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day 3 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 1/5/2017day 3 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 1/12/2017day 3 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/13/2017day 3 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/21/2017day 5 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/22/2017day 5 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/23/2017day 7 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 1/24/2017day 7 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/25/2017day 10 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/27/2017day 10 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 1/28/2017Beginning of my journey...photo from a travel visa.day 14 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 1/31/2017day 14 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/1/2017day 21 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/7/2017day 21 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/8/2017day 25 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/11/2017day 25 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/12/2017day 30 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 2/16/2017day 30 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 2/17/2017day 50 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 3/8/2017day 50 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 3/9/2017What a difference 120 lbs can make. Still working on reaching my goal but this is me then and now.
For those with large goals, I've been in your shoes. I know how impossible it may feel at the start. Just take it one day and one pound at a time. Back then, I didn't think I could do it either. Now, I know we all have the strength to accomplish our goals and dreams. Be strong! You CAN do it! ðŸ’ªðŸ™‚Then and now (3/16/17)Pretty much sums it up. ðŸ™‚Thanks to the one that posted yesterday that the local Walmart had these for $10!
Score! Over 50% off. Happy to add another piece of equipment to my home gym!This is proof of how getting real about removing cheat foods can have a result. As of January, I stopped 'treating' myself to the occasional sugary treat or other junk food. I eat almost no processed food anymore.
If you aren't seeing results, get real about what you are eating...it might make a difference for you as well. Or if you do still want certain 'treats' understand how they may be affecting your results. My day consisted of a long trip t(100+ miles!) to the bookstore where I stocked up on some great health and meditation books. Got a workout lugging those around the store...and still got in 70 minutes of regular exercise. Awesome day!is saying this is MOTIVATIONAL Monday! What are you doing to light a fire in yourself and in others?Make this MOTIVATIONAL Monday and renew the fire within yourself! Spent some time juicing a quart of daily green juice as well as a quart of fresh carrot juice. I use them as a healthy base for my smoothies. No added chemicals or sugars. Yum!! â˜ºï¸â˜ºï¸
This green juice is two very large cumcumbers, 4-5 stalks of celery and two apples. Plus, about an 1/8 cup of lemon juice. Use 1 cup of the juice as your smoothie base.declares this TRANSFORMATION Tuesday. Renew your mindset and transform your life. is declaring this Wisdom Wednesday. : Make this a Wisdom Wednesday. Learn a new wisdom for yourself and share a wisdom with another. Here is a great quote from Jaimie Buckingham:
The risk-free life is a victory-free life. It means life-long surrender to the mediocre and that is the worst of all possible defeats.
So fellow Sparkers, risk believing you can reach your goal. The journey might not be easy but the reward at the end is going to be so worthy of that journey. ðŸ™‚So this is me this morning. Off to visit my dad first as he turns 93 today. But, see that black pounce by my waist? That is my chemo pump. When I get back, I plan to work out.
So, still think you can't find the energy to roll out of bed and get a workout in? (By the way...chemo makes me gain weight...so I am fighting even harder to continue my weightloss journey.)Says Good Day to everyone and lets make this a try harder Thursday. Reap the benefits of effort!is focusing on rebuilding energy today..is bouncing back and ready to be a ray of sunshine.When you face a moment where you are waiving in your commitment or are thinking of giving in to a temptation, just remember that you ARE strong enough to persevere. And, you are so very worthy of living the life you want. Hang in there...be kind to yourself and to your body. ðŸ’ªðŸ™‚is saying to renew your spirit this bright Sunday.You are strong and you have the power within you to meet every challenge and to rise higher. BELIEVE in your power to persevere. You are worth it.is saying to start this week off reminding yourself that you are amazing and can do anything!Actually a rather happy shopping day. Down a pant size, bought some small tops for the first time in years and, best of all, trying on a swimsuit didn't actually suck. LOL.
