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I've struggled with my weight my whole life and am finally to the point where I'm not concerned with a magic number on the scale but want to be healthy and have a good quality, long life. My partner and I live in Kansas City, MO where I work for a well known non-profit. We're making plans for a trip to Yosemite National Park for our 15th anniversary in 2014 and her dream is to hike halfdome - and I plan on keeping up with her!

Member Since: 6/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,110

My Goals:
To look, feel and BE healthier; to manage my binge behaviors and deal with the underlying causes; to get to a reasonable BMI

My Program:
I've been here, left for a while, came back, left again, and now I'm back again with a goal to lose weight and get myself in shape. I'm not a huge fan of exercise but keep trying to find something I enjoy and can do regularly. After previous successes with low carb dieting, I'm doing the South Beach way of life.

Personal Information:
Currently living in Kansas City, Missouri, I'm not really from the midwest. I grew up moving a lot but went to jr high and high school in New Jersey so I feel like a Yankee at heart. I like KC a lot and have a job I love. I'm happily partnered, have 2 cats, and have a variety of interests including reading, hiking, geocaching, cooking, singing, and hanging out with good friends.

Other Information:
I'm somewhat of a social activist, particularly for peace and justice issues (coming out of my theological background) and I love to travel. The picture on this page is actually from a seminary trip to the Amazon - one of my favorite trips of all time.

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  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!

    1880 days ago
    Welcome to the South Beach Diet Team!! Come join us on the forums!!
    1880 days ago
  • v IWILLBE145
    Hi Mandy -

    Thank you for stopping by my page. I agree that Habitat is a wonderful organization! Sometimes I think I'm in it for the joy it brings to ME!! I am on a FAMILY SELECTION committee and a FAMILY SUPPORT committee, as well as volunteering one day a week at the ReStore. Sometimes I even pound some nails or paint some walls! We are in a very small community, we are usually able to put two families a year into homes, though there are so many more who need the help, there is never enough land we can afford.

    I love meeting other Habitat volunteers and finding out what they are doing in their community!

    Good luck on your weight loss journey, the important thing is that you are sticking with it, it is never finished, it is a lifelong commitment to stay fit and healthy, isn't it.

    Like you I am not keen on "exercise" so I try and work it into my daily activities, like housework, gardening, (yes, pounding nails) and walking. Wearing my pedometer helps me to know how much I have moved in a day and keep up the action!!

    Keep in touch!
    3182 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2009 2:19:49 PM
    I'm in my second semester now, so just over 1 year left!

    Habitat is a great organization. I bet it's a very rewarding place to be! =)
    3321 days ago
    Hey, I noticed we're both living in KC! I'm on Team Cupid too!

    I'm working on my MSW, and I'm familiar with a lot of the nonprofits here, so I'm really curious about which one you work for....if that's not too forward and rude of course. haha

    Go Team Cupid! :)
    3324 days ago
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