MISSDORKNESS
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New avatar, now that I'm finally overweight. I'm growing my hair out! It's got a mind of it's own!








Same shirt, different day. 2 years and 101lbs difference.


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Work fulltime customizing software.
Have two kids, one already a teenager!


Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 62,179

My Goals:
To slim down. My health has been good, but, I'd like to keep it that way, and be smaller.

I've recently become a consultant in my field, and feel more pressure to look 'put together' to reassure our clients that their work is in competent hands.

I also want to be strong! My exes always discouraged me from building strength because it would supposedly make me less feminine (which, in retrospect, says more about them than me).
Luckily, I know some engineers and designers who are crossfit buffs who showed me there's nothing unattractive about being strong, and I am channeling that!


My Program:
Instead of eating/drinking my feelings, I now blog here or email/message friends who tell me when I'm being stupid or remind me when something is not normal.

Running short intervals and counting calories like an obsessive-compulsive hawk.

... realizing 2 years into this that building strength will help my metabolism. Starting to work in bodyweight exercises, too. (first off, pushups!)

You can't outrun a bad diet!
Weight loss is made in the kitchen, not the gym!



Personal Information:
Lost around 65lbs after the birth of my first child in my early 20's without too much trouble. Didn't stop my ex from cheating on me and spending all my money, though.

Put on 114lbs after getting married and coping poorly with a situation I was not remotely prepared to be in.

Exercised like mad as a form of stress relief in my last job with crazy commute and toxic environment, but, it didn't help with weight loss. Finally took control of my diet after losing my StepDad to cancer and realizing I'd been sleep-walking through life, feeling helpless about everything.

Not helpless anymore. I got this.
I'll hit 40 in better condition than I hit 30 or even 20.


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  • v FUCHSIARASCAL
    Thanks for the goodie! Hope you have a great day!
    1 hour ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Being happy on purpose is about making a conscious decision in each moment to move towards happiness. It is about creating your experience to support your dreams. Jennifer Sparks
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    5 hours ago
  • v LIBELULITA
    I had to look up the Firefly and Two Broke Girl references as I've nevr heard of them in Spain (it's a different World lol!). Super heroes sound great...plenty of time to think about it I guess!
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Our greatest limitations are the ones we place on ourselves. Gail Lynne Goodwin My condolences to all affected by the explosion in Manchester last night.
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    1 day ago
  • v LIBELULITA
    Thankyou for your comment on my copycat blog. It really IS mindblowing to be faced with the weight you used to carry around before daily. Now to promise ourselves to never regain it. And such a cool idea about getting yourself a Halloween costume. Any ideas yet?
    1 day ago
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