SHIRAZSOLLY   12,541
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After seven years in western Oregon, I began to grow moss instead of hair.



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Idealist hiding behind snarky humor and a five course dinner

Before I turned 40 and suddenly had a major life upheaval, including a transcontinental move, I was never so heavy. Now I find it difficult to remove the last fifteen of 30 pounds I gained. Part of the issue is that I LOVE to cook and have gourmet tastes, so I can undo my diet in an extravagant weekend.

I am also a manager of a small home health and hospice care company in Western Oregon. This is not a desk job, but an active one, visiting clients in their homes, hospitals ...
Before I turned 40 and suddenly had a major life upheaval, including a transcontinental move, I was never so heavy. Now I find it difficult to remove the last fifteen of 30 pounds I gained. Part of the issue is that I LOVE to cook and have gourmet tastes, so I can undo my diet in an extravagant weekend.

I am also a manager of a small home health and hospice care company in Western Oregon. This is not a desk job, but an active one, visiting clients in their homes, hospitals and nursing facilities. Sometimes I perform caregiving tasks for clients and people in my own family. Like many other perpetual caregivers, I love and love, give and give. I have big ideas, sometimes bigger than humanly possible.... and can't always do enough, help enough, be perfect enough. Sometimes there is no one to talk to... so I eat.

I am also finally serious about officially earning a degree in THIS FIELD (LOL!) after too many years puttering around taking other health-related college courses. This adds the problem of spending 20 hours a week or more on my rear studying.

My official program is weight training, running and hiking. I have a wicked sense of humor. I hope that attempting to hide laughter is a good core exercise. All the convulsions my belly endures! However, I can't find it on my fitness tracker.

I eat REAL FOOD. No gimmicks, no boxed deliveries, no pills, no liquid diets. After all, “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”–Julia Child

I am here on Sparkpeople for friendship, laughs and good, motivating stories.
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Member Since: 2/6/2013

SparkPoints: 12,541

Fitness Minutes: 10,657

My Goals:
To return to 135-140.
To increase my cardiovascular fitness.
To replace some VERY stubborn fat with muscle.
To enjoy doing all the above whenever possible!

My Program:
Weight training, running and hiking. Attempting not to repeatedly taste everything I cook.


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Medical, microbiology and food science geek. Don't ask me unless you really want to know.




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“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.” — George Bernard Shaw



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KASHMIR
11/19/2013 5:27:54 PM

I came to your page via a friend's comment on your blog, and I couldn't stop reading...Love your sense of humor. Cheers! Robin



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
11/16/2013 2:04:36 PM

I see you here so rarely of late. You made a job change, I recall. If that's the reason, or whatever the reason, I miss you and hope the reason is a happy one.
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1STMOMMY1991
11/7/2013 10:54:55 AM

Hey, I know you've been scarce, but wanted to let you know there have been MANY posts on our team asking you not to quit. I I know you probably don't have a lot of time to read back through all the posts but figured you might not be checking it so you wouldn't know how everyone wants you to stay!



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FELINEBETTER
10/30/2013 2:37:21 PM

Hey girl! Just wanted you to know that I was singing "Fish heads" with you! lol Haven't heard that song in a long time!!!

Hope all is well with you and you're out tormenting the aggressive sales clerks! lol



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RONI122
10/28/2013 10:45:46 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page and dropping off a goodie. I'm having fun with my scary page. I'm loving your green moss hair.



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