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5/27/11 3:02 P

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What a unique, refreshing list to read. I've never thought of doing something like that. I like it.

Hi, my name is Dalena (pronounced duh-LAY-na) Happy to meet you! As of today, I live in Iowa.


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3/1/11 10:15 A

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It just helps remind that the old things i enjoyed came with a price....Does that mean I can NEVER ever have a greasy burger? No. But it means I need to be aware of the price and to pay it. Anything can fit into my diet if I am willing to work to get it into there. In the meantime...I find that the healthy things have a much lower price to pay...Would I rather the constant soreness and nausea of laying on the couch all day, or the pleasantly warm ache of my muscles after a good workout? Funny how it works out that the things that are good for us have a lower price in the short term and then start paying us BACK in the long run.

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)


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2/26/11 2:12 P

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I just found this post. It is great! Thank you so much for sharing!

I remind myself about how much confidence being fit brings me and that I'm working toward a better life.

"A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." -- William Shedd


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1/19/11 10:50 A

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I was thinking as I read someone's (Corrina's?) post about their mantra, which is their numbers... I know we all have little Self Talks with our selves.

I thought I'd share mine.

When I'm walking or working out hard I always feel so different. Almost like I'm someone else entirely. Stronger, more brave, more exciting. Anyways as I trudge along I have this going on in my head:

I am strong black coffee.
I am mystery.
I am excitement.
I am NOT a slimy grease-filled burger.

I am the salty sweetness of a lean turkey burger.
I am loyalty.
I am crisp mint.
I am NOT an all day need-to-wash lazefest.

I am warmth in the midst of cool crisp sheets.
I am a good night's sleep.
I am a bittersweet juicy orange.
I am NOT a slightly oily, sticky, tooth-aching candy bar.

I am the sharp smoky tang of good cheese.
I am warmth in the cold.
I am clear, chilling, icy water.
I am not the thick blubbery fat of butter.

I am the sweet smooth silk of yogurt.
I am bright shining hope.
I am strength.
I am NOT weakness or lack of willpower.


The text changes from morning to morning. Sometimes I'm green tea and sunflower seeds. Other times I am dedication and courage. The thing is, as I have this chant going I visualize each thing I say. Bright and dark. And it really does empower me for the rest of the day. I don't want to be the fat greasy, oily, bitter, lonely girl anymore. I realize (sort of) that I was NEVER her, that others never saw me as her, that it was something I created myself in my own head. And I have to take her apart and rebuild her, mold her into what I'd rather be.

I am yoga.
I am wild, thrilling, sexy dance.
I am salty smooth soy nuts.
I am NOT loneliness.

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I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. (F. Douglass)


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