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Chillin' Out, Dec 2011 in NYC

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Baby & me in bathing suits on 31 July 2011

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My precious girl @ 7 1/2 weeks

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A recent 40-something wishing to be stronger, more flexible and have more stamina than I presently have. Looking for long-term, sustainable changes to hopefully carry me into old age.

Member Since: 3/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,810

My Goals:
GOOD HEALTH is my very broad and ultimate goal.
EATING TO HUNGER and not beyond, to nourish and honor my body (some info about this here: http://life.familyeducation.com/foods/nutr
LETTING FOOD BE FOOD and not a cover-up, escape, punishment, comfort or anything else I might expect it to be that it can never live up to.

Releasing 31 kilos will bring me to the upper limit of "normal weight" BMI for me. However, I'm leaving myself open for that number to go up or down, depending on my health and overall well-being.
(Thanks to TRACYABELLE for the concept of "releasing" instead of "losing" weight!)

My Program:
LOGGING my nourishment and movement and looking at the FEEDBACK and LESSONS LEARNED from my choices. Taking on a NO JUDGMENT, NO FAILURE - IT'S ALL FEEDBACK approach. Looking with curiosity at my EMOTIONAL EATING patterns and STRENGTHENING my ALTERNATIVE COPING SKILLS to the challenges I face, big or small.

Personal Information:
Who am I? Well, a few words that might be said to define me... salsa dancing, friends, hiking, Sweden, Hawaii, Africa, ocean, beach, sun, warmth, nature, no TV, tea, cooking, fish, mango, travel, music, collages, movies, books, photography, conversation, writing, full-timer, commuter, bike, recycling, expat, family, nieces, fellowship, community, drivers license, no car, organic, dance, worship, thinker, deep, laughter, mindfulness...

Other Information:
My all time favorite movie is STEEL MAGNOLIAS. I laugh, I cry, I FEEL when I watch it. Every time. Even when I know exactly what's coming.

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  • v ORACLE2010
    Thanks for the welcome message! I bet we're gonna do great!!!!! emoticon
    4058 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend-- I've done the same. I LOVE your goals about letting food be food and not an escape. I'm also working on that! Truly learning HOW to eat will help us so much on this journey! I'm excited to share this path with you!

    4058 days ago
    I loved Hawaii the 8+ years I lived there--didn't love the isolation from the Mainland (after my grandchildren moved back to TN), the cost of living (once I was going to retire and lose my untaxed COLA.) emoticon
    4065 days ago
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    4066 days ago
    Welcome - I hope you find spark people as useful as I have!
    4072 days ago
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