SHARON10002
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Have you ever thought about how your life is much like flying a kite? As our life happens and envelopes us in its day to day routine, and we move from this to that without too much thought. We usually find ourselves “gliding” along, - while unconsciously holding back, sitting on our heels, reluctant to let out more of our string while we wait for the "perfect conditions", or “just the right moment”, to pursue a strong desire, a dream, or to simply try something new. As we know all too well that never seems to happen. Life always becomes a little “gusty”, and sometimes, just downright windy. Just when we think things are going along smoothly, and we’re flyin’ high happily in our little corner of the sky enjoying ourselves, the wind will suddenly change direction, and before we know it we're in a nosedive heading toward the ground. There will always be those variable extreme gusts of wind that temporarily shake us violently to our very core, throw us off course, and may even be strong enough to send us into a tailspin from which we can’t seem to recover, and slams us into the ground. Then there are times when we're gliding along with everything going just as it should, when suddenly, all our wind suddenly dies - disappears - and there is no wind at all, leaving us grounded. No matter how fast we run, or how hard we try, we are unable to get ourselves airborne again so we can feel peaceful as we fly. In those moments, if we can remember to embrace the strong, gusty wind, and in some small way, anticipate and appreciate the sharp and unexpected twists, turns, and gut-wrenching dives, it might help us to stay aloft, and keep from nose-diving into the ground. If you think about it, a kite flies higher in a strong, adverse wind; so don't get discouraged when you're facing a strong, gusty head wind in your day. Lean into it, breathe deeply, center yourself and your thoughts, and let the wind lift and carry you higher than you've ever been before.

Member Since: 3/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 118,001

My Goals:
Spring 5% Challenge Goals

* I will track my food and water every day.

* I will track my exercise every day.

* I will concentrate my efforts on a combination of strength training and cardio to achieve my weight loss goal.

* I will strive to exercise every day, but will exercise no less than 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 minutes each day.

* I will aim to accumulate at least 800 Spark Fitness Points every month.

* I will follow the nutritional guidelines set forth by Spark People for me during this challenge.

* I will strive to stay within my Spark nutritional guidelines during this challenge.

* I will stay focused on my efforts to help me move forward to achieve my goals.

* I will strive to lose 12 pounds by the end of this challenge.

* I will eat between 1200-1600 calories/day

* I will try to burn 650 or more calories each week


My Program:
I am doing 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week.

I am focusing on the foods that I eat and how they fit into my nutritional guidelines for the day.

I am also drinking my water, and logging it every day.



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Other Information:
I am a certified Ai Chi Trainer, and love the water. It is a very giving, healing thing.

Ai Chi, like life, is all about balance - mind, body, and spirit.




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  • v BARBIEE52

    emoticon emoticon ""Only 7 Days until Christmas"" emoticon emoticon
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    emoticon Is there only 7? emoticon
    emoticon I thought it was 11... emoticon
    emoticon I'm so far behind. emoticon
    emoticon I'm going out of mind!! emoticon
    emoticon There's so much to do. emoticon
    emoticon Is it that way for you, too? emoticon
    emoticon So...I guess I've got to run.. emoticon
    emoticon To get everything done. emoticon
    emoticon Oh me oh me....oh my! emoticon
    emoticon I'll try..I'll try to most definitely try. emoticon
    emoticon I'll manage to find some ways, emoticon
    emoticon To be able to finish in just SEVEN days!! emoticon
    emoticon emoticon ""Written by Barb"" emoticon emoticon
    4 hours ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    emoticon My Christmas wish for you is the love of family, the blessing of friends and the gift of laughter. emoticon

    Thank you for all your friendship, it is the greatest gift of all. emoticon
    15 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . embodying integrity is @ the heart of true transformation and lasting fulfillment. Jessica Ly
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    20 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon """8th Day Before Christmas""" emoticon emoticon
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    Because we're are down to eight,
    some Christmas cookies I'll bake.
    Of course I'll be sure to decorate
    All the ones that I will make.
    I'll shake some sprinkes of green & red.
    Then go onto baking my bread.
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    There will have to be some gingerbread,
    We can't forget the fruit cake.
    That people insist I make.
    I use my Grandma's recipe.
    It's the best, and can't be beat.
    And people absolutely love to eat!!
    The last thing I bake is of course the pie..
    I'll be so happy to be done,
    But baking it all is so much fun!
    emoticon Whatever you do today, be sure to have a lot of fun emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon """"Written by Barb"""" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Christmas is a race to see which gives out first - your money or your feet. Author Unknown emoticon
    1 day ago
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