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Timing is Everything

Friday, January 03, 2014

I have been remiss is keeping up with my Sparkfriends, and for that I am so sorry. Life has been a snowball this past year, and as a result I not only let my online friendships slide, but my body has revolted.

It is tired. It is gaining weight. It is weak. In short, something's wrong.

But the good thing is, I am at a point where I don't want to let it become awfully wrong. So I am ready to treat myself with kindness and recreate the Best Me I can possibly create.

Here's some things I plan to keep in mind:

1. Eat more dark leafy greens (e.g. spinach, kale, collard greens, etc)
2. Eat lots of seasonal veggies and aim for variety
3. Eat protein from quality sources (either plant-based or through sustainable animal products)
4. Cut back on the sugar and processed foods
5. Move!

Pretty easy, really. Except if I don't keep these simple things in the forefront of my mind, they get pushed way back there somewhere. In lieu of dark leafy greens, I grab what is easy - chips, crackers, sweets. All processed foods, all made with who knows what ingredients. All bad for me. For my family.

So I am beginning 2014 doing several things, but basically implementing the K.I.S.S. philosophy. Keep it simple, Barb. Just do it. Don't fight it. See what how you can improve your body, your mind and hence your life! Because, if not now, when?

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    A new beginning o glad to see you here again ,you have been missed !
    2728 days ago
    Join the club. I've also started over and I'm on a mission. I plan to lose as much weight before I retire as I can. We can do this.
    2728 days ago
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    2729 days ago
    The most important thing you wrote about is KISS . . . because as soon as we complicate it, we start to fail. You can do this! So can I!
    2729 days ago
    Good for you!!!

    2014 is a new beginning for me, too, to get back on the wagon!

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    2729 days ago
    Great to have you back!
    2729 days ago
    Sounds simple and doable. I look forward to watching you succeed.
    2729 days ago
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    Hey oh Idaho Spark friend, we are all in the same boat
    I too am ready to "start again"
    Let's support and encourage one another
    My plan that starts on Ephiny, Jan. 6 th is I am going two months
    No breads chips processed foods grains
    Processed carbs out
    simple carbs Yes! Lots of begins, and fruit smoothies
    Just no breads
    It's the only way I've EVER LOST WEIGHT
    And it's easy ,,,,once your committed and in the groove
    I've been wonder how the snow is in your neck of Idaho
    Here in Sandpoint, it's slim pickings
    Just got off the Mountain rain and its not bad if you stick to the groomers
    Let's keep in touch,,,
    Good luck SPARK on!

    2729 days ago
    Good plan. Good luck.
    2729 days ago
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