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ABILITY IS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF DOING. MOTIVATION DETERMINES WHAT YOU DO. ATTITUDE DETERMINES HOW WELL YOU DO IT ~ Lou Holtz

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Hi! I am a "40 something" mom in Ottawa Canada (and this is my first "page" of any kind - this is also my first attempt at losing weight and exercising...I have my fingers (and toes!) crossed).

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I just saw this in a newsletter from my son's school...

PARABLE OF THE WOLVES

A chief was teaching his grandson about life...

"A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.
"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

"One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, self-doubt, and ego.

"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.

"This same fight is going on inside you - and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather,
"Which wolf will win?"

The old chief simply replied,
"The one you feed."

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GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE

THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN

THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

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"If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." Maya Angelou





Member Since: 1/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,701

My Goals:
My first goal is to lose 10 lbs by March 20...perhaps another 5 or 10 after that(?).

NEW GOAL: maintain my weight between 130 and 135 from now until October 19


My Program:
ORIGINAL: Eat less, move more. I am trying to stay under 1500 calories a day, to do cardio 3-4 times per week, and strength training 2-3 times per week.

NOW: +/-1700 calories per day; same cardio/strength.



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I am a sort of stay at home mom (I work from home)!


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  • v HOPEISHAPPENING
    Back again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here to stay!
    2028 days ago
  • v HOPEISHAPPENING
    Hi I`m back at it.The working out is not a problem, its the goodies! I think I`ll restart my Canada Day Challenge that worked last time.
    Hope
    2286 days ago
  • v ALPHAW
    Hi

    Thanks for the spark goodie you gave me this summer. I hadn't done much with Sparkpeople lately. I am now back with 10 more pounds to lose.

    Congrats on your success!!! Way to go!!!

    Deb
    2354 days ago
  • v SYLY_SYL23
    Hey, of course I remember you emoticon Congrats on reaching your goal! That's so exciting emoticon If I ever reach the 130's I'd be a very happy camper! The lightest I've ever been was 148 in high school. I think if I can get back there though I'd be happy!

    I've been thinking about a personal trainer but it's a little pricey. I think it;'d be worth it though but I just don't have extra money. I'm actually trying to find a part time job right now so I have extra money for spending on things like a personal trainer or a new workout outfit. I think that'd be great motivation!

    Hope your summer is going well

    Sylvia

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    2515 days ago
  • v CSIENK
    emoticon emoticon and emoticon on reaching your goal!!
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    2522 days ago
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