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Even before I reached my goal weight, I had accomplished most of my health and wellness goals. My weight did not hinder my motivation. My long term goals outside of my health and wellness have not changed much over time.

Generally speaking, they include;

Continue to take online courses (MOOC) I'm a life-long learner
Volunteer - enriching my life by helping others
Hike the Appalachian Trail - this may be a series of section hikes and take a few years
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Live well, play hard and have fun!






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I didn't answer this during my first Beck trek...maybe because I didn't know how to answer it because I don't really have a 'list' of stuff I'd like to accomplish. I have accomplished some things in the past year even if they weren't written down. It was a list in my head!

*Reach goal weight...check
*Grow out my natural gray hair color...check
*Grow my hair longer....check but still working on that one
*Lower body fat & increase muscle...check
*Get better at pushups....not sure I will ever really check this off, but I'm def better than I used to be!
*Walk/Run my first 5K....check

What's next for me? I haven't really thought much past learning how to maintain my weight and working on my pushups. Remodeling our upstairs has been a goal of mine and we are in the middle of that messy project.

For the purpose of participating in Day 40, here is my new 'list'...

*Be able to do 10 military pushups
*Increase time I can jog without knee pain
*Continue to maintain my weight
*Continue to reduce bodyfat and increase lean muscle
*Get the upstairs decorated with the remodel is finished...then stop to enjoy it!
*Take a nice long bath in the new spacious bathtub upstairs...complete with candles & spa music :)
*Go through my closet again and take out what is now too big!
*Stop looking at Goodwill for the black skirt you wish you'd kept and just buy another one or alter the one that's now too big. LOL

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WOW ... last time's posting motivated me today to recapture what I let slip through my fingers.

This has been an enlightening year for me. After "the" doc recommended a gluten, dairy, soy and sugar free protocol ... I experienced true health for the first time in eons. Now that I have attained that ... I do NOT want to lose it.

With true health, life itself becomes soooo enriched that the true living begins and becomes enjoyable. I have LIVED more in the last year than I have in eons.

Clean eating, moving your body daily, quality sleep AND including alllll the passionate things in your life that feed your soul ... is the formula.

When we fill our souls ... we don't need soooo much food.
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Lots of things I want to do to enrich my life, but here are the ones that I've been holding back on until I lose more weight:
Buying new clothes
Buying a new bathing suit
Swimming lanes in the community pool
Doing the CN Tower Edge Walk in Toronto
Looks like I'll be going shopping tonight after work!
I can get started on all of the above. CN Tower will have to wait a bit for warmer weather, but I will plan to do it for my birthday in May.


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Lot's of things I am looking forward to in the next few months-
1) Going hiking in Colorado in a couple of weeks.
2) Spending time outside in my yard (now that it's finally spring???)
3) Experimenting with some new native plants
4) Attending the yoga classes (that I already paid for!!)
5) Going to Cape Cod with my family
6) Adding some new books to my "to read" list and reading them!!

It's good to put these all in one place, and remind myself that

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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I'm still thinking on my list of things, but here is my start:

- I want to buy a new bathing suit (I've been wearing a very old one since I re-gained my lost weight - I guess I feel like I don't deserve something new if I'm still heavy)

- I want to get my passport (I've been avoiding getting the photo taken)

- I want to have a cute wardrobe instead of cycling through the same few items


I'm bookmarking bathing suit websites/asking fiance to go with me to get my passport photo/keep an eye on sales online for new clothes

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Oh June, what a wonderful list, reading this made me so happy!
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My favorite is "Swim in my wet suit with the spawning salmon up the creek - yes "
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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On this my 3rd Beck Trek, I love this day. I have many things to be thankful for, my life is rich, I have more things on my to-enjoy list than I have time, but I do have a list and within the time I have I have many things I enjoy. It can be a brag list, except I will convert that to giving myself credit for actively scheduling these things in my life and staying open to new things.

I have only one thing that I don't do because of the weight I currently am. I am thankful to be close to my goal weight, so my weight doesn't inhibit my activities. The one thing I don't do I am saving for a non-food reward for when I reach goal weight - rock climbing.

