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Greetings to 2018

So much has changed for me since this journey changed in 2007.

I wish I could say that I am full of hope, vim and vigor.

The truth is I am almost 47 years old, in worse physical shape than ever in my life. I almost regret the 3 years of health I had 10 years ago (the only non-obese years of my life), because it makes now more painful.

AND I am in better emotional space than ever. In many ways, my success in 2007 was very 'white-knuckled'. I have done a lot of work on shame, and it has paid off.

I am left, on this first day of January, feeling like I don't want to enter my 50s with this level of unhealth (daily, active symptoms of arthritis of the knees, cervical spine stenosis, deconditioning, etc).

Do I feel hope? Not really. Do I feel vulnerable re-entering this space. Hell yes. So very much so.

But just for today, I am going to think that it is worth it and try a bit of a new thing again.

Just for today.


Member Since: 3/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,175

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/1/18

--exercise 5 days a week
--mindfulness practice 5 days a week
--trying to track food when I can, trying most days
--64 oz water
--2 alcoholic drinks or less / day


My Program:
--Tracking most days
--Exercise 5 days/week
--Mindfulness practice 5 days/week
--less than 2 alcoholic drinks/day
--64 oz water/day



Personal Information:
Married to the love of my life. Together 16 years, married 12 years
3 dogs that I love SOO much
6 chickens (I am new to this and kind of obsessed)
Nurse Practitioner at a city clinic in St. Louis
LOVE music
Trying every day to learn more about my own privilege (race, class, gender identity) to better dismantle the evils of patriarchy and white supremacy.



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I love music. My favorite artists are girlyman, bruce springsteen, ani difranco, dave matthews, javier mendoza, HEM,Birds of Chicago, Hamilton, and dar williams.

I am rescuing street dogs all the time. MY family dogs are Zannah, Daisy, and Obi.




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  • v KALANTHA
    "At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." (Albert Schweitzer)

    Thank you for being my SparkPal and experiencing this adventure with me. You support means more to me than you'll ever know.

    Kath
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    1934 days ago
  • v FLEETFEETGIRL
    Thanks for the comments you had on my blog this week. I appreciate the support. emoticon I used to do the same thing with my tracking and I think you're so right, it is kinda a form of self sabotaging.
    1934 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_JR
    Oh bummer. I'm going out of town this weekend to see my college roommate. Raincheck for sure.

    Enjoy your staycation!! :)
    1952 days ago
  • v MIKEMACDUDE
    I love your attitude and your outlook on life! Thanks for the motivation. :)
    1967 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    “Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes in the world come about. So be that person.” (Buckminster Fuller)

    Thank you for being a great SparkFriend and for sharing this healthy living adventure with me.

    Have an absolutely Sparktacular day!

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    1967 days ago
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