MESSA82   7,918
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after mud run June 2013

visit with Aunts March 2013

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 Pounds lost: 12.6 

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Member Since: 7/31/2010

SparkPoints: 7,918

Fitness Minutes: 8,123

My Goals:
1. fit into my favorite jeans again.
2. Like who I see in the mirror.
3. get back my spark.

My Program:
Had to start over with a lighter schedule.

Sunday: Yoga
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Cardio
Wednesday: Strength
Thursday: Cardio
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Cardio

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I currently live in the Portland area.

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Member Comments:
7/3/2012 2:26:10 AM

Words to live by, my friends...

When I accept my limitations, I accept the same limitation in another. When I am being who I am, I allow another to be who they are. When I forgive myself for hurting another, I forgive another for hurting me. Self love is the result of absolute truth. Peace is the result of absolute self love.
Have BIG dreams. You WILL grow into them.
The only thing more dangerous than letting other put limitations on what you can achieve is allowing yourself to believe them.
An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. So when life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means that it's going to launch you into something great.

Wishing you a blessed week and a safe 4th of July!!!



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1/23/2012 2:06:13 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 spark women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out."

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10/13/2011 1:37:35 PM

Hey lady.. good job on track'n.. You know if i was there i'd be doing it with you.. ;)
So have you heard that i'm moving to the cities...
Hows everything going with you..
Keep up all that work chica.. It will pay off.. emoticon

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10/9/2011 10:30:47 PM


Because I understand that my love and respect for my body are metaphors of my love and respect for my self and my soul, I pledge to do the following:

To stop berating my body and to begin celebrating the vessel that I have been given. I will remember the amazing things my body has given me: the ability to experience the world with a breadth of senses, the ability to perceive and express love, the ability to comfort and soothe, and the ability to fight, provide, and care for humanity.

To understand that my body is an opportunity not a scapegoat.

To be the primary source of my confidence. I will not rely on or wait for others to define my worth.

To let envy dissipate and allow admiration to be a source of compassion by offering compliments to others.

To gently but firmly stand up for myself when someone says to me (or I say to myself) something harmful.

To change the inner-monologue in my head to one that sees possibility not problems, potential not shortcomings, blessings not imperfections.

To give my body the things that it needs to do its work well: plenty of water, ample movement, stretches, rest, and good nutrition, and limit or eliminate the things that do not nurture my body.

To see exercise as a way to improve my internal health and strength instead of a way to fight or control my body.

To understand that my weight is not good or bad. It is just a number, and I am only good.

To love my body and my self today. I do not have to weigh ten pounds less, have longer hair, or to have my degree in my hand to have worth. I have worth just as I am, and I embrace that power.

To recognize my body's strengths.

To no longer put off the things that I wish to experience because I am waiting to do them in a different body.

To understand that a body, just like a personality, is like a fingerprint: a wonderful embodiment of my uniqueness.

Sending ((((Positive & Skinny Vibes)))) your way,


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9/23/2011 4:43:35 PM

Thanks for the spark goodie! I need all the spark I can get to keep going on this journey! LOL

Have a great weekend!

???? I saw you mention your heart rate monitor. What kind do you use & what's your thoughts on it? I'm thinking of one for a possible Christmas gift idea.

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