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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: 52,323

Fitness Minutes: 13,306

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".

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I have a blog at www.corpulentcompulsions.blogspot.com

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Member Comments:
2BFREE2LIVE
4/13/2014 10:36:35 PM

I hear the Southbeach diet is good and healthy. I am gluten and sugar fee myself and eat a diabetics diet less the gluten products.

Best wishes on reaching your goal. Remember one day at a time and one meal at a time making healthy choices.
Sandy



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MORTICIAADDAMS
4/13/2014 3:36:31 PM

Welcome to the South Beach Diet Team. Come join us on the forums!



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SCAROUSEL1
3/4/2014 11:41:08 AM

D ecide on an action plan.
E very thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C onsider your choices carefully.
I nvite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S avor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I nvaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O ptimism over pessimism.
N ever quit trying or you will fail.
S ay to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are!



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SCAROUSEL1
2/15/2014 2:32:42 PM

We are not given a good life or a bad life.
We are given a life.
It is up to us to make it good or bad.
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SCAROUSEL1
1/21/2014 12:19:30 PM

Happy Tuesday!
Life never stops moving forward. Stay focused and never slow down with regrets. Smile, forgive, forget and keep moving on.
Stay strong and SPARK on!
:O) Shelia



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