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2019 ~ Thankful for SP and friends, for ongoing inspiration from leaders and team mates of 100 DWL and Beck studies, 5% Challenges, for good health and so many other blessings!

2018 ~ Continuing to move forward, balancing a healthy and fit lifestyle with staying present, thankful, positive with growing awareness that "knowledge is power. What we think and believe is more powerful than we realize".

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2017~ Is all about Choices...My choices. I know I must continue Sparking and making those daily choices that I set in place in 2016 that help me to be as fit and healthy as possible to maintain my goal weight.

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2016 ~ My goals this year are:
To slow down, be mindful when eating my food ~ focusing on plant based, whole foods, avoiding sugar and processed foods. . Add more steps to my day.

Keep challenging myself by taking classes in yoga teacher training, add more fun exercise with bike.riding,swimming...

I will try my best everyday to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. NO more beating myself up and NO more quitting...ever.


"Fall down 7 times, get up 8" Japanese proverb


Member Since: 8/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 202,209

My Goals:
"It's not the mountain we conquer,
But ourselves." unknown

Maintain between 147 to 152

May 14, 2013 I completed part 1 of a 3 part yoga teacher training program
2015~ Completed 2nd part of yoga teacher training
Earned CYI credential~ Certified yoga instructor
2016~Taking part 3 of yoga teacher training
2017~Continue teaching yoga and water aerobics

Reach out to others to encourage and be encouraged for success.

To get light enough, fit enough and strong enough to play tennis again!


My Program:
Most critical for maintenance is little to no sugar, white flour or processed foods. I do eat some but I start to crave them and to gain if I eat very much. I have free range eggs almost everyday. I get most of my fat from avocados, (lucky to have my own much of the year) olive or coconut oil. I eat as many veggies as possible and a lot of seasonal fruits.

I track steps and have a goal of 8-10K daily which I meet much of the time but no beating myself up when I do not.

I continue to give my body a rest from food 10 to 14 hours each night

Visit SP daily

Mostly plant based diet

Cultivate healthy life style habits like drinking enough water, less snacking and intuitive eating. Food Tracking when necessary for challenges or weight creep.

Exercise~Water aerobics, yoga, strength training, walking





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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Just stopping by to say hello and to encourage you to keep moving towards your goals, Sparkfriend! Even baby steps add up if you take enough of them...and of course, you know you're worth the effort, right? I'm rooting for you!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    "The first step to living the life you want is leaving the life you don't want.
    Taking the first step forward is always the hardest.
    But then each step forward gets easier and easier.
    Each step forward gets you closer and closer until eventually, what had once been invisible starts to be visible.
    And what had once felt impossible starts to feel possible."
    -Karen Salmansohn

    2982 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again.
    Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you?
    Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    I hope your week has gotten off to a great start, Sparkfriend! Make the most of each day...do your best to be healthy and to make progress towards your goals. You are so worth the effort, you know!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2990 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? Participate in your dreams today.
    There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
    Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    Just stopping by to wish you a successful and healthy week! Give each day your best effort....because you are worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2998 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
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    Thanks a bunch for the goodie! I appreciate you thinking of me. Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    3004 days ago
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    "There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
    Believe in your strength and your truth.
    Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'"
    -Andre Gide
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    Just stopping by a little early to wish you a happy and healthy Valentines Day, Sparkfriend! Remember to be your own Valentine all month long, because you are so worth it!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    Roses are red, yoga is great,
    Who needs a Valentine when I can bench my own weight?
    Violets are blue, and peanut butter is heaven,
    I'll save you a kiss after rep number seven.
    Bananas are yellow, and yogurt is Greek,
    Squats are gonna be the only thing to make my knees weak.
    Oatmeal is perfect, and veggies are divine,
    The dream to be strong is what I'm making mine!
    -Unknown
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    3006 days ago