"We'd worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do" ~ Ethel Barrett

Peach from Finding Nemo. I often quote Dory. "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming ..."

Patrick Starfish. Enough said.



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Welcome to my page! I'm a thirty-something mom of three with a great husband and a demanding full-time job. This is my third (yes, third) time on SP. I'm learning from past mistakes to make this time stick. ;)

A young man was walking along the ocean and saw a beach on which thousands and thousands of starfish had washed ashore. Further along he saw an old man walking slowly and stooping often, picking up one starfish after another and tossing each one gently into the ocean. "Why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?," the young man asked.
"Because the sun is up and the tide is going out and if I don't throw them further in they will die," replied the old man.
"But, old man, don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and starfish all along it! You can't possibly save them all, you can't even save one-tenth of them. In fact, even if you work all day, your efforts won't make any difference at all."
The old man listened calmly and then bent down to pick up another starfish and throw it into the sea. "It made a difference to that one,” he said.

I really like this story. I use it with my students when discussing global warming. It's overwhelming, but every little action is better than doing nothing at all. I guess the same can be said about losing weight. Every little change in my lifestyle, every good choice, every ounce lost is a step in the right direction.


"If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito!" - unknown

"Do the thing you think you cannot do" - Eleanor Roosevelt

Member Since: 3/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,725

My Goals:
Overall: I want to be healthy. I want to stop feeling self-conscience around people. I want more stamina in order to be more active with my kids.

Specific: 50 pounds by Christmas.
100 pounds by July 2010.

My Program:
Limit Calorie intake to 1200-1500.
High fibre, lower fat.
At least 3 fruits and 3 veggies a day.
Increase water intake.
Walk 5x per week.
Start doing some Pilates.

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  • v CMB2048
    Just checking in to see how you are doing!
    3070 days ago
    Just check out the reasons list. Wanted to say, AMEN to reason #31!

    3080 days ago
    Hi there. Just dropping by to see how you are doing. It's great to have you part of the 2010 New Year Challenge. Looking forward to a wonderful journey with one another. If there is anything that you need help with or need some extra support, let me know or you can drop by the Daily Chat thread. Someone is always around there. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Oh one more thing...don't forget your emoticon emoticon emoticon ~ Lauralee
    3085 days ago
    Not all that impress with the slap chop so far...the garlic peeling sucked...It peeled it ok...but then I had to pick the shell from the pieces...stupid...haven't tried the onion yet...
    It dices good...nice for salsa...
    3085 days ago
  • v 4CYNDI
    LOL! I think that you probably did know. I popped that dvd in and tried the first routine this morning. Nothing like realizing you really do have 2 left feet. Ah well, I'll get better at it again with practice.
    Live healthy, live strong!
    3086 days ago
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