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Part 1 - My word of the year for 2017 is BELIEVE. Somewhere along the line in 2016 I lost my belief in me, what I can do, who I can be. This year I will direct my actions into BELIEVING in myself. That will start with achieving my goals for the year and for our 5% Challenges.

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland
What I've learned are challenging things for me:
1. I don't take care of need a plan to do that.
2. I am in control of my work hours so I need to learn to say "no."
3. I need to be my best advocate - particularly at work but also with friends.
4. That it is okay to not make everything better for everyone else.
5. Motivation to take care of me needs work.

What I know works:
1. I feel good about me after walking with my neighbor.
2. I need time away from people associated with work, even if they have become friends.
3. Morning meditation helps start the day on the right side.
4. Quiet time at home with Katie is healing.
5. When I eat healthy, I feel healthy.

The Plan:
1. Scheduling at least 2 morning walks per week.
2. Do strength training 4 days per week
3. Spending time with friends not affiliated with work.
4. My first 15 minutes of the day (after feeding Katie) will be spent in meditation.
5. Keep healthy snacks on hand.
6. Plan healthy meals at least 24 hours ahead.

This is my 2017 Winter 5% Challenge Plan.
"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 33,612

My Goals:
1. Affection for self
2. Eat healthy - 3 smaller meals plus 3 snacks daily.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Do 15 minutes of strength training 4 days per week.
5. Do 30 minutes of focused walking at least 2 days per week.
6. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings through blogging.

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(These are my words of the year for 2008-2017.)

�The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

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    SO good to see you!!! I hope you're doing well. BTW... my dad spent much of his later years writing about Camille Pissarro. :-) He wrote a biography on him and several articles as follow-up. How are you???
    70 days ago
    emoticon Mauri! I am just stopping by to let you know how happy I am that we are both still traveling emoticon with the Casual Travelers. It is so good to see familiar faces when we board the emoticon . I hope we both reach our goals this challenge! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    73 days ago
    emoticon Missing drinking virtual coffee with you in the CT Coffee Chat Room. emoticon I sure enjoyed the real thing. Let's Rock this challenge. We Can do it! emoticon emoticon
    73 days ago
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    It’s My Life – Bon Jovi

    “It’s my life. And it’s now or never”. We only have one life, why procrastinate on the things that matter?

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    74 days ago
    I think we are finally done with the white stuff, sure hope so. Today is beautiful, sun and heading towards the 60's and by Monday 70, then we have rain coming in and then will be down in the mid 50's, better than snow. It's a nice day for GD's baby shower.

    So sorry John lost his fur baby.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    77 days ago
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