Me and Isabelle - my head cheerleader
My son and I cuddling a two day old pig. I just LOVE pigs.
Me and my favorite artist - Lucy the elephant
Hello from Northern Alberta, Canada. I am married, with 3 beautiful children. I love animals, gardening, and country music.
After 10 years of working as a zookeeper, I recently decided to stay home and focus on re-creating myself so that my outsides match what i feel i am on the inside.
I have always struggled with my weight and have been on diets off and on since i was 12 years old. Even when i worked at the zoo (a VERY physically demanding job) and jogged 10 miles/day i could barely maintain a size 12. Now that i am not working at the zoo, I have gained weight again, and need to figure out how to at least get back to where i was.
1. To exercise at least 30 minutes every single day.
2. To avoid consuming sugar and flour (i am gluten sensitive)
3. To be comfortable in my skin, even around people who don't know me.
I am a member of Curves and i love exercising there.
I am learning to cook healthy meals.
Here you must look at each thing with the elephant eye: greeting it now for the first time, and bidding, forever, good-bye.
I am working hard on learning to stay "in the present moment"
"The body is the outward manifestation of the mind" - Candace Pert
"We should tackle reality in a slightly humorous way; otherwise, we miss its point." -Lawrence Durrell
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| current weight: 169.0
Just stopping by to say hello and Happy Earth Day!
2745 days ago
I miss you Susan!
Hope you have a happy and healthy week!
2747 days ago
So good to hear from you Susan! Glad you're still around, even if you're just lurking, lol.
Sorry that you got an allergy to chlorine! Do you miss going to Aquasize? At least you still have Curves.
Don't be discouraged about the scale...you are eating right and exercising and that counts for a lot! Maybe you've lost inches. Do you feel any difference in your clothes? Do you have more energy and stamina? There are more signs of success than just what the scale says. You're doing great!
As for the team, well you know I'd love to hear from you there. Don't worry about what you post...just post whatever comes to mind. We don't bite, lol.
Talk to you soon my friend!
2752 days ago
Hi Susan! I miss you my friend! Hope you are doing well, and that you'll come hang out with us on the Goodbye Fat team when you have the time.
2753 days ago
Hi Susan, happy Saturday! How has your week been? I hope you'll get a chance to drop by the team to chat, even if just a little!
I got weighed at Curves yesterday and I lost FOUR pounds!
I am surprised and happy about that. I had been off track for so long, and the scale was creeping slowly up. Good to see it finally going in the RIGHT direction! I still have a long way to go but I'll get there.
How are things at your Curves? Did you get a lot of participation in the food drive? We did, and we got about 8 or 9 new members.
Well, I just wanted to touch base with you and let you know I was thinking of ya! Have a great day, friend!
2763 days ago