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    This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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    "What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
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    Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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    553 days ago
    I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

    emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
    emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
    emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
    emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
    emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
    emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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    (And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)
    557 days ago
    emoticon "When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment ... now, as a grown up, it just feels like a small vacation!"

    Hope you're all set for a great week and stick to those goals! emoticon
    563 days ago
    emoticon "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. emoticon
    emoticon May songbirds serenade your every step along the way. emoticon
    emoticon May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. emoticon
    emoticon And may happiness fill your heart each day you whole life through." emoticon
    565 days ago
    emoticon You're the Cat's meow~
    You take the emoticon ~
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    You are as sweet as emoticon ~
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    but let's make it O- emoticon -al...

    emoticon You're a valued member of the Spark People Community! emoticon

    *Thanks to SAMI199 for the inspiration for this comment with emoticons. It was her creative idea, not mine. I just copy and paste!!

    emoticon emoticon Have a great weekend and don't forget to stay on track, drink your water and set your clocks forward on Saturday night!! emoticon

    573 days ago
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