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Progress Not Perfection

When I'm making progress, perfection seems less important. Slow, steady progress suits me just fine. I'm learning to love my body just the way that it is and focus on getting in shape and eating more healthfully. It seems logical that in pursuing these goals I will inevitably lose some weight (and that's okay with me too!)

I refuse to give in to my self sabotaging past and I will never give up. Giving up means I've failed and I refuse to fail at this. I will be healthy and ...
When I'm making progress, perfection seems less important. Slow, steady progress suits me just fine. I'm learning to love my body just the way that it is and focus on getting in shape and eating more healthfully. It seems logical that in pursuing these goals I will inevitably lose some weight (and that's okay with me too!)

I refuse to give in to my self sabotaging past and I will never give up. Giving up means I've failed and I refuse to fail at this. I will be healthy and beautiful from the inside out, because I'm worth it. No more excuses, no more whining - when I fall down instead of staying down I'll get back up again and keep on keeping on. I deserve good health and a long life. I'm dong this for me, because I'm worth it.
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Member Since: 3/6/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 585

My Goals:
* Exercise at least 10 minutes at least 5 days a week

*Drink at least 8 cups of water each day

*Eliminate processed "junk" from my life (i.e. soda, chips, Hamburger Helper, etc.)

*Encourage someone every day

*Hug my husband and children at least once a day and tell them how much I love them

*Meditate for five minutes (or more) each day focusing on belly breathing

*Love myself first

*Say no sometimes



My Program:
*Drink only water and herbal or green tea (all day, every day)

*Mindfully eat (eat when I'm hungry and drink water when I "just want something")

*Monitor my portion sizes

*Aim to eat three meals and two snacks each day

*Exercise daily (cardio & hand weights or resistance bands)

*limit "white" foods (sugar, flour, pasta, rice) and replace them with better options

Personal Information:
I'm 36, born and raised (and where I remain) in Louisville, KY, have a husband and two children whom I adore, I love to read nearly everything. I love scented candles, hot tea, sushi, anything crafty, blog writing, playing board games, giving gifts, sending snail mail, worship/country/80's music. I'm very outgoing and pretty much an open book. I'd love to get to know you!

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"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." -Dr. Wayne Dyer

At the root of all suffering is attachment - Ancient Proverb

I love quotes and sayings and I'm well known to use them often.

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WOLFKITTY
4/17/2013 11:23:45 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

All the very best,
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SHELLE13
4/23/2012 10:48:55 AM

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Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl!
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4/21/2012 6:27:13 PM

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emoticon The symbol for Aries is the Ram, because of the headlong, direct, and assertive nature of the sign. The sign is also symbolized by seeds shooting out of the ground in the springtime, suggesting a time and spirit of renewal.
In Aries, the Sun is highly action oriented. You like to do your thing, and you are opinionated and direct in doing it. Your Aries personality constantly wants to charge ahead, and insists on being the one who organizes, rather than ever allowing yourself to be led or organized by others. You have a hard time recognizing any point of view except your own. Highly action oriented, when an idea strikes you, you are off quickly to carry it out. Yet you are not so good in seeing projects through to a conclusion. Follow-up and finish work are not matters that suit your style. You constantly need new goals, new projects, and new challenges.

You are a quick learner and a self-starter; enthusiastic and curious. The main challenge for an Aries Sun sign native is the control of impulses. You must avoid scattering forces, for if you can learn to think before taking action, your energetic nature will enable you to do much. Natural impulsiveness and inability to listen to the advice of others sometimes involves you in difficulties. To succeed, you must learn to think everything through carefully before you proceed. Patience and the ability to plan are areas in which you may have to apply extra effort. You must reflect on the total effect of your actions to grow and progress in life.

You may have a sharp temper and a quick fuse as Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet associated with war and combat. Fortunately, you get over anger as quickly as it comes, and you never hold a grudge. You are neither devious nor subtle in your actions. Many Aries Sun natives are down right blunt. Only with concentration and attention can you ever acquire much diplomacy and tact.
With your natural Aries inclinations, you have a true adventurer's or pioneer's spirit; a longing for independence and a tendency to fancy yourself as a free soul. Born to lead, but not born to handle the mundane responsibility or bureaucratic red tape. When faced with complex details, you become very frustrated. Fully matured, your Aries spirit aspires to a gallant "never say die" attitude, and a willingness to take advantage of each new opportunity that comes along.



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Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you. Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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