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Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!


Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 75,564

My Goals:
~ Maintain my goal weight and a normal BMI, which was reached March 31, 2020.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle -- more vegetables and less sugar.
~ Take time for daily creative play.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.


My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on greatday.com -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 7 hours of sleep per night -- and try for 8!
~ Exercise for at least 30 minutes every day and average at least 45 minutes per day for the whole year.
~ Go for a walk at least 3 days per week.
~ Stay hydrated with at least 8 glasses of water a day.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read Bible chapters, devotionals, motivational quotes, and positive articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.



Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in Southcentral Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.
~ I have five grandchildren, ages 14-20, miss them terribly, and I look forward to seeing them again after my vaccination waiting period ends.


Other Information:
My word for the year 2021 is "Hope."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

"Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi




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  • v INGEINCANADA
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I had McAfee too, it warned me, but then was unable to stop the malware. All is well now and I have been tracking my calories today again. What suprised me was not only the amount of calories, but also how little calcium etc. I was getting.
    4213 days ago
  • v JAKEANDNELLIE
    emoticon Hi~
    I just want to say WELCOME to the SP Class of December 27 - January 2, 2010 Team!
    We’re so glad that you’ve decided to join us. This is a wonderful group and a really active team. I’m sure you’ll be able to find lots of inspiration and motivation. Just jump right in. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. There’s always someone willing to help in any way possible.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive!
    Sheila

    4213 days ago
  • v KMC9515
    Welcome to Sparkpeople!!!
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    4214 days ago
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