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Welcome to my Page on SparkPeople, Nice to have you, please feel free to stay a while and say hello down at the bottom where you are most welcome to leave comments and thank you for visting me! I first joined SparkPeople February 6, 2010! MY Heart Health was the reason I found SparkPeople in the first place. I was being released from the Hospital ICU because my heart had gone into A fibrillation and with medications my heart was still not in a normal rhythm, but safe to go home and continue medications.This was December 31,2009 and I spent that time learning how to eat heart healthy. I was not eating heart healthy and many changes had to made. A heart healthy food plan is; low sodium, stop drinking coffee and no caffeine a stimulant that could cause my heartbeat to get worse out of rhythm, eat lean proteins meat sources, cut the bad fat, eat Vegetables and fruits and whole natural foods and low, fat dairy. There was little choice of whether I wanted to follow this stricter food plan and it was and still is life and death if I don't stay on a healthier food plan for my heart, which would severely impact my Health if I don't. The Nutritionist wrote down at my request for site to help me with this Huge task of Heart Healthy Eating.~~ ~THank you Dear Chris Our Hero SPark Guy! He began SparkPeople and generously has given us the most Comprehensive Healthy Web site there is available. We are given our own page and own tools to keep track of all the progress we make on our own personal Journeys to a better Healthy Lifestyle for the rest of our lives. What a concept that many of us may not have been aware of and to think we can live a healthy lifestyle for life is so Awesome! This Huge Thank you would not be complete if I did not mention the Amazing hard working and dedicated staff that Chris has working for him that have so much knowledge and education in turn educate us on all aspects of weight loss and a healthy lifestyle, so Thank you SparkPeople Team, your the Best! A huge Shout out and Thank you to all the Leaders that Lead the Teams on SparkPeople, for all the time, support and dedication you give daily. I understand the Huge responsibility and time it takes to Lead a Spark team and I have the highest admiration and respect for you all! Oh you members, so ,so many members here! I applaud you for all the Success stories you have had and look forward to so many more to come,You are Awesome and make SparkPeople the Best place to visit,Thank you to you Too! Spark Friends,I love this part of Sparkpeople! Thank you for being my friends and all the caring, supportive, encouraging, positive and kindness you give me daily and to all you friends to members here, take a Bow, I applaud you all and You are what makes this SparkPeople World Go around. Without friends here, I cannot imagine what it would be like, I would not like to find out! Found myself with more obligations than I was able to keep up with and had a very difficult decision to make, as I was very overwhelmed and spent to much time online, A Team Leader of one team and Co Leader of another and so many awesome friends. The balance of these oblgations were to much for me and on August 15, 2012 I left a goodbye letter on the teams and closed my SPark account. I tried not to look back and work on Me and spend more time with my loving family. I did just that. On August 21, I returned to SparkPeople, I did indeed miss you all and found there is no other site that is as comprehensive as SparkPeople. My Sparking was having some igniting problems and I spent much less time Sparking and my Spark is trying to get to where it once was. The strange part was how I was not thinking so much about losing weight and managed to lose 12 pounds and in the year 2012! The year 2012 is now over and it's time to recommit in 2013 to lose 13 pounds or more. I intend to fight with determination to accomplish this goal! Please join me and I will help support you along the way, I know I will need encouragemant and support to stay strong and focused on the continued Journey I am on to a Healthy Lifestyle for Life. I am going to succeed in 2013!! Here we Go, Together We Can Do This, Yes We Can and Will!!

Member Since: 8/21/2012

Fitness Minutes: 548

My Goals:
MY goal is simply to reduce what I currently weigh.

To Be consistent with Daily walking for a minimum of 15 minutes.

To Eat More Vegetables Consitently.

My Program:
Simply eat healthy!
Focus on eating several smaller meals and snacks to keep a healthy balance.

Eat less Salt and Sugar.
Eat Lean meats and healthy fats;
nuts, peanut butter.
Eat 2 fruits a day and as many vegetables as I can and increase to a healthy amount daily.

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From the beautiful Pacific Northwest out in the country on some agreage and enjoy the space, beauty and privacy living out in the country gives you.

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  • v FROSTY99

    Sorry I haven't been sending words of encouragement for a bit but hopefully you are still inspired and on track to meet your goals, with or without me!!

    Because you are my friend,
    my life is enriched in a myriad of ways.
    Like a cool breeze on a sweltering day,
    like a ray of sunshine parting glowering clouds,
    you lift me up.
    In good times, we soar,
    like weightless balloons
    over neon rainbows.
    In bad times, you are soothing balm
    for my pummeled soul.
    I learn so much from you;
    you help me see old things in new ways.
    I wonder if you are aware
    of the bright seeds you are sowing in me.
    I'm a better person for knowing you,
    so that everyone I interact with
    is touched by your good effect on me.
    You relax me, refresh me, renew me.
    Your bounteous heart envelops me
    in joy and love and peace.
    May your life be filled
    with dazzling blessings,
    just as I am blessed
    by being your friend.
    ~Joanna Fuchs~

    Have a Sparktacular week.

    2387 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    “Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”

    Anne Lamott, author

    Wishing you an awesome week of showing up and getting results.
    2407 days ago
  • v FROSTY99
    Dear Lord,

    With my whole heart I ask
    That you look after my friends
    Guide them in troubles
    Lead them when lost
    Give them your ear
    When they just need to talk

    Lend them a hand
    When they’ve nowhere to turn
    Show them a new road
    When a bridge has been burned

    Teach them to smile
    When everything seems bad
    And show them there is happiness
    After all that seems sad

    Dear Lord,
    This is my prayer
    I hope that every word you can hear
    This message is from my heart
    For my friends are so dear


    2411 days ago
  • v VELVETLADY1950
    emoticon Have a wonderful weekend..
    emoticon You are Special! emoticon
    2439 days ago
  • v VELVETLADY1950
    Sometimes we think we need a good kick in the behind emoticon and what we really need is to change habits. emoticon I am learning and Sparking emoticon my way to success. emoticon

    Lets get this done. Can't wait to be in one digit cloths..
    Velvet emoticon
    2461 days ago
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