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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Finding again my motivation
To exercise, with the same fervor
Or even more, than I did before.
The realization that I have so much
Control over my own health,
And feelings about myself and life
It doesn't have to be something
That happens to me, but very
Much linked to what I eat,
Hw much I move.
Being sedentary and eating badly
I'd lost sight of that,
If I'd ever grasped it in the first place.
But now I just want to do more,
And never go back.
I finally love myself enough
To take care of me
In the same way I take care of others.

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250STRONG 2/3/2008 2:16PM

    Well said.

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Spice up your Life

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tonight for dinner,

Doing something I haven't done

For a long time. Making a recipe

Based on my own ideas

Instead of adapting or tweaking

A recipe from somewhere else.

Good now, as I'm able to take

Flavors I've learned by cooking

Other cuisines, to make more

Flavorful, healthy foods.

Before I'd think of healthy food

As being boring, bland and monotonous.

But I'm realizing that doesn't have to be so.

The use of things like garlic, ginger,

Lemon, and spices can make

A dish extraordinary while

Adding only good elements to the food.

Not to mention, many spices, especially

In Indian cooking, are there not only

For flavor, but for health benefits as well.

So add the ginger, garlic, lemon and spice

Is what I will do, and continue

Creating new dishes for this new chapter

Of my life.


Healthy Balance Blog

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Another kind of balance

Becoming a regular part of my life.

Balancing my diet,

Eight servings of fruit and veg

Every day, whole grains too.

Coming to the realization that

I haven't really explored the

World of low fat, healthy cooking.

True, I cut fat from recipes already,

Using less oil, butter, or leaner meat.

The discovery of recipe listings

On SparkPeople excites me and inspires me.

I can't wait to set forth searching

And compiling, organizing and planning meals.

I see potential to make batches,

To share and send with my husband and family.

My enthusiasm already contagious.

I hear it in my husband's questions

And curiosity and interest in the

Changes I am making toward a healthier

Happier me.

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    awww I love it when the husband notices and supports!!!!awesome Aliya....


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CATNIP1 1/28/2008 5:54PM

    Love you!!:)

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