count it 3 months because the whole first month I lost nothing, I lost 20 pounds. I feel really good about that. Sure, the 20 pounds less on my bad knees is a bit of a relief, but what it showed me is all the possibilities. I know now that if I do my part here, I can go as far as I want. It has given me a sense of confidence about this New Year we've headed into. I'm so anxious to know where I'll be a year from now. This might be the year that I lose 100 pounds! Or maybe I'll lose 50. But what I know is that I'll be smaller than I am now. And that is wonderful!


Member Since: 7/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,889

My Goals:
Short term:
1. Restart tracking all that I eat.
2. Increase water to 10 glasses a day.
3. Start a fitness streak.


Long term:
1. Lose at least 100 lbs.
2. Be able to go for a walk comfortably
3. Be able to buy pants that fit.
5. Be able to tie my shoes, while breathing at the same time.
6. Be healthy to reduce or discontinue some of my meds.


My Program:
My Program:

1. Track everything that enters my mouth.
2. Drink at least 10 glasses of water a day.
3. Do at least 20 minutes of some kind of exercise everyday. It can be in smaller chunks, but get it done.



Personal Information:
My name is Pattie.
I live in Virginia.
I have 6 beautiful adult kids (2 natural, 2 steps, and 2 wonderful in-laws) , 6 beautiful grandkids and 1 fabulous great-grandson.
I've been heavy my entire life and IT'S TIME TO END THAT AND GET HEALTHY.


Other Information:
Hobbies are knitting, crocheting, computer games (Pogo.com) , stitching Temari, TV/movies, and I love to read on my Kindle.




Read More About IMAYARNIE - Profile Information moved here. (Updated March 4)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 Pounds lost: 15.7 
0
12.675
25.35
38.025
50.7
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.
    Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. "
    ~Ellen Goodman
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Stay positive, Sparkfriend! You have so much potential, and I hope you will make the most of it in 2014. I will be cheering you on! See you on the Healthy Holidays team!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2762 days ago
  • v SLIMLILA
    thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Glad you enjoyed the Snowbirds video and thanks for the tech savvy stuff about how to do it right..
    2763 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation.
    Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell


    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true -- action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    - Robert J. McKain
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    The Healthy Holidays Challenge team is still going strong, and we still have time to make some progress before New Years Day! If you're not feeling motivated to workout and eat right today....do it anyway! Be your own hero and take charge. You will likely feel motivated after you get started. I know I don't have to remind you that you're worth the effort, right?
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2765 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I just wanted to stop by from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team to wish you a very merry Christmas! Have a wonderful holiDAY!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    If you see a fat man…
    Who’s jolly and cute,
    wearing a beard
    and a red flannel suit,
    and if he is chuckling
    and laughing away,
    while flying around
    in a miniature sleigh
    with eight tiny reindeer
    to pull him along,
    then lets face it…
    Your eggnog’s too strong!!!
    emoticon
    2768 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.”
    -Og Mandino
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Hello from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team! I just wanted to wish you a very healthy week! Do your best to stay on track and remember that its only a holiDAY, not a holiWEEK! Come by the team and let us know if you need support!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    All I Needed to Know About Life I learned from Santa


    Encourage people to believe in you.
    Always remember who’s naughty and who’s nice.
    Don’t pout.
    It’s as much fun to give as it is to receive.
    Some days it’s ok to feel a little chubby.
    Make your presents known.
    Always ask for a little bit more than what you really want.
    Bright red can make anyone look good.
    Wear a wide belt and no-one will notice how many pounds you’ve gained.
    If you only show up once a year, everyone will think you’re very important.
    Whenever you’re at a loss for words, say: “HO, HO, HO!”

    2769 days ago
Member Comments (896):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>