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I've liked a few of her blogs, and this is a great one by Kirsten Nunez: 13 Things You Can't Expect to Magically Change After Weight Loss www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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o_magi
cally_change_after_weight_loss

She includes some great quotes from a nutritionist :
"Taking up less space in this world is the very last thing we are put on this earth to do."
"We need to stop glorifying weight loss like it's the most impressive thing a human can do."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/28/19 11:22 P

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New by Melissa Rudy 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Next Time You Feel Stressed:
https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wel
lness_articles.asp?id=2526
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/24/19 12:21 A

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Every so often I'll bite the inside of my bottom lip while eating. It hurts, and often bleeds, and before it heals, it often happens again, and again, in the same spot! I finally googled, and found it's a pretty common occurrence. The most helpful article/gathering of suggestions I found: ask.metafilter.com/290627/Li
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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10/9/19 10:30 P

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Haven't read it yet--it's 4 pages--but I plan to: 11 Things You Must Do to Achieve Financial Freedom www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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articles.asp?id=2515


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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9/8/19 12:14 P

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Here's the full title of Melissa's blog: The Power of Stepping Aside: 8 Ways to Take a Time-Out
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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The related content list of articles to the right also had some I want to check out!

I also liked some of these exercises on page 3 of Round Out Your Routine With Functional Fitness Training by Coach Jen in 2017:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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rticles.asp?id=2218&page=3


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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7/13/19 1:34 P

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This 4-Step Breathing Practice Can Help Focus Your Mind: www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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Really easy to learn & do!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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5/17/19 10:04 P

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Another fabulous blog, 13 Easy Ways to Add Moments of Joy to Your Day
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=8_easy_steps_to_find_happiness


Short, 1 page, practical and simple suggestions. I especially liked #7 & #10.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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5/16/19 11:43 P

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Link to informative article Don't Exclude These 5 Foods From Your Diet. I like when experts debunk pro and con nutritional claims not based on fact or proper research.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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5/7/19 12:12 A

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As I mentioned in my status today, I was looking for where to recycle VHS tapes, and found a website to search for any item in any location: this was my page search.earth911.com/location
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/30/19 11:13 P

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Here's the link to Melissa's March blog How Does Personality Affect Weight Loss? She talks about the thought patterns that aid or hinder our attempts to lose weight.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=2457


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/21/19 10:43 P

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I just stumbled on this oldie but goodie from Coach Nicole, How Loving Myself Led to Losing Weight
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post=how_loving_myself_led_to_losing_wei

ght

This is why I love and miss her!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/21/19 10:15 P

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Really supportive and balanced article 5 Signs It's Time to Get Serious about Weight Loss from 9 years ago, but just as true and helpful. I like this author, Jennipher Walters, Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=1439

I also checked out the link to the blog 10 humorous signs that you need to lose weight at the end of her article.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/5/19 12:22 A

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At work wellness ideas
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articles.asp?id=2461


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/3/19 11:09 P

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According to this great article by Coach Jen, mindfulness isn't "woo woo"--it's "engaging in exercises of mental fitness." Practical and backed by science, too!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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articles.asp?id=2463


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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2/20/19 10:28 P

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Wow, you are right--it was great!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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2/19/19 6:44 A

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Excellent article about 13 things that will not change after weight loss. I am particularly impressed with #12. Weight loss does not change your past. Your trauma is a part of you. That's why I say this journey is 3 fold. Mental, physical, and spiritual.

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st
=13_things_you_cant_expect_to_magicaR>lly_change_after_weight_loss


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2/14/19 6:48 A

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Excellent information on fitness benchmarks to abandon. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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It discusses genetic predisposition and how that also affects our fitness goals as well as old injuries. Remember everybody's road to health and wellness is different.

As a Yoga buff I love that it discusses the ability to do the splits is not a marker of true flexibility. I'm remarkably flexible according to my physical therapist a few years ago, but I can not do a split.

