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Hi! My name is Lynn. I live with my spouse and three Chihuahuas in Phoenix AZ.

Like many here, I joined to lose weight/diet (yuch - I hate that four letter word!). Now I use "manage my health".

After listening and reading a lot on this website, I decided I didn't need a diet. I learned I needed to develop a healthy lifestyle. I just didn't know what I was getting myself out of and into :-)

I just rewrote my goals, modifying my program to be reasonable and achievable. The hardest part is realizing I am talking changing daily, little by little so that at some point, the changes aren't changes anymore - it is simply the way I live.

In the process, I get to meet a lot of fantastic people (yes, I am talking about you!), get healthy, and have fun.

Who knew I would be so blessed?!

Member Since: 8/13/2008

My Goals:
1 - Be healthier at the end of this year than I was last year
2 - Manage my tendancies - buying, cluttering, hoarding, and procrastination
4 - Simplify my life
5 - Numb out less; Live more
6 - Have fun

My Program:
A- Eat a good breakfast and dinner plus 2 healthy snacks
B- Exercise or yoga 4 to 5 times weekly
C- Average 6+ hours of sleep
D- Quit buying unnecessary stuff
E- Daily decluttering
F- Actively limit TV and computer time
G- Be active, not passive

Personal Information:
Faith in Purpose,
Diverse Interests, Tolerance,
The Ability to Appreciate, and the Awareness:
We Are All Works in Progress

Other Information:
What makes me smile?
My 3 chihuahuas;
Living in the desert (it's a 'dry heat'- ok - past 105 is just hot - lol);
Life being an adventure;
A good mystery or personal story;
Supporting our champion WNBA team - the Phoenix Mercury;
Small miracles;
Scrabble, backgammon, and card games, tennis and ice skating;
Jordan Almonds;
Gentle yoga;
Small miracles to see and do;
The ironies of life;
Feeling inspired;
Living fully

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