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* Formerly known as White-Lotus *

I've walked a path of spiritual, intellectual, and emotional growth sparked by several events in 2005. Needless to say I will attest to what doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

It's time to give back to myself what I am able to give to others: unconditional support and acceptance, motivation, and an action plan. I adopted a Whole Foods - Plant Based Diet. I am answering the deep soul searching questions about my emotions and eating. It is working!

I started with Dr. Joel Furhman's Eat to Live and had great success, but I couldn't live on restricted starches forever. I had used the Engine 2 Diet and read Rip Esselstyn's dad's book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. I've landed on Dr. John McDougall's Starch Solution. Really? Eat as much starch as I want and lose weight? Yep! I now follow Chef AJ's Ultimate Weight Loss plan (Eat your veggies for breakfast, then move on to starch). No added oil/fat, salt or sugar. Eat at least 2# of green and colored veggies & then fill up on whole starches.

Here's to Releasing the habits that no longer serve us, developing ones that do, and keep on with the good work even if we have a moment of weakness and backslide. Together we are stronger, but we can develop the strength to do it on our own because we have the Power within us!

P ushing myself
E veryday
R esulting in
S uch
I ncredible
S elf-worth;
T aking control of my life and most importantly my physical and mental health
A t all times
N ever ever
C easing to love myself and
E njoying the journey every step of the way

(from ACLUBB5)

I believe: "Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous risks, embracing challenges at every step along the way...
And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing, of courage, beauty, wisdom, power, dignity and love."
Caroline Joy Adams

"The greatest gift of wisdom you can give to others is the gift of your wise realization that within them is the Source of all they need to understand, to grow, to find right and happy direction."-Martha Smock

"Develop the ability, or at least the willingness, to see beyond others' fears and limitations into their very heart of hearts. Regardless of the hardships or abuses that anyone has suffered, there is an untouched purity of spirit that may be brought forth simply by recognizing and acknowledging it."
-Layne and Paul Cutright, Straight From the Heart

Choices (Sue Byran)

I listen.
I know what I know.
If it doesn't feed me,
I can choose differently.
If it pains me,
I can walk away.
If it fills my heart with joy,
I can spend more time with it.
It is my life.
The choices are mine.

Member Since: 6/17/2006

Fitness Minutes: 14,050

My Goals:
1. Lose 10 lbs. by the end of July (high school reunion and cruise)

2. to not eat after 8:00

3. get back to working out 3 Xs a week

4. get more calcium

5. Chef AJ's UWL Plant Strong eating - lots of green vegs.-cut "white" or processed foods
no sugar/oil/salt/caffeine

My Program:
Walk or DVD routine 3-4 a week.

Meditation-Spiritual work daily

Personal Information:
Teacher & Reading Specialist

Single & 63

Plant Strong lifestyle

I am thriving where I'm planted & growing towards the light.

Other Information:
Find your inner wisdom, power, and light.

Take action & follow through to accomplish more of what lights you up.

Be clearly focused and joyfully balanced.

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