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Hello my fellow Sparkers -
I will have been on sparks for 11 Years on the 13th of January. I can not say I have not succeeded .. I am still here. LOL.. I work at me by walking ... and trying to eat as healthy as possible.
I still have not gotten to my goal weight. Why? It is not because Sparks isn't a great help -- the site the coaches the people the articles --all helpful.
It is because I have lacked the one thing we all need to make this journey successful. It is the fire within that YOU want to do this for you. That is me..
It has all not been wasted time. I have learned how to eat healthy how to exercise .. I have learned what I need to do to be healthy and lose weight ..
Now I have lost 10 lbs. and kept that off. I have also made many friends and have even met up with some of them .. so special.
What do I do now ? Well I have not changed my goal or lowered my expectations.. I still believe I can get down to a size I will be comfortable with ..
I am going to commit myself to do this for me and only me.
This is what I want for me ..
My hip to waist ratio is high --in the danger zone so this will be what I focus on now.
I will read up on this and do what it takes to get this number lowered, so I know I will also achieve a smaller me ..
I know turning 65 this year is my fire in my belly to do it!
No longer might, it is I will do this .. for me..
I am blogging everyday so please take the time to read my blogs and help me or nudge me need be.

Hope you all will follow along with me
thank you all for being Sparkers !

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 510,622

My Goals:
lose weight

be my healthiest

enjoy life

try to inspire other people to reach their goals along with me!

keep motivating all to a healthy lifestyle.

recommit to a healthier living day to day

My Program:
watching my calorie intake -eating only heart healthy foods no fast foods and no fried foods.

exercising 45 min to 60 min a day- strength train 15 min. everyday but a different part of the body..

drink more water-minimum of 8 glasses per day.

not restrict myself to living .. and enjoying life!

Personal Information:
-Live in London, Ontario, Canada

I have -a son and daughter-in-law

first grand son was born March 21/09 named Markus!

first grand daughter was born August 12/12 named Amelia!

I live with the kids-helping them while they are at work by babysitting the grandkids

I am retired

-love hunting fishing camping & traveling

Other Information:
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis &- Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis but I will not let these things stop me from being as active as I can and to get as healthy as I can! In 2015 I had a heart my surprise... had to have a stint put in and now on cholesterol medication along with different blood pressure medication.. STILL working away at being as healthy as can be -- Since I wrote this I have now been diagnosed with borderline diabetic and having Osteoporosis. I will be turning 65 in June of 2019 . Health is an issue more then ever. I am coming up on my Spark Anniversary . I joined in 2008... so 11 years.. I have been working on me.. Time to do it!

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    Think positive thoughts. Believe in yourself and others. Share hugs and spread love. Gail Lynne Goodwin

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    You have the power to change your habits, your life, and your destiny. It starts w/the positive choice to get off your attitude. Ryan Lowe
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    Hi how ya doing?
    thanks for the concern. Yes he is staying away from me.
    He's been adamant all along in trying to protect me, for
    I'm high risk. We knew there would be risk for him. He works
    and although takes as much precautions as possible theres always the
    risk out there. Even for me I am so careful . But go to grocery store, doctors, few places that we feel safe.
    I hope you continue to stay safe,
    Enjoy the holidays as much as possible.
    Hugs Tisha

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