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At the end of 2003 I weighed 230 lb (I'm 5'8") and, having had my heart soundly broken, decided to turn it into something positive. By June I had lost 75 lb following the WW plan on my own and doing LOTS of exercise...running, swimming, hiking, sailing, weights...and then in July of 2004 I injured my knee through overuse. Despite that, for the next year I maintained my weight within 5 lb. Then, love came knocking in the form of a wonderful cook ("Olive Oil is Healthy!!") and as of now I am back up to 180 lb.

I have known for at least a couple of years that I needed to not only stop the weight from creeping up but to take it off. The strategies I used before did not work this time - in part because my partner does most of the cooking and I have not been able to be firm enough with him in terms of food choices and portion control. As an example, he makes the most wonderful coconut curries, which contains not only coconut milk but a whack of butter, and which we usually eat with rice AND bread for dipping. It's hard to say no to that. The other challenge is that before when I lived on my own, the only goodies that made it into my apartment were those that I could deal with - now we have all sorts of chips, chocolate, ice cream...

My family history has huge risk factors - my parents are in their early sixties, and both have serious heart problems. I need to get back to a healthier weight and lifestyle.

I love outdoor sports - cycling, swimming, sailing, skiing - and travelling. This means that for me, exercise is not a challenge - I ride my bike to work most days, rain or shine, and we typically do active things on the weekend and for holidays.

Member Since: 11/10/2009

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I love being active in the outdoors whether it is walking, swimming, biking, skiing, rowing...anything that gets me out of the stale air inside!

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    Hi! Just stopped by to say thank you for inputting the nutritional information for Crispy Seaweed- it proves I'm not a total weirdo for loving that stuff the way I do! Hooray, sea vegetables FTW!
    1335 days ago
  • v KA_JUN
    2 weeks to go? No problem, you've got it covered! Good luck on your exam, I figured you must have a project going since I hadn't seen you on my feed, for a while. Take care!
    1349 days ago
  • v KA_JUN
    Checking up on you, how's your program coming? Hope you had a nice day, today!
    1351 days ago
  • v LMB-ESQ
    We had to know it for property, but my wills professor only had a single little multiple choice question on it for his exam. In Ohio you can opt out of it. Hardly anyone ever uses it anymore. My understanding is that it's so ridiculously complicated that even if you screw it up you can't be held liable for malpractice. In ten months of working for an estate planning attorney, I don't think it even came up once.
    1399 days ago
  • v LMB-ESQ
    Not me! I'm not from California! They aren't my wacky laws! But yes, we do still have a lot of common law stuff, or rather it's codified common law, but the court will say, "it's codified just like the old common law, so it's still good law!"

    And yes, the old English property stuff **groan** Have you had to deal with the Rule Against Perpetuities yet? Hahahaha... good luck!!
    1399 days ago
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