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I'm a Minnetonka, Minnesota resident, age 50, mother of an 11 year old boy and owner of 2 Welsh corgis. I am an avid YMCA member and work out several times a week in BodyPump and BodyFlow classes, as well as "doing time" on the elliptical trainer. I am currently unemployed but seeking legal secretarial work in downtown Minneapolis or the western suburbs. I also perform weekly as a soprano section leader at Wayzata Community Church.

I recently completed a 16-week Binge Eating ...
I'm a Minnetonka, Minnesota resident, age 50, mother of an 11 year old boy and owner of 2 Welsh corgis. I am an avid YMCA member and work out several times a week in BodyPump and BodyFlow classes, as well as "doing time" on the elliptical trainer. I am currently unemployed but seeking legal secretarial work in downtown Minneapolis or the western suburbs. I also perform weekly as a soprano section leader at Wayzata Community Church.

I recently completed a 16-week Binge Eating Disorder class at Park Nicollet which has given me "tons" of insight into the eating habits which have brought me to the weight I am. I am now rededicating myself to obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight and am tracking my food and exercise to be accountable to my therapist , nutritionist, my SparkFriends and myself.

P.S. I love, love, LOVE coffee. Hence my "handle."
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Member Since: 7/17/2008

SparkPoints: 29,146

Fitness Minutes: 49,615

My Goals:
I want the "outer me" to resemble the "inner me." The inner me is an athletic, trim woman in her late 40s who looks a decade younger. The "outer me" has 50 extra pounds of padding.

My Program:
I am trying to get a handle on my food choices, portions and emotional eating, and I'm stepping up my workout regime from 3X/week to 5-6X/week.

Personal Information:
I was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan; lived in Milwaukee, WI in the mid-1980s; moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul in 1988 and have lived here ever since. My maiden name was Rempalski. I attended Kenowa Hills H.S. (Walker, MI); Grand Rapids Junior College; Western Michigan University (B.Mus. 1983) and the University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee for a year of grad school. My e-mail address is coffeediva@rocketmail.com.

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I make my living as a legal secretary but in my heart I'm really still a "diva" (the operatic soprano kind!) I studied opera and classical music and made my living at it until my mid-30s, when I gained weight and became less marketable as a performer. I still sing (church choir section leader, symphony chorus, etc.) but not as much as I'd like to. One reason I want to dump 50 lbs. is to stop hiding behind my fat as an excuse for not being a more busy and successful performer.

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BRAVAH
9/21/2011 4:41:24 AM

Thanks for stopping by my activity feed a few days ago. Hope you're doing great!

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Heidi



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_COSMOPAULATAN_
8/8/2011 5:40:17 PM

Thanks so much for your comment. It's a road bike, so as long as they are paved I'd be good to go. Perhaps it will work to meet up someday. :)



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RBHTENNIS
7/15/2011 8:30:14 PM

Hey, I'm back on SP. How are you?



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MARJIJANE
5/23/2011 1:45:26 PM

Thank you for your comment on my page after being MOD! It is support like your note that keeps the "I can do this" attitude bubbling and evolving! I miss our regular communications...I am glad to see you active and hanging in! Thanks, again!
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PUFFPASTRY
1/12/2011 1:55:02 AM

Hey CoffeeDiva -- I saw your name on the Minneapolis SparkAmerica leaderboard and on a whim visited your page. I totally identify with the desire to get in shape (and/or lose weight) to be a more versatile and marketable performer, because I'm an actor and that was (and still is) part of MY motivation to get a little more control of my physical shape as well! (I also remember the moment when I realized I could audibly HEAR my breath onstage, and how much I DID NOT WANT THAT to be the case, because it meant I wasn't the actor I wanted to be anymore. ) Anyway, hope it's okay that I added you as a friend. Have a great day! emoticon



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