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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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    thanx for stopping by my page

    and thans for the sweet comment

    hope you're doing well

    here's to a fresh, great, new week!!!
    4077 days ago
    Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog. I really appreciate it!

    Your program description is wonderful (love the NO JUDGMENT). And I love Steel Magnolias, too. :)

    Welcome to Spark People -- this is a great and supportive community. emoticon Let's cheer each other on!
    4079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2010 10:55:26 AM
    Thanks for your comment on my page and welcome to spark!!
    Definitely take those photos of yourself now.....you don't have to show anyone yet, but they will be good to have!! When you can see the changes in yourself as you lose weight, you won't feel so bad about the photos, as they will be a reminder of how far you have come!! You can do this - just don't ever completely give up!!
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Pink, x
    4079 days ago
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