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Each new day is a path of wonder, a different invitation.

I am unlimited.
I take responsibility for my life.
My every action is a conscious choice.
I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on.
I keep focus, and persevere.

Mistakes make the exceptional happen! Nothing is so bad that we cannot learn much from it. Remain strong.

“You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.” THE HANDMAID’S TALE ~ Margaret Atwood

"Enjoy your life; enjoy your body, every ...
I am unlimited.
I take responsibility for my life.
My every action is a conscious choice.
I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on.
I keep focus, and persevere.

Mistakes make the exceptional happen! Nothing is so bad that we cannot learn much from it. Remain strong.

“You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.” THE HANDMAID’S TALE ~ Margaret Atwood

"Enjoy your life; enjoy your body, every minute, every day." Mare Petras

Enjoyed the 2014 Summer 5% challenge so much I signed up for the Fall 2014 5% challenge. Didn't reach my 5 % goal but learned much more about moi! I've lost over 20 pounds since being on Spark and have had a gamut of physical challenges which I realize I may have used as justifications, some anyways, for getting stuck at this plateau. My "favorite" challenge, only because I find it so darn difficult is food tracking.

Above all enjoy each day, be grateful for life, have joy, face each moment without fear.

My goals:
loose 8 pounds and keep it off.
strive for the 80/20 rule. After every meal, feel 80% full.
increase energy.
nutrition and fitness take a priority over screen time
Balance love, spirit, enlightenment as primaries.

My Nutrition Plan:
Mindfully eat nutritionally healthy food in smaller portions. While following the Spark Guide I have some health related restrictions that are a priority as well as improving balances in nutrition I found I was missing last challenge ie folate. Water is a must and usually easy to achieve. Track, track, track!!!

Fitness:
My level of chronic pain determines what gets done. Fortunately walking is usually beneficial in working through the pain or gardening is meditative and allows me to accept the pain. There are days where all I can do is lay down, sleep if possible.

My Fitness Plan:
Exercise every day, depending on pain level. Walking*, yoga, garden, dance with the parrots and play with Tau'ri. Fit a long hike in once a month. Take a break when pain demands. Fit heavy cleaning in as is possible.
*Walk when it’s cold. Walk when it’s hot. Walk when it’s dark. Walk when the sun is rising or setting. Walk when it’s raining. Experience the variability. Life shouldn’t always be a steady 70 degrees. Live a little.
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Member Since: 2/16/2011

My Goals:
Mindfully eat less, confidently move my body more.

Increase energy.

Decrease my pain with movement, weight loss, yoga, meditation, Chakra awareness, breathing exercises.



My Program:
Start where I am, use what I have, do what I can – it will be enough. Have confidence. Never let fear rule.

Daily:
meditate;
yoga session;
walk/be physically active;
laugh;
help someone;
maintain patience with myself.

Question everything and remain open minded.


Personal Information:
I love the taste of food, but I love the taste of life even better!

I am an avid reader, gardener, nature lover, yogi, water spirit.

We share our home with a Blue & Gold Macaw Senegal, and a Border collie mix. They've all rescued us and our lives are better for that.

I have survived more then many thought possible. Each gift of life has been a unique journey towards self-discovery.

I believe in individuality while being one with the universe.

I know my words, thoughts and feelings have value. I am free to feel my emotions and, being human, usually no longer need to protect my sensitivity.


Other Information:
I am grateful for the life I have.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart (Thx TAZIAH)




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DEERLADY45
10/1/2014 7:44:07 AM

Good day to you My dear! i,m glad you will be getting stitches out and soon will have no restrictions and can get back to what you love..!
I can,t do a lot of Yoga but i do what i can... It helps for sure on my stiffness!

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon GODS Garden has been put to sleep last night and i have to admit i am ready a lot of hauling and etc and with my arthritic condition it gets harder.. but not giving up yet just need a rest! Will miss all the gardeners but will still see some..!
Fall is definitely in the air! I know the job of raking won,t be far off and wow what a job it is! i get the most of the leaves hidden( i live in a huge wooded area and the Boy across the street will mow over the remainder but that is two weeks from now! Its a huge yard.. only thing you can do is hide and mow but looks nice when its done
I have some corn shocks, pumpkins etc to decorate my porch ! that is a fun job i will enjoy! Bless you my friend,Bonnie

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Namaste emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon won,t try this pose! OMG!


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JUST_BREATHE08
10/1/2014 12:31:20 AM

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MARGOO_GNU
9/30/2014 10:50:45 PM

I redid the numbers and waffled out of 25 too emoticon I hoping for the 15-20 range also.



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9/30/2014 9:06:54 PM

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BARBIE176
9/30/2014 12:31:27 PM

emoticon It is chilly and dreary outside again this morning so I am trying to practice this quote by Anthony J. D'Angelo:

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."

So, here is some emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to brighten your day and mine! Have a Terrific Tuesday! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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