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Summer 2015 5% CHALLENGE.

I want to be happier, healthier, more "grounded," and less overwhelmed with life.

And I'd really, really, really like to get to onderland.

I will be "on vacation" for about half of the Summer Challenge -- and so part of the challenge is to make this time away from work truly life-giving.

I have been thinking a lot about work/life balance and "sabbath" and how recreation can be re-creation.

Who knows what ...
Summer 2015 5% CHALLENGE.

I want to be happier, healthier, more "grounded," and less overwhelmed with life.

And I'd really, really, really like to get to onderland.

I will be "on vacation" for about half of the Summer Challenge -- and so part of the challenge is to make this time away from work truly life-giving.

I have been thinking a lot about work/life balance and "sabbath" and how recreation can be re-creation.

Who knows what the next year will hold...? But this summertime break is a time to gain strength for the challenges ahead.

I know exercise and eating right help me to live right.
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Member Since: 2/23/2010

SparkPoints: 14,271

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My Goals:
I want to lose weight...gain strength and stamina...and be a more positive, happy, calm person.

My Program:
Diet Plan for the 5% Summer Challenge:
I will eat breakfast, and something healthy every 3-4 hours. I will limit salt-bad fats-and sugars. I will take special care to LIMIT SALT. I will drink A LOT of water. I will write down everything I eat. And I will do all of this during vacation!

Fitness Plan for 5% Summer Challenge:
I will GET UP and MOVE every 30-60 minutes at work...and at least every hour that we're driving on vacation. I will walk for at least 30 minutes/day... and stretch for 20-minutes each evening. I will consciously ENJOY all the extra movement that travel involves (packing and unpacking the car, hauling suitcases, walking at tourist sites, etc., etc.).

Personal Information:
I am 55. I am married (no children). I am a minister. I want to be a happy person with healthy boundaries and work/life balance.

Other Information:
Old habit: when I am overwhelmed, I EAT to isolate.
New habit: self-compassion and breathe, breathe, breathe.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/24/2015 8:42:52 AM

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
-Arnold Bennett
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I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!



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3/10/2015 7:00:49 PM

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Spring is in the air ... a time for planting and nurturing the seeds of our desires.

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MIDGIEDAWN2
2/7/2015 7:54:32 PM

Good luck with your onederland goal.



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NANCYINKANSAS
2/6/2015 10:15:18 PM

Congratulations on being Firecracker of the Day!!! Woo hoo, way to go! Good luck on the weigh in tomorrow. Fingers crossed, you are getting so close to onederland!!! Have a great weekend!

Warmly, Nancy



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MARYDSAN
1/30/2015 3:07:37 AM

Thanks for your encouraging words on my page. I appreciate it!



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