My life is rich, I am very happy and enjoy the following
- my nuclear family, they are healthy, wise, industrious, self-sufficient, active, non-whiners, problem solvers, working at careers they enjoy - due to their overall thriving status, I don't have to give up time and effort to help them, so I have more discretionary time to decide to do what I want
- my work is satisfying and part-time - this also frees me to do more of what I enjoy
- I have a great group of friends - we hike, bike, meet socially for games nights, invite each other to community social events, volunteer together
- I enjoy my yearly vacation with DH - we go to Italy and environs for 10 days every year to visit our extended family and take a few days just to ourselves
- competing with DH in 5k races and as part of a relay triathlon
- do a few 10k races on my own
- spark - support and am supported by great spark friends, learn, track, journal, blog
- enjoy the occasional music concert, play, professional sports event
- read
- spend time with DD's dog - this dog is so devoted to me, she boosts my ego the way she follows me around and enjoys going walking and hiking with me
- take a French language refresher course once a year, always at the beginning of the New Year, taught by my good friend who is a Quebec native and is also in my hiking group.
- enjoy going to the sports events of my extended family - right now mostly my niece's soccer games, other niece's and nephews basketball, volleyball, track, swimming, etc

I found my wish list from my original Oct 2016 Beck Trek - I will comment

1 Rock climb -- not at goal weight yet
2 Spend more quality and quantity time with my family - doing
3 Take a holiday with DH - doing
4 Spend more time working on the farm - doing ( I now have a milking rotation, I used to be backup)
5 Improve my garden - sigh
6 Improve my sleep habits - improved from 2016 and a main goal for 2018
7 Hike up Mt Cheam - no, but DD has already gone twice in the mean time
8 Visit the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam - no
9 Mountain bike the logging roads on the mountains close to my place - doing
10 Skate board the streets of Vancouver - not yet
11 Visit New Zealand - yes and a highlight of 2017
12 Snorkel in New Zealand - yes
13 Swim in my wet suit with the spawning salmon up the creek - yes
14 Explore the trails of Mt Sumas - no
15 Spend 2 weeks at a ski resort and ski from morning to night every day - no
16 Hike and camp the length of the Hudson Bay Trail - no
17 Travel with my nieces- yes, we went to the NAIG games in Ontario
18 Take a French conversation class - yes
19 Learn Punjabi, the alphabet and the simple vocabulary - I took one class, I need to take more
20 Learn the Arabic alphabet - no
21 Read the Bible from beginning to end - no
22 Memorize Proverbs - there is a chapter for every day of the month - no
23 Read all the Shakespeare plays - no
24 Attend music and performance art concerts, especially ones featuring young performers - yes
25 Organize my office better and keep it organized - haha, I think it is worse right now


Wow, that is satisfying to see I made headway on my to-enjoy list.

I will add some more and review this again the next time I do a Beck Trek, planned for Oct 2018
I will keep all of the above I haven't done yet plus

1 Learn to do a fluent flip-turn in the swimming pool
2 Go on a holiday with DH which DS and his GF invited us - an Alaskan cruise
3 Learn to juggle a soccer ball with my feet
4 Cultivate more friends-in-common with DH -- we have a lot of friends but not too many friends in common I have my hiker friends, my school friends - He has his farmer friends and Clash of Clan friends
5 Meet up with some of DH's Clash of Clan friends on our next holiday. We met two of them last year, this year a bigger group wants to meet. DH belongs to an Italian CoC team, so we will meet them when we go to Italy in March





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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Spent time on making a list and deciding what I would work on and the steps towards accomplishing this new activity. I've always wanted to try tai chi and so decided I would work towards learning that. Discovered that there is a free tai chi practice on Saturday mornings on the outdoor basketball court of a school a few miles from me.

From Beck’s list:
-Read ARC twice
-Ate sitting and mindfully some of the time, and gave myself credit.
-Monitored fullness after each meal and if I could take a walk.
-Walked 40 minutes today and gave myself credit.
-Stayed on plan, gave myself credit.
-Have planned my meals and snacks for tomorrow in Spark Nutritional Tracker and gave
myself credit.
-Read my “It’s Not Okay,” “Get Back on Track” and “Believe IT” response cards and gave myself credit
-I took steps to enrich my life.


