I rock the puppyhawk!
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 29 and have over 100 pounds to lose.
I live with my husband and his girlfriend, along with our four dogs, four cats and three box turtles. 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.
I own a family care business and work with children, pets, seniors, etc. I love what I do. Managing the business though is hard work. I've noticed that if I don't get 8 hours of sleep, I'm impatient and cranky. (Not with my clients, but with myself and my family, which isn't fair to anyone.) So I'm on Spark to manage my weight loss, stress, and sort of my life in general.
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.
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.
I'm Episcopalian and a Progressive Christian. I am dismayed because Christianity has been overtaken by the so-called "Christian" Right. My faith is strengthened through a Facebook group called "The Christian Left," which stresses the love and inclusiveness of Jesus. I also love "Kissing Fish," which combines the Jesus fish (Christianity) with the Darwin fish (evolution/science).
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.
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've struggled with anorexia for 16 years. 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.
Finish 10K training
Either do 10K training again or start half-marathon training - still trying to see where my fitness level is
Half-marathon & marathon training
Hire swim coach to improve form
Obstacle course training (depending on budget)
Martial arts (depending on budget)
I'm doing Spark's 5K Challenges which incorporates walking/jogging and cross-training. For me, walking includes walking the neighborhood, walking clients' dogs, walking on the treadmill, and hiking. Cross-training includes rowing, incline walking, swimming, and strength training. For strength training, I'm attending a body pump class at my gym. I highly recommend it!
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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| current weight: 197.6
I love your favorite quotes! Especially the one about the Victoria's Secret model. Heeheehee good one!
3 days ago
Korean Martial Art sounds pretty cool!! I hope you will be able to afford going again. What did the vet say about your puppy's cut? Do you know how it happened? I hope it will heal up okay.
5 days ago
It's time for our Friday POSTING PARTY!1
It's our last day in Nuuk! Let's be sure to , , , or all around the city today!
And then be sure to record all of your exercise minutes/miles and LTGL points to the Challenge thread before 11:59 pm tonight!
Then it is time to pack your bags! Tomorrow we head to Buenos Aires!!
Shine on, STAR!! The STARS ARE BURNING BRIGHT!!
7 days ago
Good Morning, STAR!
Thanks for posting your numbers for Saturday We are SO close to landing our plane in Nuuk! Help us to get there by posting any minutes and LTGL points you have earned for Sunday, Monday and today as soon as possible!!
10 days ago
It is our last day in Madagascar! Let's make the most of the day by earning as many points for the team as possible! Exercise, track, drink your water and be sure to record your points by 11:59 pm today!! STARS, Let's SHINE our LIGHT!
15 days ago