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Winter Solstice 2008 - Beginning again. No regrets, no guilt. Just take what I've learned from my successes, and from my mistakes, and start MOVING (literally and figuratively...), one step at a time. As my Buddhist teacher often says - about returning to the breath after being distracted during meditation - "begin again, fresh". So I'm beginning again "fresh" this first day of the new sun cycle. New day, new breath. Same goals, new commitment.
Winter Solstice 2008 - Beginning again. No regrets, no guilt. Just take what I've learned from my successes, and from my mistakes, and start MOVING (literally and figuratively...), one step at a time. As my Buddhist teacher often says - about returning to the breath after being distracted during meditation - "begin again, fresh". So I'm beginning again "fresh" this first day of the new sun cycle. New day, new breath. Same goals, new commitment.




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Member Since: 9/14/2006

My Goals:
Lose 40 pounds by June 1. That's 2 pounds per week, beginning today (1/3/09)

My Program:
1/3 - started on the Alternate Day Diet with food choices that follow diet guidelines from "You On a Diet", South Beach, and Sonoma

Exercise 30 minutes 6 days per week: Curves &/or treadmill.

Personal Information:
I live in Oregon, about 40 miles SE of Portland, in the foothills of the Cascades. I'll be 63 in January '09. I'm happily married and retired.

Other Information:
Reading: fiction, non-fiction, poetry...
Gardening: ornamental shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, et al.
Cats: 5
Husbands: 1 (well, actually 3, but this one's for keeps)
Kids: 1 delightful daughter, 39
Friends & Family: I am SO grateful for the wealth of deep friendship and support in my life!

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VALERIEMAHA
7/20/2009 8:06:35 AM

Ahhhh...just finished a weekend retreat on the foundational teachings for Vajrayana with a gifted teacher who was a clear vessel for the Teachings.

How you be???

Om Mani Padme Hum,
Maha



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ATRANSFORMATION
7/20/2009 2:32:59 AM

So VERY good to hear from you. It was such a treat....Thanks for taking the effort and enriching my life.



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VALERIEMAHA
3/25/2009 3:03:40 PM

emoticon back at ya'! Yeah -- loves me some Joseph Campbell!

I'm heading to a one-day Tibetan Medicine Buddha Retreat and Teaching. I need MORE soul food (and LESS of the other kind)! http://www.ebslr.org/

I perused your page -- good stuff! We share a Spark Streak goal -- making it to the cushion every day! Ay yay yay -- why is it such a challenge for me to do something with benefits which are SOOOOOOOO obvious and which have been proclaimed by the masters over the ages!!!!!!??????

It's ALL Love!
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VIAJANDODAWN
3/13/2009 2:54:05 AM

Welcome to the ADD group! Thanks for stopping by my page and leaving a comment. There is another 2 Oregonians on our team. One lives in Hillsboro and the other I'm not sure where maybe Portland, but couldn't say for sure.

I love the way you put it by starting over "fresh". It's a nice thought.

Pipping looks like a siamese cat. My Tina is a siamese cat. Nice pics and funny bio. I like it.

Again, welcome and we can all do this together!!

Dawn



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HEALTHYBEAR24
2/17/2009 3:01:12 AM

Hello I'm Esther. I want to welcome you to Buddhists. I'm pleased to meet you.



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