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"Fall down seven times, get up eight."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
~Buddha


"To heal does not necessarily imply to cure, It can simply mean helping people achieve a way of life compatible with their individual aspirations--to restore their freedom to make choices--even in the presence of continuing {pain}."
~Rene Dubos
"Fall down seven times, get up eight."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."
~Buddha


"To heal does not necessarily imply to cure, It can simply mean helping people achieve a way of life compatible with their individual aspirations--to restore their freedom to make choices--even in the presence of continuing {pain}."
~Rene Dubos




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Member Since: 1/4/2011

SparkPoints: 5,569

Fitness Minutes: 1,762

My Goals:
Lose 5 lbs./month

Reduce chronic pain by losing weight through healthy, mindful eating and by caring for my body through daily fitness activities.

Be consistent about making healthy choices each day

My Program:
Re-started January 8, 2012 (Maintained through the holidays)

Slow but sure, one day at a time.

Basic healthy living, whole grain, heavy on veggies, low on meats & fats, i.e. "You on a Diet" program.

Not into calorie counting, but tracking food is useful to see where I need to make adjustments and I like to see the nutritional analysis.

Do something every day to MOVE, even if I don't make it to the gym.

Personal Information:
Originally from Western NY; then 15 yrs in San Francisco, now after 15+ yrs in Albuquerque NM, this is my forever home.

Chronic pain is my primary motivation to lose weight and improve my fitness so that I can enjoy the rest of my life to the fullest.

Other Information:
Interested in alternative therapies, i.e. acupuncture, myofascial massage, trigger point and herbal/supplement therapies.

Love to read, newspapers, magazines, fiction, non-fiction. A day without reading is unimaginable.

Gardening, travel, movies

2 cats~Neenya, Bella

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GREENTHUMB70
1/19/2012 1:17:07 PM

I just love everything about your sparkpage! I have found that yoga also helps with chronic pain. An exercise program and healthier diet has helped me greatly. I look forward to getting to know you on the Meditation & Mindfulness team.



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SPEEDY143
10/24/2011 10:25:55 PM

emoticon for commenting on my blog… “The view from my window.” emoticon I have been enjoying a lot of picture blogs of walks emoticon other Sparkfriends take and our daily walk is usually after dark emoticon and rather generic compared to the lovely rural America walks I’ve seen, so I went in another direction and appreciate you sitting with me for a spell while I reminisced. I especially value your support and encouragement… with out my Sparkfriends I would never have been successful in changing my lifestyle. Cheers emoticon to healthy living and NEW Sparkfriends like YOU. emoticon

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