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Board Posts we are again my friends. The faces change but the stories about how we got here are very familiar aren't they? Inside we know there is a healthy, loving, vibrant spirit clinging to the belief that some day very soon we'll clear away all the clutter and unpack the ancient baggage - put it away where it belongs, give it away (back to the source from which it came), throw it away because it's truly no good to anyone, and rise to greet the new day! Come with me please. I know that it's my journey but I know that I need your gifts of spirit to help me at times. I promise the same for you. Believe.

Member Since: 8/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 200

My Goals:
In the past, goals were arbitrary numbers assigned to a scale or clothing tag. After years of trying to become a "normal" or "acceptable" size, I am ready to admit there is some untapped source for the self-destructive habits that I have allowed to sabotage efforts to become that perfect size in the past. I have still attached arbitrary numbers to my goals this time, knowing that I have to have a target to work toward, but I am more interested in breaking through the literal coverup - what am I hiding from or protecting myself from under all these excess pounds? This time I will find the answer to what keeps me from becoming a healthy, vibrant, 130 pound woman. My goal this time is to commit to live mindfully and healthfully for the rest of my life. It's not a dress rehersal this time. The curtain is going up!!

My Program:
It's been 2 years since I was here last - rejoined in July 2009. After reading all my previous profile info I realize the goals have not changed. I did, and paid the price. I realized I couldn't take this journey alone, so I'm back and I'm still LOVING and re-committed to following the Nutrition and Fitness trackers here! I will follow the menu plans diligently until calorie, carb, fat, and protein ratios become second nature. Vigilance in exercising every day - walking in fresh air whenever possible. Continue to post to the boards. Community support is vital to the success of this journey. Continue to read and learn from the wealth of information available on this site. I will DO the SP Challenges. Theory MUST be put into PRACTICE! Longterm discipline, support, motivation, and planning will make this new lifestyle a reality. A reality that does not end at "goal weight". It's a daily reflection on gratitude and commitment to another year of living a healthy, engaged life,

Personal Information:
I am Deborah, a theology student working on my Master of Divinity. I plan to be an ordained minister in the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition. I am orignally from southwestern Michigan; lived in Tulsa, Lafayette LA, and Westford MA before settling in central Maine with my DH and DS. We've lived the good life for 23 years on 60 acres in a 100+ year old farm house which seems to fight us tooth and nail as we gently rehabilitate her to 21st century standards. I had worked in social services and municipal government before entering Seminary. I currently provide student ministry to a small UU congregation in the Maine Highlands. I am a member of the Network of Spiritual Progressives and the Tikkun community.

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If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.

If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.

If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.

If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.

If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.

chinese philospher - lao-tse - 6th century bce

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    A Birthday Workout

    Hike across green Ireland;
    Bike the USA;
    Backpack through New Zealand,
    But don’t call it a day…

    Do yoga in lovely Paris;
    Jump rope in Katmandu;
    Avoid Italian pasta,
    (Well, maybe taste, but don’t you chew!)

    Climb atop Mt. Everest;
    Do aerobics on China’s Wall;
    Lift weights on Mexican Beaches;
    And honey, that’s not all…

    Shake your booty with native dances
    In Fiji and Bora Bora;
    Move your body and exercise
    Like you’ve never done befora.

    Okay; that’s good; you’re finished;
    Now you can take a break;
    You’ve finally burned enough calories
    To have your birthday cake!

    By Joanna Fuchs

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