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Walking to Ohio, Month 1

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I'm doing a challenge on the Leslie Sansone Walking DVDs Team: I've decided to virtually walk from my home in Los Angeles to my friend's home in Youngstown, Ohio. It's a walk of over 2400 miles. I started June 9, and have walked 40 miles so far. This month's walk took me out of the Los Angeles area and part way to Barstow, California, along interstate 210. Here are some pictures of the mountains that border the freeway. I'm actually quite familiar with this area, as I drive it monthly.

Looking forward to virtually visiting some new territory in July. Though it occurs to me I'll be walking through the desert in the Summer! Good thing I'm drinking my water.

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LADYBUGFAERIE 7/3/2013 12:19PM

    What a neat concept! Keep up the good work!

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/3/2013 9:08AM

    Wow way to go.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/1/2013 4:46PM


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A Shout Out

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I want to shout out to all my sister and brother lesbian, gay and bi folk who, like me, find ourselves single on this historic day. Yes, we're having a different experience than our coupled friends, but don't you feel the ancestors wrapping angelic arms around us? We get to live through this dreamed-for, worked-for, bled-for time. We get to see the triumph of love and equality. Whether we're happily single or searching for partnership, we win, too.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/27/2013 3:34PM

    It is such a blessing to be alive during this historic shift! What an extraordinary blessing to be married to the love of my life while all of this is happening!

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A Lifelong Romance

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I keep thinking that my initial reaction to this quote was to reject it as trite and irrelevant to my journey. But the longer I sit with it, it points me to all the many ways I have sought value outside myself. Grasping at relationships with others is one form of this. As is losing weight for the "wrong" reasons -- to assuage a damaged ego, to get compliments from others.

What does it mean to really love oneself? Beyond giving oneself approval, I think it's about listening deeply to what is true for oneself, following the guidance of that inner voice. The more I listen to my inner voice, the more I create partnership with myself. And that is beautiful.

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/24/2013 4:37AM

    Thank you.

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RENEEGADE 6/23/2013 6:17PM

    I love the quote! For me, it's taking good care of my body, my mind, and my soul/spirit. I admire people that do, because they value their being. Sometimes a relationship can help you love yourself even more, because you learn from someone who does love who they are, and they are a great teacher! Love that inner voice too! emoticon

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I refuse!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

There is so much personal power to be gained by refusing to participate in body-bashing. As I lose weight, I'm also working on laying down the burden of self-hatred.

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Size 10

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Yesterday, I hit my favorite thrift store because I had a problem: My size 12 work pants were saggy and I kept having to hitch them up. So, off to Sun Thrift I went. I left with 3 pairs of size 10 work pants, some jeans and capris in my new size. Feels great to be in a 10 again.

When I got home, I cleaned out my closet and bureau and made several bags of great clothes to go to friends and the Goodwill. It does so much good to my psyche to eliminate the too-big clothes, even the pieces I've enjoyed wearing. Having only clothes I can wear now in my wardrobe keeps me inspired and on-track.

Next stop, size 8!

Have a wonderful week, everyone, and keep Sparking!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/17/2013 3:23AM

    Yes! I really need to do this. My 14 jeans are so big on me now that I can slide them on and off while they are still fastened. I don't like the styles and colors in stores right now, so I really need to check out the thrift shops.

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JEN_MARIE86 6/16/2013 10:10PM

    Congratulations! keep up the great work!

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EMMACORY 6/16/2013 1:42PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon and you will be at #8 before you know it! emoticon

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