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Once more, with feeling....

FORGET SAFETY.
LIVE WHERE YOU FEAR TO LIVE.
DESTROY YOUR REPUTATION.
BE NOTORIOUS.
- RUMI
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Okay, so ... new introduction...

How I got from a decade ago, of normal weight and muscled up, to here - 50 pounds overweight and not nearly as strong - is in the blogs if you're really interested, or you could sparkmail me and I'll tell you all the gory details. Trust me, it's not that ...
FORGET SAFETY.
LIVE WHERE YOU FEAR TO LIVE.
DESTROY YOUR REPUTATION.
BE NOTORIOUS.
- RUMI
________________________________________
__________
Okay, so ... new introduction...

How I got from a decade ago, of normal weight and muscled up, to here - 50 pounds overweight and not nearly as strong - is in the blogs if you're really interested, or you could sparkmail me and I'll tell you all the gory details. Trust me, it's not that intriguing or unusual.

What's going to be interesting is the getting back to normal weight and muscled up part.

I lost 30 (at one point I was 80 over) a few years ago, and then quit losing for a really dumb reason. Ever since then, I've lost a few here, gained a few there, generally wandering around, gazing at the sites but not really getting anywhere except more and more stuck. Not just with my weight and fitness, but with my life in general.

Time to become unstuck and move forward. The women in my family routinely live well into their nineties, so unless I want to set a new precedent by dying young or else simply be bored stupid for the next 30 or 40 years, I'd better get a move on, literally and figuratively.

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Member Since: 11/1/2009

SparkPoints: 31,725

Fitness Minutes: 35,426

My Goals:
- eat more healthfully

- lose the weight, regain my strength and fitness




My Program:
- more vegetables and fewer cocktails

- more intentional exercise

- daily meditation

Personal Information:
- mother of two daughters, both graduated from good colleges and currently living about 400 miles away.

- mostly vegetarian, but I enjoy fish and occasionally meat

- writer, mixed media artist, amateur naturalist

- dual Masters in psycholinguistics and philosophy - that and a dime, baby.

- professional gardener/landscaper and organic grower (herbs, perennials, even trees. No shrubbery.)

website:
http://karenalbeck.com (mostly professional stuff)
other writing:
http://mumsananarchist.livejournal.com
Twitter: @mumsintheattic
Instagram: kbalbeck
Facebook: Karen Albeck
Amazon: Karen Albeck (still working on that profile)

Other Information:
Favorite movie...probably The Lion in WInter.

Favorite book - Pilgrim at Tinker Creek...although I read anything and everything. I try to stay in the New Materials at the library,because once I go back in the stacks, I'm gone.

-'Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?' said Piglet 'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh. After careful thought, Piglet was comforted by this.
-- A.A. Milne

Gilda Radnor: I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
-- Red Smith

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KRISKECK
2/13/2015 12:16:22 PM

haha yes, without context, I probably would have had your reaction to the not eating between breakfast and dinner! Especially since I usually snack multiple times a day. It's an exercise from Beck's Diet Solution - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Learning to think like a thin person. This particular exercise is a one-time thing to teach yourself that hunger isn't an emergency, it is something you can stand. Which was actually pretty mind-opening for me - I had it in my head that if I didn't eat regularly I was going to bite someone's head off and get fired. What was really going on was that I was using food as a sedative or calming mechanism instead of dealing directly with problems (which has its virtues - but losing weight isn't among them!) I really like the program, more about how you think and act around food, rather than the food itself.

But yes, the trainer is fantastic! Really enjoying it!

Hope your day is going well. And glad you liked my Turkey Bolognese - I'm still eating it - like I always say, cook big or go home!

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Cheers,
Kristin



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EJHEINRICH1
2/12/2015 10:15:28 PM

Karen you are most welcome! Keep your chin up and remember to smile at the person in the mirror!
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2/12/2015 8:33:57 PM

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JULIAMOONCHILD
2/12/2015 1:03:34 PM

Lol ... Dang = Darn = Damn emoticon



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