Bought a couple of tankini tops and a black bottom. I've not owned a swimsuit in yeeeeaaaars. Since I now know my suit size, I'm planning to order a designer one piece I saw online. Looking forward to doing laps and water aerobics again. I've missed the swimming pool. It'll be a nice change from my normal cardiois saying to pick a a goal or a challenge for today and turn it up!says making this a Winning Wednesday. Pick something that is hindering you and find a way past it. says make this Winning Wednesday. Pick something that has been hindering you and find a way past it. is happy it's Tankful Thursday. When we are thankful, we are happier. When we are happy, we make healthier choices. So, find an attitude of gratitude for every situation today. is saying to make this a Fearless Friday. Do something that you e been afraid of and that has been holding you back.Says to make this a Saturday for seeking. Seek the Lamb, seek a more fulfilling life, seek better health. Seek and you WILL find. Believe you can have a better life. says Happy Easter...and avoid those sugary treats and remember your health goals. :-)day 90 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/17/2017is saying let's make this an awesome week!I went to leave for the gym this morning. When I opened my door, these were on the porch with no note. Made me smile the entire drive to the gym. ðŸ™‚ðŸ˜Žsays to make every day more awesome than the one before. Simply be a better person today in some small way. :-)day 90 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 4/18/2017Well day 1 of chemo round #6..,exhaustion from the meds and light leg cramps. BUT...got my 30 min in. And yes, I am taking care of myself... The exhaustion is the meds trying to mess with my head because I get plenty of sleep. Merely posting to show others that if you want something bad enough, you CAN find the will to do it. I feel much more alert after getting my workout in. Nothing is impossible. Fight for what you want. You DO have the power. This is messy ol me right now.is saying to make this a no whine Wednesday. Make a difference or choose a better attitude. Only you control how you choose to react.is saying to be thankful today for where you are. And keep moving forward toward your goals and dreams.is saying to make this a Fearless Friday. You ARE stronger than you think. Rise above fear.This was something I created last year. Somewhere out there is someone who needs this message today. Be strong...fly. ðŸ™‚says to use this Saturday to find a moment of sanctuary. It will fuel your inner warrior.says to make this a SOULful Sunday. Let joy and peace fill your heart and then flow over into others.declares this 'Make it Happen Monday'. If you want it, go for it!is saying to make it a Take Charge Tiuesdsy and to intentionally work toward what you desire.So I woke up early today so I can make the 20 mi drive to the gym for my aqua class and I awoke to my cockapoo bouncing with joy. Although, I think she was mostly looking forward to her good morning treat...which she only gets by rolling over. So, I think the moral of this story is to look forward to your morning treat then rollover out of bed and get it. LOLis enjoying Wisdom Wednesday...says to be true to yourself today. Don't let others twist your tutu.day 100 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 4/27/2017Never give up. Those tiny changes for the better each day WILL eventually show up if you keep fighting for what you want. Be strong! ðŸ’ªðŸ’ªsays it's Fearless Friday...face it with passion and fire in your heart!day 100 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 4/28/2017My favorite spot on my walk. I love rivers and the sound of running water. sad as a Continuation of yesterday's msg, explore what makes your soul happy. When it's happy and peaceful, your goals become obtainable. :-)is saying as a continuation of yesterday's msg, find what gives your soul peace and happiness. Then, your goals become obtainable and sustainable. Here's to soulFULL Saturday. :-)says if you want a happy soul, part of that is uncovering that childlike spirit inside you again. Unless we be like children.....says to start of your Monday with fired up motivation!Truth! As long as you keep fighting toward your desired life/goal weight, you ARE winning even if results seem slow sometimes. Don't give up on yourself because you ARE worth fighting for and you WILL win if you don't give up.
Medically speaking, I should toss in the towel but I refuse to, I will keep fighting because my will is strong. ðŸ’ª So, rise and stand! Push on!says it's try harder Tuesday. Whatever is happening today, try harder to give it your best. says to make this a WONDER FULL Wednesday. Bring out your inner child and delight in seeing things anew again.says most call this a Thirsty Thursday. I view it a bit differently...is declaring this Friendly Friday. This is truly a great site with many great people encouraging one another. is declaring this Friendly Friday. This is truly a great site with many great people encouraging one another. is feely sassy today...watch out world!says these are the keys to a SoulFULL Sunday...and life in general. It's one of the signs I've made from salvaged wood & it hangs in my living room.is hoping all your good qualities and hopes continue & increase. Make this Monday AWESOME!!Part of my exercise today was loading bags of mulch into my car then spreading it around my flower bed. And, I moved a few decorative rocks from my storage pile to the flower bed. So happy things are finally emerging after the winter.
Need to go back for more mulch as I have another bed to fill in. Plus I need several paving blocks to fill in around my fire pit. So back to the store after my aqua classes tomorrow. ðŸ™‚ðŸ’ªsays to make this a triumphant Tuesday. You CAN do it!!is saying to make this a Witty Wednesday. Humor spreads good feelings around and laughter is always a wonderful thing. 😜😜is saying to just feel awesome today...is saying to be focused on your good qualities today. And, always be funny!My cherry trees are breaking out in blossoms. â˜ºï¸is hoping everyone has sunshine is their soul this beautiful Saturday!says to be kind today and always. Your simple kindness might be a great kindness to someone who really needed it.says to find the blessings in today!isays its Wisdom Wednesday...fill your hearts and minds full with truth!says it's Wisdom Wednesday! Fill your hearts & minds with pure truth and share that truth & joy with others. Everyone benefits. :-Dsays everyday can be amazing if we face it with the right attitude.says to have a Fun Friday....and please do not eat skinny people. They have feelings too. LOLis hoping everyone is greeting the day like this!is hoping everyone just lets their 'freak flag' fly. Just be who you are and don't care so much if others think you are weird. Personally, I'm am quite goofy at heart and it makes me happy!Keep pushing no matter how slow it seems. You'll be one step closer each time you push forward instead of giving up. And, always look back to remind yourself that you are better today than