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I am going to be a change agent FOR me! Starting NOW, TODAY, no time like the present! Move.

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Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek. --
Mario Andretti

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 111,316

My Goals:
So, I am going to shake things up a bit... Let's see if THIS will work. I need to become more accountable
1/22/10 227 BIG ICK
1 pound per week. This I am going to try and do. Eat better, Move more, it's a pound, I can DO a pound, but gee whiz, 52 pounds this year, sounds so much better than 1 pound this week...

My Program:
I need to remember what I am putting in my mouth .
I need to remember that if I can’t (won’t) walk because it’s cold out, I need to move in another way.
I need to remember that if I don’t burn calories, I will not continue to lose weight.
I need to remember that whole foods are better than processed foods.
I need to remember that this is a journey to the rest of my life.

I can eat the cake (but then must pay for it with exercise and strict calorie watching). I don't think I can go "on" a diet that I must elimate food. I LOVE food, and that's ok,a as long as I don't love all the food at the same time, every day, and that I MOVE, MOVE, MOVE! I am currently (4/22/19) 58 and I have found I need to move every (or almost every) day.

Personal Information:
I joined Sparks a couple of years ago, and every once in a while I would post what I ate. This spring (2010) I decided I would make myself more accountable. So, here I am, 50. WOW how cool. I am 50. Now the flip side of that is I often don't think I have changed the world, I think I thought I would. I didn't invent anything that changed the world, People don't say, Oh, there she goes, you know, she founded...

1/14/14 I am still here, I am now 53, and I am still on the journey, and I WILL NOT GIVE UP.
I'm still here tracking almost everyday and trying to accountable. I started 2018 at 233.5 pounds (ICK), but knowing I must move, and track, I've been working at it. This morning 215. And while that is still not a great number it's 18.5 pounds better than my start of this year. For Lent I said 30 minutes a day on the ellipti, and add 5 minutes a week. It helps. I do miss days, and try not to beat myself up over it. Working toward 199 by 10/27/18.

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To wake up every day grateful for the things I already have. To remember that life is a gift not given, and that if I don't do something about my weight, I may not have a long life, which I need, and so does my family.

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