THISTIME18
 
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August 2019 -- Age 64!



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An artist friend of a friend painted a picture of Edison from a photo! I think she did a good job.


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I first joined SparkPeople in 2008, quit and rejoined many times and finally gave up. I just could not make myself follow ANY program for more than a couple of weeks, and I tried them all, including not having a program. I have been a dieting failure, life change failure and non-dieting failure. I just haven't been able to convince myself that the pain of denying my hunger is worth the result. Yet, I also have been unable to convince myself that just letting myself go is fine. My dream is to become a normal eater and to find the balance within myself that will cause that to happen. It's not just about the food and exercise but about acceptance, love and healing the emotions underlying the whole process.

In 2020, I plan to do things a little differently. I'm returning to a model that eliminates sugar, diet soda and encourages eating food that I like that adds to my health. No dieting but rather a sensible way of eating that adds to my health and well being.


Member Since: 7/23/2018

Fitness Minutes: 8,600

My Goals:
Heal my body, mind and spirit. Quit restricting and bingeing. Eat when hungry, choose foods based on my taste preferences and quit when satisfied.


My Program:
Healthy foods eaten in order to promote health and well being. No snacks, sweets or soda except on special occasions. Gentle exercise to enhance my body's ability to move and enjoy life. Meditation and prayer to remember the source of my well being. Reaching out to others when I can.



Personal Information:
Married, no children, one dog. Retired. Used to be: personnel director, psychotherapist, legal secretary/assistant and in that order! Considered downwardly mobile by some, but very happy by all.


Other Information:
I say I'm an older woman with enough education to know how little I know but not enough to stop pretending I know something.




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    Choose your words wisely. Speak life and encourage yourself with the same tenacity that you encourage and inspire others. Cherilyn Vonn
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    Learn to live & let live by accepting people as they are & not who we want them to be. We are all here in this journey called live, learning our lessons as best we can. Cherilyn Vonn
    1 day ago
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    Even if the outcome is not as you planned… you will have gained something from the experience. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. T. Silver
    3 days ago
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    There is nothing wrong w/you as the self. It is what it is to perfection. It is the mirror that is not clear & true, and therefore, gives you false images. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
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    5 days ago
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    Why is it that so few people view themselves w/a sense of wonder . . . awe . . . enchantment? It is the result of the socially-induced delusion of “not quite good enough”. Sara Maria
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