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Spring 2016 I made this quick and dirty list of things I'd like to do to continue to enrich my life. I've completed a couple, and added a few. This is a work in progress.
ADDED - take pottery class
ADDED - learn Icelandic (started on Memrise app, and visited the country in June 2018)
done - Read chronologically though the Bible (completed Aug 20, 2017)
kind of done - Learn Spanish (went through entire Duolingo app)
partly done - Visit the monthly exhibit at the local museum (I visit sometimes, but not every month)
year 1 done - Bike to work at least 10 times each summer (2016 done, biked 12 times; 2017 chose kayaking and a vacation over meeting this summer goal. Will see what 2018 looks like.

not done yet -
Paddle across Lake Winnebago in my kayak (elbow/shoulder injury prevented)
Walk across Lake Winnebago in the winter (event cancelled, ice too thin)
Finish my kids' scrapbooks (which I abandoned in 2008) - too hard to start this year.
Organize my big box of mementos
Take a cooking class (Daughter-in-law is interested in doing this together)
Learn to use power tools
Decorate the master bedroom (DH and I are at an impasse)
Make a denim rug or quilt out of the old blue jeans in the basement (still trying to find the right project)
Become a better gardener (goal too nebulous, need to define this more clearly)
Join a birding group (might be more motivated now that my best birding friend moved back to the state)
Run a half marathon (rethinking this. Running is really hard on my back since I stepped in a hole last year)
Operate a bulldozer or similar really big machine (but I now know where there is a facility where I can do this)

**Kathleen
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2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.


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Day 40: Enrich Your Life! Gratitude breeds joy...appreciate the Small Stuff
Helping neighboors & working at the community garden.
Food is Medicine! Studying Food Science and creating recipies for LCHF plan. www.huffingtonpost.com/thai-nguyen/4
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Day 40 - Enrich Your Life

I totally agree with Dr. Beck on this one. The time to enjoy your life is now... not tomorrow and certainly not waiting until your reach your goal weight. My DH is 72 and I'm turning 62 later this month; so putting things off until "someday" just isn't realistic. Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed daily as there is no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow. I learned this lesson years ago and regret that I didn't take it to heart even earlier in life. My DH and I have always loved to travel and we have been to many places both inside and outside of the US. Our current plan is to take at least one International trip every year, at least one long (one month or more) RV trip to new places in the US and several mini camp trips as we can fit them in. We live in Oregon and I'm fortunate to have family close by and spending time with family and creating memories is important. I have a long bucket list of things to do and places to go; and periodically I review the list and add new items or delete ones that no longer are relevant.

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This has been an enlightening year for me. After "the" doc recommended a gluten, dairy, soy and sugar free protocol ... I experienced true health for the first time in eons. Now that I have attained that ... I do NOT want to lose it.

With true health, life itself becomes soooo enriched that the true living begins and becomes enjoyable. I have LIVED more in the last year than I have in eons.

Clean eating, moving your body daily, quality sleep AND including alllll the passionate things in your life that feed your soul ... is the formula.

When we fill our souls ... we don't need soooo much food.
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Enrich your life - if we did our Beck homework and created time and energy for dieting and exercise, prioritized and down sized to do list, resolved problems, reduced stress...
we may tap into wast amounts of time and energy to enrich our lives!

It happened to me soon after I joined SP, and even more so after my first Beck reading.
Before June 2011, I had no energy and felt tired most days, from getting home to bedtime I ate a lot as a response to stress, and didn't have energy to do anything else, just watch TV and read. I couldn't imagine doing more.
Now, I have the same job, do similar amount of household chores, get more sleep... and still have time and energy for running, walking, hiking, yoga, dancing, gardening, visiting friends and my parents, going to 1-2 day silent retreats, and reading a lot.
These activities enrich my life.
If I had more free time, probably I would do these same things, just more of them.
(copied from my April post - as there has been no change since then!)

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-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I can't believe I only have a few more chapters in this book. There was so much information in it that I feel that I might have to go over some of them to remind myself of what I have learned and keep reminding myself. (response cards really help)

About this chapter, I don't think weight has ever Stopped me from living out a dream, but I do believe that fat has hindered many small things in my life.

hindrances
being lazy about many things
not wearing clothes that I like
sitting in a chair and feeling the sides of it
Not feeling pain in my foot anymore.
playing my instrument, feeling out of shape
Slouching and neck pain
better relationship with husband
quick tempered with kids

cures
spontaneous exercise
wearing something and feeling confident in it
Losing weight and NOT feeling the side of chair
No more pain because less weight, less foot pain
Longer endurance in playing
sitting up taller and better posture
You probably get this one
More patient with kids and enjoying my time with them

I know these are not BIG dreams but living my life in a more healthy way is what I am fighting for! It creates good decisions and results in my life when I eat healthy. It helps my confidence and then helps my activity level and awareness level.