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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2/9/19 9:27 P

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Really good nutritional info in The 7 Worst Dieting Tips Registered Dietitians Have Ever Heard
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_articles.asp?id=2445

Emphasized the importance of getting enough fiber and nutrients found in fruits and vegetables. All carbs are not equal and not all are bad, just like fats. It's about choosing the right kinds and appropriate amounts.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Good blog today, The Missing Link: Confidence. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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=the_missing_link_confidence


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/22/19 6:59 A

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I enjoyed this one today about preserved foods (canned or frozen) v. fresh foods. It all comes down to eating more freggies and fish, regardless of the source.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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_articles.asp?id=2430


"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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Another good one today "If You Have Limited Mobility, Movement Can Improve Your Self-Esteem." Her description of working with a Parkinson's client was inspiring.
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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=how_movement_can_improve_yo
ur_qua
lity_of_life_if_you_have_limited
_m
obility

My favorite line was the concluding sentence "Never forget that everyone deserves an opportunity to feel better, function better and live better."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


 current weight: 149.4 
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Interesting info in this featured blog 6 Non-Diet Reasons You Have Belly Fat:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=2336&p
age=2

This is the link to page 2 which was most interesting to me. Page 1 talks about sleep & stress, which I do pretty well on, though they can be major issues for some, plus getting older--can't do much to change that one! But digestion and probiotics may encourage a few diet tweaks for me, and the last 2 will hopefully strengthen my resolve to be more consistent with ST, and raise intensity more often. No plans to become extreme in workouts, but I can challenge myself a bit more.

I appreciated her final comment "If you're living a healthy lifestyle overall, that little bit of belly fat shouldn't get to your head."

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 1/11/2019 (15:50)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/9/19 11:42 P

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This blog was on the Start page today--it's a good one! 10 Ways to Finally Achieve Unshakeable Self-Esteem:
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=10_ways_to_finally_achieve_
unshak
eable_selfesteem

I hadn't heard of the author, therapist Judith Belmont, but may want to check out her website (link at end of article). I did, and there's cool stuff om the Psychoeducational Handouts, Quizzes and Group Activities page!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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1/8/19 9:57 P

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Here's an informative and eye-opening one by Melissa, 11 Surprising Mistakes Stalling Your Weight Loss www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=2205

A couple of the surprises are how drinking diet soda and cutting fat can hurt your weight loss efforts!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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12/10/18 12:37 A

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emoticon Melissa! Look what she says in 50 Tips for Staying Fit Through Your 50s:
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"Donít give up the coffee. "Coffee gets a bad rap, but itís actually one of the most potent sources of antioxidants in the human diet." (#45)

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/23/18 9:45 P

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And another great one by Melissa! Like Coach Nicole, she shares a compassionate, common sense and balanced approach. This one is 6 Daily Benchmarks That Aren't 10,000 Steps, reminding us not to get fixated on a single goal or measure of success or fitness or "enough."
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=2416


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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11/22/18 12:07 A

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Loved this one by Melissa Rudy; I may want to print it out! 35 Self-Care Ideas You Can Start Practicing Today

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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I didn't think much of the featured article today The 5 Best Foods to Eat for Joint Health--not enough specific examples: www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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_articles.asp?id=2276


Found a much better one with examples and numbers: Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/nutrition
_articles.asp?id=862


This one was OK, only 2 pages, with some 'try this' tips, but no numbers or author or date when it was published (weird): Eating to Prevent Osteoporosis www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/nutrition
_articles.asp?ID=121


Another short one with specifics on which fish on page 2: The Mega Benefits of Omega-3s www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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_articles.asp?id=873


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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emoticon blog by Melissa: 19 Ways to Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously When Losing Weight. Very wise, balanced, and compassionate. I loved it!
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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self_s
o_seriously_when_losing_weight

