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Part 1 - My 2019 Word of the Year is SELF-CARE.

After the first hospitalization of my life, I found the need to reflect on what got me there after managing to not go back after I was born.It was quite apparent - and also pointed out to me - that I am on the bottom of my list. My diagnosis confirms this needs to change. Protecting my private time is of paramount importance if I want to continue doing the work I love. This is the year I make the change.

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales
For the 2019 Summer 5% Challenge, I am going back to a simple plan that is more specifically defined. Because my work schedule can be exhausting, I need to have a simple plan to stay on track with clearly outlined activities.

1. Prayer & meditation daily.
2. Exercise: Qi Gong 3x week; strength training 3x week; cardio when cleared by cardiologist & EP
3. Nutrition plan: WW

Schedule will be adjusted for each week’s LTGL.

"It is no use saying, 'We are doing our best.' You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary." - Winston Churchill

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 72,890

My Goals:
1. Quiet time.
2. Eat healthy.
3. Track nutrition daily.
4. Exercise daily..
5. Track exercise daily
7. Acknowledge blessings daily.

My Program:

(These are my words of the year for 2008-2019.)

"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."~~ FB page of "Paying It Forward - One Day at a Time"

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Books are my transport out of my little world into the universe! Nothing better than curling up with my cat Katie, book & a cup of tea...or glass of water! Love theater and movies, too!

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales

"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin

"Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going." ~ Chantal Sutherland

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  • v SHERYE
    Hello, I just wanted to tell you that I took your advice and had a look at the photo's of your boys Gabriel and Cris, you have every right to be so very proud of them they are adorable. I am really looking forward to getting to know you better as well.

    4511 days ago
    Welcome to Never Been Skinny girl. We are glad to have you with us. Congratulations in your progress so far. Feel free to participate in our discussions and challenges. See you around, Hugs and Sparkdust.
    4516 days ago
  • v SHERYE
    Hi and welcome to the team 50+members, I just love the pictures of your girls they are so cute. I am looking forward to getting to know you.

    4519 days ago
  • v _UMAMI_
    Hi, and welcome to Film Buffs, Maurizia! (Like the name, by the way) I'm a bookish cat-lover myself, though currently bereft of cats. Never got over my last cat's death 2 years ago. :-( I hope you enjoy our team and Spark People, and look forward to your input on our group. All the best, BB.
    4522 days ago
    Awww! I love kitties! Mine just went to the vet b/c she was in a fight w/ an unknown predator last night. Let me just tell you, that was an adventure!

    I love your cats and wish you the best of luck on your goals!

    4524 days ago
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