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5/1/11 5:12 P

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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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2/21/11 4:39 P

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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!

Marsha's Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!


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10/4/10 8:23 P

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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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2/13/10 2:13 P

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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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11/20/09 1:50 P

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Its important to remember that there is more to life than just food and dieting.
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10/3/09 9:40 P

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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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........relief comes from focusing on solutions.

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12/6/08 12:18 P

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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.

Edited by: GODZDESIGN95 at: 10/17/2008 (23:44)
WHEN YOU SIT TO EAT WITH A RULER, CONSIDER DILIGENTLY WHAT IS BEFORE YOU.

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THE LORD IS MY PORTION SAYS MY SOUL, THERE WILL I HOPE IN HIM.

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Just tackling this BOY this was really buried!!

WHEN YOU SIT TO EAT WITH A RULER, CONSIDER DILIGENTLY WHAT IS BEFORE YOU.

PROVERB 23:1


THE LORD IS MY PORTION SAYS MY SOUL, THERE WILL I HOPE IN HIM.

LEMENTATION 3:24


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1/12/08 9:16 P

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Good Job, Mazzy! You Go Girl!!

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1/12/08 5:33 P

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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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9/30/07 8:51 P

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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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