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Another good one by staff writer Melissa Rudy, 9 Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Day
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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I loved the final paragraph: "Each morning when you wake up, you have a new opportunity to use your time more wisely and get more out of itónot just more productivity, but also more enjoyment, relaxation, enrichment, connection or whatever defines a successful day for you. By being a little more thoughtful about how you utilize the hours in each day, you can dramatically increase how much youíre getting out of them."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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emoticon article today, by Coach Jen, Can 'Good Enough' Be Enough?
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=can_good_enough_be_enough

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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This is why I love and miss Coach Nicole! Confession: I Don't Have a Six Pack www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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She has such a balanced and encouraging attitude--worth reading just to soak in her positive mindset!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Just came across a good article from 2 years ago "How to Find Some Zen in Every Part of Your Day"
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=how_to_find_some_zen_in_eve
ry_par
t_of_your_day


Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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A good blog this week on How to Overcome 7 Common Momentum Killers:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motiv
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n_articles.asp?id=2350


My favorite points were:

"However, even if you are getting the sleep you need, you may find yourself drained and lacking willpower in the evening hours. Here is where some planning can help.†A mid-afternoon snack†consisting of complex carbs, lean protein and healthy fat can give you an energy boost and take away feelings of being famished before dinner. Have a visual reminder or early evening ritual that reminds you of your most profound motivators to live a healthier lifestyle. Many people find activities like journaling, a vision board, walking, yoga or meditation extremely helpful to re-center and refocus on your goals."

"To succeed, you must learn to stop the pattern of beating yourself up, increase your self-compassion and self-confidence, and embrace a more empowering story. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people and remember that the voice in your head is yours. If you don't like the message,†talk back and change it. With time and practice, you can become your own cheerleader and best friend."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Enjoyed this quote at the end of Melissa Rudy's blog Diets Through the Decades: What Advice Still Applies Today?:

Perhaps, Martin suggests, we are coming full-circle, learning that the body needs nutrients, but also needs nurturing. "More people are beginning to understand and appreciate the comfort and care that goes along with nourishment, and that food has meaning beyond its scientific components," she says.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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a fun slideshow of 21 inspiring movies www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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.asp?show=219

I had seen some, not all. Picked a couple titles and requested from my library just now. emoticon

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Woke up with a painful leg cramp last night that had me crying until I got it under control. Here's a good Spark article dealing with the problem How to Eliminate Muscle Cramps www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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rticles.asp?id=225


Good reminder to spend time cooling down and stretching after Jessica's workouts, since rarely includes those elements, or just barely. That's one thing Coach Nicole always did really well in her workouts.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Here's another great article featured today, 9 Resolutions That Make You Happier, Not Skinnier: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post
=9_resolutions_that_make_you
_happi
er_not_skinnier

Surprisingly all on one page, too!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Today's start page featured a good article. I remembering reading it before, maybe even sharing about it. The Pessimist's Predicament: Is Complaining Sabotaging Your Progress? www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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articles.asp?id=2099


I especially like the final point: Redirect Negative Energy into Positive Movement

"Every time you get the urge to complain, redirect it into a physical activity that gets you closer to your ultimate goal. This could be a quick walk around the block or office, a short session of stretching or yoga, or a few push-ups or sit-ups. The key is to get into the habit of diverting would-be whining into a calorie-burning, self-affirming activity." It reminds me of my SWAB routine (switch armband), where you catch a thought you don't want to dwell on, and consciously make a change or take an action to symbolically shift your perspective.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Why It's Important to Focus on What You Gain in Weight Loss talks about your "Why" for losing weight (which I think will apply to getting rid of clutter also)
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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n_articles.asp?id=2319

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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It's today's featured story; the picture is bare feet standing on a scale, and text says "How to get over a bad weigh-in." But the actual blog title is 55 Things the Scale Won't Tell You
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
g.asp?post
=55_things_the_scale_wont_te
ll_you

Helps you put that disappointing number in perspective. I needed this today, and glad to share it with others.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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This is the same link you shared on another thread, right? I really liked the article!

