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December 2014



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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: 67,940

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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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  • v VERNAJ3
    I just read your comments on Fifi's blog so of course I had to go to your page to see who this woman is with such wisdom. I am going to utilize some of your suggestions. I especially like the "grouping" suggestion and you are absolutely right we do eat the same foods over and over. I use the Groupings now but have entered only breakfasts as a meal but have entered the ingredients for some of my dishes like chili, dinner salad, casseroles etc. Great timesavers.

    Great inspirations on your page.

    emoticon Keep the sun shining in your life.
    301 days ago
    That is such an encouraging comment on my blog. Thank you so much!
    301 days ago
    Felt a need to come back and thank you again. I am SO grateful for your mention of leptin!

    It appears that my unwitting routine that essentially mirrors the 5 rules of the leptin diet has actually lead to improved metabolism. I don't know how else to make sense of my experience in recent months. Honestly, I'm in shock.

    My current weight, nutritional intake and activity level align with that of a 29 year old woman. And, I'm far from 29!

    Although my injury has not allowed me to return to running yet, my metabolism is certainly behaving like I have!

    318 days ago
  • v DESIREE671
    Thank you so much for your support a little while back. Tracking really did get me back on track.
    340 days ago
    Thank you so very much for sharing the leptin links! Reading the information shared in these pages makes me feel like I've struck gold!

    346 days ago
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