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Hello! I'm RoseDaughter5. I'm a fairly shy person, so I rarely reach out to others, but if others want to reach out to me, I welcome them wholeheartedly. I'm only in my early twenties, but I'm a motherly sort of person. In my group of friends, I'm the shoulder to cry on, the ear to talk to, and a provider of tea and chocolate when necessary. I love to spend time outdoors, though I don't get the chance as often as I'd like. My favorite "sport" is hiking. I enjoy cooking, but I'm not very accomplished in the kitchen. I'm very much a bibliophile (lover of books), and am currently working on a story of my own. I am also a violinist.

My dog is pretty much my raison d'etre. She's thirteen, but she still behaves as a puppy, and she's my best friend. She's a sweet, empathetic, and (mostly) well-behaved dog named Daisy.

I've been ill for a few months, both mentally and physically, and I haven't really been paying attention to my diet and exercise plan. So, I've decided to restart. Fortunately, I've only put on a few pounds more than when I started, so it's only a little bit of extra trouble. With SparkPeople, a gym membership, and a dog to get me outdoors regularly, I should be able to regain my health and my ideal weight.

Member Since: 11/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 8,013

My Goals:
1. Be happy
2. Be healthy
3. Live life to the fullest

My Program:
I plan to go from eating a college-girl diet to eating a diet that is actually good for me.

I plan to combine long walks, hiking, gym workouts, and yoga to burn calories and build muscle.

Personal Information:
Aged 25
Fresh out of college, and finding my footing.

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�Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.�

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    ☻/.... Just stopping by to cheer you onward!!!
    /▌...... I am looking forward to seeing your
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    You CAN do this!
    Missourians Team

    1208 days ago

    1630 days ago

    I started my journey on 09/05/2006 and I did not expect for it to happen....I lost 30lbs in 4 months!!!

    Spark People WORKS!!

    It does become a habit and you will succeed. This is a GREAT site and best of all it's FREE!! You have nothing to lose but weight and you are motivating soooo many which is the BEST FEELING EVER!!

    and remember when motivation leaves you, find will power and reel him on in :)

    God Bless :)
    1636 days ago
    Hi Sylvia!
    I saw you added me as a friend; I added you as well! I also read your blog, and we are both starting over TODAY! Let's just think of this as a fresh start, and not something we have been trying for a year... emoticon

    How did today go?

    1637 days ago
    emoticon Saw your post on 20 Somethings with 25-49 pounds, and just wanted to welcome you to sparkpeople!
    1637 days ago