you were yesterday or a month ago. You ARE worthy and can reach for your dreams.says for those that were interested, this was the handbag I treated myself to last week. First one I bought on 7 years. I also got a matching wallet.is saying go stretch your limits today. Reach for whatever it is that you truly want. Take Monday by the horns and show it who is boss!day 125 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 5/22/2017says everyone has the ability to inspire someone today. Look for the opportuniy to brighten someone's day. day 125 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 5/23/2017says it's time for Wisdom Wednesday...is doing my best to dance. Could use some prayers...been feeling really bloated & sluggish. Need that to go away so I get e edgy back again. Thank you!is doing my best to dance. I could use prayers...feeling bloated & sluggish for a few days now. I need to get my energy back again. Thank you! is hoping everyone has a great Ftiday.thanks everyone for the well wishes and prayers. Looking forward to getting my stamina back and hopping on the treadmill again!is saying thank you to all those who died protecting our country and freedom. I personally have family members who fought in WWI, WWII and Vietnam. They came home safely when so many did not.is still here. Just not up to replying or posting lately. Not feeling well...ill be having another paracentesis tomorrow so I'll hopefully be able to breath again.isday 5 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 6/20/2017is feeling even better. Took a short walk in my yard. Here is me in my wig with feathers.Just a reminder that you ALL have a warrior inside you. BELIEVE in yourself and rise and stand to fight another day!is happy watching my new companions. They make me smile with their antics...robo hamsters.is wishing a happy Monday to everyone. Monday is a great day to renew positivity and spark a great week.is reminding everyone to look at life's happenings as challenges to rise to our best rather than seeing them as roadblocks. We are overcomers!says to always keep your bounce. :-DSays there is always something good to be found in each day. Be mindful enough to recognize them. :-Dsays because this is the month we celebrate America's independence, I'm sharing one of the patterns I designed. says to take a breath and find that deep well of peace that God keeps overflowing.says this is very true. You have to believe that you WILL succeed are the doubts and self sabotages will creep in.says this is very true. You have to believe you WILL succeed or the doubts and self sabotages will creep in. You are strong!hopes that each of you remember you are all a valuable star. says here is Wednesday's wisdom.is saying you are stronger than you may believe. Choose to be warrior for yourself and rise to your personal challenges! is saying you are stronger than you may believe. Choose to be warrior for yourself and rise to your personal challenges!day 21 of my streak for "Log in to SparkPeople every day" earned 7/6/2017is saying if you want to be drying this weekend, put on the most fashionable item in the arsenal. Here it is:is saying to get your style on. Here is the one thing that always looks good and never goes out of fashion. Ready for it? Here it is:says when your heart is pure and your attitude is positive, the world will respond.eishes everyone to feel this way today. You are more blessed than you realize.hopes everyone feels this way today. Blessings abound...feel them.hopes everyone feels this way today. Blessings abound...feel them.says to remember how far you've come from where you were. You are stronger than you may realize.#deliciousdailmoment. Everyday I am more determined than ever to beat cancer and prove to others that fight determines your life. In the meantime, I continue to do my best to inspire others. We are all stronger than we may believe in a single moment but when you push through, you become powerful. We all have a warrior inside wanting to emerge! challenges everyone to practice unconditional love today. Someone in your path today just needs to feel accepted and loved.says these are the three simple rules to getting the life you desire. You must act...it doesn't just happen magically.says it's a day to practice gratitude.says this is my motto and my strength. The reason I am awarrior.day 14 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 10 minutes per day" earned 7/14/2017is saying to always stay positive. Yes, there will be valleys but that is just a temporary spot on your journey to the top of the mountain.is hoping you have a blessed Sunday. sets to practice humor always remember to inhale/exhale to relieve stress.is hoping that everyone understands there is always hope if you have faith to help you through the darkness. Everything works together for good.is hoping everyone realizes that they are here for a purpose and you have everything you need to fulfill it.isays this is truth. Only you can change your life.says this is truth. Only you have the power to change your life. No one can do it for you.says to start loving yourself this very day. When you love yourself and allow yourself to be uniquely you, life becomes more joyful.says when you can enjoy the little things, your life will be much richer.Some have asked about my projects. This is the latest...a shabby chic brooch on a card. There will be more such as flowers and butterflies.says to learn to become the storm...Yep...this says it all. Use what seems like a set back and use it to rise even stronger.says even when thingsmay seem dark, there is a reason for this moment. The lesson is maybe just there to test you for higher things. So, always be grateful and things will be better.says this is true. You are never guaranteed a tomorrow so make today count.wonders what you have done to inspire or help another this week. Giving to others is a good way to not give in to bitterness.says my dad died early this morning. I'm glad he passed peacefully but my heart is broken at the moment. 😢🙏is peaceful this morning. We may lose loved ones but if they believed, we will see them again.says this is the key to a happier life. You cantremsin miserable when you are helping or inspiring others. says if you want a happier life, wake up looking for ways to help or inspire others.says this is so true. Today, look around you and see what you may have been missing. Beauty is all around us...all the time.says there is truth in this..our home lies elsewhere. Many will search but fre will find. I'm rather melancholy but I find solace that my dad is home again.Says this is truth. Many but few will find. says many will search but few will find. https://youtu.be/YxeiDbMVDn4says to always be a positive force in this world. You never know how much a simple kindness could mean to another.says this is probably the greatest man I'll ever know. My dad. Buried today with military honors at the end. Taps moved me to tears.says not my usual but how I feel at the moment. Sometimes we may lose the battle but can still win the war.
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