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I've been gone few years. Doing well and feeling the tug back to the Sparkpeople community.

Member Since: 3/17/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,850

My Goals:
My goal is to adopt and maintain a healthier overall lifestyle. I also need to lose 25 pounds, although I've made my current goal 15 lbs. Maybe if I attempt this in smaller bites, I'll have some success.
Met Goal #1: 15 lbs. gone!
Onto Goal #2...lose 5 more.
Run a 5K - Done. 6/16/13
(walked some)
Run a 5K without walking.

My Program:
Recently joined Orange Theory Fitness. I only go twice a week, so I need to supplement with cardio and strength training on my own for the other days of the week.

Personal Information:
My name is Sharon and this is my third try at sticking to the Spark Program. I feel more determined this time. I've decided that with two teenage boys, who are quite busy with their own lives, and one husband, who is also very busy working and following his dreams, I need to start focusing on myself a bit.

I'm an elementary school Reading Specialist and Dyslexia Specialist. I feel that what I do is valuable, although I don't always feel valued. I try to overlook that part of the job and focus on my students. They are great!

I grew up on Long Island, but moved to Pennsylvania as a very young adult. I've been here ever since.

I'd love to connect with other middle-aged women who have succeeded in making positive changes in their weight and in their lives.

Other Information:
I began my streak on Jan. 20, 2014. Drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise for at least 10 minutes everyday.

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    Here are some special emoticon to get you through the day. Always remember you are not alone. This journey is long and slow, if we are going to do it successfully and healthy! It is a lifestyle change and not a diet. And it's OK to lose the UMPH to get MOVIN' again and be on the right track.

    But, WE ARE SO WORTH IT, so continue the struggle. And, know with confidence that with each step you take---you are moving closer to your
    ultimate goal!!! Keep challenging yourself! emoticon


    2380 days ago
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    “Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day.
    Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
    Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Today Is The Only Day That Matters." Make the most of your day!
    2576 days ago
    Thank you for your kind open door gift, Sharon, and your warm wishes on this next chapter of Pierre and my life together. :)

    Sadly, our getting married doesn't change a lot, so I'm continuing the hoop-jumping, attempting to get a new work permit... we shall see how things go.

    Back on the treadmill today after an exercise hiatus. So ready to be able to be outside more, as I'm sure you are, as well.

    Sending hugs your way.
    2578 days ago
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    Good Morning Sharon

    Welcome Back SPARKing.... Thanks for stopping by...

    in answer to your question...

    I start each day... with prayer and meditation... then choose a focus point... that helps bring me back to the positive in any given situation...

    also... To keep from creating a state of denial... I also deal with what ever issues come up during my morning meditations... I acknowledge them ... some I come up with dicisions.. then I CHOOSE my focus point to put my energies into....

    and when it comes to loosing weight... I figure my weight is a reflection of what is going on inside me.... so I am working on the inside along side working on the outside of myself..

    I hope that helped in answer to the question...

    Wishing you all the best...

    BLESSings ALLways ~Deby
    2584 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2014 10:31:23 AM
    Thanks for the nice comments. Added you, too! Best wishes for your continued success!
    2585 days ago
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