A really good article by Coach Jen "9 Health Goals You Should Rethink Today"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource
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articles.asp?id=2323

Lots of sound & balanced advice, including "Become the best version of yourself, imperfections and all" and "Remember that changing behaviors takes time and hard work. There are no shortcuts, but the time and effort you put into it will come back to you in the form of sustainable healthy habits that will last a lifetime."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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If you are interested in learning a bit more about Yule/Winter Solstice celebrations, Here's a link to a short history and how it developed into Christmas.

www.goddessgift.com/Pandora's_Box/Wi
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er-Solstice.htm


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Here's the direct link to Molly's blog Cellulite, Stretch Marks, and a Love Your Body Challenge mollygalbraith.com/2014/03/cellulite
-s
tretch-marks-and-a-love-your-body-chR>allenge/


Or if you want to earn 5 points, here's the Spark blog--just scroll down next the last link: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
st
=13_annoying_gym_pet_peeves


Just keep in mind that as she points out, these are trainers and athletes, so their "real" photos won't look like ours, but they don't show the "perfect ideal" they are trying to combat, either. It's a long blog with the comments by each of the contributors, but they have some powerful things to say.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I just found this while searching for things for sister and I to do. It's a site/page for Fairs and Festivals in Washington state, but I think it may be part of a larger US Craft Events & Festivals Calendar (what shows on the tab when I hover), so you can probably find pages for other states: www.washingtonfairsandfestivals.com/
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entSearch.php?page=1&ipp=20#.WaER>AzrKGN0w

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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I liked the article How to Conquer Your Snack Attack by the lady who eats trail mix in the afternoon & chocolate ice cream in the evening! Link:
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=how_to_conquer_your_snack_attack


She encourages planning for your snacks, so you don't end up consuming the huge numbers of empty calories the average American eats, but doesn't urge denying yourself what you really want. Sensible approach!
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Dress size has a curious time element. Familiar with the 60s model Twiggy? She was a size 8, then, but would be a size 0 today. When I was in high school, I bought size 12 clothing. Right now, I weigh 20 - 25 pounds more than I did then, and - guess what? - I wear a size 12. emoticon The photo examples in this article are pretty interesting:

www.eonline.com/news/687475/a-brief-
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story-of-women-s-clothing-sizes-and-R>why-you-just-went-up-a-size


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I wanted a few more points, so tried the slideshow of funny shirts www.sparkpeople.com/resource/slidesh
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Some were so-so, but 4 & 5 got chuckles, and I really liked 6!

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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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I think that question is tantamount. It also begs the question, why does our society believe that size 8 is curvy? I'm not sure I have an answer to this.

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As mentioned on the wall, I found this article One Celebrity Who's Happy to be a Healthy Size: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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=one_celebrity_whos_happy_to_be_a_heR>althy_size

You can read my comment just posted today: Great article, though I agree with the sentiment "When did a size 8 become curvy?"

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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They sound really yummy!
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I get newsletters from Jamie Oliver's food revolution. This is national vegetarian week in the UK so they sent me a lot of recipes for ramping up summer veggie fare. We have meatless meals here once per week so I'm betting I give a few of theses a fair shot.

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category
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Thank you for sharing the great list of Mantras!
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If we are to go on living together on this Earth, we must all be responsible for it.
~ Kofi Annan

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
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I'll try to check that out.

Good article today shares "three techniques you can use to stop all those negative thoughts before they stop you":
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I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I'm loving this Chopra Center article on how to combat doubt.

