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This is the day your life will surely change, when things fall into place." --The The

Someone special shared this with me and NOW it's my new favorite quote, MAYbe of all time:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: ...
Someone special shared this with me and NOW it's my new favorite quote, MAYbe of all time:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work, or family, or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes. Next year and forever."

Neil Gaiman

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If I have learned ANYthing since joining SparkPeople in 2009 is that it is NEVER too late to start over. Now that I have entered my "40's", I have become ever more concerned about achieving balance--at work, at home--pretty much every area of my life and LESS about perfection. After gaining back 34 of the 54 lbs I lost in 2007, it's become increasingly clear that like before when I being WAY more consistent, reaching my goals will ONLY come from those little daily successes LIKE working out, getting enough rest, eating well MOST of time--basically making myself a priority again which is NOT the same as being selfish. But if it were THAT easy, it would already be done, right?

SOOO...Here's the deal folks. I'm not gonna make any WILD promises to myself except the following:

1. to accept the things about myself I cannot change and work like hell to change the things I can,

2. to regularly endeavor to demonstrate self-love and acceptance,

and lastly

3. to remember that whatever I send out into world may find its way back to me because karma is TRULY a b*tchslap and a half. LOL!

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Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. ~ Helen Keller

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. ~ Margaret Mead

Humanism will affirm life rather than deny it, seek to elicit the possibilities of life, not flee from it, and endeavor to establish the conditions of satisfactory life for all, not merely for the few.
~Excerpted from The Humanist Manifesto, 1933

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew. ~ Saint Francis de Sales

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn! ~ Kalidasa
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Member Since: 6/22/2009

SparkPoints: 66,449

Fitness Minutes: 29,719

My Goals:
* to lose 100lbs withOUT developing latent homicidal tendencies

* be more optimistic

* not wait until i'm thin to take risks, try new things or revisit activities i "used to" enjoy...

My Program:
* use SparkPeople (the color v. black-n-white program)

* eat well 82% of the time--no obsessing about every morsel I place in my mouth allowed!!!

* nurture my "inner athlete" (i AM a roller derby diva...)

* reward myself, love myself & laugh a LOT

SW: 235 (8/1/11)
GW: 150 (9/25/13)--Yeah, it's ambitious, I know.

REWARDS:
210 lbs: A Natural Girls Rock t-shirt (done!)
200 lbs: Style Council Box Set
195 lbs: Supersmile Whitening System
190 lbs: new pair of Dr. Martens
185 lbs: a new bag by Jump from Paper Bags (Play Harder)
180 lbs: complete Harry Potter series
170 lbs: cruise control & stereo for my smart car
160 lbs: belly chain & rollerskates
150 lbs: $250 in Title 9 wk-out gear + $500 Land's End & Athleta wardrobe

***Bonus Round***
140 lbs: an iPad

YAY ME!

Personal Information:
i hail from the LBC. (dig it!!!)

and before that i did a stint in pittsfield, ma by way of shreveport, louisiana.

i am now OFFICIALLY "40-something" but thanks to good genes i don't LOOK it. LOL!

Other Information:
What you see is pretty much what you get...

I love the beach, pugs, Santa Cruz, banana slugs, hamsters, the sound of the rain, surf movies, bonfires and hanging out with friends.

favorite fragrances: sandalwood, vanilla, cinnamon, nag champa, mystic blend and amber. and from the zents collection found on the treasured locks natural black haircare website: earth, ore, water and sun. in case you haven't noticed from the theme--i likes to keep it au natural.

favorite colors: black, grey, sage green, blue and all medium-dark earth tones pretty much.

I'm pretty damn cool--once you get to know me.

I refuse to be defined by my weight.

Sarcasm is my middle name AFTER Vichelle.

Fav quote: "... Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller

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Member Comments:
UNICORN212
4/17/2014 3:59:54 PM

Welcome to the Sunnies! If you need directions on finding anything, just let any of us know and we will help you out. I look forward to getting to know you!



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MISSROCKABILLY
4/16/2014 12:56:16 PM

Hey there Chica!

I hope your week is going well! Mine could be better, but hanging in there and sticking to my goals as best I can. I'm looking forward to you joining the Sunny Gals, they are some of the best ladies around...the support and camaraderie is fantabulous! Feel free to jump in any time, you don't need to wait for the new challenge.

How are things with you? We need to seriously catch up one of these days!!

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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/7/2014 1:18:15 PM

emoticon Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


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3/30/2014 10:15:59 AM

What's up Homegurl...how are you doing? I hope the weekend is treating you well. emoticon



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MSMAKEOVER
3/28/2014 10:56:30 AM

Hey Lady....you are welcome. I hope all is well. Have a Fantastic Friday! emoticon emoticon



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