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Well let's see. I'm a 37 year old mother of one. My daughter is a teenager and means more to me than anything on Earth. I struggle with emotional issues attached to my unhealthy relationship to food. I've always hated food. Not the taste or anything like that, matter of fact I LOVE to cook for others. But I don't like the actual action of eating. I think this is because it has some not so happy memories attached to it. So I speed eat. I can finish an entire steak, salad, veggies and ...
Well let's see. I'm a 37 year old mother of one. My daughter is a teenager and means more to me than anything on Earth. I struggle with emotional issues attached to my unhealthy relationship to food. I've always hated food. Not the taste or anything like that, matter of fact I LOVE to cook for others. But I don't like the actual action of eating. I think this is because it has some not so happy memories attached to it. So I speed eat. I can finish an entire steak, salad, veggies and potato in about 15 to 25 minutes. A burger? 10 minutes or less! And that's not an exaggeration unfortunately. Which leads to over-eating. When I cook I like to cook healthy foods. No canned or frozed or boxed stuff. I admit I don't eat healthy all the time though. I wish I did and I'm working on that but in my current situation it's very difficult. I view food almost as a punishing thing. If I can change that and increase my exercise then I think I'll make it!
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Member Since: 4/3/2007

SparkPoints: 9,211

Fitness Minutes: 140

My Goals:
1. Lose weight each month.
2. My Goal weight is 170.
3. Tone my body.
4. Get more athletic, into sports.
5. Join softball and volley ball team.
6. Get back into tennis.
7. Complete my degree
8. Move away from Texas (long term goal. 6 years)
9. Open my own practice.

My Program:
I'm working on myself. I'm retraining myself to slow down when I eat. I'm amazed at how full I get when I do this and on such a small amount of food! I'm increasing my exercise. I love to walk on the treadmill. I also enjoy lifting weights.

Personal Information:
I live in Austin Texas with my wife and daughter. I'm originally from a podunk town called Perryton Texas.

What I do: I'm a Therapist on hiatus. I'm hoping to go back to school so that I can teach abnormal psychology classes at a local community college someday.

I'm a nerd and book geek! I'm into writing and photography. I'm a water spirit so anything that's by/on the water and I'm there! I love to play cards and board games.

My favorite thing to do is spend time with my daughter. She's 16. She plays the cello like an angel, plays guitar, and sings (takes after her mom!). She's artistic, intelligent and just wonderful. Not that I'm proud or anything...

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My favorite Quotes:

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
-Nathaniel Hawthorne

The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears.
-Native American proverb

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset...
-Blackfoot

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. “ ~ William James



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GINW1977
6/17/2009 8:43:36 PM

I'm so sorry about your cat. I would be crushed if somthing happened to my babies. Thumper is 14, so I know it is a matter of months probably. I don't know how I will get by without her. Going to the kennel to get Thumper was the last trip my mom and I took together before she was too sick to leave the house.



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NOORZAZA
6/3/2009 5:20:29 PM

hi IRISHRAVEN, just stopping by to say how are you, looking to see you at the Healthy Recipe Room.
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GINW1977
5/18/2009 6:40:15 PM

What is up? I haven't heard from you in forever. How are you? Crystal? Jordon?



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TRACYZABELLE
5/10/2009 7:26:50 PM

Happy MOther's day my dear friend!! Even if our babies think they are too grown to need a momma we know they still need us!
Keep on slimming ~!

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GINW1977
4/30/2009 10:08:46 AM

I was on your page to comment about the bagel/English muffin thing, but I see Julia already told you. I just buy the regular English muffins which are 120 calories and 1 gram of fat. I don't see why I would bother searching out the 100 calorie ones to save 20 calories, but I guess some people want that 20 calories for something else. I don't know. I looked to see what a plain bagel has and it is twice as much, which makes sense because they are denser. Good thing I prefer English muffins anyhow, too. Hope you are having a good week. Guess what. I peeked at the scale today, and I've lost 4 pounds this week so far. My official weigh in isn't until tomorrow, so I won't be changing my ticker just yet. I am so excited! If it holds true until tomorrow, I will only have 8 more pounds until I am out of the 300s again. emoticon

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