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The Grotto, the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, the upper gardens





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Page Under Construction: Update- I have quit exercise for now, because of complications with my iron-deficiency anemia.

My name is Hannah. I'm 41 years young. I've been on Spark off and on for years, but haven't been that involved with teams. I'm here to lose weight, fifty lbs.- it's a lot! I walk for fitness or ride my stationary bike. I sometimes skip the bus and just walk to get a workout in, it saves money and is challenging because I have to do hills. Now that I'm back to ...
Page Under Construction: Update- I have quit exercise for now, because of complications with my iron-deficiency anemia.

My name is Hannah. I'm 41 years young. I've been on Spark off and on for years, but haven't been that involved with teams. I'm here to lose weight, fifty lbs.- it's a lot! I walk for fitness or ride my stationary bike. I sometimes skip the bus and just walk to get a workout in, it saves money and is challenging because I have to do hills. Now that I'm back to Spark, I want to make sure the weight loss works this time.

"Choose one thing and do it deeply, and you will do it all."
_Thich Nhat Hanh

Exercising every day is my one thing. I began working out for at least 2 hours on February 28th, 2015. I get 14 hours a week of exercise. I am being very disciplined about this because there is a family history of heart disease and diabetes.

"What is the point of walking meditation? Why do I practice sitting meditation? Because I like it. There is no point doing these practices if you do not enjoy them. It is not hard labour. Every breath can bring us peace, joy and freedom."
_Thich Nhat Hanh

2015 Resolutions
1.) Make a healthy lunch every day, unless I'll be eating out.
2.) Avoid alcoholic beverages entirely, until I am at goal weight. They have no nutritive value and work against losing weight.
3.) No coffee. I do not even like coffee! I hate it. So I always add some soy milk to it, so that it does not even taste like coffee. Alright, so I have been going through a lot of soy milk. Also, coffee causes your body to produce adrenaline, which makes you hyper alert and easily upset. The best source of energy should come from food and that is where I want to get it. I used to just drink herbal tea all the time, and I want to get back to that. It is way mellower. It does not affect your moods in a bad way if you just have the herbal kind.
4) Only sugar free cocoa, no other kind. The kind with sugar gives me a headache. I have been drinking it anyway. But that is going to stop!
5) Only sugar free candy, because sugar is not going to help me lose weight. And because regular chocolate candy seems to be some sort of trigger for me, I can't leave it alone! At least the sugar free kind has less calories.

"When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer, 'Just Breathe.' "
_Yoko Ono

http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-pract
ice/breathing/
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Member Since: 9/23/2010

SparkPoints: 29,533

Fitness Minutes: 31,702

My Goals:
My overall vision is to lose some weight, while also improving my cardiovascular health, as well as build some muscle. My long-term goals to achieve this are by exercising daily and tracking my calories.

Weight:
beginning, highest 165
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165lbs...2/7/2015
160lbs...3/22/2015
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My Program:
I started a 2 hour fitness streak on February 28, 2015. I get 14 hours of exercise a week. I have not been able to lose weight with less exercise than this. So this needs to be what I am doing right now.

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, in Portland, Oregon. What I love most about my area is all the trees. Our city has a lot of trees, and we are surrounded by forested areas.

My name is Hannah.

Other Information:
I have a cat named Milton. He is a giant British shorthair. My interests include gardening, art, history, philosophy, and religious studies. I watch a few shows on TV right now, Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and How To Get Away With Murder, as well as The Haunting Of with Kim Russo.

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SPARKLINGME176
7/4/2015 12:12:14 PM

I'm coming to Portland for a wedding, Aug. 6~11, how is the weather? I use to live in Eugene! Sparkles,
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7/2/2015 9:30:10 PM

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
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7/2/2015 10:13:17 AM

ABILITY is what you're capable of going, MOTIVATION determines what you do, ATTITUDE determines how well you do it..
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7/1/2015 10:50:26 AM

Today's progress is determined by yesterday's choices..
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