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taking my six with joy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I had some great success on spark a year ago last summer, and translated some of the things I learned into good habits. Other things I learned fell by the wayside, and perhaps, now I am ready to build a little more momentum (good image, Nadia).

I had a bicycle ride through rural farms, with some WICKED hills, and some coasting. I focused on the scenery only when the hills werent too challenging. When things got hard (read lowest gear ratio) I focused on the present and each spin of the pedals. It got me through.

I didnt make the 14 miles I targeted, but then I got on the wrong road anyhoo. So I am celebrating my 6 (5.88 yeah, yeah) and the weakness in my quads. Yay me. Yay you!

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    Good for you. Every little bit counts, not that 6 miles can be considered "little." You are making progress, even trying cardio while sick.

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HJFOGARTY 11/22/2009 6:22PM

    great job even if it wasn't the 14 you thought you would have - 6 miles is awesome! and you now have a jumping off place - that 14 will be there before you know it! enjoy your day

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Fat talk research - what happens to others when you start it, so dont

Tuesday, June 09, 2009


anthropologist Mimi Nichter, PhD, of the University of Arizona, has learned that fat talk is perceived as normal by young people but also...

if one is negative the group will echo negative body image statements AND
if one person is POSITIVE, the group is more likely to respond with pro body statements.

So Im going to try to infect one person a day with a compliment and a positive self statement. Maybe someone will return the favor...

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JIBBIE49 6/9/2009 10:14PM

    When I was growing up during the 50's and 60's I didn't know but a couple of kids who were fat, and they had fat parents. I dated a nice guy with a great sense of humor but I'd never have married him because he was too fat, and his 3 sisters were really fat. I wouldn't do that to my children. He died from a heart attack about7 years ago at age 55. I heard he was over 350#. I wasn't fat until I was 41 and I know that it just isn't right for us. Thankfully, I'm getting off all junk food, and eating more organic food, and I think that will be much healthier for me.

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Good to be back

Monday, April 06, 2009

I have had a few months off to flounder. Nothing like a lack of organization to illisutrate why its wise to keep organized.

Thanks for all who PINGED me and reminded me of the existence of spark.

journaling, tracking and exercising are my goals today. Planned this weeks meals last night and now the fun begins.

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    How are you doing now?

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JIBBIE49 4/6/2009 11:54AM

    Yes, it sure does pay to be organized in life and have a set plan. One of my favorite quotes is

No decision IS a decision.

Another I like is:

If you don't plan your life, life will plan you.

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some kernel of wisdom

Monday, February 09, 2009

So I hiked in a "warm" storm to an alpine ecosystem on a leg of the AT to the ridge of Mt. Moosilaukee. The trees are short to adapt to the conditions available to them. Signs posted indicated that this ecosystem is very fragile. Ignorant people could destroy the plants' tenuous hold on the thin soil with a careless step. The plants didn't choose for their seeds to germinate on a mountaintop, but there they grew where cast.

This wasn't the kernel of wisdom I had hoped to find, but I am comforted that like the alpine trees, I too am making the most of what is available. Some of my hardships are self-chosen, but I am thriving. And I will continue to find just a little more sustenance in the deep winter around me.

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JIBBIE49 2/26/2009 12:10PM

    So beautiful.

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RWETHAIRYET 2/9/2009 1:54PM

    Lovely photo! Mt Moosilauke is one of my favorite mountains. Just knowing that somehow the life up there adapts and continues, pretty much no matter what is lesson enough I think!

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feeling myself getting lost from spark

Friday, February 06, 2009

I have had an interesting two weeks of dates and find my spark routine completely disrupted. I am gaining weight, and losing exercise opportunities.

Tomorrow however, I have made a date with myself and will be trekking into some remote territory to see my camp in the woods. i am hoping to reconnect with my self and goals in the Maine woods and bring back some kernel of wisdom so that the two worlds can meet.

Its new to me, this dating thing, and it will take a while to find how it can fit into my life.
Patience, self, I will figure it out!

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JIBBIE49 2/9/2009 1:54AM

    You will do fine. emoticon

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