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Slaying Dragon After Dragon

For the New Year, I am changing my name from Tazmomsgol to SlayingDragons. In March 2014, I will complete 8 years with SparkPeople. My worldview has not changed much, however, my focus and purpose have improved. By the grace of God, through interaction with SparkPeople, SparkFriends, many other individuals, my studies, and life experiences, I have come to a place where I can clearly see the steps for reaching my goals. I needed all of these in order to reach forward to where I am today. I have ...
For the New Year, I am changing my name from Tazmomsgol to SlayingDragons. In March 2014, I will complete 8 years with SparkPeople. My worldview has not changed much, however, my focus and purpose have improved. By the grace of God, through interaction with SparkPeople, SparkFriends, many other individuals, my studies, and life experiences, I have come to a place where I can clearly see the steps for reaching my goals. I needed all of these in order to reach forward to where I am today. I have seen many of these steps accomplished and I expect to take more of them this year. If all goes as planned, I will complete my Masters in Human Services and move on to getting my Life Coaching license.

Why Slaying Dragons?

Although I have made a great deal of progress, a few things hold me back. These are the dragons in my life that still need to be conquered! Before SparkPeople, I was afraid to take the necessary steps to change. I knew that if I changed, some relationships in my life would be greatly inconvenienced and disturbed. After joining SparkPeople in 2006, it took me a full three years to give myself permission to take care of myself. For most of my adult life, I put my needs last to the point of not realizing I had incapacitated my ability to help others. I thought this was being unselfish and submissive. I did not realize nor did I have the kind of support needed to fix my situation. What I did not understand was that I had let others define me and decide how my life would be used.

My underlying belief that I was selfish when caring for my own needs had to change. To be capable of helping others, I must take care of myself. No one else is responsible for my life. It is entirely up to me. Although I now understand that fear comes and goes, I refuse to let it paralyze me like I did in the past! I do not want to be afraid of what others think of me and of my choices any more. I take my freedom to act on what God tells me and to be who I was meant to be. Those who do not appreciate what God and I have partnered to do with the gift of this one life do not need to be included in this conversation. They can think what they want to think and take their criticisms to another quadrant!

I am slaying dragon after dragon!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. 
1 Peter 3:13-14, NKJV

Warrior, Demi Lovato
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The Warrior is a Child by Twila Paris
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03/12/2010 I am celebrating 4 years with SparkPeople! One of the highlights of my life! I am grateful for each one of my children. They are my advisors and friends. This month, the 13th, our middle child would have celebrated his 26th birthday. He has been gone for over 10 years and is dearly missed. I would love to go back in time and hold him for a little longer. I have gained much wisdom over the years, by experience and through research. Although gained through much sweat and tears, I would not trade it for anything.

01/01/2009 This is my birthday month and I'm celebrating it with gusto! I've managed to gain back 10 of the 40 lost pounds and I'm heading for taking those off quickly continuing towards my healthy goals! It's a realistic approach to healthy and positive living. SparkPeople has been one of the best things to happen to me and I'm looking forward to reaching more of my goals in 2009!!! Let's go for the gold, SparkFriends!

07/24/2008 Yep! I'm back and getting to SparkBizness! I'm agonna continue Sparking people as I keep right on moving more! That's my goal - all part of the NEW ME!

06/01/2008 I will be a wee bit less active on SparkPeople during June and July. But dontcha worry, Iīll pop in when possible! I enjoy my SparkActivities, which have added a new dimension to my life! I have set healthy and positive goals, challenging myself to exceed far more than I ever imagined possible! After all, this life of mine was given to ME! Itīs MY Life!

Bon Jovi - Itīs My Life!
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07/04/2007 I realize now that the things I enjoy the most are sedentary activities. Priority # 2 from now on is to get MORE activity away from places to sit!!

When I joined in 2006 - Itīs been somewhat of a rollercoaster wrestling match with my weight ever since my first pregancy. Iīm making My SparkPlace Priority #1 with a sense of hope. Itīs time to step off the ride & win this race!

Iīve heardsay that people who stay at home and rarely leave routine, long to break away. And . . . that those people who travel, long for home. I love my home and whenever we are away, I miss it terribly. I love to spend time in my yard, with my pets, with my kids, on the computer, watching a good DVD, studying, jornaling, crafting, reading, researching online, correspondence.
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1. Daily Bible reading
2. 1 hour/day exercise
3. Ovo- pesce- vegetarian w/limited snacks
4. Continuing studies
5. Simplify

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I recognize my strengths and am trying to use them in every area of my life. This is a pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, not a diet at all! Healthy Living in my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life is an important pursuit - vital to my capacity in helping others face their own life challenges.

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I am a U.S. citizen working with a non-profit organization overseas. I love my home, my family, and the new ME!

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At the moment, I am a catless cat lover with two mixed breed dogs. I prefer a good book or movie to anything outdoors, except perhaps the beauty of a sunrise/sunset and the smell & sound of a downpour! I tend to see and feel what others do not - slumped shoulders, dull eyes, deep sadness, and inner pain.

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