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What you think, you become

Cultivate optimism and let it drive you forward.

Health is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.

We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf

Turn a setback into a comeback

Success requires backbone, not wishbone


Cultivate optimism and let it drive you forward.

Health is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.

We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf

Turn a setback into a comeback

Success requires backbone, not wishbone






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Member Since: 1/2/2008

SparkPoints: 17,346

Fitness Minutes: 16,032

My Goals:
Have a joyous heart.






My Program:
Moderation:

* track my calorie intake and expenditure
* when possible, exercise outside in the sunshine and fresh air
* choose foods that are minimally processed and sweetened
* drink 64-80 ounces of water per day
* get 8 hours of sleep each night
* love myself by practicing acceptance and gratitude
* give to others freely



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Resources/Books/Websites - please feel free to send me suggestions about your favorites!

Mindless Eating - Why We Eat More Than We Think by Brian Wansink: interesting research on portion control, visual clues and cultural influence on what and how much we eat

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan: accessible writing on the sources of our food, organics farming methods and the unfortunate prevalence of processed corn in our diets. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

The End of Over Eating by David Kessler: describes how people, places and environment influence our eating habits. Also delves into the mysteries of food science and marketing and their influence our preferences for taste and quantity.

The Eat Clean Diet - Tosca Reno: taken at face value - not to the extreme - good basic principles on "eating clean"


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"What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are." - Tony Robbins


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BABYLUVMONKEY
9/1/2013 8:31:15 AM

Thank you Naomi!! You are wonderful!! emoticon



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JESJES
6/11/2013 1:09:42 PM

Hi Naomi, how are you? You always have such beautiful photos of nature on your page. I'm doing pretty well, as are Jim and the kids. Hadn't been on spark in forever until yesterday, have you been active? I've been focusing on excellent nutrition and walking, lowering inflammation. Kale smoothies almost every morning, mmmm.. What do you mean by power foods and "working" them?



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DOOBRIE
2/14/2013 3:48:26 PM

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Thank you for your comments. Hope you're having a nice Valentine's day with your DH!

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DOOBRIE
1/21/2013 6:03:02 PM

emoticon yes, I am speaking from experience, although it's a long time since my DH tried to lose weight so I've not got that excuse at the moment!



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REAL_FOOD
1/16/2013 10:57:11 AM

Thank you for the goodie, the wisdom, and, always, the friendship.

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