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40 miles to 40 km on 40th birthday

When I was approach my 40th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 40th with a 40 mile to 40 km run. And since my birthday...

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10 ways to boost your self-confidence





How many times during your growing years did your parents tell you to walk straight or sit up straight? You may have casually dismissed it, or maybe you didnít really pay attention. As an adult, though, you realise the wisdom of the advice.
Simple practices like these donít just h...

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Friends are Good

Three weeks ago my friend and I were talking at a resteraunt. I go out to eat a lot -- many reasons but not always a good thing.

She mentioned to me she has RA and always feels better if she exercises and loses even 10 pounds.

I told her about Spark People, and she downloaded the app ...

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30 miles to 30 km on 30th birthday

When I was approach my 30th birthday, I decided that I want to do something extra special to celebrate it. I had a friend of mine that celebrated his birthday each year with a marathon run with his friends. So, I decided why not celebrate my 30th with a 30 mile to 30 km run. And since my birthday...

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When I started running

When I started to run, I wanted to set up a goal to help me to run. So, I set a goal to be able to run around the major road in my community on my birthday. My birthday was approximately two and one half months away. When I started, I established a plan that would help me to reach this goal in th...

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Buddies for Every Season!

When my kids were teen I had a neighbor that was my dear walking buddy. We had our three mile route clearly in mind morning after morning as we walked and talked through so many triumphs and challenges of our lives.
When I went to work full time I had to give up this fun time and it was a very...

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Trick My Mind

In order to keep myself from 'picking' when I go to bed, I brush and floss and gargle before just getting into bed. With such fresh breath, I don't feel like eating anything to spoil it! It provides motivation for both late snacks and healthy mouth hygiene. I try to not turn on the TV either, and ...

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20 of the wisest quote of all time


20 of the Wisest Quotes of All Time

Wisdom is something that comes from experience. Humans experience things differently from each other, they are always seeking wisdom no matter what the experience may be.

We use this wisdom to guide ourselves away from past mistakes and hopefully...

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Picture Me This

I am 64 yrs old and before I started this journey, I used to look at myself in the mirror and want to cry because I gained so much weight I felt I didn't know this person looking back at me. I stopped visiting people and going places I used to enjoy going to.I am not as active with my grandchildren ...

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Staying Motivated at Wrok

Spend time with co-workers
I believe itís important to get to know all of my employees outside of the office ó grab coffee, lunch, or even work out together! We spend so many hours of our life in the workplace, why shouldnít we use the relationships we make to stay energized? For instance, I rece...

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