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Welcome to my SparkPeople Page! I'm sharing my journey toward great health as a way to keep motivated, honor my commitments, celebrate my wins and track my progress. Take a peek and offer some thoughts. I like encouragement! Rather than big, lofty steps, I'm going for smaller, more consistent changes. All acts, big and small, count in the end. Cheers!

Member Since: 6/2/2007

My Goals:
To have a strong, healthy body that operates optimally, resists diseases, and allows me to live an active life.

-Reduce waist measurement to 31.5 inches
-Wear a size 8
-Be consistently slim, trim, and toned.
-Master healthy eating.
-Have strong arms, abs, back and legs.
-Rock some outfits I've always wanted to wear.

My Program:
1200-1500 a day (1733 maintains current weight)

Stop eating after 8pm

40 mins, 4x a week with HIIT and/or yoga

20 mins, 2x a week strength training.

Meet 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
Eat a vegetarian meal 2x a week.
Avoid sugar and white foods.

Get and give support, and reward myself as I progress.

Personal Information:
It is time to live the life of my dreams now.

I take it day by day, meal by meal.

I make conscious choices aligned with my intention to honor my body temple.

Small daily decisions turn into habits that will keep me healthy and strong for the rest of my life.

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Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
- Kahlil Gibran

How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
- Trina Paulus

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  • v GREENEYES_42
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I appreciate it and good luck on your journey!
    586 days ago
    Thanks for your support!

    1082 days ago
    Thank you for reading my blog 'send some prayers my way'. Thank you for the prayers and for the vote of confidence.
    PS: SIL is sister-in-law. Sorry about the ambiguity of terms used. I now realize that SIL could also mean son-in-law.

    1115 days ago
    Glad to know I'm not alone, Julia. Next time I'm with family, I'll be mindful that there are probably many of us feeling the pull to join the crowd, playing out various rationales in our mind to make it okay to abandon our program:" just this once,"(that one's getting old!); "I'm never gonna finish my program anyway"; or "I'll eat less tomorrow."

    I like your strategy of focusing on the pay-off. Smaller pants? Yes!!! Feeling lighter, being stronger, practicing new habits, AND definitely fitting into some of my favorite clothes from sizes past.
    Let's make 2013 THE year to finally just do this. Cheers! emoticon
    1432 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/31/2012 2:04:14 AM
    I related to your comment on the holiday eating thread. I do not like abandoning my SP philosophy either when eating with family or friends. I get a little jealous that everyone is eating large portions and I want to eat what I want and as much as I want..till I get that food high feeling. Especially Italian places's difficult to say no to myself. But I too want to be slimmer and healthier. Well, a new year ahead and I plan to crack down on myself when I'm eating out. More salad and water... and more envisioning myself in smaller pants size. Good luck..thanks for your comment. I'll remember it at the next dining out challenge. :) Happy New year!
    1433 days ago
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