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.
Lose 40 pounds by June 1. That's 2 pounds per week, beginning today (1/3/09)
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.
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.
Reading: fiction, non-fiction, poetry...
Gardening: ornamental shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, et al.
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!
| current weight: 165.0
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,
2534 days ago
So VERY good to hear from you. It was such a treat....Thanks for taking the effort and enriching my life.
2534 days ago
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!
2651 days ago
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!!
2663 days ago
Hello I'm Esther. I want to welcome you to Buddhists. I'm pleased to meet you.
2687 days ago