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Anam Thubten



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"When we know how to give rise to this gentle heart, then we are not in a hurry and we no longer have to be antagonistic to ourselves. Rather, we know how to hold this deep trust, we know that the ground of who we are is intrinsically enlightened, already the Buddha, and we have ecstatic compassion."

Anam Thubten ~ The Magic of Awareness

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I maintained ~130 lbs for over two years. Life circumstances (a surfacing schizoaffective disorder, and my ...
"When we know how to give rise to this gentle heart, then we are not in a hurry and we no longer have to be antagonistic to ourselves. Rather, we know how to hold this deep trust, we know that the ground of who we are is intrinsically enlightened, already the Buddha, and we have ecstatic compassion."

Anam Thubten ~ The Magic of Awareness

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I maintained ~130 lbs for over two years. Life circumstances (a surfacing schizoaffective disorder, and my subsequently moving back in with the parents) found me having gained it all back!; so it's back onto spark to tend to business!
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I started making jewelry in 2012: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bracelet-Ch
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Member Since: 5/16/2006

SparkPoints: 50,031

Fitness Minutes: 72,870

My Goals:
+ meditate every day

+ at least a sun salutation

+ walk at least 2 miles/day
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My Program:
+ SWEAT: Burn ~1000 cals/week
walking
hiking
biking
yoga

+ STRENGTH training 3x/week 20 minutes: M,W,F

+ at least am or pm MEDITATION daily

+ make wise lacto-ovo vegetarian choices for my body from ALL FOOD GROUPS; practice moderation, variety, & balance (and GRATITUDE)!

+ drink lemon-WATER, grasshopper....
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Personal Information:
I'm 5'6.5 with a small-medium frame; RECENT MEASUREMENTS:
43.5/35.25/44.75

2007: 195+ lbs; size 16's tight.
(began steadily losing winter '08)

May 2008:
178 lbs
size 14's
waist 37.5" hips 42.5" mom got me a haircut & pedi^^

Sept.2008: 41.5-34-40

October 2008
~163 lbs
size 12's
41.5-33-40
healthy waist-hip ratio; time for yoga pants^^

November 2008:
154lbs
41-32.5-39.25
healthy bmi; begin "source power" yogic arts^^

Winter '09 (1 year since weightloss began):
146 lbs
size 10's
40.5-31-38.25

May 2009:
GWR (133-138)^^
size 6-8's

April 2010:
MWR 128-133
size 4-6
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Feb 2013
205 lbs!!!

178 lbs went by so fast! YAY!

154 lbs

127-133 lbs

Other Information:
~I'm *not* "naturally" flexible--but I'm a yoga teacher.

~I lost 70lbs by gradually making changes I *wanted* to make in my lifestyle (and I'll lose it again the same way).

~I embrace my darkness with my ever new blissful LIGHT.

~I'm proud to be a Yogini-Buddhist-Hindu-Christian-mystery-di
ving-Sponge-for
-Truth (in case there is ever any confusion about that).

~I enjoy beading and jewelry making/repair.

~The surfacing of schizoaffective disorder when I was 30 depressed me into gaining all my weight back--but none of that will stop me.

~I heart kombucha, meditation, hugs, and fire.

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GONABFIT
1/2/2014 12:06:45 PM

Happy New Year! Hope this year brings you joy! :-D



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MTRACHEL
10/15/2013 10:52:44 PM

Brought your beautiful bell words to our Sangha tonight. Thanks again! Rachel



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MTRACHEL
10/3/2013 11:38:43 PM

So glad for your post on the the Thanksgiving community. Rachel



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GONABFIT
8/27/2013 5:33:26 AM

I'm so happy to see you posting and succeeding on Spark!! Congrats on all of your success! I am here and planning to get the scale moving downward too. Congrats on being halfway DONE!

Lets catch up soon :-)



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VALERIEMAHA
7/15/2013 10:57:20 PM

What a surprise...and TREAT...to find your presence in the Thanksgiving Community!
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