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It has been over two years ago, that I began this wonderful Spark adventure. I have successfully lost sixty pounds and as of the beginning of September 2011, I have been in maintenance for one year. Today, I switched my tricker to a maintenance ticker. I can say this new me is real. The way I eat, the way I think, the way I exercise and the way I look, have all changed. I am delighted! I really love the transformation!

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. I am stepping into my future each day as I build a foundation of health and joy with a commitment to physical activities and wonderful healthy food while making connections with new Spark Friends.

This is the next great adventure in my life. I want it to be the best it can be. Join me in a celebration of life as we transform ourselves with love and gratitude into exactly who we want to be.

Member Since: 7/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 70,140

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Eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts. Eating mostly low-glycemic superfoods Following the PACE training program with additional cardio and strength training Using visualization to strengthen my intentions and connect with my body. Using meditations and other relaxation techniques for stress reduction.

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Stepping stones on my journey: The Good Calorie Diet Philip Lipetz A great compilation of the research on low glycemic foods and why they are a major key to maintaining a healthy weight. Ultrametabolism Mark Hyman MD How to rebuild our metabolisms with nourishing foods and nutraceuticals.SuperFoods RX Steven Pratt MD and Kathy Matthews Fourteen superfoods that will change your life.The Gabriel Method Jon Gabriel There is more to a healthy weight than a good diet and exercise. Your mind and body must be on the same page to see long-term success. PACE Al Sears MD This book dramatically changed my workouts. It is a form of interval training that is efficient and effective at both burning fat and building health. And remarkably in less time than than other programs In Defense Of Food Michael Pollan Thinking of food beyond nutrition as culture and pleasure.

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    Celebrating your SEVEN years maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle! Hoping for endless years to come   emoticon   emoticon   emoticon   emoticon
    Amazing achievement! Cheers to you   emoticon
    197 days ago
    Woo Hoo you for maintaining for seven years! Keep up the great job! emoticon
    197 days ago
    Great comment on my blog on my thoughts of being a long-term maintainer. We absolutely need to make people with our bodies and, I would add, our souls. For me, I need to be at peace with who I am. And that meant realizing that I could change who I thought I was and how I moved through the world. Never did I think of myself as an athlete, not as a child, not as a young woman. But now I do, solidly in middle-age! Thank you for putting so much thought in your comment.
    223 days ago
    Enjoyed your comment on the carb addiction blog today -- but gotta say, I've been doing this a LOOOOOOONG time and it still requires eternal vigilance. Not getting "natural" for me but I suppose that's all down to the "experiment of one" thing.
    227 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for welcoming me to team Gabriel today. I started using Spark a few weeks ago but really want to start following the Gabriel Method. Do you have any good advice? I read the book a few years ago but have never really tried it fully.
    414 days ago
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