Being fat will not stop me from walking the streets of Paris, Texas or Paris, France, BUT I will feel good doing it if I am thinner and more energetic. I will get to see more sights by being healthy and I will wear prettier clothes and FEEL so much better and younger if I continue to progress the way I am doing.

I just do the best with what I can do today and don't regret it. I have to face the challenges that I have to go through today. That is all I can do.



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Day 40 - Enrich Your Life

I can so relate to Maggie.....I will think more in-depth when I come back during my second round. I have learned so much from Beck and others who have posted. I'm moving forward and not giving up....that's a BIG change for me!

Thanks everyone for all your posts....they give me the "spark" I need to continue my journey!

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I've had to think about this one. I've retired a few years ago but even before then, I lived a pretty active life and still do. Improving my health and wellness has allow me to stay active as I get older. My short term goal is to complete the construction of our new home. Long term goal is to hike the Appalachian Trail (it may take me a couple of years). In the meantime, I living my life--it's a full time job!



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I totally agree with Dr. Beck on this one. The time to enjoy your life is now... not tomorrow and certainly not waiting until your reach your goal weight. My DH is going to be 72 later this month and I'm 61 so putting things off until "someday" just isn't realistic. Life is meant to be lived and enjoyed daily as there is no guarantee that there will be a tomorrow. I learned this lesson years ago and regret that I didn't take it to heart even earlier in life. My DH and I have always loved to travel and we have been to many places both inside and outside of the US. Our current plan is to take at least one International trip every year, at least one long (one month or more) RV trip to new places in the US and several mini camp trips as we can fit them in. We live in Oregon and I'm fortunate to have family close by and spending time with family and creating memories is important. I have a long bucket list of things to do and places to go; and periodically I review the list and add new items or delete ones that no longer are relevant.


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I read on someone's blog that losing weight is a full time job. Well, maybe in the beginning.

What I have found is once you make THE commitment ... I mean the ONE that is gonna get you where you want to be ... you put things in place to get there. Then it is following through.

Achieving health is my goal. Living life ... well that's what it is alllll about. We should empower ourselves to reach for our dreams and enrich our days with all the things that feed our souls.

Can you tell I have caught the wave??? I bought myself a non-food treat.



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Enrich my life. I have pulled back from a few things as I have gotten heavier. I am making an effort to get back out and do what I want and need to do.

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After reading this lesson the first time, I volunteered to coach a youth sports team. That enriched my life. I enjoyed it so much that I have volunteered to coach for another team (new season, new sport). I had held myself back from doing this before because I thought that I should look fitter before volunteering to coach. Glad I decided to go for it now.

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Enrich your life - if we did our Beck homework and created time and energy for dieting and exercise, prioritized and down sized to do list. resolved problems, reduced stress...
we may tap into wast amounts of time and energy to enrich our lives!

It happened to me soon after I joined SP, and even more so after my first Beck reading.
Before June 2011, I had no energy and felt tired most days, from getting home to bedtime I ate a lot as a response to stress, and didn't have energy to do anything else, just watch TV and read. I couldn't imagine doing more.
Now, I have the same job, do similar amount of household chores, get more sleep... and still have time and energy for running, walking, hiking, yoga, dancing, gardening, visiting friends and my parents, going to 1-2 day silent retreats, and reading a lot.
These activities enrich my life.
If I had more free time, probably I would do these same things, just more of them.
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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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A great way to enrich your life,
it is good you don't wait any longer, Aura!
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-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 40: Enrich Your Life! Home improvements were going to wait till I reach my goal weight but that would be putting my life on hold, again (already put it off for a year). Today, I hired our contractor when I bumped into him at the gas station. I enjoy choosing colors & materials then feel wonderful adding finishing touches. Big projects: 2 backyard patios, 2 egress windows to add 2 bedrooms, remodel kitchen & bathrooms plus will dream-up more along the way.

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yeah for family visits!

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I'll be back--visiting family is currently enriching my life. 8-)

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For me, my life feels enriched simply by learning to eat better and getting out for walks. Being able to move easier ... getting in and out of a booth at a restaurant, sliding in and out from behind the wheel of my car, sitting down and getting up are all easier for me now. My life feels enriched simply because I'm more functional. It has made a world of difference in the quality of my life. I long for no particular adventures. I lead a pretty simple life and I like it that way.


