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COMPASSION...4 the self, is the most important





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A spark of compassion, for you and for me

Thyroid issues...have been a key life-long issue for me...but my thyroid was the proverbial "cherry on top" of my chubby-self sundae. (Mmm...ice cream, frozen treats, sweet treats, tortes, cakes, cookies, candies, SUGAR...these are the makings of the rest of the sundae for me). Even though I was bookish as a child, I was only a bit chubby - I slimmed down in college (I lost the Frosh 15 because I loved having salad bar access everyday...the beginnings of my veg lifestyle!), but then my ...
Thyroid issues...have been a key life-long issue for me...but my thyroid was the proverbial "cherry on top" of my chubby-self sundae. (Mmm...ice cream, frozen treats, sweet treats, tortes, cakes, cookies, candies, SUGAR...these are the makings of the rest of the sundae for me). Even though I was bookish as a child, I was only a bit chubby - I slimmed down in college (I lost the Frosh 15 because I loved having salad bar access everyday...the beginnings of my veg lifestyle!), but then my periods stopped when I was 25 due to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, with Schmidt's syndrome (primary ovarian failure)! (which was after a really intense session in the woods asking for my cramps to stop...be careful of what you ask for)...I have lost over 100 pounds 2 other times in my life...this current 3rd time is the last, and I have to lose double the amount (almost 1/2 way there dec 08), but then took 2 years pretty much off.

My spiritual path is one of the most important for me in midlife. I have most importantly learned about Compassion, for the self, and for others, for our failures and for our successes; this is what I seek, and what I seek to remind others. It's not an easy lesson for me, as I can be a total pragmatic, forward-seeking, goal oriented, head-over-heart scientific logical thinker

'There are the waves and there is the wind, seen and unseen forces. Everyone has these same elements in their lives, the seen and unseen, karma and free will. The question is, 'how are you going to handle what you have?' ' -Focused upon the power of loving-kindness and the importance of intention and personal beliefs, Kuan Yin speaks with immediacy and ardor. http://www.katinkahesselink.net/other/lena
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Member Since: 8/22/2007

SparkPoints: 4,103

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My Goals:
Ultimately to be fit, much thinner, and healthy, and to take my thyroid hormones regularly

Overall goal: ideal weight by my 49th birthday, 2012; ready to marathon before I turn 50.

Goals, {updated Nov 2010}:
Holidaze 2010...at least 20 pounds by 1-1-11, 48 by my bday, along with a new job
2011...spark the year with success, reaching ideal weight by bday 2012

Past
2010...plateau continued, lost 15 pounds
2009: Strong start to year-lost 50, then plateaued
2008: Start the spark: lost 15 pounds from April to November, without trying too hard

My Program:
I am a Veg, and I follow a pretty healthy eating plan, but I like the sweets :P


I have to work on consistently getting out there and moving enough, and watching those sweets, and also portion control

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I am looking to make changes in body, mind, spirit, work.




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I am a team leader for the SparkTeam: A Gathering of Goddesses, and find teams along interests great places to meet people who help support the process.




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LADYROSE
1/1/2012 6:54:10 PM

Welcome to the SparkTucson group!

We're glad to have you - your progress is fantastic and know you'll reach amazing goals this year!!

Stephanie



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LADYROSE
1/1/2012 6:54:08 PM

Welcome to the SparkTucson group!

We're glad to have you - your progress is fantastic and know you'll reach amazing goals this year!!

Stephanie



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LISA0517
2/15/2011 10:01:18 AM

I'm so happy to be on the Shooting Stars team with you! This is going to be a great 8 weeks, and we will have lots of fun. We are all making a commitment to each other to do the best we can, and together we will succeed! emoticon

I hope you will come on over to the team and post an introduction so we can get to know you better.

I'm looking forward to taking this journey with you!

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2/7/2011 11:07:51 AM

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Come join the Shooting Stars for Mission: Challenge! We are having a fun time on our way to Greece!

Lisa



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IMJUSTDUCKIE
2/6/2011 11:45:59 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon This week we are heading to Greece. 4700 miles +. Come join us!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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