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It has been over two years ago, that I began this wonderful Spark adventure. I have successfully lost sixty pounds and as of the beginning of September 2011, I have been in maintenance for one year. Today, I switched my tricker to a maintenance ticker. I can say this new me is real. The way I eat, the way I think, the way I exercise and the way I look, have all changed. I am delighted! I really love the transformation!

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. I am stepping into my future each day as I build a foundation of health and joy with a commitment to physical activities and wonderful healthy food while making connections with new Spark Friends.

This is the next great adventure in my life. I want it to be the best it can be. Join me in a celebration of life as we transform ourselves with love and gratitude into exactly who we want to be.

Member Since: 7/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 70,140

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Eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts. Eating mostly low-glycemic superfoods Following the PACE training program with additional cardio and strength training Using visualization to strengthen my intentions and connect with my body. Using meditations and other relaxation techniques for stress reduction.

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Stepping stones on my journey: The Good Calorie Diet Philip Lipetz A great compilation of the research on low glycemic foods and why they are a major key to maintaining a healthy weight. Ultrametabolism Mark Hyman MD How to rebuild our metabolisms with nourishing foods and nutraceuticals.SuperFoods RX Steven Pratt MD and Kathy Matthews Fourteen superfoods that will change your life.The Gabriel Method Jon Gabriel There is more to a healthy weight than a good diet and exercise. Your mind and body must be on the same page to see long-term success. PACE Al Sears MD This book dramatically changed my workouts. It is a form of interval training that is efficient and effective at both burning fat and building health. And remarkably in less time than than other programs In Defense Of Food Michael Pollan Thinking of food beyond nutrition as culture and pleasure.

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  • v MARTHA324
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my normal blog. And yes, I've figured out my normal and it works.
    44 days ago
    Thanks for your comment. It is wise advice, very wise. You should update your page and toss in a current blog. Let us newcomers see how you are doing. Thanks again.
    63 days ago
    Very interesting info about cranial sacral therapy: thank you!
    85 days ago
    Thanks for your very supportive comment on the Gabriel blog wrap up AND the new link to the blogradio podcasts -- I have added to my favourites!

    What a great resource . . . so much more "working with my body" than fighting it.
    100 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my SparkPage about Jon Gabriel. I went back to Watermellen's blog to read your original response, and yes, with me as with you, feeling safe to release the weight made all the difference. I'm still on a slow journey toward that goal weight, but have been able to maintain what I've lost so far.

    I am so glad that Watermellen gave you the shout-out and is curious about The Gabriel Method, because she is a popular blogger and I think there are many others who would benefit from Jon Gabriel's wisdom.
    107 days ago
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