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The loves of my life: Sophie, Max and Faith



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"If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" ~Rabbi Hillel

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here. ~Desiderata

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison"

If Dogs Could Teach Us� We ...
"If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" ~Rabbi Hillel

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here. ~Desiderata

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison"

If Dogs Could Teach Us� We would learn such things as�

1. When loved ones come home always run to greet them.

2. Fresh air and wind in your hair is ecstasy.

3. Take naps and stretch before rising..

4. Run, romp and play daily.

5. Avoid biting when a growl will do.

6. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

7. Be loyal.

8. Never pretend to be something you are not.

9. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

10. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close to them, and nuzzle them gently.




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Member Since: 1/6/2007

SparkPoints: 52,903

Fitness Minutes: 13,658

My Goals:
To be fit and healthy, and NOT have to wear "Plus-Sized" clothes!

My Program:
Fall 3,245,112 times, get up 3,245,113 times.

I eat no processed food, no sugar, no simple carbs. I eat as "clean" as possible 95% of the time, higher protein and lower carb.

I also use a Fitbit to track my activity.

Personal Information:
I'm a self-indulgent emotional binge volume eater and have been most of my life.

I am right on the cusp of being a full-blown diabetic, and I am now working with a bariatric physician to manage my disease. I am insulin resistant, my triglycerides are extremely high, and my liver enzymes are also high. Not to mention high blood-pressure. I either manage this or I die. It's that simple.

And my plan is simple. No processed food. No sugar, including simple carbs like rice, potatoes and pasta. At least not for now.

I want to renew my passion for Kettlebells, as I am convinced that they are the key to a healthy and fit rest of my life.

I'm a young 56. I'm married to a super supportive man. I've got two grown kids who both live on their own.

I have three very beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs; Sophie, Faith and Max. Max recently joined our family as our first foster dog...and we were almost immediately "foster failures".

Other Information:
I have a blog at www.corpulentcompulsions.blogspot.com

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RPCLEM2000
9/7/2014 7:48:15 PM

Tess,
Thank you. I would love to be your friend. I'm adding you as my friend also.



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CATTUTT
9/5/2014 4:03:47 PM

I love that you have such big babies. I have a tiny little dog, and while I like that she fits neatly in my lap, I'd love to have a big dog too. They seem like so much fun.

Hope you're having an awesome afternoon!



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LIFENPROGRESS
9/2/2014 3:25:12 PM

"It's not too late to get back on the right track. You just have to BELIEVE that you can be anything again, and push yourself to do it."
~ Sonya Parker ~



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SCAROUSEL1
5/17/2014 3:04:26 PM

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.



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RPCLEM2000
5/14/2014 10:57:29 PM

Tess,

Welcome to the Weekly Challenge Team. I'm singing a song of joy that you have joined our team. emoticon We look forward to seeing you often in our ROLL CALL thread where you will meet some friendly and comforting members. emoticon We would love to try to answer any questions, emoticon encourage your successes emoticon Or help you with your trials. Or just come by to say hello. Many of us answer each member who posts to the ROLL CALL, but it is not necessary to so. emoticon Some of us just like to tell about our day. I think you will like it. It would be awesome if I could assist you on your journey to a new you. emoticon
If you need any help feel free to sparkmail me RPCLEM2000 (Pam) emoticon Or meet me on ROLL CALL!

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