My daughter Sophie and I at the local amusement park, Valley Fair.

Sophie showing off her new barrett. She preferred carrying it to actually wearing it.

Sophie and I just sitting around the house.



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I'm a 30-yo single mom, bookish Minnesotan, and big coffee drinker who is looking for friends and support as I work toward being healthy and happier.

I've gained about 90lbs over the last 6 yrs & have been sporadically trying to take it off since my daughter was born in 2003. I was so worried that she'd be embarrassed of me and I wanted so much to take the weight off before she realized I was fat that I wasn't seeing the big picture. Now she's almost in kindergarten & I realized that if I'd stopped gaining weight and lost just a small about of weight each year--even as little as 10lbs--I would already be at my goal weight.

So I decided: screw the 1lb a week thing. My main goal is to lose 10% of my weight each year until I reach my goal weight, which will take me a full 5 years. Maybe I will lose more in the first year, or all of it in a couple of years, but the idea of 10% a year seems doable and realistic, and I feel really confident about it!

Member Since: 6/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 215

My Goals:
Long term:
*Lose 10% each year until I reach my goal..
*Reach goal weight of 136 lbs. by July 1, 2013.
*Lower my cholesterol.
Short term:
*Go to Valley Fair and ride the rides w/o feeling squished and tired.
*Stop avoiding pictures.
*Stop avoiding public places/social gatherings.
*Cut out diet soda.
*Drink at least 64ozs water
*Eat 1600-1800 cal.
*Track my food.
*Be active for at least 30 min.

My Program:
*Stop eating out.
*Drink at least 64ozs of water per day!
*Spend less time in front of the computer and TV.
*Track everything I'm eating.
*Stop eating fast food.
*Eat within my calorie range.
*Participate in 30 min. of activity per day.

Personal Information:
As seen on Myspace:
Drinking too much coffee,
Taking naps,
Watching TV on DVD,
Cyberstalking (the harmless kind),
Solving word puzzles,
Shopping, window or otherwise,
Browsing in bookstores,
Reading therein w/o buying anything,
Finding weird free stuff on the Internet,
Frequenting locations w/access to free WIFI, including, but not limited to: campus hallways, malls, bookstores, restaurants, libraries and bars,
Bringing down The One World Conspiracy

Other Information:
Love to Listen to:
Sarah Bettens,
K's Choice,
Damien Rice,
Angie Aparo,
80's Top 40,
Golden Oldies.

Love to Watch:
Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
The L Word,
Prison Break,
Project Runway,
American Idol,

Love to Read:
The Harry Potter series,
and anything by:
Jasper Fforde,
Edith Wharton,
Jane Austen,
Sylvia Plath.

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  • v 4ME1981
    I absolutely love the title of your page. So true! Good luck. By the way--where did you do your profile pic? I want to make one too. :)
    3529 days ago
    Ok, remind me closer so that I will remember to listen. Also be sure and keep a glass of water handy, and be sure and speak slowly and clearly. You tend to be harder to understand when you are excited about what you are talking about because you start talking faster and then the okie in you comes out. LOL. :)
    3529 days ago
    Hello Sister. Finally updated my page a bit. Will give it a bit more time this week. So far things look pretty good around here. Where did you hear about this site at?
    3530 days ago
    Whew...glad you caught it! I was trying to figure out why we couldn't discuss it. You know how passionate we jkr fans can be, but we can also talk about what we like and dislike and still enjoy the books. Sheesh. I guess we are only going to talk about the superficial fluff? emoticon
    3531 days ago
    I just love looking at the pictures of you and Sophie. They remind me of hanging out with my daughter. 3.6 pounds gone forever - celebrate every one you lose - you are so worth it!!!


    3533 days ago
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