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2020 - MAY
Well yet another year has come and gone. I have failed a lot in the past two years so I must be getting closer to success. I want so much to be at a lower weight, to be living an active and healthy life.

This year is all about moving. Moving my body, my mind and my spirit from their sedentary, lazy ways into the new and wonderful life of being active and present.


This is my year. I will accomplish the tasks and goals I set for myself. My goals like my life are simple.
1. A clean & healthy home
2. A lean and active me
3. Have fun with friends and family
In order to create this life I will need to put forth effort, to accomplish tasks and make the time to focus on these goals. The first steps I will take are
1. Spend at least 15 minutes a day taking care of my home.
2. Exercise every day at least 15 minutes.
3. Make plans with friends and family to do fun things this year.

I am off to a good start. Family get together planned, paint nite with mom planned, game days with friend(s) planned.

Happy Start Over Day!
Today is Day 1! It doesn't matter what happened yesterday or the week (or month/s) before. What matters is what you do today.

If you succeeded yesterday. Congratulations! Let's extend the streak of successful Day 1's. If not today is Day 1! I have a couple of questions for you. Answer them honestly. Then you know what you have to do.

1. What did you do to make yourself proud yesterday?
2. How do you feel today?
3. What one thing will you do today to make yourself proud?

Now find a mirror and repeat after me:
I just want to thank you for bringing me this far. I know I haven't always been the best of friends, but I am human and a work in progress. I love you and want you to become the best person you can be.

Now go have a fantastically great DAY 1!

Happy Holidays!

Welcome to the Holiday Season in my world. It is a fun and fantastical place where magic abounds and fun to be had. I send you Merry Greetings and wish you the most magical of Holidays.

May you find the answers you are looking for this year.

Update on me. I have been struggling lately with exhaustion and not doing what I know works to help me be my best. I am working on getting my life back to "normal" and being my best self again. May you find the same.

Happy Fall & Halloween!

Welcome to my fall festival labyrinth, my place to play. I am the Mad King Thorn and what I say goes. I am from a world of myth and legend, far away from here. My time is celebrated in a world called Tyria each year. From there I transport people to my realm to scare and to thrill.

Once there only the brave, the courageous and generous souls can return. There amongst the pathways where ghouls, skeletons and candy corn creatures roam you will find your way or you will fall away. You will fight and struggle, you may even die, but if you are deserving and willing to try, you will rise to the challenge and find your way out again, better and stronger than you were before.


I LOVE this time of year! The rebirth and renewal that happen always motivates and inspires me. I need it right now. I've been in a funk for a very long time. I want to live my life not sleepwalk through it. So it is time to put the wonderful longer days and warmer weather to use. I WILL LIVE this year!

Merry Christmas!

It seems that I'm still stuck in a rut. Nothing seems to be working long term. A lot of that is the mental blocks I put in my own way. But I am going to work on those. I need to face and overcome these pests, boggarts, feelings so I can move forward once and for all.

Remember Make it fun!


My old plans haven't been working lately like they have in the past. So for the next 12 weeks (11 now) I am going to relax and enjoy. I'm not going to track my food unless I feel like it. I'm not going to stress about burning X number of calories or getting in X number of fitness minutes. I'm tired and bored of the same old same old.

Here's my new plan.

Eat with a focus on healthy, whole foods as much as possible. Eat at home more. Take my lunch to work instead of eating out most days.

Exercise 5 days a week, 20 minute minimum. One day a week do a longer 50 - 60 min (or more) workout. Build up core/lower body muscles so I can start rock climbing again. So 2 days a week will include weights.

Relax... read, take a bath, journal gratitude's, or even try meditating. Learn to just be without having to be doing... something.

As my husband's work isn't going great he's going to start job hunting and for the first time in over 20 years I've agreed to let him look out of state. I love where we live now, but hate the government and taxes we have. So I think working on decluttering at least 1 hour a week to get ready in case we move is a good goal.

My plan: 1-2-3-4.

I have 4 areas I'm working on and will focus on doing just those 4 things consistently.
1 � 2 � 3 � 4

1. Exercise � Cardio 140 minutes a week or 10,000 steps a day� NO EXCUSES!
2. Track it all� every day! Every bite, every morsel, everything� NO EXCUSES!
3. Strength train 30-30-30 (30 wall/counter pushups, 30 calf raises & 30 seated leg lifts every day, building the strength moves until I can do 100 of each NO EXCUSES!
4. Clean it up! 15 minutes a day, every day of house cleaning/decluttering� NO EXCUSES!

I started in June 2006 on my own lost 30 lbs, joined SP April 2007 and have now lost a total of 40lbs. Although I am not a my ideal/goal weight I am much healthier and fit. I am upset with myself for backsliding this far. Right now I'm at the same weight (or a little above)

Member Since: 2/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 77,723

My Goals:
Eat healthy foods more often.
Have a clean and friendly home
Be fit and strong

Walk 5,000 + steps daily.
Strength training 2+ days a week
Cardio/stretching/balance 3 days a week

My Program:
Right now I'm working on:

Home care 10 minutes a day
Exercise 10 minutes a day
Making time to be with friends and family

I want to...
Add strength training 2 -3 days/week.
Walk 7,000 + steps daily. (between 3,000 - 5,000 most days now) (or 15 active Fitbit minutes)

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    emoticon your motto This Mudder CAN (and she WILL). Feel better sweetie!
    2089 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ? ? ? ? ?~~FRIENDS~~REAL OR FAKE~~? ? ? ? ?

    Fake Friends--Never ask for food
    -----Real Friends--Are the reason you have NO food.
    Fake Friends--Call your parents MR. & MRS.
    -----Real Friends--Call your friends MOM & DAD
    Fake Friends--Have never seen you cry
    -----Real Friends --Cry with you.
    Fake Friends--Borrow your stuff for a few days & give it back
    -----Real Friends--Keep your stuff for so long they forget it's yours
    Fake friends--Know about you
    -----Real Friends--Could write a book about you
    Fake Friends--Would knock on your front door
    -----Real Friends--Walk right in & say "I'm home"
    Fake Friends--Are around for awhile
    -----Real Friends--Are around for LIFE.
    Fake Friends--Say "I love you" in a joking manner.
    -----Real Friends--Say "I love you" & mean it.
    Fake Friends--Will read this
    -----Real Friends--Will steal this

    ~Have a Tranquil, Tasteful, Thrilling, Thankful and Triumphant Tuesday!!~
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    2111 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ..........."Lets Take a Moment to Be Thankful""..........

    For every accident that never happened,
    For every grave illness that was not caught,
    For every tornado that never formed.
    And for every mean word withheld when we fought,

    We can only see what's in front of us,
    And can be thankful for what we've got,

    But to really, truly embrace gratitude,
    We have to also remember,
    To always be thankful,
    For every "never", "didn't", and "not".....

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    emoticon Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!! emoticon

    2128 days ago
  • v KRZYKAT3
    An Irish Prayer
    May God give you...
    For every storm, a rainbow,
    For every tear, a smile,
    For every care, a promise,
    And a blessing in each trial.
    For every problem life sends,
    A faithful friend to share,
    For every sigh, a sweet song,
    And an answer for each prayer.
    2777 days ago
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