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Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season, no matter what holiday you celebrate, or don't celebrate! I am a Christmas person myself! But, I accept and like to learn about every religion and celebration!

Hi, my name is Melissa. I am nearing 50 (just 6 short months away) and am totally blind from Type I diabetes. BTW, no matter what you read or see, Type I Diabetes cannot be cured by diet and exercise. Diet & exercise can help control it, but as of now, nothing can ...
Wishing you a very Happy & Healthy Holiday Season, no matter what holiday you celebrate, or don't celebrate! I am a Christmas person myself! But, I accept and like to learn about every religion and celebration!

Hi, my name is Melissa. I am nearing 50 (just 6 short months away) and am totally blind from Type I diabetes. BTW, no matter what you read or see, Type I Diabetes cannot be cured by diet and exercise. Diet & exercise can help control it, but as of now, nothing can cure it other than a pancreas transplant!

I teach psychology part time at our local community college and I am a licensed professional counselor, but have not worked as a therapist in awhile now.
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Member Since: 3/28/2008

SparkPoints: 157,931

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My Goals:
My goal over the Christmas holiday is to stay on track, watch my portions and follow my Weight Watchers and 100 Day plan.

My Program:
I am a member of Weight Watchers and I just started the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. I will be using both programs as ways to keep me fit and not gaining over the holidays!

Personal Information:
I am totally blind as a result of Type 1 Diabetes and living the wild life in my younger days! I "celebrated" 45 years of being diabetic this May. I live in lovely South VA and have a wonderful husband and spoiled mutt named Sassy. She is a handful, but it is worth it!

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I love reading and especially enjoy psychological thrillers, mysteries, stories featuring dogs and the occasional occult novel like Stephen King or Dean Koontz. I am an avid belly dancer, but have only recently started to dance again since my mother's death on 12/12/12! I still have not gotten back into belly dancing mostly due to transportation problems since my dad had a stroke in 2013 and he was my ride! I enjoy water! I love swimming, water aerobics, water jogging and more! I walk a mile with leslie Samsone everyday and sometimes more. I actually enjoy exercising! I love summer!! I also try to make it to Curves at least 3 times a week and do the Curves Smart program which pushes me to improve my workout each time! Plus I am an avid follower of Jessica Smith's video workouts!

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KALANTHA
12/16/2014 7:27:53 PM

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There are only 15 days left to make a positive impact on 2014. Here's a shot of motivation to help you close out the year STRONG!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syIm5MHG
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KALANTHA
12/12/2014 3:06:23 PM

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“Get Off The Scale!

You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”

(Steve Maraboli)

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RAWCOOKIE
12/12/2014 2:18:30 PM


Inspirational Poem

Here's the Letting go poem you couldn't read (I cut and paste it for you)

Giving Up, Letting go, and Letting Be
by Hank Dunn


Giving up implies a struggle —
Letting go implies a partnership —
Letting be implies, in reality, there is nothing that separates.


Giving up says there is something to lose —
Letting go says there is something to gain —
Letting be says it doesn’t matter.


Giving up dreads the future —
Letting go looks forward to the future —
Letting be accepts the present as the only moment I ever have.


Giving up lives out of fear —
Letting go lives out of grace and trust —
Letting be just lives.


Giving up is defeat at the hands of suffering
Letting go is victory over suffering
Letting be knows suffering is often in my own mind in the first place.


Giving up is unwillingly yielding control to forces beyond myself—
Letting go is choosing to yield to forces beyond myself —
Letting be acknowledges that control and choices can be illusions.


Giving up believes that God is to be feared —
Letting go trusts in God to care for me —
Letting be never asks the question.



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ROXYZMOM
12/11/2014 6:01:32 PM

There are three different songs that play through the video. I got my first grief share email today! Thanks!!



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WARRIORGIRL121
12/11/2014 3:01:20 PM

Hi Melissa, thanks so much for commenting on my Days 9-10 blogs.. I appreciate your words very much! I am a private person but I don't mind public compliments on Spark... I guess because we're all here for the same reason! I sure do appreciate them and I really appreciated your kind words. I think the difficulty for me is when I'm in a room filled with mostly thin people (which happens on occasion) and someone makes a big to-do over my weight. Then I want to crawl under the table. emoticon But I'm getting better at handling that too... I find it's better to just keep yourself steady and in peace because sometimes people think they're being helpful and sometimes they're being mean because they know it makes you uncomfortable, so it's better to keep a poker face in those situations and just move on like nothing. :) Have an emoticon day! emoticon



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