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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: 46,299

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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  • v HOBBESIS49
    I did not read what you wrote on my blog about Stress Busting until now. And here it is November 12th. I love this: One of the goals is to help you "discover your soul's purpose and create a life in which all things are within reach."

    I have a CD that I'm starting to listen to on my drives about releasing stress it's a meditative drive. I'll see if the link is still available for me to join in.

    Appreciate the link: https://chopracentermedit

    Thanx again,


    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/12/2019 4:21:23 PM
  • v F8CONE8
    Drive safe. Hugs to you, your aunt and the rest of your family.
    11 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    IMPROVINGME, It was fun to read about your Artist Way experiences. I am thinking that if I go through the book several times that I may too find a way to bring another Artists way circle together. Hang in there with your Auntie! Connect w/ you later
    12 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Evening Hello

    。* 。*✲ Happy✲* 。。✲ New Month of October 2019✲ 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛•*/______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛ ° 。 ° ˚*
    ˚ ˛ •˛• | 田田|門| from My Home to Yours!!!!
    ° 。 ° ˚*° 。 ° ˚*° 。 ° ˚*° 。 ° ˚*° 。 ° ˚*° 。 ° ˚*
    And wishing you Abundant Blessings to you and your family,
    Let’s Keep Sparking On for another great Month ahead. emoticon

    45 days ago
    Thanks so much for reading my spider blog and for the info on the Google Lens for Insect ID... I'll check into that! Have a great day! emoticon
    46 days ago
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