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2018 ~ Continuing to move forward, balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle with staying present, thankful, positive with growing awareness that "knowledge is power. What we think and believe is more powerful than we realize".


2017~ Is all about Choices...My choices. I know I must continue Sparking and making those daily choices that I set in place in 2016 that help me to be as fit and healthy as possible to maintain my goal weight.

2016 ~ My goals this year are:
To slow down, be mindful when eating my food ~ focusing on plant based, whole foods, avoiding sugar and processed foods. . Add more steps to my day.

Keep challenging myself by taking classes in yoga teacher training, add more fun exercise with bike.riding,swimming...

I will try my best everyday to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. NO more beating myself up and NO more quitting...ever.

"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" Japanese proverb

Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 149,890

My Goals:
"It's not the mountain we conquer,
But ourselves." unknown

Maintain between 147 to 153

May 14, 2013 I completed part 1 of a 3 part yoga teacher training program

2015~ Completed 2nd part of yoga teacher training

Earned CYI credential~ Certified yoga instructor

2016~Taking part 3 of yoga teacher training

2017~Continue teaching yoga and water aerobics

Reach out to others to encourage and be encouraged for success.

To get light enough, fit enough and strong enough to play tennis again!

My Program:
Most critical for maintenance is little to no sugar, white flour or processed foods. I do eat some but I start to crave them and to gain if I eat very much. I have free range eggs almost everyday. I get most of my fat from avocados, (lucky to have my own much of the year) olive or coconut oil. I eat as many veggies as possible and a lot of seasonal fruits.

I track steps and have a goal of 10K daily which I meet much of the time but NO beating myself up when I do not.

Visit SP daily

Plant based diet

Cultivate healthy life style habits like drinking enough water, less snacking and intuitive eating. Food Tracking when necessary for challenges or weight creep.

Exercise~Water aerobics, yoga, strength training, walking

Big fan of foam roller

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  • v DEBBIE3965
    Hello! Hope you are doing well today. I have been cheating in the food department. Working so hard. They brought all my art history classes back plus a world cultures class. I am now teaching five classes a semester. Guess I can start fixing up the house. :O) Hope your foot is better. I am looking forward to spring. Enjoy the week! emoticon
    3 days ago
    Thanks! I did on both counts! and emoticon for the emoticon
    4 days ago
    Thanks for the Spark Goodie, Maria. Those Irish seem to have a wonderful way of sending Best Wishes! On Saturday, St. Patty's Day, we attended an Irish Party that was a money making event for the huge Irish Festival we have every September. There is actually a dance school that teaches the Irish dances and the girls did a wonderful dance performance for the event. One of the girls is even going to Sweden this spring for a national competition!
    4 days ago
    Thank you for the rainbow. I hope your are having a great weekend! emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v PAMBROWN62
    emoticon Thank you for my goodie. It started my day off with a smile. Wishing you much success with the Spring challenge. I am taking a break to concentrate on my journey but I will be back in the Fall. Keep moving forward and I wish you continued success.
    5 days ago
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