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Weigh what's really important: Self Respect! The number on the scale is not self-defining.

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Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Love yourself today, not only once you reach your goal weight.
Eat healthy and exercise because you LOVE your body,
not because you hate it.
*hugs to you*


It is important to me to focus on my health
without losing perspective or my sense of self. )O(

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
Love yourself today, not only once you reach your goal weight.
Eat healthy and exercise because you LOVE your body,
not because you hate it.
*hugs to you*


It is important to me to focus on my health
without losing perspective or my sense of self. )O(

"It is not beauty that endears, it's love that makes us see beauty." ~Tolstoy

Love one another enough to see that everyone is beautiful. Love yourself enough to see that YOU are beautiful!
"Why does it hurt you if I don't hate myself?"
-meghantonjes (YouTube)


Regarding spending: For me, staying OUT of the stores is the ticket. I don't actually "need" more clothes/jewelry/decoration. I'd rather enjoy my TIME than my money.

I have always seen great beauty in my grandmothers, so I say, fear not the skin! :)

If loving others with all my heart is all I do in this life, I will feel it has been well spent.


"When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past."
~Author Unknown

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are."
~Chinese Proverb

"We are always getting ready to live but never living."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story."
~ from 'Desiderata', 1927, by Max Ehrmann

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
~Cherokee proverb

"Nothing is worth more than this day."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Starting today, make new memories."
~Julie Isphording

"Letting go is much harder than fighting."
�SuzyMobile here on SparkPeople

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."
~Maya Angelou

"You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past."
~Joel Osteen

"Our past experiences may have made us the way we are, but we don't have to stay that way."
~ J. Meyer (Note: I am not a fan of hers at all[!], but this line struck a chord with me. I don't think we can just fling past hurt out the window, of course. It often takes a lot of work and sometimes a lot of help to get better.)

"I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
~Carl Jung (Note: Again, I certainly don't believe the hype about "creating our reality"; things still happen to us as nature, humans, etc. go about their business. But I LOVE the idea here that we don't have to be defined by what happened to us, not by one moment or event. A clearer picture of ourselves is shown by what we BECOME.)

"Every mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied."
~ Pearl S. Buck

Do all the good you can,
in all the ways you can,
to all the souls you can,
in every place you can,
at all the times you can,
with all the zeal you can,
as long as ever you can."
~John Wesley

"Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,
Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,
And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn
Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,
That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,
So let us welcome peaceful evening in."
~From "The Task" (Book IV. The Winter Evening), by William Cowper (pronounced "Cooper"), 1785

"Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too."
By Yogi (tea company) on 03/24/2009 - 94 -
(alternate version, same day, #91: "Make yourself so happy that when others look at you they become happy too.")
and theoretically from
Also sometimes attributed to Yogi Bhajan, though the tea tags appear more likely.
I am thinking it is actually by an anonymous person. ;p

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."
~Golda Meir (By posting this I don't mean diet yourself thin to be happy, rather I am talking about who you are as a person.)

"A still more glorious dawn awaits."
~Carl Sagan

Calories burned during exercise list:


Tracked every morsel: 4 years! (Apr 19, 2009-Apr 19, 2013)
10-minute exercise streak: 116 days! (Dec 31, 2012-Apr 25, 2013)

Why I aim for 6000 steps a day:

7954 / 7954
2014 fitness minutes: 3447
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Member Since: 6/17/2006

SparkPoints: 66,177

Fitness Minutes: 25,792

My Goals:
To take care of my loved ones (including myself :o) ).

To spread love and joy.

To live a long healthy life.

My Program:
Living an Active Lifestyle
Working on setting a maintenance range

Current Motto:
Good sleep changes everything.

Enjoying vegan whole foods, including oodles of veggies.
3 meals and 2 snacks a day. Leaning toward volumetric principles and WW's concept of "Simply Filling" foods (not to be confused with Core).

Enjoying various forms of movement, including swimming, walking in nature, bicycling, kayaking, strength training, circuit training, hooping, Wii/Kinect exercise games, qigong/chi kung, yoga, and ballroom dancing. (Also dabbling in baton twirling and juggling!)

Mind & Spirit:
Enjoying meditation.
Keeping my focus on what is truly important.
Remembering that I am enough.
To quote Magnolia416's page: Until further notice...celebrate everything!

Personal Information:
A long term illness (endometriosis) and its surgery and recovery took a lot out of me.

It took me 7 years, but I have taken my life back!!

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My Community Journal:
160 Days of Moon Dust (re-losing the last 10 lbs)

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9/20/2015 7:36:50 PM

Stopping by to say..."HELLO."


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9/7/2015 10:06:01 PM

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a note! I would love to go back to Hawaii. The Big Island is my favorite island for sure. That is exciting about a new vegan restaurant there! emoticon

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9/6/2015 3:45:22 PM

Thanks for the invite to Craftree. I hadn't heard about it. Have asked to join. See you there!

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I thank you very much and appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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Thanks for the lovely compliment about my garden. Welcome to the team! emoticon

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