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Even though I don't actually put honey in my tea, this phrase embodies my desire to eat healthy, and eat in moderation, without sacrificing the things that make food enjoyable.

My goal is to simply Eat Less Food, as Michael Pollan suggests. This means controlling portion size. It also means that I aim to eat actual food. Food that "comes from the ground, or has a mother" according to Jillian Michaels. Reaching beyond that, I want to focus on eating sustainably: Organic. Local. Fresh. Simple. Free Range. Grass fed. Fair trade. Seasonal.

I'm also working on exercising regularly, and losing the many pounds I put on over the years from a sedentary lifestyle. I want to be more mindfully active and develop habits that keep my body moving throughout the day, as well as habitually going for walks everyday. While I am also regularly hitting the gym, I am actively looking for a hobby that will engage my body and keep me motivated for the sheer pleasure of doing it, not just as a means to an end.

About my icon/avatar: it's from a company in MI that produces organic, fair trade honey & preserves. I really like the company name, " Food For Thought" as well as their products. It captures where I want to go in my eating habits -- mindful eating, for myself and the environment.

Member Since: 3/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,740

My Goals:
60% Meat & dairy = organic, local

85% Produce = organic, local

20% Bread, Salsa, Hummus = homemade
60% Pasta, Pizza = homemade

2-3 servings of fruit/day

Backcountry hiking in the Olympic Mountains

Virtual Walk-- Eowyn Challenge : Walk/Hike form Bag End to Rivendell = 468 miles

Lose 24 lbs DONE
Lose 20 more lbs

Drop 1 pants size DONE
Drop 1 more pants size

My Program:
Eating sustainably:

Shopping Sunday Farmers' Market for milk & veggies

Researching local, sustainable farms to buy meat for freezer

Signing up for CSA -- DONE


Curves workout, total 60 min including warmup, cool down, and stretching, 3x week

Push-up Challenge (Stair push-ups)

Sit-up Challenge

Walking 1 mile everyday or 5 miles a week.

Hiking on weekends


Sparkpeople pts

Personal weekly coaching at Curves

SparkTeam Corinthium Chalklenges

Personal Information:
I currently reside in the beautiful Pacific NW, in Rain City AKA Seattle.

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Favorite Quote: It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs. We cannot work, we cannot think, unless our stomach wills so. It dictates to us our emotions, our passions. After eggs and bacon it says, "Work!" After beefsteak and porter, it says, "Sleep!" After a cup of tea (two spoonfuls for each cup, and don't let it stand for more than three minutes), it says to the brain, "Now rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender; see, with a clear eye, into Nature, and into life: spread your white wings of quivering thought, and soar, a god-like spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!"

~Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat

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    Hi Hunnythistle, I hope you're doing well. We miss you over in Corinthium!!!

    3999 days ago
  • v WHATAGRL42
    Just had a cup of green tea with local organic HONEY, and honestly thought of you/your page. Hope all is well! Keep on Sparkin'!
    4018 days ago
    Good morning! Thank you for commenting on my blog yesterday. I've heard how rainy it is in the Pacific NW. We've traveled a lot, but that's one area I've never seen. I used to live in MN also, a suburb of Minneapolis. Lots of snow and cold there also. I agree, snow can stay in the mountains! Other than the rain, your area sounds lovely.

    Take care and have a great day emoticon emoticon
    4121 days ago
  • v WHATAGRL42
    Hey, thanks for keeping in touch. The prom, my surgery and life in general has had me rather absent from my spark tasks of tracking and so on. I am excited to find, however, that my home town will finally have a co-op available featuring local sustainable goodies! I have joined, and can't wait until it's complete. I've never had an opportunity to be a part of a co-op grocery so I'm really looking forward to it!
    4123 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2010 1:21:54 AM
  • v *AMBER512
    I had completely slacked on the push-ups too. But I did them yesterday and today! Here's hoping I remember to do them tomorrow!

    I am going to have to look into the sit-up challenges! I'm sure my abs could use the work!

    I get so bored during modified plank. I am absolutely sure that my body could do it much longer than my mind is willing to endure! But I did do it earlier for about 30 seconds! =)

    I hope you're having a great day!
    4123 days ago
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