"Goddess Divine" By Valerie Dowdy oils, pencil, watercolor pencil, stretched canvas 18 x 24
"Eve" By Valerie Dowdy oils, pencil, and watercolor pencil18 x 24stretched canvas
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I am an artist, a mom and a wife. I love cairn terriers, I am a sun worshipper, and thrive during spring and summer. I love to create art, and spend time with my family, and I am facing the empty nest soon! I have recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease and hypo-thyroidism. Ugh! My battle is extra hard, but I am trying extra hard to beat the side effects of these issues. All support and encouragement is appreciated.
I am not interested in how skinny I can become, I am way past that, besides I have never been "skinny" in my life. I just want energy and to feel like I know I can!
PS~my willpower is zilch, so feel free to yell at me or whatever to motivate me!
I have been involved with another program for almost two months, paying for it, with out one tenth of the information you offer! I am so excited that my friend found you all! I am following a calorie count diet, and trying to keep it balanced in the proper levels for my health problems. I have gained, remained the same, and lost very little, a total of 5 lbs.
I am from Virginia
I am 42 years old
I am an artist
I am a mom
and I am a wife
I have cairn terriers
I love the sun
I am a Leo (shock!)
I was born the year of the Dragon (Chinese)
I have a blog page: www.valeriedowdy.blogspot.com
I have NO willpower, but everyone THINKS I am the strongest person they know (go figure)
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
I hope you have been doing fine. I care.
We have 100 days from today until the end of 2008, so lets make the most of each day and start 2009 LOOKING FINE.
2866 days ago
Hon, I went through 200 old Sparkpages last night and sent messages, for one reason and one reason only, which was to hear back from a person like you. I am here for support. There are so many SPARKERS here for support. You are not alone.
I come here every day, because I'm like an old Drunk who needs daily AA Meetings. i say that honestly. I love JUNK FOOD, cookies, ice cream, COKE-A-COLA which I can drink all day long, etc. BUT, I know a triglyceride level of 1200 is NOT good for my body. Yes, at one time I had a count of 1200. The doctor just laughed and said "Well, that is from a person living on a sugar diet." I got it down to 550 and the Navy doctor just said "Well, you have metabolic syndrome." NOW with Sparkpeople, I have it down to 250, and I WILL get it to below 100 because I am doing this for me.
this site is so helpful, Hon. We are all here for you. Even if you only stay the same and don't gain, you are doing better. Hugs.
2937 days ago
Did you quit? I hope not. Please come BACK.
If you are an emotional eater, read the book "SHRINK YOURSELF" by ROGER GOULD, M.D. on how to stop the yo-yo cycle. There is a SparkTeam now to discuss his book.
Do come back!!
2937 days ago
Thank you, friend, for all the things
That mean so much to me--
For concern and understanding
You give abundantly.
Thanks for listening with your heart;
For cheering me when I'm blue;
For bringing out the best in me;
And just for being you.
Thanks for in-depth conversation
That stimulates my brain;
For silly times we laugh out loud;
For things I can't explain.
For looking past my flaws and faults;
For all the time you spend;
For all the kind things that you do,
Thank you; thank you, friend.
3174 days ago
ok,, I dont like these things but I send it to you because I really do think you are FAB! (Susan) I do miss chatting with you! Hope you are enjoying your job!
Hello, Fabulous Lady!
THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :
FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!
You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. If you fail to forward this, you'll have ugliness for 10 years. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.
SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU!!!
3224 days ago