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It is silly at best to wish to be 21 again, to hope for the return of that toned body, tight skin, sparkling eyes, and boundless energy. It is a waste of time to wish I'd appareciated youth more when I had it. What I want to do now, what I wish to do, what I need to do is accept who I am, where I am, and welcome my present and my future with open arms and an open mind.

I am so tired of making excuses, I'm tired of dieting, I'm tired of starting over, I'm tired of talking about it, reading about it, and VERY tired of my half-hearted attempts at it. With a new month I've made a new commitment and, I will admit, this time it feels different. Maybe I'm just tired but I really do feel different since I came to some realizations tonight as I typed out my blog. There is a clarity of mind that has been missing before. This time really IS going to be different.

Twenty-one will never rear her lovely head again. But fifty-four can still be good, even great IF I take care of me, stop making excuses, work hard, be honest, and be consistent. I look forward to tomorrow. I look forward to who I'm becoming.

Member Since: 7/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 37,522

My Goals:
Get to my normal weight. Get toned and strong. Improve flexibility and balance.

Enjoy the process.

My Program:
Is non-existant as of this writing.

Right now just getting back to logging my food and getting all my meds in.

Personal Information:
I live in Illinois and work for the state. They still give me checks and the bank still cashes them!

I bought a house 3 years ago and am going through the agony of a bathroom remodel.

Other Information:
Love reading Dean Koontz, Sue Grafton, Agatha Christie, so many more. I'd read for a living if anyone would pay me!

Doing family history research on our Coogan line from Ireland. HELP!

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    Thank you for sharing your story with me. Iā€™m sorry for your losses so close together and hope you are able to enjoy the holidays.

    Your dog pictures made me smile. I had a dog growing up that could be a twin. What a sweet looking pup!
    903 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2018 6:29:00 PM
  • v TURTLE69
    I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did Thanksgiving at my sister's house, which is a two hour drive away from me. It wasn't a bad drive and it didn't snow. The only bad thing about it was I had to work the next day. Other than that, everything went well and we had a good time.

    1656 days ago
  • v SAMOYER19
    Thank you for the tip, maybe I just needed that reassurance to get Cracking!!!
    1676 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Hello Sparkie,

    Thanks for taking the time out to comment on my blog "You know you've adopted good habits when..." I totally agree with your comment. By the way, I read you intro on your page and what you said about working for the state and the bank still cashing your check gave me a good chuckle. I think you have a great sense of humor.

    Take care,
    1693 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog "When your body speaks, do you listen?"

    Much success to you on your journey!

    2023 days ago
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