I'm a little crazy, my hero is Tori, and all I want is single didget jeans.
Forever, I have had the above line to describe myself. Over the past couple years, I have become a little "deeper" of a person. Dont get me wrong. I'm still crazy (maybe even more so than before), Tori is still most definitely my goddess, and dont we all want single digit jeans?...
But now, I would say that the word "hero" has changed its meaning in my vocabulary. It refers to people who have inspired me, who have believed in things that were before thought impossible, and who have fought for what is right. The title Hero belongs to people like:
my friend Jess, who inspired me to go back to school, take a long look at my life, and taught me that I can do anything if I believe in myself. It seems kind of cliche, I know, but she did things in her own life that somehow touched me in a way all other inspirational stories couldn't. For this, I am eternally grateful to her.
Political Heroes would include Thomas Jefferson and Ron Paul. Both of which have their flaws, but both have fought for the freedoms of others. Jefferson for The Declaration of Independence; it is one of the greatest pieces ever written to show how a corrupt government can destroy lives. Read it. It will change your life. Paul for his pursuit to keep the corrupt government down. Look at his past words. Not only did he "predict" the market crash due to things this government did, he has voted against anything that would take away your constitutional rights as a human. The true rights - not the spoiled entitlements kind of rights.
And though I mentioned Tori Amos above because her words and music have helped me make it through some tough times, my most recent hero is Jared Padalecki. He has literally saved my life. Read my blog to find out more about this awesome person.
All that being said, I am sure I have scared you away lol But this is who I am. I guess that was a bit more than an "introduction" :)
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I started this in November of 2005 at 261lbs. I got down to 221lbs, when I did some pretty decent damage to my back. I hovered around 225 for a couple of months and then something happened and POOF! up to 248 in the matter of 2 months. Back into high gear and starting here at SparkPeople, I am determined to get it all off this time.
I finally got down to 217 in October '07 when I got pregnant again. dropped it after, but quickly bounced back up. Since then it has been an ongoing battle bouncing between 225 and 255.
Every time I make progress, something happens to set that progress back. Sometimes back issues, stress from school, broken ankle, stress from school... oh I said that already :/
I am trying a new outlook on life. Trying to be more positive. Hoping this will be the change I need to change everything.
It's 2016. 10+ years since I started. But I must make it count. I must survive.
Never thought AA's sayings were so appropriate...
K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)
One Day at a Time
Step by Step
"You caught me lingering in another girl's paradise. The way she paints her world, I want that in my life....What I want is not to want what isn't mine..."
"She's been everybody else's girl, maybe one day she'll be her own."
"Give me life, give me pain, give me myself again..."
"You must out create that destructive tendency.
Little Fire Starter, heal the fury.
Sister it's time to bring it back on line as Job's Coffin looks down"
"Seems in vogue to be a closet masaginist homophobe"
| current weight: 216.8