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Lake Ediza and me and my pack...John Muir Trail...a favoite place

Kauai, Kalalau LookoutTrail, racing...hehe





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I know I can do this...I can feel it inside. In the past I have had to change how I go about this getting more fit and healthy. As I age, apparently there in a process of reinventing how to accomplish my goals. Because, what I did before don't work now...OK...

Its Aug 2009 and I choose to do the hard work and accept me.
I choose to begin today again, and do the things I can do (duh, I know), and explore ways to accomplish steps toward where I want to be, and feel the way I want to feel, in spite of realities.
On my spark people team, I have come to embrace this notion of remembering every moment, Life is Good. A friend here on SP reminds me every good life is. Last year was tough, and there has not been enough time for me. Time to refocus and Choose Me!
But how do I choose me? Good question. I have to take a good look at what should be at the top most on my priority list. Today I start doing what I need to do...I know what that is. Just gotta do it. And that means doing the things I need to do, not doing the things I shouldn't and having a good attitude about it. And when I make a mistake, not getting negative but regroup and re-focus and go forward.
I sense a settling and a chance to refocus. I am grateful.
So today I begin anew...I have challenged my team and this amazing group of people have joined me. They truly inspire and support me. How lucky could be?

Member Since: 2/17/2007

My Goals:
My goal is to become me. A reasonable me...not what society says I should be. My goal is to be healthy, strong,and balanced both physically and spiritually. My goal is to pursue this in methodical pathway without a bunch of guilt.

My Program:
Stay positive!

Sleep by 10pm, up by 6-7am...

Drink all my water.

Take my essential oils and vitamins.

Exercise 7 days per week.

Eat more fruits and veggies.

You know...all the right stuff.

Personal Information:
I have Hashimoto's Thyoid Disease, Sjogren's, Lupus, and osteoarthritis as a result, but want to live a healthy life with 'in spite of' these conditions. I have family and friends who encourage and support me for which I am grateful.

Other Information:
I love the outdoors... camping, hiking, Hawaii, gardening, travel, my family, contributing to my community, music, learning and never giving up. I love the Beatles, Rock and Roll, Country music and dancing, and waking up in special places like Yosemite.

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    Oh, yes, the rollercoaster of Life. Gah, I miss the Deck!
    946 days ago
    You're beautiful, Maui. Thank you. emoticon
    953 days ago
    emoticon Feel better soon please!! Coughing is no fun!! Nice you can stay in and just watch our wonderful, glorious rainstorm today!! Im thinking about you girlfriend!! Need anything? Just call! ***SNOW*** emoticon
    1166 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    I love the sound of your garden and how it feeds you (literally) and along with it (your spirit) as you work whistling happy doing what you love.

    emoticon Hobbes
    1168 days ago
  • v MRSAND
    Hey Maui! I rarely visit my Sparkpage and just saw that you left comments on some of my photos. You are such a sweetheart! To answer your questions - yes, my mom (we call her Bobble) and my son, the surfing photo was in Costa Rica last summer - wonderful trip - surfing, whitewater rafting, zip lines, ATV rides to waterfalls - and more - son actually complained that he would have liked a little "down time" - usually on vacays he's asking what we're goint to do next!

    Yes I know you love the looks of fresh veggies! emoticon Me too - I'm missing my CSA right now - March can't come quickly enough!

    I know you've had some emotional days lately. Hope that you are feeling peace and that the air is getting better out there so you can spend more time in your garden!

    emoticon Mary
    1179 days ago
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