The Earth Mother

This is why I want to move to WA!

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I have moved to a new page to start over with new goals and new inspiration!




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Member Since: 5/20/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 1,983

My Goals:
~Be healthy!
~Lose at least 50 lbs to start
~Work out regularly
~Look my age!
~Drink more water
~QUIT smoking

My Program:
I have no program at the moment. I LOVE to walk, so walking is a given. I really like the Biggest Loser game on Wii, as well as Wii Fit. But I am not on a routine yet, so I will have to update this once I have one established!

Personal Information:
I live in TX with my husband and our five children. I work full time. I am a full time student. I am busy, busy, busy! And since I've lived in TX, I've gained A LOT of weight (over the last 7 years). You know what they say...everything is BIGGER in Texas! And I am living true to that, LOL. With hard work and determination, I plan to shed those pounds.

Other Information:
~I love to read, mostly fantasy and paranormal romance. HUGE fan of A Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin!
~I recently embarked on the awesome journey of graduate school, working toward my masters in mental health counseling. I am interested in using mindfulness techniques in counseling.
~I am intrigued by Stoic philosophy.
~I love learning about the ancient Druids.
~I recently learned how to crochet. Most of my time is spent on homework when I am not at work! But when I do have time to sit and watch some tv, I will do a little crochet. Yes, I am the living definition of multi-tasker =)

~Merry meet, merry part, and merry meet again!

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Member Comments:
12/1/2012 11:52:31 AM

How delightful to hear from you again! I see your tracker is at the weight I was when I began this journey. A lot has changed over the last 2-plus years for me. I wish you great success as well, and much joy in the process of discovery and mastery.

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11/22/2012 8:46:00 AM

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain

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11/21/2012 4:25:40 AM

Climb The Mountain

I tried to climb the mountain today. As I inched my way up the path, I felt out of breath and had to turn back.
I tried to climb the mountain today. But, It was so hot outside, I thought I had better stay in my nice air-conditioned house and rest up for tomorrow's attempt.
I tried to climb the mountain today. On my journey, darkness started to fall and I was full of fear, so I had to return to a safe place.
I was ready to climb the mountain today. But I had so may other things to do, so instead of climbing the mountain I took care of the much more important tasks; I washed my car, mowed the grass and watched the big game. Today the mountain will have to wait.
I was going to climb the mountain today. But as I stared at the mountain in all it's majestic beauty, I knew I had no chance of making it to the top, so I figured why even begin trying.
I had forgotten about climbing the mountain today, until an old friend came by and asked what I was up to lately. I told him about all my plans to climb that mountain someday. I went on and on about how I was going to accomplish the task.
He stopped me and said, "I just got back from climbing that mountain. for the longest time I told myself I was going to try to climb it but never made any progress."
"I almost let the dream of making it to the top die. I came up with every excuse of why I could not make it up the mountain, but never once did I give myself a reason why I could. One day as I stared at the mountain and pondered, I realized that if I didn't make an attempt at this dream all my dreams would eventually die."
" The next morning, I started my climb. It was not easy, and at times I wanted to quit. But no matter what I faced, I placed one foot in front of the other, keeping a steady pace. When the wind tried to blow me over the edge, I kept walking. When the voices inside my head screamed, stop! I focused on my goal, never letting it out of sight. I kept moving forward. I could not quit because I knew I had come too far to stop now. Time and time again, I reassured myself that I was going to finish this journey. I struggled mightily to make it to the top, but I CLIMBED THE MOUNTAIN."
"I have to be going," my friend said. "Tomorrow is a new day to accomplish more dreams. By the way what are you going to do tomorrow?"
I looked at him, with intensity and confidence in my eyes, and said, "I HAVE A MOUNTAIN TO CLIMB."Author unknown

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11/17/2012 7:42:12 AM

I hope you're having a wonderful day! As you can tell, I love quotes lol and I thought this would apply to pretty much everyone, especially myself! Hope you like it emoticon

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

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11/15/2012 5:40:44 AM

I was looking through some quotes about dreams and this really made me think. It is completely right. I hope to try and live my life by this quote aswell. I hope you enjoy!

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.

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