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Is There Honey Still for Tea?

Even though I don't actually put honey in my tea, this phrase embodies my desire to eat healthy, and eat in moderation, without sacrificing the things that make food enjoyable.

My goal is to simply Eat Less Food, as Michael Pollan suggests. This means controlling portion size. It also means that I aim to eat actual food. Food that "comes from the ground, or has a mother" according to Jillian Michaels. Reaching beyond that, I want to focus on eating sustainably: Organic. ...
Even though I don't actually put honey in my tea, this phrase embodies my desire to eat healthy, and eat in moderation, without sacrificing the things that make food enjoyable.

My goal is to simply Eat Less Food, as Michael Pollan suggests. This means controlling portion size. It also means that I aim to eat actual food. Food that "comes from the ground, or has a mother" according to Jillian Michaels. Reaching beyond that, I want to focus on eating sustainably: Organic. Local. Fresh. Simple. Free Range. Grass fed. Fair trade. Seasonal.

I'm also working on exercising regularly, and losing the many pounds I put on over the years from a sedentary lifestyle. I want to be more mindfully active and develop habits that keep my body moving throughout the day, as well as habitually going for walks everyday. While I am also regularly hitting the gym, I am actively looking for a hobby that will engage my body and keep me motivated for the sheer pleasure of doing it, not just as a means to an end.

About my icon/avatar: it's from a company in MI that produces organic, fair trade honey & preserves. I really like the company name, " Food For Thought" as well as their products. It captures where I want to go in my eating habits -- mindful eating, for myself and the environment. www.foodforthought.net
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Member Since: 3/19/2007

SparkPoints: 7,355

Fitness Minutes: 7,278

My Goals:
60% Meat & dairy = organic, local

85% Produce = organic, local

20% Bread, Salsa, Hummus = homemade
60% Pasta, Pizza = homemade

2-3 servings of fruit/day

Backcountry hiking in the Olympic Mountains

Virtual Walk-- Eowyn Challenge : Walk/Hike form Bag End to Rivendell = 468 miles

Lose 24 lbs DONE
Lose 20 more lbs

Drop 1 pants size DONE
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My Program:
Eating sustainably:

Shopping Sunday Farmers' Market for milk & veggies

Researching local, sustainable farms to buy meat for freezer

Signing up for CSA -- DONE


Excercising:

Curves workout, total 60 min including warmup, cool down, and stretching, 3x week

Push-up Challenge (Stair push-ups)

Sit-up Challenge

Walking 1 mile everyday or 5 miles a week.

Hiking on weekends


Motivation:

Sparkpeople pts

Personal weekly coaching at Curves

SparkTeam Corinthium Chalklenges



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I currently reside in the beautiful Pacific NW, in Rain City AKA Seattle.

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Favorite Quote: It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs. We cannot work, we cannot think, unless our stomach wills so. It dictates to us our emotions, our passions. After eggs and bacon it says, "Work!" After beefsteak and porter, it says, "Sleep!" After a cup of tea (two spoonfuls for each cup, and don't let it stand for more than three minutes), it says to the brain, "Now rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into Nature, and into life: spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a god-like spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!"

~Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat



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SUNNYARIZONA
4/20/2010 7:42:11 AM

That hiking invite to the Grand Canyon in 4 years, would be for NOVEMBER!!! NOT during the hot summer. Even at the GC, the summers are HARD. They say hiking to the bottom is too hot! I would not ever do that! SO my invite stands! emoticon



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LJCANNON
4/19/2010 10:58:28 AM

Thank you so much for my pedometer!! I am glad to hear you are walking most days. I am trying to walk EVERY day, but it seems like once or twice every week there comes a day when I just can't get my motor going.
emoticon We will make it though, by sticking together and encouraging each other along the way. Those miles WILL add up, one step at a time.



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*AMBER512
4/17/2010 1:57:45 PM

Hello! Have you done your push-ups today? I did a few on the wall and then few on my knees. I have wrist issues too, and never thought to do any modifying to the push-ups except for using my knees instead of in a full planked position. I am determined to work my way up to "real" push-ups!

Does the sit-up challenege involve doing crunches, or do you actually sit all of the way up? Sounds hard!

Hmm...I don't know if I'd like steel cut oats then, if the texture is more like sticky rice. I prefer my oatmeal to be sort of dried out, so it's more like chewing on a cookie versus a bowl of mush.

Red Tibetan rice sounds interesting, you'll have to let me know if it's any good!

Have a great weekend. =)



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SUNNYARIZONA
4/16/2010 11:22:33 AM

DREAM BIG , WIN BIG....I have to say that hike you did, may not have been a LONG one, but mine did not start out long either. BABY STEPS....eventually you will be there.

BTW. PERHAPS you can make a goal of hiking with me in the Grand Canyon in 4 years!!! A thought?!



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SHAPECHANGER
4/16/2010 9:01:27 AM

Good morning, and thank you for the SparkGoodie. Weather yesterday was warm, with light rain off and on. Didn't stop the dog and I from walking, I don't mind walking in a light, warm rain. Cold and windy today.

Have a great day!

Candy



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