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Ahoy!

I'm Colleen, from Chicago.

I like to travel, write, make stuff, and vacuum (I know - weirdsville).

I love music, tattoos, the outdoors, and typewriters.

There's a lot of other stuff about life that makes me thrilled to be alive, but I have limited space here.

Mostly, I'm grateful for the ever-present opportunity to mold myself into who I want to be.
Ahoy!

I'm Colleen, from Chicago.

I like to travel, write, make stuff, and vacuum (I know - weirdsville).

I love music, tattoos, the outdoors, and typewriters.

There's a lot of other stuff about life that makes me thrilled to be alive, but I have limited space here.

Mostly, I'm grateful for the ever-present opportunity to mold myself into who I want to be.




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Member Since: 5/6/2008

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My Goals:
- Reach final weight loss goal by February 2013.

- Run a half-marathon in 2012. DONE!

- Run a full marathon in 2012. DONE!!

- Do fifty regular push-ups straight.

- Climb the stairs to my apartment without getting winded. DONE!

- Sit in a chair without having to cover my stomach with a pillow, my purse, etc. DONE!

My Program:
- Yoga at least 5 days a week.

- Running 2-3 times a week, with a longer run on weekends.

- Elliptical 1-2 times a week.

- Ballet class once a week.

- Strength training 2 days a week.

- Drinking copious amounts of water.

- Eating vegetables with every meal.

- Replacing sweets cravings with fruits or crafts whenever possible.

- Focusing on getting enough protein, and the right level/kind of carbohydrates for my runs.

Personal Information:
I'm from Chicago, but I was born and raised in the wilds of Michigan.

It's official, I am now a Master of Library Science, with a concentration in Archival Studies! Any archives jobs out there? :)



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ANNACONDA30
1/3/2012 1:04:06 PM

I added you as a friend because I saw your post in the message boards. I notice we're moving towards a similar amount of weight loss, and we both are Library Science majors! Congrats on your loss so far.



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CHEBBA
12/24/2011 8:03:40 PM

Happy Christmas Hugs! xxxxxxxxx emoticon



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JIBBIE49
12/9/2011 9:04:27 PM

emoticon U can eat cranberries raw, but they are just very bitter. emoticon Rather like eating an onion raw or a clove of garlic. Cooks found a way to make use of them.



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SABLENESS
12/8/2011 4:30:13 PM

Hi. I noticed your comment on the cranberries article about eating them raw or cooked. One of my family's favorites is my cranberry relish, which usesthem raw. I chop a bag of fresh rinsed and sorted cranberries in the blender (don't have a processor), add chopped pecans or walnuts, the juice of one orange plus half its skin, washed and cut into tiny bits. You can do that with kitchen scissors, cutting strips, and then cutting the strips into bits. Add sugar or sweetener to taste. I learned that hard way that Stevia makes it too bitter, had to compensate with more sugar which defeated the purpose of using stevia in the first place. When sorting fresh cranberries, throw out soft ones. Have fun experimenting! emoticon



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CATTI53
11/29/2011 6:49:23 PM

I added you as a frined because you inspired me today. I hope you don't mind. I love your focus. I need that right now Self is important!



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