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Hi! My name is Lynn. I live with my spouse and three Chihuahuas in Phoenix AZ.

Like many here, I joined to lose weight/diet (yuch - I hate that four letter word!). Now I use "manage my health".

After listening and reading a lot on this website, I decided I didn't need a diet. I learned I needed to develop a healthy lifestyle. I just didn't know what I was getting myself out of and into :-)

I just rewrote my goals, modifying my program to be reasonable and achievable. The hardest part is realizing I am talking changing daily, little by little so that at some point, the changes aren't changes anymore - it is simply the way I live.

In the process, I get to meet a lot of fantastic people (yes, I am talking about you!), get healthy, and have fun.

Who knew I would be so blessed?!

Member Since: 8/13/2008

My Goals:
1 - Be healthier at the end of this year than I was last year
2 - Manage my tendancies - buying, cluttering, hoarding, and procrastination
4 - Simplify my life
5 - Numb out less; Live more
6 - Have fun

My Program:
A- Eat a good breakfast and dinner plus 2 healthy snacks
B- Exercise or yoga 4 to 5 times weekly
C- Average 6+ hours of sleep
D- Quit buying unnecessary stuff
E- Daily decluttering
F- Actively limit TV and computer time
G- Be active, not passive

Personal Information:
Faith in Purpose,
Diverse Interests, Tolerance,
The Ability to Appreciate, and the Awareness:
We Are All Works in Progress

Other Information:
What makes me smile?
My 3 chihuahuas;
Living in the desert (it's a 'dry heat'- ok - past 105 is just hot - lol);
Life being an adventure;
A good mystery or personal story;
Supporting our champion WNBA team - the Phoenix Mercury;
Small miracles;
Scrabble, backgammon, and card games, tennis and ice skating;
Jordan Almonds;
Gentle yoga;
Small miracles to see and do;
The ironies of life;
Feeling inspired;
Living fully

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    emoticon M-make short term goals
    emoticon O-out with the negative thoughts
    emoticon T-think of why you want it
    emoticon I-imagine how you will feel
    emoticon V-visualize the future you
    emoticon A-acknowledge your successes
    emoticon T-treat yourself with respect
    emoticon I-investigate new ideas and foods
    emoticon O-observe your healthy lifestyle
    emoticon N-never give up and never give in
    Have a great week and keep that motivation high!
    751 days ago
    Be Thankful in the midst of struggle to change. Don't overlook how far you have already come -- no matter how small it may seem.

    ~Sandra Felton, THE ORGANIZER LADY®
    754 days ago
    A quote from the Dalai Lama

    "There are only two days in a year that nothing can be done. One is called 'yesterday' and the other is called 'tomorrow', so today is the right day to LOVE, BELIEVE, DO and mostly, LIVE."
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    So all I really have to do is live for today and take each one as it comes. If I do each day well I can succeed.
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    760 days ago
    emoticon 10 to Zen
    1. Let go of comparing
    2. Let go of competing
    3. Let go of judgments
    4. Let go of anger
    5. Let go of regrets
    6. Let go of worry
    7. Let go of blame
    8. Let go of guilt
    9. Let go of fear
    10. Have a proper belly laugh at least once a day (especially if it's about your inability to let go of any or all of the above)
    765 days ago
    Through challenging times you’ve learned how to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and begin again. And not only that, sometimes you actually make it look like dancing. You are, in a word, amazing! Have a wonderful new week! ~
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    774 days ago
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