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Hi! My name is Moni and welcome to my SparkPage!!! After my second son was born, my weight was out of control. One day reading an article in a Woman's magazine there was a write-up on SparkPeople. I logged on but did not really work the program. Well one day I was fed up with being fed-up and started working the program. My heaviest weight was well over 275 lbs. At first I would drink water. Then I worked on eating fruits and veggies. I would do 10 mins of exercise daily and now I am up to 60 mins. plus of activity. I also sign up for 5K races during the season!!! From a Couch Potato to Walk/Jogging 5Ks!!! I know I still have more work to do but I love the way I feel!! I love that I have energy and I love that I have a smile on my face from ear to ear. If I can do it - so can you. I am working on the new me one baby step at a time. So join me on this awesome journey. You won't regret it!! Take care of yourself, Hugs, Moni :-)

Member Since: 3/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 228,453

My Goals:
My goals are: to eat at least five serviings of fruits and veggies daily; drink 8 glasses of water, keep jogging/walking daily and get 8 hours of sleep.

I am staying active on a daily basis and being positive about all of my achievements. I log in my exercise, food and water.

My Program:
I, Moni, Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

Personal Information:
I live in the Northwestern part of New Jersey. Hubby and I are married 27 years. I have two boys ages 24 and 21. I am a self-taught Paralegal working with my husband.

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  • v SHARON10002
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    emoticon F - Forgive yourself for your mistakes, and take the next step.
    emoticon E - Eat like you love yourself.
    emoticon B - Believe you are beautiful - inside and out.
    emoticon R - Rise each morning with a positive attitude that it's a new day with new opportunities.
    emoticon U - Unless you move, the place where you are is the place you will stay.
    emoticon A - Accept your flaws - everyone has them, and be gentle with yourself in spite of them.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved by many others.
    emoticon Y - You deserve your own love more than anyone else.

    emoticon F – Focus on the present moment for that is really all there is.
    emoticon O - Only when you are kind to yourself, can you show kindness to others.
    emoticon C – Calm your mind, breathe, go within, and discover your true beauty.
    emoticon U – Under every circumstance, do your best – for that is ALL you can do.
    emoticon S – Self love is not selfish.

    Happy February! Let this month's focus on LOVE begin with YOU!
    Be kind and gentle with yourself.
    Remember to do this by getting into your heart, and follow your heart more when it concerns you.

    Thanks for stopping by!
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    130 days ago
    OHHH GF!! you KNOW I AM A SMILING!! SNOW!! SNOW!! SNOW!! It's timing isn't that great for me, but that is what it is. STILL WOOHOO SNOW!!

    It's not going to hit our area really until slightly at 4, but by 6 PM it'll be going on. YEAH YEAH I work 12:30 to 7!! By 7 it'll slow down at work. Likely by 5 it'll slow down. We'll be seeing the ones who moved up here from your area and NY, MASS (though many in MA are used to this) who do the PANIC buying, and some here ALWAYS do it from days long gone. PLUS the comfort foods. LOL Water will go FLYING off the shelf, milk (many do NOT have generators, about 75% don't) so why they buy milk, unless they're putting outside, I have NO CLUE!! Batteries are now mostly purchased by older people, most of us will just charge up our devices "just in case" we lose electricity though I do not expect us too. I didn't expect that Sat AM either, but a squirrel had other ideas. As you know we do have a generator, though it doesn't do anything in my unit other than heat (Which I am EXTREMELY grateful for!). But I can charge my devices in the hallway.

    I am still getting chest pains when I do to much, which includes work. But,, but but,, well if I really need to leave work, I will. I'm learning to accept the pain and HOPE when I have the heart catherization on the 19th it'll show what's up. I've asked work to be off though for a week "just in case" he ends putting in a stent. He's not sure.
    133 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/31/2021 11:40:12 PM
  • v SHARON10002
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    It's Friday, and with much of the country having snow this week, I thought you might appreciate some winter jokes. For those of you who live in the Northern states, I know that winter is snow problem for you.
    By now, all of you snow how this works - You read . . . you laugh. However, if you don't like them, please don't give me the cold shoulder.

    Why do bees stay in their hives during the winter months?

    A wife texts her husband at work on a very cold and icy morning. . .
    "Windows frozen, won't open."
    Her husband types back:
    "Gently pour some lukewarm water over it."
    Wife texts back five minutes later:
    "Computer is really screwed up now."

    What do you call a hacker stuck in his house during a winter blizzard?
    Edward Snowed-in

    Yup, ol' man winter paid us a visit. This morning I had to scrape the ice and snow off my windshield. I used my supermarket's loyalty card. I only got 10% off.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Icy who?
    Icy another snowstorm coming!

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Accordion who?
    Accordion to the weather report it's going to snow again tomorrow.

    How do snowmen get their email?
    On the winternet.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Noah who?
    Noah good joke about snow?

    And finally . . . Thought for today
    East or West, home is best.
    There's snow place like home . . .
    Especially when it's snowing!

    Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your weekend, and stay cool!
    136 days ago
    MONEY!! I MEAN MONI!!! Hehehehe

    Hey kiddo it's GOODIE TIME AND I WANT YOU WITH US!! It's JUST NOT going AT ALL be nearly the same!!! How are you? How's the family? Work? Has it settled down at all? DETAILS DETAILS!!

    More importantly do you miss your Dawggie bed? We've had it FLUFFED, PUMPED UP and hey will you be wanting it in March?

    Moni, on the serious side, for over a week I've been having chest pains. I spent Fri in the ER and that night in the hospital. I see the cardiologist in the morning. I HOPE they know what's happening, and I HOPE they can fix it FAST!!

    HUGS GF!! WE MISS YOU!!! We totally understand you needed a break, but GF WE MISS YOU!!
    139 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    emoticon for stopping by with the beautiful flowers and your note to say Hi.
    Relax, and enjoy your weekend. emoticon
    142 days ago
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