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5/27/20 11:47 A

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emoticon Sekhmet'sFire! (Sorry, it's hard for me not to put punctuation where it belongs!) Actually, how do you prefer to be addressed? The 4 of us most active in the chat thread are Eva, my fantastic co-leader, Alex, Paula, our other co-leader and crafter extraordinaire from England, and me, Amanda. I joined in 2009, but got active the following year. It took between 2.5 and 3 years to lose 65 pounds and get to 150, the low end of the overweight range for my height. I've crept up, especially with telecommuting and mostly sticking to a one bedroom apartment!

I want to check out Sekhmet. I guess Iím a crone, too. I did after all register for Social Security this year; I just donít feel old. And coming from long-lived stock, I could easily live to 100 or longer, especially with all the inner work Iíve done on abuse issues and healing from toxic beliefs and damaging habits. Since I still work full time (and assume I will until age 70) I donít put as much creative energy into the team as our inspired and inspiring Eva. I also lead the Survivors of Abuse team and co-lead the Babysteps Brigade, which I formed in 2011. I try to post to all 3 teams every day.

Edited by: BLESSEDBEING at: 5/27/2020 (11:53)
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: 156.0 
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5/27/20 7:04 A

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Welcome to our circle. I'm Eva, it's nice to meet you.

I initially gained weight due to an injury in my early 20's then I add baby weight to that. I've been here on Spark since 2011. In the process I lost about 80 lbs. In the last couple of years I have gained some of that back and am currently trying to correct course. I'm turning 40 in July so, metabolism changes have played a major roll.

I have a 12-year-old daughter that I talk about a lot. I also have 4 cats and dog, so life is never boring.

If you have any questions please ask. We'd love to see you in the daily chat thread, Merry Meet and Greet the day. It's a good place to tell us about your day, exercise-related or not.

I let things ride in May, but keep your eye out in June for a new goddess of the month and a new group challenge.

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

"Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." --James Thurber
Find me on instagram @whatever_mrs_eva
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A Gathering of Goddesses and Meditation and Mindfulness

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5/26/20 5:39 P

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I'm returning to SP after an eight-year absence, and was happy to find this circle. I am a crone, who found the goddess path kind of late in life....after exploring many, many others. I have chosen Sekhmet to follow because I feel the need for Her strength and guidance at this stage of my life.

My weight problem has existed all of my life....you know the old rollercoaster story. Lots of successes, only to fall back and start over again! At least this time I didn't go all the way back before I found the motivation to start anew.

I'm looking forward to learning some of your stories, and you will surely learn a lot more of mine. I know we can help each other reach our goals. I'm here for you.

 current weight: 200.0 
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