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You can't out-train a bad diet

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

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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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SPARKED2BFIT
4/5/2015 3:16:09 AM

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Aloha sis!
Wishing you and yours a beautiful and most blessed Easter
(if you celebrate)... and an AMAZING day!!!
Sending many hugs and much aloha!
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SPARKED2BFIT
3/30/2015 7:27:58 AM

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There's an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself and knows she's capable of the extraordinary.


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A beauty in the determination of a woman who dances to the beat of her own drum regardless of the obstacles in her path.


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The beauty of a woman whose strength and courage comes in loving and being loved.. unconditionally.

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So keep believing, keep dancing, keep singing the song in your heart and most of all.. keep being your beautiful self, sis!


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3/21/2015 5:50:37 AM

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emoticon There will be days when you feel like giving up... don't.
emoticon There will be days when you feel like you don't have what it takes... you do!
emoticon There will be days when everything seems to be falling apart... it won't!

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and those will be the days that you'll look back and say,

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Have a great Spring emoticon and stay Sparked! emoticon

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3/16/2015 8:46:41 PM

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Every positive change in life begins with a decision that we are going to
either do something or stop doing something, but it can't hurt to have a
little luck of the irish on this journey, so this one's for you... cheers!!
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3/3/2015 11:30:18 AM

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"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later
the man who wins is the man who thinks he can."- Bruce Lee

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