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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

― E.E Cummings


“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

(A credit to my husband. One of his lovely photos is seen in my page banner.)

Member Since: 1/5/2017

Fitness Minutes: 2,384

My Goals:
l would like to be in control of my eating, and eat a healthy, mostly plant-based diet.

I need to make moving my body a daily habit. Setting up a workout program seems doable. Though not cast in stone. It must have options and variety.

My Program:
Right now I am observing and correcting bad eating patterns. I avoid animal products and processed foods, sugar, baked goods, sweets, cookies, chips and crackers. I buy and cook fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and tofu variations. I eat fruits of many colors and persuasions. I drink water, sparkling water, a.k.a. seltzer, and homemade iced green tea.

Personal Information:
I have a technical job with a science journal publisher
I love cooking and learning about nutrition
I try to eat healthy and almost entirely plant-based
I enjoy drawing, painting, writing and photography

Other Information:
I am an artist and I have a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts
(and I need to spend more time being an artist and less time playing at being a chef)

I was told by my first grade teacher that I have quite a LUXURIOUS imagination, and
I try to maintain that and use it in the light, and try not go over to the dark side.

“Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death, but to inspire yourself to life.” ~ Adele Brookman

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    Thanks for commenting on my blog and thank you for sharing the cookbook titles last month. I appreciate the feedback a lot and I'm sorry it took so long to get back to you. I bought the SP Vegan cookbook the day you posted it and bought another cookbook I'd been wanting. After I bought them we suddenly had a couple of serious family health issues that's taking a lot of time and energy. I still don't have much time for cooking these days but look forward to trying out new recipes again. How about you? I've thought about your situation with that co-worker many times and have sent you love and light. I hope its resolved. I haven't read your blogs yet, off to catch up with you now. emoticon emoticon
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    When you are ready to let go of that which holds you down, limits you, and disempowers you … then you will spread your wings and truly fly. Gina Ariane
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    When inner being matches outer doing, a sustainable process is in place. Matt Mumber
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    Our worthiness is not determined by your # of Facebook friends. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    518 days ago

    Did you get that crazy thunderstorm the night before last? We had three trees down
    on my block alone! (I'm on the North Shore).

    Hoping the rain stops before next Wednesday, LOL. Have a good one!!
    519 days ago