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"We know what we are, but know not what we may be." WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE





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Silver PURIFIED... but first, IRON MAIDEN!

"[This journey] is not about achieving perfection. It's about achieving a mental and physical TRANSFORMATION. It's about optimizing your strengths, navigating around your vulnerabilities, and goin' for it! ...There can never and should never be perfection in a living thing. There is nothing human about perfection, nothing to endear or inspire."
PAMELA PEEKE



"[This journey] is not about achieving perfection. It's about achieving a mental and physical TRANSFORMATION. It's about optimizing your strengths, navigating around your vulnerabilities, and goin' for it! ...There can never and should never be perfection in a living thing. There is nothing human about perfection, nothing to endear or inspire."
PAMELA PEEKE





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_RAMONA  offers via Patti Smith: "Where does it all lead? What will become of us? ...It leads to each other. We become MORE ourselves." Keep SPARKling through it ALL, my dear friends! {{{HUGS}}}
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Member Since: 1/9/2008

My Goals:

- eliminate 100 - 140 lbs (not really sure what 'normal' for me should look like)... or whatever gets me to 20% BMI... currently I've eliminated 15%!


- be as generous and loving with myself as I am on behalf of others.


- WRITE: because I owe God an answer!






My Program:

* READ/LEARN: to transform my mind. Where my mind goes, my body will follow!


* PARTICIPATION on SPARK People to keep me motivated and moving forward






Personal Information:

I am Ramona! I am 53 years old, married 14 years to my very best friend and biggest supporter, and mom to a most amazing 10 year old daughter. I live in central Canada.

For the beginning of my journey, and for personal details see:

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If you really want to know even more about me than is already reflected in my blog, just ask! :)


NOTE: My weight tracker is not a truthful representation of my weight. Instead, I am using it as a tool to help me visualize my goal as though it's already been achieved!
(Tom Venuto)




Other Information:

"I choose to know the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is."
- UNKNOWN -

"Lifestyle is unencumbered by obstacles. This means that the things I keep tripping over are something other than obstructive. They are instructive, and part of the directions on my map. Lifestyle is intentional and specific to me. Lifestyle is experiencing, expressing and enjoying every aspect of my life intensely and ardently to the full." - ME -

"Justification and rationalization are only mental masturbations - in the end, you only screw yourself."
- GMACAMI -

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we really grow up."
- JOHN MAXWELL -

"Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That's what little girls are made of; the hell with sugar and spice."
- UNKNOWN -

"If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough!" - TOM VENUTO

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Member Comments:
A_RARE_BEAN
9/2/2014 1:02:43 PM

Thanks for the link! I had bookmarked paleomum's website a couple weeks back intending to go through the site and learn more so that's awesome that you recommended her book as she was on my radar but if it's working for you I might just get the book straight away.

Yeah the past 2 years have been a nightmare, with no help from doctors, so I've just been winging it and trying things out as theres so much info out there you never know which way to turn. But I feel like SCD and this book is something I will take a definite cue from, especially which fruits and veggies they say to leave out.

Thanks!





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1CRAZYDOG
9/2/2014 6:24:53 AM

You've nailed it, at least from my interpretation. That is a life long lesson. We have what we need inside of ourselves. But we have to sometimes dig deep to get what we need.

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

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AJDOVER1
9/1/2014 11:25:21 PM

I'm still laughing at your comment on my last cat quote!
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ALPINO22
9/1/2014 3:32:59 PM

Hi Ramona and thanks so much for your supportive comments on my blog about my plans for intuitive eating for the month. To answer your question, yes, for me I do feel like the scale is a pretty accurate reflection of my weight in relation to what I eat on a day-to-day basis. The only exception for me is my monthly hormonal fluctuations where my weight ALWAYS goes up regardless of how I'm eating or exercising. Fortunately, I've just passed that point so my weigh ins should be pretty accurate. I've been using the scale as a tool to dictate my daily calorie ranges for a few months now with good results, so I think it will be a good tool for me to help see if I can really eat intuitively without a resulting weight gain. I saw that another woman on the maintenance team I co-lead approached it that way with god results, so I figured I'd give it a shot too. Today was my first day experimenting with real intuitive eating without all the food weighing, measuring and tracking and, wow, was it tough. I kept trying to calculate what I'd eaten in my head as the day went on and kept having to stop myself. The whole point is to try to do this without keeping a tally, but the habit is SO ingrained in me, lol! All in all it was a great first day though and I'm going to give it a go again tomorrow.



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POSITIVEHOPE
8/28/2014 7:52:33 PM

You are an awesome lady, good and supportive friend and a blessing in my life. God chose me to tell you that you are loved and a treasure.



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