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Here's to health and happiness in 2019!

I've made many improvements since January 1, 2010, when I first joined SparkPeople, and I'm still working to be a better me. This program helps me to focus more on my health, and I have made many great SparkFriends whose strength, motivation, and encouragement have helped me along this life journey.

Thank you, SparkPeople!

Member Since: 1/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 50,029

My Goals:
~ Get down to a lower weight that will allow me to be healthier and have more energy.
~ Feel better about myself when I look into the mirror.
~ Learn to choose and eat heathier foods for a life-long lifestyle.
~ Keep a positive attitude.
~ Be at peace with myself and my surroundings.
~ For 2019: Journal everyday & bind at least one handmade book a week.

My Program:
~ Earn Spark points by using web search to access "The Daily Motivator" on -- a wonderful resource!
~ Get at least 8 hours of sleep per night.
~ Exercise for at least 10 minutes every day.
~ Stay hydrated.
~ Practice portion control without cutting out favorite foods.
~ Read motivational quotes and articles daily.
~ Remember to be thankful for the progress I've made so far.

Personal Information:
~ I am a retired public librarian living in the hill country in South Texas.
~ I enjoy book arts, mixed-media collage, calligraphy, reading, poetry, gardening, and tea.

Other Information:
My word for the year 2019 is "Intention."

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Pablo Picasso

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do." ~ Rumi

Age should never define your dreams." ~ Priyanka Gupta

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    emoticon so much for reading and commenting on my blog! I appreciate your support! emoticon
    21 hours ago
    emoticon for continuing to read my blog. I did get my cardio today! Will post a blog later about it. Be blessed, and stay safe and healthy! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
    Good morning! emoticon Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog "Things to Do While Sheltering at Home" - glad you enjoyed it or got some ideas. Re your memories - I remember seeing punishments like that at my grammar school when I was a kid. I was too scared to cause problems because I saw what happened to other kids. Amazing any of us survived some of the experiences from our childhood. I also remember a young cousin getting me in trouble with my parents when I was like 7 years old.. she would do something wrong and then blame me. Ugh. emoticon Until she got caught in the act and the charade was over. emoticon Thanks also for the well wishes and prayers for my family. Have a great Sunday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
    Hi there! Happy Saturday! Thanks for reading my 100 Days - Adventurous Hike and Day Close to Home blogs... glad you enjoyed them! Have a great and safe weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen
    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2020 10:40:23 AM
    Hello! emoticon you so much for continuing to read and follow along on my 100 days blog journey. At the moment, I'm glad we are able to get exercise and I pray that doesn't change for any of us. I think we all need to be able to exercise to stay healthy. I also enjoy Lindsey Stirling... such a talented young woman! Wishing you a safe and wonderful Friday! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/27/2020 12:48:38 PM
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