CURLYMARIE  
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"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. ;)
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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 ...
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. ;)
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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.

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"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
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Member Since: 3/2/2007

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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.

Other Information:
I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, Sudoko puzzles, doing crafts with my kids, and sparking!


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LIGHTHEART09
8/11/2009 10:54:36 PM

Thanks...decluttering my waist line lol



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RUNTOFINDME
8/11/2009 8:35:35 AM

Thank you for the birthday wishes.

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LADYSUNBEAM
8/10/2009 1:40:36 AM

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Just wanted to stop by and give you a big WELCOME to our team 2010 New Year Challege! If there is anything we can do to help you, answer questions, provide support or encouragement, please let us know as we are all on this weight loss journey together!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING
8/9/2009 2:41:48 PM

Welcome to the New Years Challenge Team. Glad you have joined us.
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REBECKY44
8/8/2009 7:11:10 PM

My cross stitch is of a girl in winter by an orchard of leafless tress feeding birds from a dish she is holding up. I started it last year and put it away... today I remembered why I put it away... it is HARD! and I think I got my rose colors mixed up so I will have to make the change universal. I may just put it away again and work on something else. AGHHHH!



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