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I wish this was my doggie .. I want a Boston!!! :)

Careful, Bahstin can be wicked pissah dangerous ...

July 2, 2010 - taken at company photo shoot for Neuron Robotics


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I'm getting narrower ... and faster ... if I break the light-speed barrier, I'll tell you yesterday.

Wag more, bark less. You can do anything. Except live without oxygen. And gravity is nice, too. But aside from that -- anything's possible!

-- Including losing 100 lbs. in 9 months and 8 days. If I can do it, YOU can do it.
-- Including hitting 100,000 fitness minutes (no lie!) on March 22, 2011.

My favorite of the Spark People haikus I've been writing:

All dogs learn new tricks
intelligence is bred in
their bones: chew on it

January 19, 2008 -- started taking alli

October 28, 2008 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU Doneys for naming me Done Gal O' The Day and somewhere in there I was named a Motivator as well. I can hardly believe it. Today's song is for you.

February 17, 2009 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU Kind Buds for naming me Kind Buddy O' The Week. Yesterday's song, if I may, is for you. Party on! :)

March 25, 2009 -- thank you thank you THANK YOU for naming me the Spark Motivator of the Day! How the heck did THAT happen? Seriously, I am humbled and grateful and newly motivated and trying to think of how I'm going to thank everyone individually. This may involve dog slobber. Or, if you prefer, coupons for free smart aleck comments. ;)

April 21, 2009 -- I was interviewed (3 times!) on GMTV about my experiences with weight loss and alli. Here's a link to the first interview:
Pics are in my photo gallery.

May 4, 2009 -- 199.2. First time under 200 lbs. since 1991.

May 5, 2009 -- Spark People Motivator of the Day:
(heaven help me, I almost wrote Spank People)
Thank you, Spark Deities! Dieties?

June 8, 2009 -- 150 lbs. off

June 25, 2009 -- my first 5K! My time was 1 hour, 4 minutes and 4 seconds

September 6, 2009 -- Spark People Motivator o' the Day!

November 21, 2009 -- last day taking alli
January 15, 2010 -- plastic surgery (tummy tuck and breast lift). Oh and an article, this one stars our very own TELERIE:
1) Get a new job. A good one, that interests me.
2) Lose the last lbs .
3) Get down to my High School measurements (36-29-39).
4) Continue to treat myself better and better. Learn new recipes. Improve and change up strength training and cardio. Get good rest. Drink the water.
5) Continue to polish and promote my writing. Publishing contract signed with Riverdale Avenue Books in February, 2014.
6) There is no #6.

PS I am starting some things over. Not fun to re-lose and get back to under 200 but that's life in the big city and I am on my way. Come along and help drive. :)

PPS Yeah, I've got a website, and I was published in 2014. :)

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 304,030

My Goals:
200 lbs. have to go (I'm having a fire sale).

My Program:
Diet, exercise (resistance bands, Joyce Vedral's 20-minute daily workout book, a big honkin' yellow stability ball, the gym and walking, a touch of Pilates) and I used to take alli. Oh and my own will, your love, you wonderful Sparkies, plus the ability to lie to myself about why chocolate is evil.

Personal Information:
If Boston is the Hub of the Universe, I live in the Gateway to the Galaxy.
I am bigger than a breadbox. I am ... The Data Empress AKA The Access Whisperer. Hire me! Pretty please?!

I am also rapidly becoming a cute person, if I do say so m'self.

Other Information:
From small things, Mama, big things one day come...

Lifestyle change date: 12/31/07
Portion Control start date: 1/9/08
Alli Start date and weight: 1/19/08 and 346
Sparkly Start date: 2/21/08
100 lbs. off: 10/27/08
Told my story on TV: 04/21/09
Officially under 200: 05/04/09

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  • v SHELLE13
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    Happy Belated September Birthday, Done Girl! Hope you had an amazing day and all the best for the next year ahead! Woot woot!!! (PS - Love your Boston! So cute!)
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    127 days ago
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    There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.
    -Edward de Bono
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    Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.
    -Mary Lou Cook
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    To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
    -Joseph Chilton Pierce
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    Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.
    -Albert Einstein
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    275 days ago
  • v PDSLIM
    Thanks for the Sparkfriend add.
    PS - noted your post of wanting a Boston Terrier. Have you tried a rescue group? There are many breed specific groups. I've adopted all my cats including 3 Maine Coons.
    340 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Thanks for the Spark Friend add!
    355 days ago
  • v SKINNYGIRL1396
    Thank you for the goodie! Congrats on your weight loss!
    394 days ago
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