AQUAGIRL08
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This little minx is Missile. Her birthday is 2/28/2013. She is Razzle's slightly older sister.



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This sweetie is Razzle. She is a snuggle dog.


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This is a healthy way of life not a diet. Getting rid of the diet mentality isn't easy! This adjustment to my thinking is difficult.

For some reason, I thought that just losing weight would make my life the life I have always wanted. In order to do that, I have to learn to love myself as I am at any weight first. Exercise makes me feel good and gives me confidence but the major part of weight loss is between my ears. Getting into the nitty gritty of my emotional issues and changing my thoughts about myself is an ongoing project.

Some of my biggest challenges have come from trying to be active when injured. It can be done with many modifications and lots of patience. I've recently become a big fan of Silver Sneakers at my gym. I've got four joint replacements and I'm amazed that I can still work out!

My small piece of advice is:

Never give up on yourself! You are worth fighting for!




Member Since: 8/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 269,797

My Goals:
Learn to eat for nutrition instead of medicating myself with food

Log food daily

Learn to pay attention to my body's

Earn 100,000 Fitness Minutes. Achieved 4/3/2012

Earn 100,000 Spark Points
Achieved 2012

2013 yearly goal of 20,000 fitness minutes Met 08/ 2013

Earn 200,000 Spark Points
Achieved 10/20/2014

Earn 200,000 Fitness Minutes Achieved 3/4/2016

Earn 300,000 Spark Points
Achieved 5/5/2016

Earn 300,000 Fitness Minutes

Earn 400,000 Spark Points
November 2017

Earn 400,000 Fitness Minutes.


My Program:
I will use food to nourish instead of using it to medicate myself.

I will drink 8 + cups water daily.

I will eat 5+ fruits/veggies daily.

I will add anti-inflammatory foods to my eating plan .

I will do some sort of cardio for 10+ minutes 7 days a week .

I will keep a food diary daily either written or online.

I will get 7+ hours of sleep per day.

I will pace my activities daily.

I will pay attention to pain levels daily.

I will be kind to myself if I slip up and will get right back on my program.



Personal Information:
I'm a retired teacher who still loves to learn new things.

I am an optimist and refuse to dwell on the past. It is better to learn from it and move on.

I love animals. Their love is unconditional!

Doing creative activities always lifts my mood and I'm already a happy person to begin with!


Other Information:
I enjoy:
Reading, word jumbles, letter sudokus, crafts, helping other people, music, creative healthy cooking, exercising with modifications, using my brain, being creative, acting silly/laughing, and learning new things.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Humans are the only creatures w/the ability to create love: YOU can create love! Mauricio Kamadeva
    8 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Smile. It releases endorphins, makes you prettier and makes you happier. Katherine Boyer
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Are you going to allow your current struggle or painful past to make you bitter or better? Jimmy Burgess
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~A Few Letters To Santa~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa
    Mommy says that you only bring presents for the good little boys. That isn't fair.
    Dear Santa,
    How old are you? Is your first name really Santa? Can I be an elf next year?
    Who is your favorite kid? How do you fit all those toys in your sleigh?
    Dear Santa,
    How did you meet Mrs. Clause? Do you go to the bathroom at people's houses?
    Do the elves work all year or what? I also want a picture of you, and your signature,
    Dear Pere Noel,
    Could you come early this year? I've been really super good,
    but I don't know if I can last much longer. Please hurry.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa,
    How do you pay for everything? How do you pay your elves?
    Are you rich, or do you make stuff magically or what?
    Dear Father Christmas,
    I wish you could leave a puzzle under the tree for me. And a toy for my sister.
    Then she won't want to play with mine and I can have it to myself.
    Dear Santa,
    Please give me a doll this year. I would like her to eat, walk,
    do my homework, and help me clean my room.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa,
    I would like just one of everything.
    Dear Santa,
    I lost my list of toys, so please just send me the stuff that you forgot from last year.
    Dear Father Christmas,
    What should I leave for your reindeer to eat? Do they like cookies, or carrots?
    My mom won't let me bring hay into the living room.
    Dear Santa,
    I need a new skateboard for Christmas. The one I got now crashes too much.
    Band-aids would be OK too.
    emoticon emoticon Have you written your letter to Santa yet? emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a good "letter writing day" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I made myself a snowman emoticon emoticon
    As perfect as could be. emoticon
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet, emoticon
    and let it sleep with me. emoticon
    I made it some pajamas, emoticon
    And a pillow for its head. emoticon
    Then last night it ran away, emoticon
    But first,...it wet the bed. emoticon

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    This made me smile....hope it makes you smile too!!

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    4 days ago
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