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This is the day your life will surely change, when things fall into place." --The The

Someone special shared this with me and NOW it's my new favorite quote, MAYbe of all time:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: ...
Someone special shared this with me and NOW it's my new favorite quote, MAYbe of all time:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work, or family, or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes. Next year and forever."

Neil Gaiman

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If I have learned ANYthing since joining SparkPeople in 2009 is that it is NEVER too late to start over. Now that I have entered my "40's", I have become ever more concerned about achieving balance--at work, at home--pretty much every area of my life and LESS about perfection. After gaining back 34 of the 54 lbs I lost in 2007, it's become increasingly clear that like before when I being WAY more consistent, reaching my goals will ONLY come from those little daily successes LIKE working out, getting enough rest, eating well MOST of time--basically making myself a priority again which is NOT the same as being selfish. But if it were THAT easy, it would already be done, right?

SOOO...Here's the deal folks. I'm not gonna make any WILD promises to myself except the following:

1. to accept the things about myself I cannot change and work like hell to change the things I can,

2. to regularly endeavor to demonstrate self-love and acceptance,

and lastly

3. to remember that whatever I send out into world may find its way back to me because karma is TRULY a b*tchslap and a half. LOL!

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Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. ~ Helen Keller

I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. ~ Margaret Mead

Humanism will affirm life rather than deny it, seek to elicit the possibilities of life, not flee from it, and endeavor to establish the conditions of satisfactory life for all, not merely for the few.
~Excerpted from The Humanist Manifesto, 1933

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew. ~ Saint Francis de Sales

Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn!
Look to this Day!
For it is Life, the very Life of Life.
In its brief course lie all the
Verities and Realities of your Existence.
The Bliss of Growth,
The Glory of Action,
The Splendor of Beauty;
For Yesterday is but a Dream,
And To-morrow is only a Vision;
But To-day well lived makes
Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness,
And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope.
Look well therefore to this Day!
Such is the Salutation of the Dawn! ~ Kalidasa
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Member Since: 6/22/2009

My Goals:
* to lose 100lbs withOUT developing latent homicidal tendencies

* be more optimistic

* not wait until i'm thin to take risks, try new things or revisit activities i "used to" enjoy...

My Program:
* eat well 82% of the time--no obsessing about every morsel I place in my mouth allowed!!!
* nurture my "inner athlete"
* forgive myself, love myself & laugh a LOT

SW: 249(9/7/14)
GW: 150 (9/30/15)--Yeah, it's prolly a little ambitious, I know.

Sept target of 243 lbs: new toe ring luxurious bodywash
Oct target of 238 lbs: Zents body spray
230 lbs: a new necklace
220 lbs: a Zents oil roll-on
210 lbs: new housewares of my choice
199 lbs: Star Wars Box Set
195 lbs: old school tennies
190 lbs: Keens hikers
185 lbs: a bag by Jump from Paper Bags (Play Harder)
180 lbs: Harry Potter Boxset
170 lbs: Twilight Box Set
165lbs: a new t-shirt from Natural Girls Rock
160 lbs: a bicycle
150 lbs: new Athleta workout wardrobe & a ME-cation

Bonus round: 140 LBS--a new sunroof for my Kia Soul!!

Personal Information:
i hail from the LBC. (dig it!!!)

and before that i did a stint in pittsfield, ma by way of shreveport, louisiana.

i am now OFFICIALLY "40-something" but thanks to good genes i don't LOOK it. LOL!

Other Information:
What you see is pretty much what you get...

I love the beach, pugs, Santa Cruz, banana slugs, hamsters, the sound of the rain, surf movies, bonfires and hanging out with friends.

favorite fragrances: sandalwood, vanilla, cinnamon, nag champa, mystic blend and amber. and from the zents collection found on the treasured locks natural black haircare website: earth, ore, water and sun. in case you haven't noticed from the theme--i likes to keep it au natural.

favorite colors: black, grey, sage green, blue and all medium-dark earth tones pretty much.

I'm pretty damn cool--once you get to know me.

I refuse to be defined by my weight.

Sarcasm is my middle name AFTER Vichelle.

Fav quote: "... Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller

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9/29/2014 1:32:09 PM

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The Libra woman was the peacekeeper in the family growing up. She is a "steel fist in a velvet glove." She is ruled by Venus and loves all things beautiful so she makes a wonderful saleswoman in a furniture business or a decorator. She is frugal with money, but wants top value. She'd rather have one pair of top quality shoes than a closet full of cheap ones. She is a very hard worker, but gets blamed for being lazy, but that is because when she rests she wants to be left alone, then she will get back at work at full steam. She gets along best with Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, and some times Aries or Taurus, but she should avoid Scorpio who is really her opposite as he is secretive and a loner. She needs to be open and honest and loves people. Her health issues are her skin, where she can have psoriasis and her kidneys. She is naturally a slim person, and loves dance, yoga or going out to ride horses.
In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression. -

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