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Will is growing up so fast! 4 years old, 2011

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I have learned that my body is actually rather smart and that if I just listen to it, eat instinctively and move lovingly when my body tells me to, my overall health is much better for it. My journey does not require a diet, does not require hours upon hours on the treadmill, or counting this, that or the other thing. Instead, I have learned to love and trust my body to arrive at the right weight and state of health when I listen to what it is trying to tell me about what to eat and when to move. I don't need guidelines or experts for this. I just need introspection and connection with the God who made my body to function perfectly and wonderfully. So far, this new attitude has really been paying off. I am not on a low-calorie diet and I feel full and satiated. I eat what my body wants me to, when it wants me to eat it. I'm not in pain from killing myself at the gym. I refuse to work against my body. Instead, love and tenderness is helping me to win all the way!

Member Since: 4/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 809

My Goals:
My goal is to achieve health of body, mind and spirit.

My Program:
I trust my body to know what it needs. I listen to it, and do my best to eat when hungry and stop when full. I move my body, when it tells me it needs to move. I'm currently doing 75-90% raw foods and I feel so energetic!

Personal Information:
I have graduate education in theology and psychology and I am learning to love myself as much as I love other people. I am also a mother, wife, freelance writer and an advocate for women and babies during pregnancy and childbirth.

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"Health at Every Size" is sort of the philosophy I subscribe to, except I believe that my body is intelligent because God made it that way. So, for me this is part of my faith journey.

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    Hi! No, I have not read Intuitive Eating. Had not heard of it, although I have seen most of the food documentaries you noted. I will look into it.

    Does your husband try to eat healthy too? Mine will not even considerate it and the fool has a heart condition. The only thing I can do at this point is make sure his life insurance payments are made on time.

    This morning I tried a different smoothie which included the rind of the watermelon (peeled) along with the flesh of the fruit and some lime juice. It was not bad.

    Have a good day.

    2855 days ago
    Thanks so much for your kind comments and idea on my blog. I would love some recipe ideas. I am not vegetarian, but I do love my veggies and most juices. OJ is one I can't handle except mixed in something in small quantities, it gives me tremendous heartburn if drank alone:( I do miss my fresh crunchy fruit and veggies! You have a lovely family emoticon
    2856 days ago
    I just read your note on my blog. I am thrilled to learn you eat vegetarian! I am by no means perfect, but I do my best to eat vegan. However the lure of an egg white omelette full of veggies and a bit of sharp cheddar cheese or the rare veggie pizza does get the best of me sometimes emoticon

    Did you see Forks over Knives?
    It was very thought provoking for me. We have to take care of our hearts to be around for our children.
    Anyway, have a great day!

    2856 days ago
    I am honored to be added to your circle of Spark friends. I look forward to getting to know you better. I enjoyed reading your page. You are a busy woman with a beautiful family.
    Don't blink, those children will be grown and gone before you know it. Enjoy every minute you can with them and just kick the dust bunnies back under the bed!

    Belinda emoticon
    2856 days ago
    What a beautiful family. Nice to meet you!
    2869 days ago
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