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Well, I've been here for awhile now and think that I want SparkPeople as part of my life.

I'm 40 years old, married with three beautiful children - two sons and baby girl. Recently, life has been hard and when I started SparkPeople, I did so because my weight seemed to be something I could control in a world where everything was out of control.

I've come to believe that working on my weight is a learning process for working on my life. So far the lesson has been to be steady, slow and consistent. I'm celebrating minor victories because every victory counts. I'm getting rid of my "fat" clothes because I won't need them again. I'm accepting where I am without giving up where I want to be.

Otherwise, I still struggle every day but now I value the struggle instead of just the successes.

"Between a philosophy of transcendence that situates the true life to which man, escaping from here, would gain access in the privileged moments of liturgical, mystical elevation, or in dying - and a philosophy of immanence in which we would truly come into possession of being when every 'other' (cause of war), encompassed by the same, would vanish at the end of history - we propose to describe, within the unfolding of terrestrial existence, of economic existence (as we shall call it), a relationship with the other that does not result in a divine or human totality, that is not a totalization of history but the idea of infinity. Such a relationship is metaphysics itself." ~ Levinas

Member Since: 9/23/2009

My Goals:
11-13-2010: 200 pounds

My Program:
Tracking food every day
Cardio 3x a week
Strength training 3x a week
Saying something positive to someone on the message boards 3x a week

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I am doing this for me this time but I hope that my dear husband Sicklebill and our three sweet weasels reap the benefits as well.

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Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
~Simone Weil

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    What a beautiful page you have!

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    611 days ago
  • v ELSAT137
    I have actually found I like the flax seed. I love granola and it is similar enough to pass for me. I didn't pass something yesterday so I am going back to Day 1 and adding them in on at a time. So no chocolate for me tonight emoticon
    901 days ago
  • v ELSAT137
    How is The Plan going for you? Going well here but I am finding I am really hungry between meals. Do you find that at all? Today was by far the hardest day for me so far. I have had great progress so far so I am not q emoticon uiting!
    902 days ago
  • v KRISTY927
    Hello! I am your teammate on the violet virtuosos looking forward to getting to know you all!!
    914 days ago
    Welcome to the Violet Virtuoso Team and the Silver Round of BLC! Cannot wait to get to know you better!
    915 days ago
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