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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!


Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 75,929

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI, which was reached March 31, 2020.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle -- more vegetables and less sugar.
~ Take time for daily creative play.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.


My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night -- and try for 8!
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and average at least 45 minutes per day for the whole year.
~ Go for a walk at least 3 days per week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read Bible chapters, devotionals, motivational quotes, and positive articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.



Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in Southcentral Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I have five grandchildren, ages 14-20, miss them terribly, and I look forward to seeing them again after my vaccination waiting period ends.


Other Information:
My word for the year 2021 is "Hope."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi




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  • v F8CONE8
    Ah yes I will join you on your next cruise. Meanwhile, come on over to my new dream house.
    14 hours ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Evening emoticon Louise

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    And wish you a Blessed Evening & Thursday ahead...
    And Say emoticon for your Support emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v IAMBLESSED103
    Hi Louise, emoticon so much for the swimming pool! I definitely need it this summer! Hope you're doing well. Glad we can keep in touch beyond Spark. Have you looked at any other fitness sites? So far, I've been using MyFitnessPal and I like the nutrition and fitness tracking. It's not sparkpeople but nothing is. However I have discovered you can connect with people on there and exchange messages. have a great evening! emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
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    Just Peeking in to say Hi Louise & wish you a great week ahead....
    And Say emoticon for your Friendship & Support on my Blogs.. emoticon
    6 days ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    Thank you honey - for the bloglove and the encouragement on my book project. I'm working to a deadline and feeling confident. What fun to see where this takes me
    11 days ago
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