Kyle & I are engaged. What we are holding are the dice he used to propose, they read "Marry Me?"
My Gaia costume, the makeup work done by my makeup-artist sister (business name OnCall Artistry)
Photo taken 3/27/09
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My name is Carol. I live in Columbus, OH. I work as a Data Administrator (I.T. professional) for a large corporation, so sit all day. Most of my hobbies are also sedentary. I've been a lazy cook... so usually used to go for the processed high-calorie foods that little to no preparation (... cookies for lunch, anyone?). All that, plus a few other circumstances... and a few years of depression added up the weight.
For the last several years, I've been working to lose the weight... but really not very hard. The idea of the work involved, plus the sacrifice of eating what I want when I want seemed to not overcome the desire to be at a healthy weight.
I the last couple of years, my fiance & I have alternated being good on our diet & exercise plans, with completely ignoring healthy living. Both of us want to be able to spend our elderly years being fit and without major health issues... and the best way to do that is to get in shape NOW, but we struggle with the stress of changing lifestyle while still getting all the enjoyment we can from our busy lives.
Losing the weight I want is completely doable within two years at about 1 pound per week. I declare that the sacrificing of an overabundance of sweets is not horrible for the next two years. And the effort to exercise my fat butt off for the next two years is due. Because I have over-pampered myself and over-rewarded myself with food and ease for the last 15 or so years. And during those two years, I shall discover new methods of rewards and treats, so that the remaining years are a healthy balance.
Rock, Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, New Age, Classical, Pop, R&B
(Specific acts:) A Perfect Circle, Breaking Benjamin, Coldplay, Live, Pink Floyd, Queensryche, Tangerine Dream, Lacuna Coil, A-ha, Evanescence, Pet Shop Boys, Journey, Anime Music, Blue Oyster Cult, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Alan Parson's Project, Vivaldi, Icehouse, The Cars, Blondie, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, New Order, NIN, Sisters of Mercy, The Cult, David Bowie, Collide, Concrete Blonde, Delerium, Dream Theater, Enigma, Howard Jones, The Moody Blues, Tool, Over the Rhine, Rammstein, System of a Down, Disturbed, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Holst, Wagner
Favorite TV Shows:
(Specific Shows/Movies:Anime) Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, D.N.Angel, Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic, Fushigi Yuugi, Getbackers, Howl's Moving Castle, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2, Spirited Away, Tenchi Muyo, Trigun
(Specific Shows/Movies: Sci-fi/Fantasy) Babylon 5, Farscape, Firefly/Serenity
My highest weight (and my highest TOPS weight) was 244.5. My goal weight is 140.
Interim goals & rewards:
210 - New gold earrings
199 - New corset
175 - commission an awesome new costume for a future event
150 - commission another new costume for a future event!
140 - new tattoo
Right now I am just trying to limit sugary snacks and desserts; and to get consistent about exercise most days of the week.
My interests include:
Board games, card games, RPGs, being my own person, candle magick, creativity, databases, diversity, Eddie Izzard, fun, good times, letting the funny rule, lots of cuddling, music, NASCAR, nature, nature hikes, Ohio, optimistic pessimism, pagan, pessimistic optimism, poetry, reading, role-playing games, romance, sarcasm, sci-fi/fantasy, shiny!, silliness, snuggling, sushi, techie fun, web comics, wicca, witchcraft, witches, writing, yummy drinks.
"Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." - Marilyn von Savant
| current weight: 252.6
Happy birthday tomorrow, chickadee! :D
1262 days ago
I'm just letting you know that I'm trying hard to track my food and fitness and generally participate in Sparkpeople again. I hope to see you around the site!
1531 days ago
Hi! It looks like you're not on the Done Girl team anymore... Regardless, though, I want to wish you a VERY happy birthday!! I hope that the year ahead is filled with even more success!
1627 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday
1987 days ago
Happy Birthday to You!!
Born Jan. 14, you can be quite confrontational at times, and the best thing for you to do with this kind of energy is to channel it into creative endeavors that require you to dig deep, work and play hard, and keep your motor running at high RPMs. When you are busy, you are not likely to get yourself into trouble; when you are inactive and therefore bored, you can certainly get yourself into situations that are perhaps quite dangerous -- to you and others. It's always important for you to keep your emotions under control -- and properly channeled.
You aren't the kind to sit on a project and leave it undone for long; rather, you prefer quick turnarounds so that you can move on to something new and different as soon as possible. It is no overstatement to say that tedium is perhaps your single greatest enemy.
Hope your day was wonderful!
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1988 days ago