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Introduction text Part II --September 5th--

Guess what !! 85 pounds are gone.. good riddance! There is now just 1 wardrobe left in my closet, and most of those are too large. I'm enjoying living in my body again. Now that my love affairs with Lane Bryant, Ben and Jerry are finished, I'm having a love affair with the new life I'm creating.

Introduction text Part I--early February---

Hello, after reading SP web pages I know I have "found my tribe!" Like Oprah, I have 3 wardrobes in my closet; the ugly shapeless clothes that fit me now, the " transitioning wardrobe" and "the fantasy wardrobe,." aka. the ideal weight clothes. I really miss my "fantasy wardrobe"--its time to give up the love affairs with my fridge and Lane Bryant. It's easier to break up with LB this year--the clothes are ugly and poorly made--the fridge is going to be a challenge--but I'm working on it. Ultimately, I want to fall in love with my body again--and have the outside be more congruent with the great gal I am inside! I want to look as sassy as I feel !

Member Since: 2/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 12,991

My Goals:
My favorite visualization and goal is to have the ability to walk naked and unashamed across the boudoir to my future paramour.
Of course I want to get healthy, but the first goal gets me to the gym!

My Program:
I'm shooting for cardio 5x/wk and a min. of strength training 3x/wk.

Personal Information:
I've lived in Seatle for 23 years, despite the grey weather I love the energy and beauty to be found here.

I'm originally from Virginia. I straddle the cultural and familial divide between being a "Damned Yankee" or a "Southern lady"--depending upon which side of my family is speaking. I'm a mix of contrasts. I'll go out for lox and bagels in the morning, finish the day with Southern "comfort/soul food." I speak Southern but have the progressive, liberal views of my NYC relatives. I'm a typical over-educated, extremely opinionated, rad/fem/ hippie chick/earth mother type like those found in the East Village.

I'm far too smart, opinionated, fat and sassy for my own good! Wicked irreverent humor is my specialty.

I' m an aspiring writer-- a cross between Fannie Flagg and Carson McCullers. Related to Faulkner, but would prefer to have the gifts of wit and writing skills of my favorite 17-19th c. Anglo authors--Eliot, Austen, Brontes, Gaskell, Trollope

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Aries--with most planets in Aries---watch out world --I'm fiery and fierce! Conceived on Fire Island--so I guess this adds to the fiery part!

Absolutely obsessed with Gustav Klimt.

Loves foreign and independent films, exploring other cultures, travel, horseback riding in the English style--hunter/jumper for the thrills...

Very much attuned to the lifestyle and principles of voluntary simplicity/simple living. So I garden , thrifshop, yardsale, freecycle, barter, and live rent free (Yeah!!!) in exchange for managing my apt building. My life is more abundant than materialistic.

Raised with Judeo/Christian background, now more Buddhist than anything.

Really trying to avoid the stereotype of a single gal living alone with her cats. So I've limited myself to just one spoiled kitty. He's wicked and feisty --just like me.

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    1651 days ago
    Hi Devon!!

    I am the coffee girls partner from NSCC! Thank you so much for telling her about this. It seems like an amazing community. I am excited because I feel like I started making changes about a month ago and then now this comes along! Perfect timing I would say!!! Thank you again!

    2388 days ago
    Hi Devon :)
    Check out this article. It might be of interest to you:
    Hopefully some of the end of winter sun I am feeling right now will get out your way later today :-)
    Hang in there ;-)
    2538 days ago
  • v WILLIAMS7082
    It was great hearing from you again and again GREAT JOB on your weight loss! i took your advice and updated some pics on my page. I even included some of me BEFORE in a bikini. Scary!!! I've finally hit a plateau and I think part of it is more me sliiping in my routine. I'm getting in the exercise but I have to admit, my sweet tooth has been getting the better of me. I started allowing certain things back into the house and it has served to teach me I am not there yet as far as being able to resist the temptation. It's just a bump in the road though, one I've learned from. Thanks for your continued words of support.
    2715 days ago
  • v WILLIAMS7082
    I was so excited to see your status update that you're so close to your goal weight! It's very inspirational to all! Keep up the great work! emoticon
    2762 days ago
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