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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: 113,586

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 OLDSKOOL556
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Good morning! Wishing you a blessed Sunday! Thanks for all the goodies and comments, my Family Reunion was Nice ty⭐🌠Keep Sparking!🌠⭐ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    42 minutes ago
    Perseverance is the most important characteristic of success. Karon Gibson
    4 hours ago
    emoticon Sharon,
    hope you have a nice week. Keep cool in the heat.

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    4 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Advice from the Sun shine
    Keep it light
    Rise to the occasion
    Look on the bright side
    Set your sights high
    Renew your energy
    Keep a sunny disposition
    Be brilliant! ilan Shamir
    Today's thought: I am closer to my goal with each passing day! A fellow Sparker

    ----"You can’t get the butt you want by sitting on the one you have"
    Time for me to take the advice and Move IT how about you?

    13 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    (I ran across this the other day...I know it's long, but worth reading)

    ~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~I Wish You Enough~~~***~~~***~~~***~~~

    Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their
    last moments together at the airport.
    They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate,
    they hugged and the mother said, "I love you and I wish you enough".
    The daughter replied, "Mom, our life together has been more than enough.
    Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom".

    They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window
    where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry.
    I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking,
    "Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever? ".
    "Yes, I have," I replied. "Forgive me for asking,
    but why is this a forever good-bye?".
    "I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is -
    the next trip back will be for my funeral,"she said.

    "When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough'.
    May I ask what that means?".
    She began to smile. "That's a wish that has been handed down
    from other generations.
    My parents used to say it to everyone".
    She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember
    it in detail and she smiled even more.
    "When we said, I wish you enough', we were wanting the other person
    to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them".

    Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.
    I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright,
    I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
    I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
    I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
    I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
    I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
    I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

    She then began to cry and walked away.
    They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them,
    a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them.
    Take time to live...…
    "To all my friends and loved ones, I wish you enough.'
    emoticon emoticon Have a 'Sparkling' Saturday emoticon emoticon
    23 hours ago
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