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Around this time last year, I signed up for SparkPeople, lost twenty pounds, and was on the road to something great. I was feeling good about myself physically, emotionally and mentally. Physically, I was able to workout hard and see results quickly. But you know the old story; throw in some stress, complacency, and poor choices, and I gained it all back. Now I feel rotten physically, demoralized emotionally, and embarrassed mentally -- how did I let this happen? Twenty pounds lost wasn't even my goal, but it was a good start. At any rate, there's no point in berating myself; it's not productive. Intellectually, I know what needs to be done to get myself back on the path to physical health and emotional well-being. I have a very clear picture in my head of where I want to be, how I want to feel, and what I want to look like. It's just a question of doing it. So, I am rejecting complacency. I am rejecting laziness, I am rejecting lethargy, I am rejecting the "status quo," I am rejecting poor choices, letting stress get the better of me, and the emotional rock I under which I occasionally cower. I am living with intention.

Member Since: 1/5/2011

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Well, as this is the "goals" section, it seems reasonable to keep it updated. This time around, I'm going to try the concept of rewarding myself for small gains... or, looking at it another way, I'm going to try holding things I need/enjoy hostage until I reach a certain goal. So... Goal/Reward Number One: after losing ten pounds, I will allow myself to get a much-needed massage! :-)

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I'm a 32-year-old Canadian medical professional. I love plants, reading, writing, philosophizing, learning... and am working on adding "running" to this list! I can't stand shift work, the morally corrupt, glitter, the feel of microfibre, and tailgating.

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    If you've never burned coffee creamer, check out this Mythbusters video. It's only about 3 minutes, but you can see the power of creamer! :)


    You can have a much smaller fireball at home. :)

    As for Bones - I just read today that Emily Deschanel is pregnant! I wonder how they'll work around that! Are you for or against a Booth/Bones hookup?

    2578 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/31/2011 9:18:55 PM
    Thank you so much for the supportive and encouraging comment! On the upside now you know what the slope feels like and you'll never find yourself there again! I believe in you!

    Someone shared this quote with me today and I found it moving and wanted to pass it along!

    "May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are
    Exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite
    possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you
    use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has
    been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you
    are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul
    the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each
    and every one of us."

    ~ Mother Theresa
    2578 days ago
    Hello! To answer your question, the background on my page is Highway 1 off the coast of California. My husband and I lived in Cali for about 3 years due to his job. We were not in the best part (high dessert..or desert...I always get the two confused), but we took some AMAZING trips. I really loved it there :) We are now in Chicago, which is AWESOME!

    As for the late night snacking, I too will keep you in mind when I am tempted to eat...so far so good, but it ALWAYS helps to know that you are doing it with someone :)

    I hope your day is going fabulous!

    2580 days ago
    Thanks for the visit - like YOUR name too! Like the picture of the RES in your photo album too. Are they yours? I sometime "foster" turtles in my pond. Yay for you in getting back to business with your goals - that is awesome!!

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    2580 days ago
    lol! I'm glad I could brighten your day! And it's always good to make the co-workers think you're crazy every once in a while. It's good for them. Keeps 'em on their toes.
    2580 days ago
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