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New Update (3/8/2013)
Man. It has been a crazy year. In September, my future-husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 25. He had Muscular Dystrophy so it was not completely out of question, but for his baseline, he was relatively healthy. His death also resulted in my family losing the entirety of our income in one fell swoop. My job was as his caretaker, and his SSI income stretched the rest of the way to cover our bills. I could no longer afford to continue ...
New Update (3/8/2013)
Man. It has been a crazy year. In September, my future-husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 25. He had Muscular Dystrophy so it was not completely out of question, but for his baseline, he was relatively healthy. His death also resulted in my family losing the entirety of our income in one fell swoop. My job was as his caretaker, and his SSI income stretched the rest of the way to cover our bills. I could no longer afford to continue attending school and had to drop out.

Several dicey months later I reconnected with someone I very deeply love, and a strange whirlwind romance has resulted in a new/old and very satisfying relationship with the other love-of-my-life (plus one, may explain later). A new career as a freelance writer (currently paying my bills more adequately than I was paying them in August). And a new gym membership.

Over the last year or two I've been diagnosed as a Type II diabetic, with IBS, and PCOS. I'm relearning how to eat to not be in pain, dizzy, or generally miserable. I'm recovering my love of movement in general and really like my new gym. Hoping SP can keep me motivated and focused once more.

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I just turned 30! It's been a year since I started on SP. The last few months I 'fell off the wagon' so to speak, but it was all in the process of becoming a better me. I shed a bad relationship, a bad living experience, a terrible emotional state and instead settled into a fantastic apartment, wonderful relationships and great friendships.

I'm starting school in a few weeks, something that has been over a decade in coming. My life is stable and sound. Financially secure. I have a wonderful support network. My children are doing well. Things are looking better now than they have at any point in my life. I blame at least some of this on the motivation Sparkpeople gave me initially to get things in gear. I will carry it through as I get my body in the same shape as my life.

I was diagnosed with PCOS sometime after I 'fell off' the SP wagon, it explained much of my frustrations last time around. The struggles to actually see progress in my weight loss can be explained by way in which this condition effects my body. Armed with knowledge I feel very strongly that this time around I can continue to focus on my end goals, knowing they will take more effort and time to get to, without getting discouraged. Especially knowing how very much my future health and success depends on it.
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Member Since: 12/12/2009

SparkPoints: 12,412

Fitness Minutes: 3,769

My Goals:
- Lost 1-2 lbs a week until I reach my goal weight.
- Shrink my waistline.
- Get more energy!
- Help reduce symptoms of my chronic health conditions.
- Get baby ready.

My Program:
- At least 30 minutes of daily walking or jogging, regardless of weather.
- 10 minutes of cardio 5 x per week in addition to the walking.
- Daily strength training, 10 minutes.
- 8 glasses of water daily.
- Track all food daily.
- Be aware of nutritional choices, but no diet.

Personal Information:
I'm in Tacoma, Washington.

I'm pretty awesome.

I love, laugh, and live lots.






Other Information:
I'm a big scifi/fantasy bookworm. But I'm also an educational bookworm. I especially have a love affair with history, anthropology, linguistics, and some varieties of hard science.

I'm a geek. I tabletop roleplay, go to sci-fi cons, SCA events, and pirate shin-digs. I love to game in general and have a ridiculous number of board games you can't get at Target as well.

I'm polyamorous and am blessed with two absolutely wonderful sweeties who support me in everything, remind me that I'm awesome, and never let me forget that I am cherished.

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VICTORYPOWER
10/21/2013 2:39:15 AM

Thanks so much for the friend add and my lovely goodie! You're so right that this time of year is great for getting outside and walking or running. I had been contemplating adding running because I always feel so good after! I think I'll do it--thanks for your message. Have a great week and hope you meet all your goals. emoticon



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DAMONK76
2/4/2011 2:07:42 PM

Happy New Year! Good to see you're free of the flu.



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SIMPLYMARICRIS
8/12/2010 7:36:12 PM

I am glad to hear your dog's new home is permanent - it takes time to get used to another family, and it is great he didn't have to go through a move to a shelter.
Anyway, I saw we're pretty much the same age, although I turned 30 in January. Everyone keeps saying I'm still young, but sometimes I have to really convince myself of it. Heck, I just graduated with my bachelors degree - it took me over a decade on and off, but I did it. But = Keep taking care of yourself, follow your dreams, and you'll be a-ok in no time.

Cheers,
Maria
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ANALOGY
7/30/2010 4:49:24 PM

Thanks so much for your kind comment. Serenity would be nice. But hey, at least being upset reduces my appetite. ;)

8/9 - And I love Holly Golightly - great choice.

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