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Me - July 2011


BUTRFLY_FREEDOM is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I am enjoying life and this journey. I decided a while back that it isn't worth it to be angry, defeated, or full of shame.

I am the result of my decisions and this is a GOOD thing. This is good because this means that I CAN and DO have the power to make change in my life and to use my life to make change.

We aren't guaranteed tomorrow. We only have right now.

I am doing this because...
I want to be healthier.
I want to be thinner.
I want my clothes to fit better.
I want to have more energy.
I want to feel stronger.
I want to have NO limitations.
I'm pretty, but I want to be red-hot sexy!

I am DONE being lazy.
I am DONE making excuses.
I am DONE huffing up a flight of stairs.
I am DONE being in pain all the time.
I am DONE eating garbage food.
I am DONE thinking I can't do this.
I am DONE thinking negative thoughts.
I am DONE feeling uncomfortable in my own skin.
I am DONE.

I AM making active choices every day.
I AM looking for excuses to exercise.
I AM able to easily climb a flight of stairs.
I AM in much less pain.
I AM eating healthy fuel for my body.
I AM positive that I CAN do this.
I AM getting more optimistic daily.
I AM loving who I am and I accept my beauty - in any shape.

I AM on my way!

Member Since: 9/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,359

My Goals:
Be me :)

My Program:
Exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, 4 days a week.

8 glasses of water each day.

Personal Information:
I'm unleashing the real me!
Watch out, it's gonna be great!

I'd love to connect with you on G+ https://plus.google.com/111557302126744276

Other Information:
"Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without."
-the Buddha

"The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life."
-Thich Nhat Hanh

"The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the worlds ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.
The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances."

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  • v DEBORAH0218
    Your posts are inspirational. emoticon Thank you for taking the time to share your journey.
    988 days ago
    Congrats on being a featured member!!! Knew u had it!!!
    2138 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! Hope it was fantastic! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2211 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL

    The Taurus girl is born to a mother she can never measure up to and thus she becomes really stubborn because she dislikes being pushed to do things she doesn't want to do. (Think about the child with the "stage" mother). She can turn to food as a way to control her life (you can't make me not eat this). Her health issues can be in her throat, especially her thyroid. She can be a good singer and enjoy music.
    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.
    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.
    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.
    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.
    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus.
    2220 days ago
    I hope you had a great birthday to start off a fit and healthy year Done Girl.
    2220 days ago
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