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"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."




My baby when he was a kitten. He's grown into those paws.




The grumpy box turtle takes her bath


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I'm 30. I officially dedicated myself to Spark on December 28, 2015. I weighed in at 261 pounds. I had about 131 pounds to lose. As of February 4, 2017, I have 42.8 pounds to lose. Family I live with my husband and wife (we're poly), along with our four dogs, four cats, three box turtles and betta fish. Our dogs include a goofy Great Dane, a neurotic rat terrier, a grumpy chihuahua, and a spastic meagle (beagle/min pin mix). Our cats are a short haired gray and white domestic, a calico, an all white munchkin with a blue eye and amber eye, and a tortie munchkin. Our box turtles include a cranky American and two baby Easterns. Work I own a family care business and work with children, pets, seniors, etc. I love what I do. I am thinking about going back to school for accounting though. Education I have a BA in English - professional writing, (minored in political science and sociology) and an MA in technical communication. I realized however, that offices and office politics (and the lack of employment opportunities) were driving my depression and anxiety so I've stepped out of the arena, much to husband's intense disappointment. I created my own job - see above. Politics I'm a liberal, through and through. I believe in LGBTQ rights, women's rights, abortion rights, health care rights, environmental protections, that global warming is real, that the earth is round, etc. Religion I was raised an Episcopalian and considered myself a Christian until late 2016. I now identify as atheist. Hobbies I LOVE reading. I love the classics, historical fiction, manga, horror, thriller, mystery, graphic novels, fantasy/sci-fi, etc. My favorite authors include Shakespeare, Poe, Bradbury, Vonnegut, Rowling, Ken Follett, Preston & Child, Douglas Adams, etc. I also enjoy miniatures, but because of space limitations at home and a couple of naughty cats it's on the back burner. My favorite TV shows include Supernatural, Melissa & Joey, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Criminal Minds, Psych, etc. Health Mental health has always been an issue for me. I've been suicidal since I was five years old. I've lost count of how many attempts I've made. Now, having finally found the right therapist, I am depression free and no longer suicidal. I no longer need my medication. I'm doing so well. I just can't believe it. But I can, because I worked hard to get here. I still struggle with BPD (borderline personality disorder), but I have more good days than bad. Usually I blog when I feel that way and it helps. I've struggled with anorexia since 1999. I just have to keep a close eye on myself to make sure I don't slip. (It also helps to have a couple people I can be held accountable to for eating right, not binging, etc.) And if I hear one more person say, "I wish I could be anorexic," I'm going to kick them.

Member Since: 7/25/2013

Fitness Minutes: 34,635

My Goals:
2017
Jan. 8: Indoor Triathlon
Jan./Feb.: Hire swim coach to improve form
Feb. 27: Olympic-distance triathlon
May-Nov.: Half-Ironman Training
General: 1-2 more official races for the year

2018
Austin Half-Ironman (no idea if I'll actually be ready)

Other Goals:
KONA IRONMAN
Obstacle Course race (American Ninja Warrior???)
Black Belt


My Program:
I'll be starting Half-Ironman training in May.
For Olypmic-distance triathlon training I would swim Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Bike Tuesday and Saturday. Run Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Strength train with Bodypump Tuesday and Thursday. I also tend to round out my training days to two hours and will do the elliptical to fill in any significant time gaps. I'm still deciding on my Half-Ironman plan. Will update when I figure out which one.



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I have lived in Texas all my life, however I have traveled around the world. I've been to France, Portugal, England, Canada, Mexico and to a few states. I LOVE traveling. Experiencing other cultures, lifestyles, food, everything, is the highlight of my life. My favorite city in the US is Seattle. My favorite place abroad is England, particularly Canterbury. I adore Canterbury.


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  • v BJAEGER307
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    Sorry Puppybug, I'm behind and missed your special day. Here's to being our Starlight for the day!

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  • v MAWMAW101
    Congratulations on being the "Starlight" ! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    18 hours ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hi, I'm Megan, and I live in Calgary, Alberta, in Canada. I'm having a difficult time losing weight in middle age, but I'm determined to get it off while building my health and strength! I have 30 pounds to go!

    I'm a teacher, married 30 years, and have a teenaged son and a crested gecko.

    My favourite mode of exercise is walking and hiking, but both are on hold due to a foot injury, so I'm trying to stay motivated to get on the exercise bike every day. I love weight training, and that is going very well.

    I look forward to continuing the fun and friendship with longtime Dragons, and getting to know our new Dragons! Welcome to the team!

    Megan

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    18 hours ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon So glad you are our emoticon in the STARLIGHT today! I hope you are having an emoticon day in the STARLIGHT. emoticon emoticon
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    Congratulations on being our member in the STARlight today!! You are beautiful! Enjoy your day in the STARlight!

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    Comment edited on: 5/24/2017 11:53:36 AM
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