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Mindful Eating Meditation / Happy Rhy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I just wanted to take a quick minute to write and say that I have looked forward all day to getting home and charting my GREAT day on my SparkPeople account. I am super proud of myself today! Its been a long one and Im sleepy, but I would love to share this with you it is a prayer/meditation I learned while at treatment for an eating disorder. I say it before meals as a reminder to eat (and live!) mindfully and in the present moment. Also, I have a tendency to constantly criticize myself and this reminds me that no matter what my body looks like, I am a spiritual, beautiful, passionate, WORTHY being. And so are all of you!

Body, you are a gift from God. I love you because you are the vessel that holds my spirit. You are lovely inside and outside. God, help me to treat myself with love and respect. Grant me the courage and strength to care for my body and nourish it in healthy ways. I give thanks for this miracle of new energy that brings my body, mind, and spirit new life. Amen.

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JULIERAE41 11/27/2012 12:56AM

    That is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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SparkPeople "Get To Know Me" Quiz

Sunday, November 25, 2012

These are always silly, but kind of fun :)

Where is my cell phone?
I don't know. This is usually the case. I lose the damn thing ALL THE TIME.

Long-term boyfriend

Your hair?
Blonde and long and always messy

Your mother?
...Impossible to explain this dynamic in a short answer. (I love her, BUT...)

Your father?
A drunk, a lost soul

Your favorite thing?
Orgasms & Taylor Swift music

Your dream last night?
No recollection

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?
Living Room, on my laptop

Your hobby?
Singing, playing guitar

Your fear?
A meaningless life

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Happy. Not feeling like some essential piece of me is broken or missing.

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?

Wish list item?
Taylor Guitar

Last thing you did?
Drink water

What are you wearing?
Yoga pants and a purple sweater

Your pets?
Jasmine and Peepers, both cats (Jasmine is grossed out by humans and Peeps only has one eye), Luca and Addy, my pups, (a pit-bull cross and a Karelian bear dog), and my beta fish, Princess Fiona.

I don't have a single person other than my sister that I would invite to be a bridesmaid at my wedding. I need to work on building better relationships.

Your life?
Constant self-criticism

Your mood?


Your car?
None :(

Your favorite store?
Dollar Tree (I am a preschool teacher that this store is GREAT for throwing holiday parties and stocking up on fun little rewards for potty-training accomplishments, etc)

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?
I can't clearly remember but I'm sure not too long ago. I am a crier.

Favorite place to eat?
A local restaurant that makes the best healthy Mexican foods from local products & vendors
Good Food Store

Place I'd like to be right now?
At my own house (I'm at my boyfriend's now, and he is sleeping... BORINGGG.)

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RAND0M 11/26/2012 3:02PM

    emoticon fab answers!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/26/2012 1:04AM

    Some interesting answers there!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/25/2012 9:04PM

    I love these - I am going to "borrow" this one myself.

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PEPPYPATTI 11/25/2012 8:20PM

    Ha Ha...I love your answers especially the last one! So nice to get to know you. I can see that some of my answers would have been the same-lol!
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Today can be the beginning of a new life, if I let it.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Today is my first day on SparkPeople and so far I am feeling so motivated and powerful and READY. I am ready for this. I am ready to live. I've spent a really long time making excuses and being afraid to take a realistic look at my life. Now I'm 24 and I have a fear that life is passing me by. It already seems to be moving so fast, and I know that will seem more and more so as I get older. It makes me sad for myself to have wasted as much time as I already have, but I am reminding myself it is not too late.

And, I am ready to change. I am ready to be shiny, Rhyan 2.0 version of me that feels good about herself and takes care of herself. I am here to stop being lazy, to stop making excuses, to stop feeling sorry for myself. I can be so much more than this. I want to be so much more than this.

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PEPPYPATTI 11/25/2012 8:23PM

    You can be & you will be! emoticon emoticon

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