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About five years ago I lost weight on Sparkpeople, something I hadn't managed to do up until that point. During those five years I did a pretty good job of maintaining, helped in large part by the fact that I was a foodie urbanite with no vehicle and a love of walking, then I became an organic vegetable farmer who earned her awesome biceps award through hard work and more vegetables than I could count. Then after a stint in Asia, where the plant food is plentiful and the portion sizes are ...
About five years ago I lost weight on Sparkpeople, something I hadn't managed to do up until that point. During those five years I did a pretty good job of maintaining, helped in large part by the fact that I was a foodie urbanite with no vehicle and a love of walking, then I became an organic vegetable farmer who earned her awesome biceps award through hard work and more vegetables than I could count. Then after a stint in Asia, where the plant food is plentiful and the portion sizes are decidedly un-American, I moved back to my home and native land, some of the western-most West of Washington State and am now living the dream on a wee little farm in my kinda tiny house, teaching people about backpacking but driving EVERYWHERE and despising the gym, which is a half hour away. Gone are the days of making my own schedule to free up time for me to go to the good classes and the 11 hour physical days and now is the time of driving and sitting and catering to a husband who hates vegetables. Now is the time for CHANGE!

And while I learned so much on Sparkpeople the first time around, I miss the comradery and encouragement of my Sparkpeeps and have decided to dive head first back into this familiar pool. So Yes! Say Hello! Keep your eyes peeled for food blogs and stories about my chickens to come!
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Member Since: 11/29/2009

SparkPoints: 11,545

Fitness Minutes: 21,590

My Goals:
* Lose about 30 pounds

* Get my body baby ready (!!!)

* Figure out a non-gym fitness solution

* Live as close to zero waste as possible

* Grow and preserve most of my own food

* Write a book about my time farming

* Create, nurture, and grow my community

* Get a new job

* Eat less meat

My Program:
The first two weeks I'm going to focus on counting calories every day and tracking my fitness. Right now I'm highlighting planning and tracking, so it's getting meals ready ahead of time and forcing myself to go to the gym on the days I plan.

My Fitness for April and May:
*Track everything
* Walk 11,000 steps per day
* