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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. - Maya Angelou

Hello my Sparkpeople! I have taken many steps forward, and many steps back. I am here to learn how to love and respect myself with good food and plenty of movement and make that a habit that sticks.

I am committed to living a healthy lifestyle because I want to live a long, healthy and active life.

I hope you will join me for this journey. Let's support each other, because we're all in this together!

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Hello my Sparkpeople! I have taken many steps forward, and many steps back. I am here to learn how to love and respect myself with good food and plenty of movement and make that a habit that sticks.

I am committed to living a healthy lifestyle because I want to live a long, healthy and active life.

I hope you will join me for this journey. Let's support each other, because we're all in this together!

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Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

- Max Ehrmann
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Member Since: 7/25/2007

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My Goals:
Eat for nutrition, not for emotion.
Be active everyday, no excuses.
Make peace with my body.

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I live in the mid-Hudson Valley in NY with my loving fiance and a sweet kitty cat. It is a lovely area with plenty of opportunities to be active and outdoors. I love to travel and have a mile long bucket list. I'm an avid reader of books that transport me to a different place and/or get me thinking from new perspectives.

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CMONCHERY11
1/18/2014 7:50:30 PM

Hi Maria, I just read you last blog and was touched by your willingness to share such a touching and personal story. I have and currently have similar issues with food and was inspired by your choice to leave Sparkpeople for you well-being. I too live in the Hudson Valley and would love to chat from time to time if you were looking for a friend. Good luck on your journey to a better you.



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12/31/2013 12:31:27 PM

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HAVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.



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SHAKENMA
12/11/2013 11:53:30 AM

One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.

SOPHOCLES, Oedipus at Colonus

Happy Hump Day Wednesday!
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TEENY_BIKINI
11/25/2013 11:39:08 AM

Hey gorgeous! Have a great holiday. Relaxing and fun!

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SHAKENMA
11/19/2013 10:23:23 PM

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