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: 121,501

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 JAMER123
    Thanks for the comment on our photo!! We were with a group of Sparkers in CO. coming down from Pike's Peak. This was a couple yrs. ago. I like to be able to see a face too. Makes it fun to know what you look like when visiting. We are scheduled to go to Branson, MO. in Sept. with this group. We try to meet once a yr. as we are all camping fanatics!!

    Happy Easter! God bless.
    7 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    emoticon Advice from a Rabbit: emoticon
    Be a good listener.
    Eat plenty of greens.
    Let your dreams multiply.
    Hop to it!
    Know when to be still.
    Spend time in nature.
    Don't worry, be hoppy!
    ~Ilar Shamir~

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    Keep calm
    And hop on.

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    Eggs are sign of new life.
    Bunny is a sign of hopping around with gleeღஜღ ¸.•*´`*♥..•*¨¯ emoticon
    So hop around because you are given a new life to enjoy.
    ღஜღღஜღ
    Happy Easter Weekend emoticon emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Friends don’t let friends celebrate Easter alone.
    You are one of the reasons I feel blessed during holidays or any time of the year. I hope you have a blessed Easter. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    A busy but good day. Gray and cloudy we even got caught in the rain on our afternoon walk. Just got home from a beautiful Good Friday service. Reminded me services from when I was younger. Tomorrow I have my list ready and walking Racey is on the list . and some me time to.
    Racey still things when we are in the kitchen its to eat ! have a great Saturday and Happy Easter Week end . emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v MNEME2
    Thank you for the Easter emoticon . Have a nice holiday weekend. emoticon
    21 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    There is beauty in simplicity. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    1 day ago
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