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Loved article 65 of the Most Motivating Mantras today: www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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My comment: Love these! Great "article." I'll share with my teams and print out so I can highlight my favorites. Also loved Dawggone's addition "Even when you are falling on your face you are moving forward!" (from her mom) in the comments!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Found a great book at the library, Making Peace with the Things in Your Life; here is the author's website www.cindyglovinsky.com/Clutter_and_T
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ngs.html


She's an organizer and a therapist, and so has a unique approach.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I really like Coach Nicole's The 15 Best ''But'' Busters blog www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I *loved* yesterday's article "9 Ways to Ditch the All-or-Nothing Approach: Find Your Happy, Healthy Medium" www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
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My favorite points--as I mentioned in my comment-- were #6 and #7. What did you like best?

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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This is a pretty awesome article on cultivating healthy habits, creating goals and how not to sike yourself out.

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I received a spiralizer for Christmas! It's a handy little tool that costs about $10-$20 (you can spend more if you like) that turns your veggies into "pasta" easily. My husband is a recovering diabetic (he's off meds and controlling with food.) while we are not cutting out carbs we do control them for his dietary needs. This is a great way to help with that. It really fools the eye and you easily get in a serving of freggies without much effort.

A friend on another team shared this link with me www.inspiralized.com/ to give me a place for recipes and advice on using my gadget! and this is my actually gadget. www.walmart.com/ip/Veggetti-Pro/1992
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although amazon has a massive amount of options.

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I really like this article on resolutions and weight loss. It really focuses on the action steps not the final result. I think sometimes we get so overwhelmed with the final result (weight loss) we forget the steps in between. I'd also like to point out that it's something that can be tweaked for maintenance, where the goal is just to stay level.

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Weight Loss Resolution? No Way! Resolve to Change Your Habits: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Excellent featured article: Come On, Get Happy!
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Favorite quote from top of page 3: "Happiness increases when we experience more positive emotions throughout the day. Fredrickson identifies 10 positive emotions: joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, amusement, inspiration, awe, and love. How often we experience these positive emotions compared to negative in any given day not only affect our mood, but our physical health. She has discovered that those who have a 3:1 ratio of positive to negative emotions on a daily basis flourish rather than languish."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Some good suggestions in this list of 30 Ways to Make the Most of Every Moment (though the list only goes to 29!)

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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I had to weigh in with a comment on one of today's featured blogs, going back to the yoga article I mentioned in my last post in the exercise and activity sharing thread in the maiden forum. Today's blog is Why 'Fitspiration' Isn't So Inspirational, link
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My comment: Loved your article. I recently shared on my Spark teams that I thought it was sad that a great article about 17 yoga poses that can help you alleviate pain mainly featured pictures of young, tiny, extremely flexible yoga teachers. I fear that most of the overweight, inflexible, older people who saw that article would take one look at the first couple pictures, think "I can't do that!" and be turned off to the possibility that they might ever develop a yoga practice or derive any benefit from it. I wish Spark would do a better job of using "real people" photos for their articles, and modifications for the less fit, less flexible and older members.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart: Everyday Factors That Can Harm Your Heart

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Some of these were surprising. Good, easy to follow advice.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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The 2nd article in the series, subtitled How to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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seems to apply more to my situation of wanting to shed the weight of my clutter.

His idea of a journal is a good one, especially the how you're feeling before [a workout/sorting session], during and after, in addition to content and quantity. As he says, reviewing your own words and experience about your accomplishments and progress can be more motivating than any expert's opinions or statistics.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

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Great article on the Start page today: Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? - Part 1 www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness
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I'm going to read all 3 parts and see what tips can apply to shedding clutter weight.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Good, common sense suggestions in 9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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And of course, you don't need to try them all at once--just one or two consistently applied habits can make a difference.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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The bad news about alcohol and weight loss (if you're a drinker) www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Coach Nicole is so cool--even years after she wrote this blog: How Loving Myself Led to Losing Weight--a timeless reminder that the emotional work must go hand-in-hand with (& often lead) the physical work if we are to make lasting changes.
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Another emoticon article, 13 Weight-Loss Rules You'll Love to Follow
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I especially liked:

#3. Stop searching for the best workout. What's the ideal workout for weight loss? The workout you'll actually do ... and

#13. Don't diet. ... From now on, define the word "diet" as the food plan you use to maintain a healthy body weight, supply you the energy to support your busy lifestyle and keep you well.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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emoticon I will share on other teams!

