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Each new day is a path of wonder, a different invitation.

I am unlimited.
I take responsibility for my life.
My every action is a conscious choice.
I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on.
I keep focus, and persevere.

Mistakes make the exceptional happen! Nothing is so bad that we cannot learn much from it. Remain strong.

“You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.” THE HANDMAID’S TALE ~ Margaret Atwood

"Enjoy your life; enjoy your body, every ...
I am unlimited.
I take responsibility for my life.
My every action is a conscious choice.
I can accomplish anything good that I truly set my mind on.
I keep focus, and persevere.

Mistakes make the exceptional happen! Nothing is so bad that we cannot learn much from it. Remain strong.

“You can’t help what you feel, but you can help how you behave.” THE HANDMAID’S TALE ~ Margaret Atwood

"Enjoy your life; enjoy your body, every minute, every day." Mare Petras

Enjoyed the 2014 Summer 5% challenge so much I signed up for the Fall 2014 5% challenge. Didn't reach my 5 % goal but learned much more about moi! I've lost over 20 pounds since being on Spark and have had a gamut of physical challenges which I realize I may have used as justifications, some anyways, for getting stuck at this plateau. My "favorite" challenge, only because I find it so darn difficult is food tracking.

Above all enjoy each day, be grateful for life, have joy, face each moment without fear.

My goals:
loose 8 pounds and keep it off.
strive for the 80/20 rule. After every meal, feel 80% full.
increase energy.
nutrition and fitness take a priority over screen time
Balance love, spirit, enlightenment as primaries.

My Nutrition Plan:
Mindfully eat nutritionally healthy food in smaller portions. While following the Spark Guide I have some health related restrictions that are a priority as well as improving balances in nutrition I found I was missing last challenge ie folate. Water is a must and usually easy to achieve. Track, track, track!!!

Fitness:
My level of chronic pain determines what gets done. Fortunately walking is usually beneficial in working through the pain or gardening is meditative and allows me to accept the pain. There are days where all I can do is lay down, sleep if possible.

My Fitness Plan:
Exercise every day, depending on pain level. Walking*, yoga, garden, dance with the parrots and play with Tau'ri. Fit a long hike in once a month. Take a break when pain demands. Fit heavy cleaning in as is possible.
*Walk when it’s cold. Walk when it’s hot. Walk when it’s dark. Walk when the sun is rising or setting. Walk when it’s raining. Experience the variability. Life shouldn’t always be a steady 70 degrees. Live a little.
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RITZIBROWN took a fall yesterday-stitches in the right hand, a brace on the left wrist, right knee is is wrapped. How I missed the 4th limb I have no idea :P Good news is I will heal fast! WOOHOO!!
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Member Since: 2/16/2011

My Goals:
Mindfully eat less, confidently move my body more.

Increase energy.

Decrease my pain with movement, weight loss, yoga, meditation, Chakra awareness, breathing exercises.



My Program:
Start where I am, use what I have, do what I can – it will be enough. Have confidence. Never let fear rule.

Daily:
meditate;
yoga session;
walk/be physically active;
laugh more ;
help someone;
maintain patience with myself;
achieve inner peace.

Question everything and remain open minded.


Personal Information:
I love the taste of food, but I love the taste of life even better!

I am an avid reader, gardener, nature lover, yogi, water spirit.

We share our home with a Blue & Gold Macaw Senegal, and a Border collie mix. They've all rescued us and our lives are better for that.

I have survived more then many thought possible. Each gift of life has been a unique journey towards self-discovery.

I believe in individuality while being one with the universe.

I know my words, thoughts and feelings have value. I am free to feel my emotions and, being human, usually no longer need to protect my sensitivity.


Other Information:
I am grateful for the life I have.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart (Thx TAZIAH)




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GOULDSGRANITE
9/20/2014 1:48:00 PM

Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. So sorry to read about your fall. Love your positive attitude. Stay Strong! Hugs, Janey emoticon emoticon



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DEERLADY45
9/20/2014 8:18:26 AM

Oh! im so sorry to hear you took a fall! ive done that my self it does take longer to feel better than it used too! Take it easy and you will heal girl No yoga for you but you can meditate... Praying for a super fast recovery!! Hugs and Blessings,BONZ

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DEERLADY45
9/18/2014 8:23:20 AM

Hi Ritzi, Ya i hav an idea itis going to be a tough Winter very cold! Not looking forward to a repeat of that.. On my way to visit my friend @ the home and out with his wife to eat lunch later! The temp is 45 this morning Brr-r A jacket day,BONZ

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MADAMES
9/16/2014 6:58:53 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by my page with your very kind comments! I really look forward to getting to know you better during the fall challenge.

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ANNEMARGAR
9/16/2014 6:08:59 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. The wedding was beautiful :)



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