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===== During my years as an active member of SP I've made vast changes in my lifestyle and in my life. My reason for joining the site was to get healthy following illness and surgery. Tracking nutrients on SP's tracker was a crucial component in regaining health initially. Then losing pounds was a goal... and to this day remains not my goal, but a side effect of healthy eating and exercise. Many joined here with weight loss as primary goal. I don't think of weightloss as a 'goal' per se. To me, it represents a measurement of health status, and is a by-product of the true goal: good health from a healthy lifestyle. Healthy living has been and will remain my focus with the choices I make. One fact stands out as important to me: a true lifestyle journey never really ends; the more we improve, the further we can travel! According to sources, SPARKPEOPLE IS CLOSING THE SITE AUGUST 2021. The site has been wonderful for many and during my 14 years here I met so many great people, made many positive changes BECAUSE of making full use of the site. But my journey does not depend on the site, will continue. Perhaps the time here is in fact why I know my lifestyle journey is a lifelong exploration, a series of discoveries. We meet friends hete. People whom we never will meet, for the most part. And now? Sone will find ways to stay in contact. Others will be people who stand out in our memories for their support and friendship. What is imortant as we each continue any helpful changes in lifestyle is to: ENJOY the journey! Go for it!

Member Since: 3/27/2007

My Goals:
...2 b the best I can b!


Keep pushing my limits further.

last but not least of my goals. The result of all others, yes?! YES!

My Program:
a. Walk.

b. Daily stretches and exercises.

d. exercise videos for limited mobility! Found some on YouTube that are great!

...* Proportioned balance and lots of color served bikini-plate style!
...* Moderation,
...* Enough. Remind myself to eat (I tend to forget).

I use the Bikini Plate 'model' of meal-planning. Light on everything but those nutrient-dense veggies.

Personal Information:
Love music, learning. Am a self-described 'friendly recluse'. People always laugh, but... somehow the description fits just fine!

A mother of 2 grown sons, grandmother of 5: I find every obstacle a challenge that empowers me... and grounds me in optimism.

Other Information:
I may be the Queen of the Turtles in terms of visible change, but the changes I'm continuing to make INside are HUGE! Between medication, my stage of life and fibromyalgia there is probably an explanation for my pathetic metabolism; but explanations are no excuse for not being optimistic that persisting will eventually get me to the goals (which do include weight-loss) that I have and will set for myself here at SP.

Life is a journey.
And everything we do enhances our private journeys.

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  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    Don't know if you are still here. So missing the old team of girls lol. Guess it had to happen sooner of later. I can't expect to come back and have things just waiting for me. Times change, teams change and we change. If you are here then sending hugs and blessings. Pam
    326 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    A beach vacation would be nice lol.
    938 days ago
  • v GOANNA2
    Hi Sam. I just want to thank you again for your hospitality and everything you
    did for me. I really appreciate it. I actually got to NYC 30 minutes early.
    Sending you an email. tomorrow is supposed to be 46 and sunny. emoticon

    939 days ago
  • v HAWTGRANNY2014
    Hey Sam are you still here? I just can't me back. This time I need to get back off the weight i regained. Anyway have a great day. Pam
    995 days ago
    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early December. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For the Fall we had Cardio Hoedown, World Series and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Winter challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    998 days ago
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