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Lori at home on January 25, 2013 (230 lbs., 37 released)

Our Sweet, Sweet Suki (Shar-pei) (Aug. 26, 1998-June 13th, 2012) Always Loved; Always Remembered

Lori at Blue River Feb. 10th, 2013 (227; 40 lbs. released)


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LOVE ~ LAUGH ~ LIVE ~ repeat :)

No Bad Days - Only Opportunities :)

There is Learning in Everything

Acceptance is the Key to Serenity

TOGETHER, We Can Achieve Our Goals !!

Member Since: 8/3/2012

Fitness Minutes: 2,655

My Goals:
Move, Stretch, Journal, Meditate, Laugh, and Enjoy my days

Track Nutrition and Exercise each day

Seek Balance

Spend Time Alone, Spend Time with Other People

My Program:
Wake up to SparkPeople and track my progress and choices

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day

Exercise every day

Create/try new recipes

Seek the Wisdom of other people - this makes me smarter and more efficient, and keeps me on my path to Health

Personal Information:
Born in Phoenix, AZ in 1968. Moved to Oregon Coast when I was 2. Grew up in the small town of Waldport. Moved to central Willamette Valley 1988. Have 2 sons, ages 18 and 10. Divorced in 2002. Married for 10+ yrs to my forever soul mate. We share an ancient Gaelic/Pagan, Native American heritage. Graduated from college w/ a B.S. in Botany and a Minor in Writing June 2010. Husband's job loss, his serious health issues and mine resulted in our family of 3 being homeless for 11 months - but we just moved in to a beautiful townhouse apartment next to 2 parks, and we LOVE it! Have struggled with being overweight my entire life (from infancy), and am so very grateful to SparkPeople !! The time has arrived for me to finally stay on the path to true Health and Happiness.

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Permaculture and Spirituality (which is NOT religion) are guiding principles in my life.

Nature is the Center of my being.

I love to journal, read historical fantasy novels, walk with my Sweetheart in Nature, meditate and create...

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  • v SURVIVOR61
    What you Dare to Dream, Dare to Achieve and All things are Possible through Christ Jesus!
    24 days ago
    Hi emoticon have a good weekend
    1209 days ago
  • v KEITH39
    Saw the Blue River photo. My family and I camp up there each year for 3-4 days. I travel over to Central Or more often than I like to think. Love some of the Mckenzie trail and the Mt Jefferson and Hoodoo areas for backpacking. I take it that the Mckenzie area is also a favorite of yours also. Hopefully you and yours have the time to soak up more of the natural vibes in that area!!

    1211 days ago
  • v GMO_JEN
    Thank you for the support on my blog. Thank you for the reminder- I don't think people are ever as kind to yourself as you are to others-and I am definetly one of those people! Love to encourage others, but so not good at encouraging myself.

    You hang in there too-acceptance is hard, but as long as we keep pushing, I am sure we'll get there.
    1212 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I've done the same. Now, let's support each other and make 2013 the year we really make progress toward our goals!!
    1213 days ago
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