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I believe 'life is too short to spending washing dishes.' Or doing or feeling anything other than what we really want. With your support, I want to lose the 20 lbs I've gained over the last 20 years. I live in Oregon and love the outdoors. I'm a gardener, a fly fisherman, a breast cancer survivor and a traveler. I retired as a physician 4 years ago to pursue my passions. Life is short.

Member Since: 3/12/2009

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My Goals:
My goal is to Free Dawn. The best person I can be is trapped inside extra pounds, unhealthy habits and poor motivation. I want to make exercise something I crave, not something I endure. I want to make healthy eating a joy, not a deprivation. I want to learn to "look at myself with eyes of understanding and love."

My Program:
1 Drink water
2 Do some kind of exercise daily
3 Eat at least 2 real meals daily, no starving.

Personal Information:
I live with my husband in Eugene, OR. We retired a few years ago, and have been traveling, something I was always too busy to do when I was working as a child psychiatrist. I love gardening, and am a master gardener. I have been fly fishing for years, and have been involved in fishing/conservation organizations. I love hiking and camping, and any activity that gets me outdoors.

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Since retiring, which was related to having breast cancer diagnosis, I have traveled to Patagonia (to fly fish), China, Tibet, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and through central America. Last summer we spent camping and fishing in the Yukon and northern British Columbia, and this year we have been doing more local Oregon adventures, with a trip to Hawaii and New York thrown in.

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    I read your comment on the thread and just thought I'd stop by to tell you that you're doing emoticon and that I know you'll reach your goals if you just keep sticking your mind too it. You have overcome greater obsticles in your life and this one will be no different. You inspire me friend! Don't forget that others are hear for you and I believe in you!
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    my goal is to be 150 by 4/17/11. I weighedmyself this morning and I'm at 156... i wonder if I can lose 6 lbs in about 2 weeks?? I guess I'd better step it up huh?? Hey I'm here for you if you need motivation or encouragement and maybe we can help each other get to our goal?
    2574 days ago
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    emoticon to the Meditation and Mindfulness Team emoticon Enjoy the journey! emoticon
    2593 days ago
    How are you doing? I'm sorry its so long since I've been on here. There has been alot going on in my life. But things are getting back on track now and they are going to STAY there. I remember that you have always been a good friend to me and wanted to re-connect with you and let you know how things are going and see how you are. I plan on being on sparkpeople every day. I know I can't control somethings in this life, this world but there are things I can- like what i eat and how I treat my body. So I hope things are going well and that we can still be sparkfriends!

    2595 days ago
    Welcome to Meditation and Mindfulness! We're glad you're here! emoticon
    2617 days ago
    Welcome to Meditation and Mindfulness. I love your attitude. I agree with it totally, I just wish I could remember to live it more often. May you enjoy each step of your journey. Namaste.

    2618 days ago
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