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9/21/14 6:16 P

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I am sorry for not being here in forever but just getting over a bad kidney infection and still under doctors care. Will try to be on here more often.

Hope everyone is staying on track to reach your goals.

Sandy

"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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5/31/14 8:18 P

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Made it back over the pass to our West side home, already miss the Tri Cities.
Vacations are never long enough.

"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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2/26/14 10:02 P

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I love weight loss memoirs, ever since I read my first, The Adventures of Diet Girl by Shauna Reid, I have been hooked.

They can be hard to find, but to me, once they are found they are worth keeping and re-reading OVER and OVER again. They can be great motivation for me when I am feeling down.

I don't really look to them for advice (although I have walked away with some good tips). I know what worked for some people won't necessarily work for me. But, it is very nice to know that people have the same issues I do like backtracking and losing weight slowly over a large period of time, not insanely fast like in some reality T.V. shows.

The latest find is called Half-A$%ed by Jeanette Fulda. So far, I really love her sense of style in her writing. There was one part in particular that after I read it, I thought "wow, I need to share with others...."

This is from page Chapter Five, appropriately titled "Diet and Exercise." In it, Jeanette Fulda has become a bit frustrated that her MAJOR weight loss (30lbs in three months) has slowed down. She is pretty distraught until she has an epiphany.

She writes:

"About a month after I'd cracked open my cookbooks and wiped the cat hair off my treadmill, I was driving down the highway home from work, thinking about what I would make for dinner. The Parmesan chicken recipe had been tasty and pretty easy, but I'd set out ground turkey to thaw, so I should probably make something with that.

As I sailed past the entrance to the movie theatre filled with buttered popcorn, I had a sudden revelation. I would be doing this for the rest of my life. No more stopping at White Castle for handle little burgers I could hold in one hand and devour as I drove home. No more laps around the McDonald's drive-through. No more stopping at Dairy Queen even though I had a coupon for a free Blizzard. Things had changed. Forever.
I had started the long process of brainwashing myself into healthier habits.

As the movie theater moved into my rear view mirror, I was overwhelmed with the idea that I'd be managing these habits for the rest of my life. I was going to live another ten to twenty years because of all this healthy eating too, so I'd be stuck doing it even longer.

This wasn't a "diet," it was a "lifestyle change." I didn't even know what the word "diet" meant anymore. Being on a diet implies that you will eventually go off the diet. I had decided not to do anything that I was not prepared to do for the rest of my life."


That last sentence really spoke to me!
She even goes on to write something that I've come to learn about myself too....


"'Don't get crazy" became my number one rule. When I was hungry, I ate. If I really, really, really wanted a food, I ate it. I didn't want to fixate on something I couldn't have only to binge on it later. I didn't count calories because I knew it would drive me insane, obsessing over every detail, although I did measure out reasonable portions for my meals. ....I'd enjoyed the temporary pleasure of ice cream and candies at the expense of feeling good all the time. All this healthy living was starting to make me feel alive. I'd never even realized I felt half dead."

As I said I do learn things and find helpful hints along the way.
Hope this sheds a little light on your on new healthy lifestyle!

Sandy





"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwE8HLLue48


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8/21/13 11:48 P

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Hey if you make it up to my area let me know we will get together and maybe we can get a few other members to join in on the visit. That would be such a wonderful time.
Just let me know. Sandy

"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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8/21/13 11:33 P

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Hi,
I am enjoying summer. We have been doing a lot of great hikes. I am on vacation next week and will be enjoying some of Washington's great beauty. We'll mostly be on the Olympic Peninsula but also plan to hike up to Camp Muir on Mount Rainier.


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8/21/13 11:08 P

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I have been busy selling fishing license at the store, right now it is Salmon season here and crabbing as well. Nothing like fresh seafood at my back door. Got to love Washington State.

I have been visiting one State park a week now for the past month and learning a lot about the coast line. I volunteered at the Sacajawia State park in Eastern Washington for a long time as the museum curator and tour guide. Loved meeting people from all over not only the United States but the world.
Hope everyone is enjoying the last months of warm weather.
Sandy

Edited by: 2BFREE2LIVE at: 8/21/2013 (23:09)
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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8/21/13 1:32 P

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noone around this group? eveyone must be busy.

all is plugging along, havent tracked food in 4 days but back at it today, taking the time (where i fall behind)

Have a great day to whomever is out there emoticon

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7/23/13 12:05 A

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We are here to support one another during our journey to health and happiness.
I hope to get the team up and running when everyone is ready to get on board.

"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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5/24/13 6:41 P

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Hi, Sandy! Congrats on becoming Team Leader - it is not always an easy job.

What is the purpose of the team? I was born and raised in WA but have since moved to Florida so this is my first post to the team, other than the introduction post.

Have a great one, All!

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5/18/13 10:01 A

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Good morning just a quick note to let you know I am the new leader of the team and wanted to start this new chat line today.

I would like for everyone to check in to see who is still on the Spark team so we can get to know each other.

Come and join everyone and make this Washington State Team the Great team we are.

Have a wonderful day.
Sandy

"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis


“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen

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