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My name is Anastasia. I am aged 22 from a small village outside of Sacramento, Ca. I am a vegan raw-foodist, meaning I consume foods only in their raw, unheated, unpasteurized state. I work for a small, family-owned Natural Foods chain based in my little hometown. Health is a passion for me, and I feel as though I am readily able to serve others as a wealth of information on nutrition, herbal medicine, ailments and illness, and etc.

I am both a teacher and a student of belly dance.
My education goal is to spend two to four years at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts, studying acrobatics, aerial arts, contortionism, fire-eating and fire-breathing, stilt-walking, clowning, juggling, and all elements of performance.

Member Since: 7/30/2008

My Goals:
to strengthen my back, shoulders, arms, core, and quadriceps. to become twice as flexible. to walk a mile per day. to dance an hour per day. to swim three times per week. to hit the rock wall at the gym. pilates class every tuesday and thursday. to maintain a one hundred percent raw and vegan diet.

My Program:
70 ounces of water per day.

gym 3x per week.

dance 1 hr per day.

walk 1 mile per day.

100% raw, vegan diet.

natural supplementation for thermo genesis and fat burning: green/white tea, conjugated linoleic acid, hemp protein, amino acids, and omega fatty acids.

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I instruct bellydance both privately and in group sessions in the Sacramento region. If you or a loved one are interested in learning this beautiful artform locally, contact me to set up your first session.

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  • v HONEYBEE56
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    ¸.•´ (¨`•.•´¨) ♥Happy Valentines Day!
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    3026 days ago
  • v ZAEZAE
    Hi, I'm new to SP and also new to learning about eating raw living foods. I was just introduced by a stranger in whole foods and I am now trying to educate myself and understand more about this lifestyle.

    Would you be open to some conversation? I am taking a class this week from Beth Wilke, who studies with Alissa Cohen.

    Thanks! Have a great day!
    3268 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Hey there everybody. I am trying to get back on track with my weekly messages and all the sparkpeople activities. I have been tracking every day this month May is definitely going to be my month to stay and get back to work on actually losing weight. Anybody that has been having a hard time getting back to work on yourself I can really relate. I had a sugar binge in April there were days I was searching for anything sweet. May I have had 2 days where I ate a sweet and they were little pieces compared to my usual many pieces. OK we can do this together we can achieve anything!!!!!Come on everyone pull up those boot straps and get on BOARD!!!!


    An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to the the construction business and live a more leisurely life with his family.

    The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could built just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter said YES, but in time it was easy to see that his heart wasn't in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. Not a great way to end a dedicated career.

    When the work was done, the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "My gift to you." The old carpenter was shocked!

    What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. WE BUILD OUR LIVES, A DAY AT A TIME, often putting less than our best into the building. Then we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we can't go back , we can only go forward.

    YOU ARE THE CARPENTER. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. (Choose the thoughts you think, the people you associate with, the food/drink to regenerate your body) Life is a do it yourself project. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the house you live in.


    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team
    3301 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    I am sorry it has been a few weeks but LIFE sometimes throws us curves we can't help. I hope everyone is well. I have had my own ups and downs the last few weeks and I have probably gained some weight back. So I can relate to anyone having a challenge right now. Here's hoping May brings us SUNSHINE and better motivation if you are lacking right now.
    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team

    The Five Balls

    Imagine Life is a game in which you are juggling 5 balls.
    The balls are called WORK! FAMILY! HEALTH! FRIENDS! and INTEGRITY!
    And you are keeping all of them in the air!
    But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball
    If you drop it, it will bounce back.
    The other four balls----FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS and INTEGRITY---are made of glass
    If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked perhaps even shattered.
    So once you understand the lesson in the five balls,
    You will have the beginning of balance in your life.
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    3312 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    It has been 2 weeks since my last message. I hope the nice weather is here to stay and we can all get out and do more.

    Part of an article from Tom Venuto's blog:
    "Rather than worrying about the minutiae of your diet plan, like whether you should be on low carb or high carb, Mediterranean or Okinawan, vegetarian or meat eater, I propose that if you simply focus on these 8 issues, you’ll start getting more lasting results.

    How? By being able to stick with whichever plan you decided was best for you! After all, even if you have the best nutrition program in the world - on paper - it doesn’t do you much good if you can’t stick with it in practice!


    1. No focus: you didn’t set goals, you didn’t put your goals in writing, and or you didn’t stay focused on your goals daily (by reading them, affirming them, looking at a vision board, etc.)

    2. No priorities: you may have set a goal, but you didn’t put it on or near the top of your priorities list. For example, your goal is six pack abs, but drinking beer and eating fast food on the weekend is higher on your priorities list than having a flat stomach."
    I'll post some more tomorrow.

    "3. No support system: you tried to go at it alone; no buddy system, training partners, family, spouse, friends, mentors or coaches to turn to for information and emotional support when the going got tough.

    4. No Accountability: you didn’t keep score for your own accountability – with a progress chart, weight record, measurements, food journal, training journal, and you didn’t set up external accountability (ie, report to someone else or show your results to someone else)

    5. No patience: you were only thinking short term and had unrealistic expectations. You expected 10 pounds a week or 5 pounds a week or 3 pounds a week, so the first week you lost “only” 1 or 2 pounds or hit a plateau, you gave up."

    "6. No planning: you winged it. You walked into the gym without having a workout in hand, on paper, you didn’t plan your workouts into your weekly schedule; you didn’t have a menu on paper, you didn’t make time (so instead you made excuses, like “I’m too busy”)

    7. No balance: your diet or training program was too extreme. You went the all or nothing, “I want it now” route instead of the moderate, slow-and-steady wins the race route.

    8. No personalization: your nutrition or training program was the wrong one for you. It might have worked for someone else, but it didn’t suit your schedule, personality, lifestyle, disposition or body type.

    So there you have it – 8 reasons why most people fall off the wagon! Have you been making these mistakes? If so, the solutions are clear and simple: focus, prioritize, get support, be accountable, be patient, plan, balance and personalize."
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    3340 days ago
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