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“We can evolve while still staying true to who we are. We can honor who we've been and choose who we want to be next."
~ Dr. Who. (Jodie Whittaker)

Not all those who wander are lost.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.
Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.
The chances, the changes are all yours to make.
The mold of your life is in your hands to break.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
~Neale Donald Walsch

Member Since: 4/20/2010

My Goals:

My Program:
For the Spring 5% I commit to:

My Spring Wellness Plan

My Food Plan:
Mediterranean Diet - Whole food, lots of plants, GF, modified carb cycling, minimal processed food and sugar while staying within my calorie and nutrient ranges.

Meal timing
- Largest meal at midday.
- NO food after 6:30.

My Movement Plan:
30+ minutes a day
~ST - YNY every day
~Cardio - treadmill, elliptical, Body Groove dancing, LS dvd, hiking!
~Flexibility - Yoga, Qigong
~Step goal 8,000+/day

Ayurvedic self care practices.
Create every day!

Personal Information:
My 10 Reasons For Losing Weight
1. I am a Nana!
I would like to -
2. ... be able to physically do what I want to do as I get older like play with my grandchildren.
3. ... avoid future health problems like high blood pressure and diabetes.
4. ... hurt less and move with more ease.
5. ... hug my knees and breathe at the same time.
6. ... complete the ADK 50 waterfall challenge.
7. ... be able to hike further.
8. ... have more energy.
9. ... feel more confident.
10. ... finally feel comfortable on a yoga mat!

Other Information:
"Some women have a
weakness for shoes... I can go barefoot if necessary. I have a weakness for books." - Oprah Winfrey

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't.... YOU'RE RIGHT!"
-Henry Ford

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    Hey, hey, hey!

    I'm so sorry I've been MIA. I've logged in for a little while here and there over the past couple of weeks but I have not been nearly as active as I used to.

    My exercising has fallen to the wayside but to compensate, my diet has finally taken off in the right direction and it's becoming increasingly simple to maintain it. Starting today I am going to be focusing on both diet AND fitness - I'm a part of the Biggest Loser challenge here on and I really want my team to do well!

    I had food poisoning last week that had me in bed all weekend. Thank GOD for Netflix as I watched the first three seasons from start to finish. Just one more to go!

    How have you been, sweetheart? Anything new and exciting in the life of you? I see you've lost a little over six pounds - that's so great! Congratulations!

    Because of my extremely unhealthy weekend I have lost a total of five pounds but I am fearful I will gain a few more once my appetite returns. I'll probably push myself too hard with cardio to make sure that that doesn't happen but as I always say, NO PAIN, NO GAIN!

    I'm going to be around much more often now that I have an active team that I have to support and get support from so you will be hearing from me a whole lot more!

    Keep up the AMAZING work and remember that YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    Love, love, love,
    3711 days ago
    Welcome to Smart Carbing!! We are really happy that you joined us. We are a very friendly group and have many successful and knowledgeable members. Our members are on all kinds of plans such as Atkins, South Beach, Protein Power, Low Glycemic. etc. What we share in common is a desire to eat high quality carbs and leave behind the processed sugary ones that cause medical problems and obesity. Feel free to introduce yourself in the proper forum and join in on the threads and challenges. We usually have a few going all the time. Ask question if you need help and share your successes and challenges with us. I hope you like our group!!

    3711 days ago
  • v NAVYMOM133
    Hi Julee -
    How was your week?? One best thing? Sparkiest moment?
    I was pretty good with planning and food. Still working on a regular exercise time instead of quickfire 10 minute segments, but they say it all adds up!
    And into the weekend we go!! Enjoy!

    3713 days ago
    But remember - I promised to quit praying for snow, so perhaps your snowstorm is just a "fluke" and really has nothing to do with my "awesome power"? Actually we are supposed to get snow again today, but unless the sun finds a big, wet cloud to hide behind, I doubt we'll get much of the white stuff. The problem with winter coming to an end is that I'll not be able to use it as an excuse for not exercising. DRATS! Maybe I can come up with another equally weak excuse - or maybe I can just bite the bullet and get on with exercising - somehow, somewhere! I'm afraid that the path of least resistance is calling me!!

    3720 days ago
  • v no profile image YW84FRIDAY
    Thanks for taking the time to watch and comment on my video blog. I have to admit that I have a really hard time with seeing people the way God sees them and treating them accordingly. It's something I have to work on every day.

    Hope you have a great weekend and thanks again for visiting my page.


    p.s. and thanks also for reading my other blog about the "shoulds" in life. I appreciate your suggestions.
    3721 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/4/2011 10:43:01 AM