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The loves of my life: Sophie, Max and Faith



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"If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?" ~Rabbi Hillel

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and
the stars; you have a right to be here. ~Desiderata

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas A. Edison"

If Dogs Could Just Teach Us These Things:

1. When loved ones come home always run to greet them.

2. Fresh air and wind in your hair is ecstasy.

3. Take naps and stretch before rising..

4. Run, romp and play daily.

5. Avoid biting when a growl will do.

6. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

7. Be loyal.

8. Never pretend to be something you are not.

9. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.

10. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close to them, and nuzzle them gently.

Member Since: 1/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 22,519

My Goals:
To be fit and healthy, and NOT have to wear "Plus-Sized" clothes!

My Program:
Fall 3,245,112 times, get up 3,245,113 times.

I eat no processed food, no sugar, no grains.

I also use a Fitbit to track my activity.

Personal Information:
I'm a self-indulgent emotional binge volume eater and have been most of my life.

I am right on the cusp of being a full-blown diabetic, and I am following a paleo way of eating to manage my disease. I am insulin resistant, my triglycerides are extremely high, and my liver enzymes are also high. Not to mention high blood-pressure. I either manage this or I die. It's that simple.

And my plan is simple. No processed food. No sugar. No grains.

I want to renew my passion for Kettlebells, as I am convinced that they are the key to a healthy and fit rest of my life.

I'm a young 57. I'm married to a super supportive man who cooks for me but does not follow the same way of eating, which is a challenge. I've got two grown kids who both live on their own.

I have three very beloved Bernese Mountain Dogs; Sophie, Faith and Max. Max recently joined our family as our first foster dog...and we were almost immediately "foster failures".

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I have a blog at www.corpulentcompulsions.blogspot.com

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    One month of the new year has almost come and gone. Just dropping by your page to see how life is treating you. Stay strong and SPARK on!

    :O) Shelia

    Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~ George Bernard Shaw
    1211 days ago
    * ! HAPPY NEW YEAR ! *
    1235 days ago
  • v RPCLEM2000
    Tess, thank you so much for the wonderful goodie. It helps to no that what I do is appreciated.
    1354 days ago
  • v BEFIT018
    & emoticon to the Motivation & Positive Attitude team! We're happy to have you join us!
    Please stop by and introduce yourself. I'm looking forward to seeing you there and getting to know you!
    Have a great week!
    1354 days ago
  • v RPCLEM2000
    Thank you. I would love to be your friend. I'm adding you as my friend also.
    1355 days ago
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