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Finding yourself is quite a journey. I am learning to be honest with myself and forgive myself, and know I must be willing to change before I can change. I am grateful to have the time for inner work, and to have had the teachers I've had in this life. I am so grateful for my five children, they were/are my best teachers. My name is Phyllis which is sillyhp spelled backwards.

Member Since: 7/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,286

My Goals:
- Constand awareness that my body is the temple of my soul and treat it as such.
- Stay in touch with my family & friends.
- Drink at least eight (8) cups of water a day.
- Eat mindfully.
- Eat nutricious food.
- Walk at least one mile a day.
- Meditate twice a day.
- Practice yoga daily.
- Do the fitness videos on sparkpeople daily.
- Read spiritual books daily.
- Have an organic garden without weeds
- Have all the energy I need to meet my goals.
- Have excellent health
- Draw every day
- Overflow with love, peace, and joy.
- Forgive myself when I don't meet my goals and begin again.

My Program:
Inner peace
Daily meditation

I need to work on getting more specific with my program.

Personal Information:
I'm from Lower Slower Delaware (yes, that really is our motto).

I have five children born from 1972 -1985; they are my best teachers.

I'm married to a really great man, wasn't sure any were left, but I kept trying till I found him in 1988.

I got my motorcycle license in 1992. My first bike was a 650 Honda Nighthawk. In 2003 Harley-Davidson turned 100 and I turned 50. That seemed a good time to buy a 2003 Harley Superglide. Now I own a 2014 Heritage Softail in a beautiful Morocco Gold Pearl color.

Other Information:
Books were my best friends when I was growing up. I lived two blocks from our library and literally read every book in the children/teen section (it was a small town library, but still a lot of books). I remember there being some VERY strange books in the Wizard of OZ series. Now I usually only read non-fiction, usually inner growth types, right now I'm really into Caroline Myss. As far as fiction, for books and movies, my favorite might be Lord of the Rings. But I have very eclectic tastes, as I also really love the first Nanny McPhee movie, and most Disney movies; I like happy endings.

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    Sounds like you've got it together-welcome to sp planet! Normandy
    3688 days ago
    Hi Silly, Welcome to the 25 - 50 Pounds team. Good luck on your weight loss journey. emoticon Lorie
    3688 days ago
    It is definitely "live and learn," isn't it? Occasionally, our life circumstances requires that meals be spread too far apart. That is when a healthy snack has been a must for me. (Getting the arsenal of healthy snacks was my challenge, as I snacked on chocolate covered M&Ms and cookies for years before deciding to take charge of my eating.) I love nuts and have learned to put almonds at the top of my nut list. 22 almonds = 1 ounce = 170 calories. 11 almonds = 85 calories, or about the same as a small cookie. I've discovered that a half ounce of almonds, or an ounce of cheese, or a small fruit (apple, plum, clementine, etc.) are highly nutritious, extremely satisfying, AND will stop a desire to eat the wrong things (and stop low blood sugar jitters)dead in their tracks.

    You're on the right track. If you'll put your "extremist" tendencies toward counting calories for the whole day, and realizing that UNDEReating isn't acceptable either, in other words, not letting yourself go to bed unless you've eaten at least 1250-1300 calories, then it is a little easier to eat healthy calories in a way that your blood sugar doesn't dip too low, or so that you don't get so hungry that you accidentally binge.

    Good luck!
    3689 days ago
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