I'm almost 34 years old, an ex-suburbanite living (since 2005) with my small family on our "mini-farm" in semirural central Ohio. I reached my all-time high weight of 245 in winter 2006. My weight has been gradually creeping up over the years - 160 after high school, 175 when married, 190 when conceived the twins, and up and up from there. My goal is to reach my high school weight of 140; which is still higher than the "recommended" weight on charts, but I think is ideal for my build.
My main goal is to reach my personal healthy weight - 135-140 pounds - by summer 2009. (Sooner would be even better, but I want to emphasize to myself that this must be a lifestyle change, not a "diet.")
I want to be able to be active in my children's play. I want to be healthy so that I can be there for my family.
Just starting out, I'm still exploring my options. I'm using the SP nutrition tracker to be sure I stay within my calorie range. The keystone of my nutritional plan really is just to avoid fast food!
I plan to work out with a resistance band for strength training, and/or possibly to join the local Curves.
I live near Circleville, Ohio, on about 9 acres, with my husband of 7 years and our 3-year-old twins (girl and boy). We are still feeling our way into the self-sufficient lifestyle we want. We keep goats for milk, and are starting a laying flock for eggs. We have a small garden that will be dramatically increasing in size this year.
I'm a lifelong knitter, never to be found without a project handy. My (mostly knitting) blog is at http://morethanmediocre.blogspot.com.
I also enjoy reading (Dean Koontz and Patrick O'Brian are current favorites), cooking, computer games, sewing, watching sports with my husband, and I have a few TV shows I keep up with: House, American Idol, Dirty Jobs, Mythbusters.
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| current weight: 194.0
you have a fabulous spark page! you can do this! you are worth it! have a wonderful day!
1148 days ago
Hi there, just stopping by to visit. I enjoyed your sparkpage--Have a great day! Rhonda
1578 days ago
Miss seeing you on Rural/Country Lifestyle. Drop by and let us know how you are doing and what's going on with you. If you don't have time to post to the threads....make a point to post on the huddle board. We'd really like to know how you are. Hope to see you soon!
2351 days ago
Stopping by from Rural Lifestyle to see how you are doing. Stop by the team and let us know how things are going with and for you. Hope to see you soon.
2601 days ago
I saw your post on children's name and I just had to stop by and comment. I too have twins, girls who just turned 4, one of whom is named Amelia. You obviously have great taste in girls names. :)
3419 days ago