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My SP handle comes from a character from a book written by E. Nesbit. Alice was one of the girls in the Bastable family, and while her older sister Dora was more ladylike and played at tea parties, Alice was busy getting into trouble with the boys. That's me, to a T.

Extra Special Guest Villainess was how they referred to Eartha Kitt on the credits of the old Batman show. She still is the best Catwoman, IMHO.

I am a professional musician and teacher living and working in the Spokane area. My private teaching studio is made up of violinists and violists from age 10-15, and they are some of the neatest people I know. I love my job!

My mom, my three sisters, and I are all overweight, so I guess it's a hereditary tendency. I always thought that since we were part Sicilian, we were good at surviving famines... I grew up thinking I was fat, and since I was already fat, why bother? I had weird ideas about my body image that were terribly unhealthy. Now I think differently about things, and have a healthier perspective, so it's time to make changes.

Three years ago, I lived a half-block away from the university gym, and all my friends hung out there, so going to the gym was great! I'd spend hours there, and went from a size 24 to a size 18 in 4 months, only dropping 16 pounds (I converted a lot of flab to muscle). Several moves and jobs later, I've put it back on, and more... This time I want to get it right, and keep going!

Member Since: 5/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,350

My Goals:
234 - trip to Seattle
210 - trip to SF
189 - trip to Hawaii
170 - trip to NYC
153 - trip to Greece
137 - trip to New Zealand

Better start saving!

My Program:
Trying to eat better, more nutritious foods. Lots of organic, local (when it's available) produce. Trying to get outside and go hiking more.

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  • v DONNA5281

    Thank you for the friend add.
    1893 days ago
  • v MOMFAN
    The ABC's of a SPARKling PAL...
    A. ACCEPTS you as you are.... B. BELIEVES in you.... C. CHOOSES you.... D. DOESN'T give up on you... E. EMAILs you.... F. FORGIVES your mistakes.... G. GIVES you support... H. HELPS you when you need it..... I. INSISTS that you continue.... J. JOINS you on your journey.... K KICKS you when you need it.... L. LOVES you ASIS.... M. MAKES you laugh when you need to... N NEVER lets you down.... O. OFFERS you Support.... P. PICKS you up... Q. QUIETS your fears.... R. RESPECTS your Process... S. SUPPORTS your efforts.... T. TELLS you the truth... U. UNDERSTANDS your frustrations.... V. VALUES who you are.... W. WISHES you allways the best.... X. X-TENDS you their friendship.... Z. ZAPS you into Reality when needed....

    2585 days ago
    Thanks for the comment in my blog - blog is one of powerful tools to remind ourselves, works really well for me!
    2603 days ago
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    Weekend Fruit Challenge on Slowest Losers Team.
    Eat 2 pieces of fruit each day over the weekend. It is a great way to have meet our nutritional needs and also helps with sugar cravings.
    Have a great weekend!
    2629 days ago
  • v PAMATX
    Just checking in. Hope you're doing great and having a Sparkly weekend! emoticon
    2760 days ago
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