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Loving this article on find your zen www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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I read this a while back and guess what, it also lowers blood sugars because you consume food lower on the GI (glucose index) chart. It also helps you sleep as you cut out a lot of hidden processed sugar.

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Did you read Why a Fast-Food Nation Needs a Slow-Food Movement? Awesome article!

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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From the Happily Ever Uncluttered website, an article Five Daily Tasks That Have a Noticeable Impact at Home: happilyeveruncluttered.com/five-dail
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tasks-that-have-a-noticeable-impact-R>at-home/?utm_content=buffer65adb&
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Loved the one Eva has a link for below, Make This the Summer of Self-Acceptance!

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 5/3/2016 (23:27)
Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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Make this the Summer of self acceptance! i love this article about loving yourself just as you are right this moment!

www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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From Clean Mama website, 5 REASONS TO DECLUTTER:

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I especially love the quote "Make this year different. Make small changes. Give yourself grace. Keep going."

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/29/16 12:32 A

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25 Ways to Feel 10 Years Younger:
www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

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4/20/16 11:23 P

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I've been using it, and like it. (Except I can't get my points to count.) But I can find more videos than I did before. I haven't figured out if I can create folders--something I can't do in my favorites, and the sheer number of saved articles and videos makes it difficult to find anything again.

I liked this article "The Pessimist's Predicament: Is Complaining Sabotaging Your Progress?"
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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Good information, such as constant negativity and complaining can have an adverse effect on brain function--"not only in the griper, but also the listener"! Also, "People who celebrate their successes, rather than lamenting their setbacks, may have lower rates of depression, reduced risk of heart disease, stronger resistance to cold and illness, and even a longer life expectancy." And "Your mind will believe anything you tell it, so by constantly coming up with excuses, you're only deterring yourself from progress," says Owens. "The best way to avoid complaining is to channel your mind in a positive direction.Ē

There are 6 suggestions or practices to help reverse negativity as well, so it's not just theory, but practical ideas as well.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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4/15/16 6:29 A

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sprakpeople now has spark tv! It's easy access to the spark family of videos. Enjoy! sparkpeople.tv/

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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4/11/16 6:47 A

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I love this and it's very reflective of my own morning routine!

"What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself." Hecato, Greek philosopher

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I liked this article on You Could Wake Up Naturally to a More Energized Day: Small Changes Can Mean BIG Energy www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes
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I can't implement all 8 ideas, at least not at once--though I already wake up to music--but I can try the others one at a time to see what comes easily, and what seems to help.

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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If you struggle like I do with clutter, here is a great idea www.goodwill.org/blog/donate/how-to-
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ke-more-room-for-new-stuff/
where you can donate items to Goodwill with a free shipping label--like when you order online, use that box to let go of something you've been holding onto (some people call it the one in, one out rule).

Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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7/11/14 9:29 P

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You are very welcome! emoticon Here's another one!

Here's a wrist/forearm stretch which is good for those who spend a lot of time on the computer:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/exercis
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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Thanks for sharing this - love how thoughtful you are

Nancy from West Virginia - EST
With love and caring from Nancy ... wishing all of you a wonderful, blessed, and precious day.



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Didn't know where to share this, so thought I'd start a new thread for those helpful articles and links we want to tell each other about.

Here's a Spark article on chronic stress and how to reduce it:
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Blessed Be, Amanda

"I love myself the way I am, and still I want to grow;
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know:
I'm beautiful and capable of being the best me I can,
And I love myself just the way I am."

[by Jai Josefs in his amazing song I Love Myself the Way I Am]

Co-leader of the Babysteps Brigade (BBs), A Gathering of Goddesses (GGs), Survivors of Abuse (SAssies) teams.


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