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After nearly 3 decades with myself, I am learning to remember who I am. I am learning to remember that I am important. I am un-learning the habits and behaviors that led me to forget myself. I want to know myself fully in order that I may fully be myself. To that end, getting my own health in order is a high priority. I want to be able to trust that my body is doing what it is supposed to do, because I am not only giving my body the care it needs, but because I have learned to be in tune with my body, and to listen when it tells me that something isn't right. Here's to me!

Member Since: 4/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,283

My Goals:
I am seeking the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
(Thanks, various 12-step programs)


My Program:
Self-discovery.
Compassion.
Forgiveness.
Spiritual Awakening.
Personal Awareness.
Being Peace (thanks, Thich Nhat Hanh).
Cardio (mostly walking).
Resistance (mostly calisthenic and isometric).
Eat Food. Not Too Much. Mostly Plants. (thanks, Michael Polan).



Personal Information:
Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Current City: Marietta, GA

Political Leanings:
Libertarian

Religious/Spiritual Views: Neo-Pagan with strong influence from Eastern Mysticism and Philosophy and some Native American.

Zodiac: Taurus

Profession: Presently Unemployed


Other Information:
Missed the deadlines for Fall enrollment, but I'm hopeful to be returning to school (Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA) Spring Semester of 2012 to pursue a Baccelaureate RN.

I am married and have two lovely children. But I'm not on this journey for them. This is all for me.




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  • v FEKONA
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comment on my Blog! and I wish you luck with your awakening! emoticon
    3591 days ago
  • v LIOCORO
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Have a wonderful day :)
    3605 days ago
  • v LYNDALOVES2HIKE
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already, just by posting here! And wow, it sounds like you have made some awesome and profound personal changes - good for you!!!

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    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.

    Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

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    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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    Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. Right now there is a 'special offer' on Amazon to get it in electronic format for just $1.99 - you can download the free Kindle reader for your computer or read it on a smartphone so you don't have to actually own a Kindle device to take advantage of this generous offer - so check it out!!!

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    If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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    3617 days ago
  • v no profile image WHISPERINGPINE2
    emoticon for stopping by and reading my blog and leaving such a nice message. You have a wonderful day my spark friend.
    3617 days ago
  • v TARANITUP
    I feel very honored that my blog was able to make an impact... I wish you all of the best on your journey... and I'm not saying good luck, because it is NOT luck. It's hard work!
    3620 days ago
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