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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.

Turn it up.




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Member Since: 11/1/2009

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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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LOSER05
2/12/2015 8:33:57 PM

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

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LIFE-FAITH
2/12/2015 11:57:43 AM

emoticon so much for stopping by my blog and for your support and encouragement.
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KRISKECK
2/12/2015 9:26:50 AM

I liked the kettlebells a lot but I need to get used to them! Especially when you're swinging them it's a whole different kind of motion. I'm working with a trainer (my birthday present to myself) and learning a ton of new stuff!





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JULIAMOONCHILD
2/10/2015 12:22:16 PM

Thanks for correcting me on my comment.
In my day-to-day life (here in my real world) I am pretty open about my opinions, believe me, and (lol) I sign my real name to all my letters to the editor. But Spark World was a place where I decided I wanted to keep my identity uncover in order to write about the most personal happenings in my life, should I decide to write them, without people in my life - relatives or whomever, knowing what I do not want them to know of my truest feelings. None of us are ever that open, not with every single person we know, nor should we be. I mean, unless we simply want to stir "it" ... and I don't. Well, usually I don't. emoticon

Anyway, I misunderstood something you said in the blog and thought someone else had criticized you for talking about negative things. I now stand corrected and am glad to know that you are only doing what you deem best for you. That is fantastic!



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