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My Journey Within

Hi, I'm Susan and I want to make lifestyle changes. I call this process "my journey within". Because most overeating problems come from what's eating you and not what you are eating, I must travel inside to try and deal with those issues so I can get on with the rest of my life.
Hi, I'm Susan and I want to make lifestyle changes. I call this process "my journey within". Because most overeating problems come from what's eating you and not what you are eating, I must travel inside to try and deal with those issues so I can get on with the rest of my life.



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Member Since: 1/31/2009

SparkPoints: 43,698

Fitness Minutes: 1,877

My Goals:
My goal is to be able to walk and have good balance again. (I can walk now but with a lot of pain and not too far and can't stand for long periods)

I plan to work until 70. Wish me luck!

My Program:
Baby steps for me. Changing one thing at a time.

Personal Information:
I'm born and raised in Culpeper, VA in central Virginia about an hour from Washington,DC. I retired from the telephone company and found a new career in Education.

Other Information:
I enjoy quiet times with my dog, Jake while watching good television programs. I enjoy a good book and spending time with grandchildren.

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4/1/2015 11:42:12 PM

emoticon Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; emoticon
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls
blossom. ― Marcel Proust
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4/1/2015 1:49:19 PM

emoticon A = A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it
emoticon W = Walk your talk.
emoticon E = Every day is a chance to begin anew.
emoticon S = Stop worrying about missed opportunities and start looking for new ones.
emoticon O = Opportunities are easily lost while waiting for perfect conditions.
emoticon M = Make today count!
emoticon E = Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

The old adage "April Showers Bring May Flowers" makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May! Let's rain down our enthusiasm with "We CAN DO IT" commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals for the whole month!

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3/27/2015 2:05:51 PM

Some people bloom late. emoticon Some very late. emoticon And some, very, very late. emoticon

But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.

Quite the deal, huh? emoticon

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3/26/2015 1:47:17 PM

This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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"What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
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Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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3/22/2015 11:15:06 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)

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