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4/28/19 2:08 P

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After reading Sunday Spangler and doing the last 10 lesson I felt valuable
"Congratulations! You have a positive, healthy image of your body and tend to treat it with respect. You realize that there are far better ways to spend your time than obsessing about the way that you look, and you incorporate healthy behaviors into your lifestyle in order to feel better, not just to look better. Keep up the good work and don't let others pressure you to change if you're already happy with your body."

I picked answers to get the other response- Really good reminders!
" -work on self-image - Don't worry, you're not alone. Eighty percent of women are dissatisfied with their appearance but that doesn't mean it's OK or healthy to feel that way. Luckily, there are ways to improve your body image and view yourself more positively right now—without changing how you look. Here are five tips to get you started."

1. Say something nice about yourself. For every negative thought, come back with a compliment. If you need to, write a few on post-its and stick them to the mirror or your computer screen.

2. Retrain your brain. Practice mindfulness by realizing your thought patterns, and reversing them if they are damaging. For example, when flipping through a magazine or watching television, if you notice yourself thinking, "Wow, if I only looked like that, then I’d be happy," remind yourself that looking like that requires make-up, special angles, airbrushing, and sometimes very restrictive diet and exercise plans (as well as great genetics). Plus, happiness is a state of mind, not the shape of your body.

3. Stop criticizing yourself and start criticizing the ads. Research the techniques that their creators employ to get the final, unrealistic result, and analyze ads instead of taking them at face value.

4. Exercise because it makes you feel good. If you hate the gym but drag yourself there just because you want to maintain your appearance, stop going! Instead, find an activity that you enjoy, like hiking, swimming, dancing, walking, biking, gardening, or sports, and stay fit that way instead.

5. Be patient with yourself. Years of brainwashing won't disappear overnight. But if you adopt these techniques, bit by bit you'll learn how to like your body. After all, it's the only one you’ve got, so you're much better off appreciating it!

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4/25/19 1:24 P

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I do believe you are perfect - just the way you are!
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Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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4/25/19 5:54 A

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I do believe I’m a perfect circle. emoticon

Phyllis ~~
Indiana - Eastern Time

Motivation for daily EXERCISE is my CHOICE!
Focus on accepting and believing this!


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4/22/19 2:33 P

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Did you click through to this one? It's quite fun - about finding what fitness activity suits your personality! Are you a square, rectangle, circle, triangle or squiggly?!? I think I'm mostly a rectangle!

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post
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Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 4/22/2019 (14:37)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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4/22/19 10:01 A

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I think I need to remember #3 about exercise.
I really need to just move in any way possible during the day! Instead of obsessing about not doing enough I need to “just do something”!

Phyllis ~~
Indiana - Eastern Time

Motivation for daily EXERCISE is my CHOICE!
Focus on accepting and believing this!


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3/27/19 9:12 A

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Also, I'm going to use the Ted Talk links from a week ago for taking my breaks today.

Janet in Georgia

Just using SP suggested calorie/protein/carb range

Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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3/25/19 6:26 A

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Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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3/24/19 3:13 P

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Thanks for sharing the Spark Article. I really, really relate to Case #6. I can't stand the thought of food restrictions right now, so I don't have any at the moment. I've lost 4 pounds.

Janet in Georgia

Just using SP suggested calorie/protein/carb range

Perfection is not the Goal; Slow and Steady wins the race


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3/24/19 6:56 A

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I hope you enjoy this weeks Sunday Spangler - I am enjoying putting them together and finding new things to read and learn.

I got all the links in properly this week! My only regret is that I can't post pictures in the Spark mail.


(except post pictures in Spark mails!)
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Edited by: SWEETENUFGILL at: 3/24/2019 (09:35)
Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

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3/17/19 6:16 A

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Hello! Guess what? I forgot to put the links in properly (again!) - this is because I compose the Spangler in a word document, then paste it into the mail (due to having experienced losing emails so many times!)

You can, of course, cut-and-paste the links into your browser, but here are the hyperlinks if you are curious.

This is a good Spark article about emotions that get in the way
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=1969


This is a pep talk from Jessica Smith about perfection (and you get a 1-mile walk while you listen)
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post
=are_you_focusing_on_progress_or_perfe
ction


In the email today, I ask - What will you do today to contribute to your progress – every step forward is progress.


I am going to re-read that Spark article carefully - I think I'm probably most caught up in Case #3 - what would be expected of me if I became really slim and really fit - why do I always stop just before I reach the end?

And, I'm going to do a guided meditation - I have a few on an app on my phone called 'Let's Meditate' (free) - and there's one called "Emotional Release" which I will try - it's only 6 minutes; there's another called "Envisioning" (11 mins) which might be helpful too. I think I'm going to have a kind of healing/spa day at home today!


Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
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3/10/19 9:31 A

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Listening to the ted talk about social interactions and happiness makes me see that my thinking about getting older is maybe really about missing all the groups from my past. I was blessed with many that are gone now.
Sometimes I say I would like to be in “a place for mom” just for the interaction and social activity there. Now I can see it’s a reasonable reaction.

Wishes and obstacles — get a team, help each other get to that dream!
I love this team! Keep learning, keep moving forward!

Phyllis ~~
Indiana - Eastern Time

Motivation for daily EXERCISE is my CHOICE!
Focus on accepting and believing this!


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3/10/19 5:40 A

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Everyone seems to have approved of having the weekends as 'catch-up' time - so glad that's going well. I sent out the first Sunday Spangler today - it is all bits and pieces, so I hope you'll find something to interest you.

I had a couple of You Tube videos (TEDx talks) that I wanted to share. I seem to have put one of the links in the email twice, but not the other one. So here they both are again!

This one really touched me – it’s about how we can achieve our dreams once we identify the obstacles, and share it with others. "Isolation is the dream-killer, not your attitude" by Barbara Sher
www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2rG
4Dg6xyI


This one relates is Matthew Lieberman talking about ‘social pain’ which I think can be related to ‘emotions’? See what you think.

The social brain and its superpowers: Matthew Lieberman
youtu.be/NNhk3owF7RQ



Gill

Time Zone GMT (London) - yes, I'm hours ahead of most of you! Cornwall, UK

"...regardless of the short-term outcome, the very fact of your continuing to struggle is proof of your victory as a human being." Daisaku Ikeda

www.sparkpeople.com/system/howitwork
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