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Kriszta, canopy climbing sounds pretty adventurous if it's what I think it is. I'd like to try that some time. Enriching your life doesn't have to be all about adventure. It is whatever improves or enhances the quality of your life. You decide what quality means. To me enrichment is whatever makes you feel fulfilled, nurtured, and alive. Based on what you've shared in your posts and blogs, I'd say you live an enriched life.
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June and Kathleen, your lists are amazing. Imagining you kayaking, rock climbing and swimming with the salmon made me happy.
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I'm not an adventurous person, and love routines, my ways of enriching my life are simpler : )
-yoga, walking, running fills me with joy
-daily meditation: I stopped doing this for the duration of this Beck check, but will resume once we are past the 42 days and the follow up chapters
-reading all the Buddha's discourses (finished 3 major collections already) and more books on meditation
-resume silent retreats at my parents' summer house after winter is gone
-canopy park climbing, maybe even rock climbing - I love the safety of being secured to the steel cables

Life is good!
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Interesting list, June.

Here's the list I fired off in about five minutes when I went through the book in the spring:
Paddle across Lake Winnebago in my kayak
Walk across Lake Winnebago in the winter
Learn Spanish
Finish my kids' scrapbooks (which I abandoned in 2008)
Organize my big box of mementos
Take a cooking class
Learn to use power tools
Decorate the master bedroom
Make a denim rug or quilt out of the old blue jeans in the basement
Become a better gardener
Read chronologically though the Bible
Bike to work at least 10 times each summer
Join a birding group
Run a half marathon
Visit the monthly exhibit at the local museum
Operate a bulldozer or similar really big machine

I have started learning Spanish, biked to work 12 times this summer, made a couple visits to local museums, and am about 3 months into a chronological reading of the Bible (just started Joshua last night). I can't do everything at once, and I'm sure I'll add to this list.

Live life, right?

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List of goals I want to have fun doing before and after I lose weight.
Things that enrich my life that I will do or would like to do in the next year.


1 Rock climb
2 Spend more quality and quantity time with my family
3 Take a holiday with DH
4 Spend more time working on the farm
5 Improve my garden
6 Improve my sleep habits
7 Hike up Mt Cheam
8 Visit the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam
9 Mountain bike the logging roads on the mountains close to my place
10 Skate board the streets of Vancouver
11 Visit New Zealand
12 Snorkel in New Zealand
13 Swim in my wet suit with the spawning salmon up the creek
14 Explore the trails of Mt Sumas
15 Spend 2 weeks at a ski resort and ski from morning to night every day
16 Hike and camp the length of the Hudson Bay Trail
17 Travel with my nieces
18 Take a French conversation class
19 Learn Punjabi, the alphabet and the simple vocabulary
20 Learn the Arabic alphabet
21 Read the Bible from beginning to end
22 Memorize Proverbs - there is a chapter for every day of the month
23 Read all the Shakespeare plays
24 Attend music and performance art concerts, especially ones featuring young performers
25 Organize my office better and keep it organized

I can do all of these things before I lose weight, and I will when I can find the time ... except rock climb, because rock climbing will be my reward for getting to goal weight.

My sabotaging thought is - when I have enough time. I need to better organize my time. Right now I am living a laid-back lifestyle of part-time work, making nutritious meals on time for DH and me, walking and hiking with my friends and following my exercise plans (and spending time thinking through and following along the Beck Trek. This usually takes me more time than the recommended 30 minutes per day.). If I get better organized, I will be able to do more, but I am enjoying the privilege of doing less and not stressing right now.
So its a balance between doing more, organizing myself to be able to do more while not stressing more.


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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
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A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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I joined some knitting and crochet SparkTeams and have some new patterns on-hand now from them. Also, I am walking more, so I visit my neighbors. I just feel more energetic already and like being around people more.

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Day 40 is about enriching your life and not putting things off until you are slim. I understand. There were things I passed up because I was heavy. As a kid I hate to run because my fat jiggled!

I believe SparkPeople has enriched my life incredibly. I realize that I have given up computer games -- and I used to probably play 10 hours a week -- for Sparking. Much better activity.

After I retire in June I will spend considerable time working to enrich my life! And, of course, if eating and exercising are not center stage, they will not be off in the wings either. My health and maintenance (like sobriety to alcholics) is very important to me!


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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I have several hobbies that have fallen by the wayside. I think about them often, even make promises to myself get back to them. But, something else always interrupts... usually unimportant junk. I made a list of these activities that I want to get back to and an itemized plan to accomplish this. I'm going to spend less time with the two big time wasters--TV and surfing the Internet. It will feel good to actually DO what I dream of rather than kick myself for inaction.

