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11/12/16 12:00 P

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For me, my life feels enriched simply by learning to eat better and getting out for walks. Being able to move easier ... getting in and out of a booth at a restaurant, sliding in and out from behind the wheel of my car, sitting down and getting up are all easier for me now. My life feels enriched simply because I'm more functional. It has made a world of difference in the quality of my life. I long for no particular adventures. I lead a pretty simple life and I like it that way.


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11/10/16 8:32 P

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Kriszta, canopy climbing sounds pretty adventurous if it's what I think it is. I'd like to try that some time. Enriching your life doesn't have to be all about adventure. It is whatever improves or enhances the quality of your life. You decide what quality means. To me enrichment is whatever makes you feel fulfilled, nurtured, and alive. Based on what you've shared in your posts and blogs, I'd say you live an enriched life.
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11/10/16 3:06 P

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June and Kathleen, your lists are amazing. Imagining you kayaking, rock climbing and swimming with the salmon made me happy.
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I'm not an adventurous person, and love routines, my ways of enriching my life are simpler : )
-yoga, walking, running fills me with joy
-daily meditation: I stopped doing this for the duration of this Beck check, but will resume once we are past the 42 days and the follow up chapters
-reading all the Buddha's discourses (finished 3 major collections already) and more books on meditation
-resume silent retreats at my parents' summer house after winter is gone
-canopy park climbing, maybe even rock climbing - I love the safety of being secured to the steel cables

Life is good!
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11/10/16 12:29 P

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Interesting list, June.

Here's the list I fired off in about five minutes when I went through the book in the spring:
Paddle across Lake Winnebago in my kayak
Walk across Lake Winnebago in the winter
Learn Spanish
Finish my kids' scrapbooks (which I abandoned in 2008)
Organize my big box of mementos
Take a cooking class
Learn to use power tools
Decorate the master bedroom
Make a denim rug or quilt out of the old blue jeans in the basement
Become a better gardener
Read chronologically though the Bible
Bike to work at least 10 times each summer
Join a birding group
Run a half marathon
Visit the monthly exhibit at the local museum
Operate a bulldozer or similar really big machine

I have started learning Spanish, biked to work 12 times this summer, made a couple visits to local museums, and am about 3 months into a chronological reading of the Bible (just started Joshua last night). I can't do everything at once, and I'm sure I'll add to this list.

Live life, right?

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11/10/16 10:26 A

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List of goals I want to have fun doing before and after I lose weight.
Things that enrich my life that I will do or would like to do in the next year.


1 Rock climb
2 Spend more quality and quantity time with my family
3 Take a holiday with DH
4 Spend more time working on the farm
5 Improve my garden
6 Improve my sleep habits
7 Hike up Mt Cheam
8 Visit the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam
9 Mountain bike the logging roads on the mountains close to my place
10 Skate board the streets of Vancouver
11 Visit New Zealand
12 Snorkel in New Zealand
13 Swim in my wet suit with the spawning salmon up the creek
14 Explore the trails of Mt Sumas
15 Spend 2 weeks at a ski resort and ski from morning to night every day
16 Hike and camp the length of the Hudson Bay Trail
17 Travel with my nieces
18 Take a French conversation class
19 Learn Punjabi, the alphabet and the simple vocabulary
20 Learn the Arabic alphabet
21 Read the Bible from beginning to end
22 Memorize Proverbs - there is a chapter for every day of the month
23 Read all the Shakespeare plays
24 Attend music and performance art concerts, especially ones featuring young performers
25 Organize my office better and keep it organized

I can do all of these things before I lose weight, and I will when I can find the time ... except rock climb, because rock climbing will be my reward for getting to goal weight.

My sabotaging thought is - when I have enough time. I need to better organize my time. Right now I am living a laid-back lifestyle of part-time work, making nutritious meals on time for DH and me, walking and hiking with my friends and following my exercise plans (and spending time thinking through and following along the Beck Trek. This usually takes me more time than the recommended 30 minutes per day.). If I get better organized, I will be able to do more, but I am enjoying the privilege of doing less and not stressing right now.
So its a balance between doing more, organizing myself to be able to do more while not stressing more.


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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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I joined some knitting and crochet SparkTeams and have some new patterns on-hand now from them. Also, I am walking more, so I visit my neighbors. I just feel more energetic already and like being around people more.

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Day 40 is about enriching your life and not putting things off until you are slim. I understand. There were things I passed up because I was heavy. As a kid I hate to run because my fat jiggled!

I believe SparkPeople has enriched my life incredibly. I realize that I have given up computer games -- and I used to probably play 10 hours a week -- for Sparking. Much better activity.

After I retire in June I will spend considerable time working to enrich my life! And, of course, if eating and exercising are not center stage, they will not be off in the wings either. My health and maintenance (like sobriety to alcholics) is very important to me!



