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Each day is a fresh start and a chance to do things right. Why not do my best today, be my best from this moment forward.

Right where I am
"I have come to believe that there really is no such thing as a backslide. It's all part of moving forward, even when it doesn't feel like it.

There are many clichés in the dieting world: Get back on the wagon, Get back on track, Start again tomorrow (or on Monday,) and so on. I like to think that it's more a matter of continuing from right where I am." Thank you Dietgirl

I found her story very inspiring. And hit home for me on many levels. You can find her here:

Member Since: 1/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,832

My Goals:
I have many goals, dreams and aspirations.

To be able to function, use my body to do the work and play I want to participate in. To love fully and unabashedly give of myself and my time and energy. Therefore... Fitness is a primary goal.

Yes, I want to lose weight. My doctors think I am unrealistic about my goal weight, but I honestly do not. I know my height and what my healthy weight once was. I remember being fit and trim. I may never be 120 pounds of solid muscle, ballet dancer I once was, but I think it is reasonable after many years of being mobidly obese to be 150 pounds. Yes, I know that the assault of being morbidly obese has increased my bone density and that I simply weigh more on the inside than your average bear.

I choose today to have mini goals. Daily, weekly and monthly. And seasonal, every 4 months, to check in with myself and reevaluate me, my life and my progress along this path less traveled.

10% of my weight in 4 month increment

My Program:
Being status post gastric surgery as of June 14, 2007 I am committed to focusing on Protein first, then Veggies and then Fruit. To take the vitamins I need to stay healthy for the rest of my life.

I do not do processed foods, sugars, flours, most grains. I simply do not feel good when I eat them, and they bring on the phenomenon of cravings.

Artificial sweetners literally hurt my belly, I do not do them.

I have given up snacking between meals.

I aspire to eat, work and love like my ancestors. I am very old school. About 3000 years or so, old school.

Paleo with a twist, yes.
No S Diet with a protein focus. I strive for organic, local and whole foods.

My doctor's suggestion is this, if anything lands in my mouth, that is when a meal begins. So if a bug flies in my mouth, I need to eat a lot of bugs, or whatever, to ensure it is a nutrient dense meal.

Committed to not drinking anything 30 min before, 30 min after eating

Personal Information:
I am a native of New Mexico, which will always be one of my sacred places on this big beautiful planet.

As a travel RN, I spent a lot of time in Utah and came to fall in love with the state and the people there.

Recently moved from Washington State to Colorado, to be nearer to family. This is where I have my surgeries, as there are some great magnet hospitals here and I have the love and support of my family.

I am scheduled for the first of my Total Knee Replacements. Am very excited about this surgery, as my bone spurs have me currently walking like a very sad 99 year old. Looking forward to full range of motion again and being back on my bicycle!

No more bone on bone in my knees will be true liberation. I will always have physical challenges, but intend to be the best me I can be. I intend to live simply, to simply continue to grow old gracefully and enjoy making a difference all along the way.

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Take Care.

I really really mean that, simply Take Care.

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    1827 days ago
    "Making changes in your life is never an easy task. The key, however, is not to get caught up in the distance you have to go to get to where you want to be. Nor should you despair over the amount of control you have over your circumstances. Progress is made in the small, intentional steps, and chances are, you have more power than you think. By focusing on little steps you can take every day, the progress you make will motivate you to continue your journey, and eventually, you can go wherever you want to go. The important thing is simply to begin."
    -Stephen Cherniske
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    Have a great week, Sparkfriend! Take those intentional steps towards your goals! Every small step is progress, and you are so worth it!

    1829 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hello and to encourage you to keep moving towards your goals, Sparkfriend! Even baby steps add up if you take enough of them...and of course, you know you're worth the effort, right? I'm rooting for you!
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    "The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want.
    Taking the first step forward is always the hardest.
    But then each step forward gets easier and easier.
    Each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually, what had once been invisible starts to be visible.
    And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible."
    -Karen Salmansohn

    1841 days ago
    "Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again.
    Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you?
    Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    I hope your week has gotten off to a great start, Sparkfriend! Make the most of each day...do your best to be healthy and to make progress towards your goals. You are so worth the effort, you know!
    1849 days ago
    “When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? Participate in your dreams today.
    There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
    Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    Just stopping by to wish you a successful and healthy week! Give each day your best effort....because you are worth it!
    1858 days ago
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