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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I created an account on Pinterest. If you're a part of that community follow me...I go by Kimber Dancer on that sight!!!

I enjoy this website because it inspires many decorating ideas. Also, there are many "pins" that inspire!!

Hope to see you there!



My Leap Year Challenge

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I've decided to create my own challenge for the next 29 days...I'm going to commit to 29 minutes of fitness everyday for the next 29 days (this should create the habit based on what I've read about creating new lifestyle habits!). I will record a blog here on SP for the next 29 days...

I think beginning a new commitment on a day that only occurs every 4 years is quite symbolic...

I like to think that Leap Year 2012 was the year I turned my life around and finally began creating the life I wanted for myself!!!

I look forward to seeing what this personal challenge will inspire.

Happy Leap Day!

Let the challenge begin....


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2DAGGERS 2/29/2012 8:16AM

    If you do your 29 minutes a day you will have created a habit and you will not want to go a day without that habit. It worked for me.

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PEPPYPATTI 2/28/2012 11:05PM

    Way to go! That is a good goal & a great commitment! Look forward to reading of your progress!

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KISHYMARIE 2/28/2012 10:32PM

    Great idea!

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Yikes! I Slipped into That Pit...again

Monday, February 20, 2012

Seems I find some comfort in my little, proverbial pit because it's familiar and I am learning that I resist change in a big way!!

I do have the desire to change...maybe change isn't the right word though. I think it's more like connecting to who I am rather than "change." I have become someone that isn't true to my deepest values and beliefs!!

I think the pit is safe because it allows me to remain neutral, zombie-esque if you will. Yet, all around me, the Divine is sending me so many messages, so many encouragements. If I continue to ignore the circumstances with me, He may deicide to leave me alone altogether until I'm ready. I AM READY...

The pit is beginning to stink of deceit and false comforts. The darkness is actually beginning to breed fear in my mind and soul. I don't want to be a person that settles into the pit and never gets out from it's illusions of comfort and safety!!

I pray that God will continue to send encouragements but most of all I pray for His strength in my weaknesses!

On a brighter note, tomorrow is the final celebration of Carnival which is most commonly known as Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, etc). This is the final party before many Christians go into the Lenten season which I plan on participating in fully this year...

I want to "sacrifice" my addiction to sugar as well as commit to getting back into church. I have to put my old grudges aside and begin focusing on faith and community!

What are your Lenten plans?

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ZUMBAGIRLTN 2/20/2012 7:13PM

    Thank you, Patti. I suppose we end up being our own worst enemy at times=) I need to be as kind to myself as I am to my friends!!!!! It's a process...a journey and I'm headed in the right direction=)

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PEPPYPATTI 2/20/2012 7:00PM

    Do not be so harsh on yourself, girl! Consider we all just stumble from time to time!

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Orgain Nutritional Shake...A Review

Thursday, February 16, 2012

This morning I decided to try one of my goodies from my Blissmo Box I received last night. The drink is called Orgain.

The taste is okay. The Sweet Vanilla Bean isn't overly sweet but sweet enough that it's tasty.

This drink is loaded with vitamins and minerals (check out the food list...I added it this morning). Also, the protein content is high: 16g.

I will see if this sustains me throughout the morning. I did add 1/2 a banana to my breakfast so this should be good!!

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ESQFEMME78 7/25/2013 10:21PM

    I love Orgain. I'm a vegetarian, and it helps me supplement protein... and my husband's a picky (and big) eater, and they satisfy him in the AMs. Strawberry is really good, too!

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ZUMBAGIRLTN 2/17/2012 6:50AM

    I don't think my body liked the whey protein in this shake...I was sick as a dog after having it. If you don't have a sensitivity to milk, I'm sure this could work for you!!!!! I thought I could handle whey protein...NOPE!

I just hope I can find someone to take my other shake. I don't want it to go to waste!

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KAELANI83 2/16/2012 1:56PM

    I've been looking to try protein shakes. I might have to go look this one up.

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PEPPYPATTI 2/16/2012 1:50PM

    Let me know how it works out for your! emoticon

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"Weightless: Making Peace with Your Body" by Kate Wicker

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I'm about half way through this book and I'm really enjoying this perspective on body image/self esteem. This is not a diet book but a book with a focus on appreciating who you are, no matter what you weigh, as God's creation!!!

This is written from a Catholic perspective but I think anyone that comes from a place of faith/spirituality can appreciate the author's commentary on body image, eating disorders and self confidence.

Each chapter contains questions (so you could use this in a book club or Bible study group) and a meditation section.

"Weightless" is the type of book I want to be reading because I'm tired of diet and fitness books that pretty much espouse the same message and the same facts and stats. I like books that help you develop a healthy, new perspective and help you see your weight as more than just eating too much!

Has anyone else read this? If so, what did you think?


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2DAGGERS 2/16/2012 8:32PM

    Would like to read it too. Sounds good. We all know what we should be doing it is just doing it and doing it and maybe if we didn't beat ourselves up so bad it wouldn't be so hard.

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ZUMBAGIRLTN 2/15/2012 7:15PM

    You're very welcome...I will give my final review after I've finished the entire book!!!

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PEPPYPATTI 2/15/2012 5:53PM

    Thank you for the review! Sounds like a good book!

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