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I have several hobbies that have fallen by the wayside. I think about them often, even make promises to myself get back to them. But, something else always interrupts... usually unimportant junk. I made a list of these activities that I want to get back to and an itemized plan to accomplish this. I'm going to spend less time with the two big time wasters--TV and surfing the Internet. It will feel good to actually DO what I dream of rather than kick myself for inaction.

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action." - Henry Chester


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It is interesting that I realized the need for this before I accepted the need to lose weight and exercise. I think I finally "got" that having a rich life requires being and staying healthy.

I have reduced or eliminated some activities while I have taken on others. I am doing more with DH and doing some volunteer work with him.

Life is good and getting better every day.

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Its important to remember that there is more to life than just food and dieting.
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Focus on things other than food is a great dream for me.
When I first read this I thought Bucket List. I do still have dreams but my size never stopped me.
I like doing yoga and pilates. Hmm, maybe time to find another class.

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Read this week Dec 6, 08

"...she'd focus on things other than food, and she'd have more mental energy to diet."

I like this quote. When I have other things going on in my life, I do eat less. What's weird is that I am always busy. I think I need to replace some of my hours being busy to having fun. In terms of goals and hobbies I am fine, but I need to spend time on fun too.

I'm in my 30s and am single. I am not interested in marrying or having a family now. My career is a high priority and I enjoy it. My hope is to travel more, and relax on a beach somewhere.

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10/19/08 7:04 A

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Good for you for recognizing when you've been blessed!! You do have a good life!

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I finished this chapter. I am happy with life the way it is. I am an at home mom and I had the joy of seeing my 17 y/o grow from a baby to a fine and caring young man, I have been blessed to see my 14 y/o grow from a beautiful baby boy to a smart, handsome young man, and I was given the strength to give birth--- threw much suffering while I was pregnant-- to a special little brown eye boy who stills my heart. He is 11 y/o. I am content with the little things in life.

My husband I have grown older with a few grey hairs springing up ((I rebuke that in Jesus name on my behalf)))((grey hairs)). I had acute asthma as a small girl and almost left this world at age 8. At age 35 I had a near death experience from another acute asthma attack that was 12 years ago. But I remember it like it was yesterday. God spared me and gave me new life. I am blessed to be hear, and I have learned to love and except the small thing in life. I have learned to be content where I am. Oh yes, as I have said before since taken Christ as savior that old ugly asthma has all but gone. I am close to saying that I am healed.

My goals are small ones to make more time for God by daily devotionals, research out some new workout exercises/invest in new dvd to avoid burn out and finally start back crocheting. I have made several blankets but always manage to give them away.

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AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NEITHER SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

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Just tackling this BOY this was really buried!!

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AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH, NEITHER SORROW, NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL THERE BE ANY MORE PAIN: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY.

REVELATION 21:4


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1/12/08 9:16 P

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Good Job, Mazzy! You Go Girl!!

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Quoting Dr. Beck:

"Once I take steps to enrich my life, dieting will be easier."

I'll schedule the first step of the following goals on my calendar:

Meditation

Yoga

Art Class

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11/21/07 10:38 P

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Thanks! I do feel blessed! I'm constantly busy with the family and my church; don't know how I could be ambitious!

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Sandy... In response to an earlier post you made on this topic... I think being content is a gift. I'm content with my life... with being a wife and mother. I'm happy that I have learned to be grateful for what I have and to count my blessings.

As far as dreams and aspirations... I love art. Whenever I'm involved with art or the arts it enrichs my life.

Edited by: MAZZYR at: 11/21/2007 (21:03)
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Thanks! I feel better! I just feel like my priorities are not my job -- and that's OK!

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I also think it's okay to be content where you're at. Our society/culture says we have to aspire/climb/and generally excell. If you're happy doing what you're doing why change.
I'm a little older than you. I've taken early retirement so I don't have the problem of juggling my time for work, but I enjoy volunteering at church, remodeling my home, learning more about computers, and researching my family history. I don't have great aspirations except to be happy and to love and enjoy my family.
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Thanks be to God, I am achieving my goal!

5 years ago my weight was 292. I've been off and on diets since then until I found SparksPeople.
Now I'm getting back to were "I" want to be, 165#.
I discovered the book "The Beck Diet Solution" by Dr. Beck. Her book, which uses Cognative Therapy, is helping me to adjust my mind to think like a thin person. When I can convince my mind, my body will follow.


 
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It's OK to be content. I'd like to have my own business..that is my dream. But I find it difficult to find the time while working part time and having a family. It's too bad I have to sleep, because I could use that time to work:). I keep trying to find a way.

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This is one area where I definitely fall short; I don't have dreams and aspirations. I'm at that weird age (49 this month) where you still have 15 or more years to work so you wonder if you should change careers, but you're not 25 anymore and should you change careers. My one friend tells me I should do something I really enjoy doing but I have no clue what that is. I always wanted to be a mommy and I achieved that. Is it ok to be content? or is that lazy?

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Do you have a dream for your life you'd like to accomplish? What goals have you set for yourself?

Feeling healthy is much better than ANY food tastes!!!

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