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Hello, my name is Linda. I absolutely adore animals, especially dogs. I have the greatest (albiet slightly overweight herself) shelter dog in the entire world! :D
I went through a 5 year bout with depression and unfortunately gained about 100 pounds. This extra weight is making things more difficult in my daily life. I want to lose the weight I gained so that I can be more active with my "niece" and "nephew" of my two best friends. I have not had any children myself, but I love that little boy and girl with my whole heart and soul and want to be there to watch them grow up.

I admit I have a problem with the "adult beverages", and I have not had a cocktail since August 11, 2012. I am very proud of myself about this.

Currently I am looking for a job. I have been unemployed because of the depression since 2007. Wish my luck in my en devours. I am hoping that losing some weight will make my more employable. At 240 pounds it seemed that people closed the door before it was even opened. Now that I have been losing weight I have noticed that I have a lot more pep in my step and have been sleeping much better, which makes everything so much easier.

Member Since: 2/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,556

My Goals:
Well, I am a sweet, sensitive Purple Dolphin. My goals are to try and lose around 100 pounds. I would be happy with just getting under 200 at the moment. Currently I am 230 pounds. *sigh*

**Update** I am now 185. Working towards that

**Update #2** I am now under 170 pounds. I have lost more than 60 pounds. One day at a time!

My Program:
I will be starting tomorrow. I plan on packing the refridge with fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt and other non-processed healthy snakes. I would also like to get to the gym at least 3 times a week. When it is not too hot, the dog I am sure would enjoy a walkie!

I really am enjoying going to Aqua Zumba, land Zumba, Dance with Me, and Aqua Aerobics classes. I have been going pretty much every day. It is is really great motivation.

I have added Les Mills classes and yoga to my program. I am enjoying strength training and getting toned.

The first time I did the "brushing teeth test" I about lost my mind. I have a BICEP!!!

Winter 5% Challenge Promise:

My clothes and yoga mat and Fitbit are always set and ready to go.

I am going to get some new running/cross training shoes the day of the challenge.

My food plan is follow the recommended calories set by Sparkpeople and Fitbit.

I will exercise every day for 120 min

Personal Information:
I live in sunny Southern California. I have a boyfriend, but unfortunately he lives in another state. I will be going to Portland, Ore to be with him as soon as I can. I am a liberal Catholic. I believe Jesus is my LORD and Saviour. I am open minded :). I spend a lot of time on FACEBOOK. LOL

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My new favorite movie that I just saw the other day is "Breakfast at Tiffanys". I just adore Audrey Hepburn. She has such grace and style. I hope some day to exude the confidence and grace that she has in her movies. I totally relate to Holly Golightly. I find it very hard to trust people and give my heart away because it has been hurt so many times. Now, instead of worry about what others think of me, I am going to focus on myself. :)

My favorite book is "The Watchers" by Deane Koontz. Horror combined with a speaking dog. Yep, you got to love it!

I love spending time with my best friends and their little babies. I have never had children myself, so I love that I am an auntie.

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    thank you for the comment on my mom's passing at first i was feeling guilty because i really didnt feel all that torn up about it. but i think it is going well writing this blog helped alot.
    1794 days ago
    Now how do you get sticky keys... to many syrupy things eaten over the keyboard??? emoticon
    1796 days ago
    Hi and thank you for stopping by my page. I see that your boyfriend is from Portland, Or. I am originally from the Los Angeles area myself, having been born in Los Angeles proper near USC. My parents moved to Fresno, then Cascade Locks, Or about 30 miles east of Portland, Or. I have lived in Portland for the past 10 years, although my family is still up the Gorge. Congratulations on the phenomenal effort that you have made and the 80 pounds lost. You are truly a success story and a great motivator. With your dedication and hard work, that remaining 20 pounds will come off fast. I wish you continued success with your goals and I hope that you enjoy the Portland area when you come to visit. Take care and God bless, Deb
    1796 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my biog. YES! Yeay Us! Love your page!
    1798 days ago

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful

    1799 days ago
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