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It is interesting that I realized the need for this before I accepted the need to lose weight and exercise. I think I finally "got" that having a rich life requires being and staying healthy.

I have reduced or eliminated some activities while I have taken on others. I am doing more with DH and doing some volunteer work with him.

Life is good and getting better every day.

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Its important to remember that there is more to life than just food and dieting.
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Focus on things other than food is a great dream for me.
When I first read this I thought Bucket List. I do still have dreams but my size never stopped me.
I like doing yoga and pilates. Hmm, maybe time to find another class.

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Read this week Dec 6, 08

"...she'd focus on things other than food, and she'd have more mental energy to diet."

I like this quote. When I have other things going on in my life, I do eat less. What's weird is that I am always busy. I think I need to replace some of my hours being busy to having fun. In terms of goals and hobbies I am fine, but I need to spend time on fun too.

I'm in my 30s and am single. I am not interested in marrying or having a family now. My career is a high priority and I enjoy it. My hope is to travel more, and relax on a beach somewhere.

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Good for you for recognizing when you've been blessed!! You do have a good life!

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I finished this chapter. I am happy with life the way it is. I am an at home mom and I had the joy of seeing my 17 y/o grow from a baby to a fine and caring young man, I have been blessed to see my 14 y/o grow from a beautiful baby boy to a smart, handsome young man, and I was given the strength to give birth--- threw much suffering while I was pregnant-- to a special little brown eye boy who stills my heart. He is 11 y/o. I am content with the little things in life.

My husband I have grown older with a few grey hairs springing up ((I rebuke that in Jesus name on my behalf)))((grey hairs)). I had acute asthma as a small girl and almost left this world at age 8. At age 35 I had a near death experience from another acute asthma attack that was 12 years ago. But I remember it like it was yesterday. God spared me and gave me new life. I am blessed to be hear, and I have learned to love and except the small thing in life. I have learned to be content where I am. Oh yes, as I have said before since taken Christ as savior that old ugly asthma has all but gone. I am close to saying that I am healed.

My goals are small ones to make more time for God by daily devotionals, research out some new workout exercises/invest in new dvd to avoid burn out and finally start back crocheting. I have made several blankets but always manage to give them away.

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Just tackling this BOY this was really buried!!

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Good Job, Mazzy! You Go Girl!!

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Quoting Dr. Beck:

"Once I take steps to enrich my life, dieting will be easier."

I'll schedule the first step of the following goals on my calendar:

Meditation

Yoga

Art Class

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Thanks! I do feel blessed! I'm constantly busy with the family and my church; don't know how I could be ambitious!

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Sandy... In response to an earlier post you made on this topic... I think being content is a gift. I'm content with my life... with being a wife and mother. I'm happy that I have learned to be grateful for what I have and to count my blessings.

As far as dreams and aspirations... I love art. Whenever I'm involved with art or the arts it enrichs my life.

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Thanks! I feel better! I just feel like my priorities are not my job -- and that's OK!

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I also think it's okay to be content where you're at. Our society/culture says we have to aspire/climb/and generally excell. If you're happy doing what you're doing why change.
I'm a little older than you. I've taken early retirement so I don't have the problem of juggling my time for work, but I enjoy volunteering at church, remodeling my home, learning more about computers, and researching my family history. I don't have great aspirations except to be happy and to love and enjoy my family.
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Thanks be to God, I am achieving my goal!

5 years ago my weight was 292. I've been off and on diets since then until I found SparksPeople.
Now I'm getting back to were "I" want to be, 165#.
I discovered the book "The Beck Diet Solution" by Dr. Beck. Her book, which uses Cognative Therapy, is helping me to adjust my mind to think like a thin person. When I can convince my mind, my body will follow.


 
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It's OK to be content. I'd like to have my own business..that is my dream. But I find it difficult to find the time while working part time and having a family. It's too bad I have to sleep, because I could use that time to work:). I keep trying to find a way.

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This is one area where I definitely fall short; I don't have dreams and aspirations. I'm at that weird age (49 this month) where you still have 15 or more years to work so you wonder if you should change careers, but you're not 25 anymore and should you change careers. My one friend tells me I should do something I really enjoy doing but I have no clue what that is. I always wanted to be a mommy and I achieved that. Is it ok to be content? or is that lazy?

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Do you have a dream for your life you'd like to accomplish? What goals have you set for yourself?

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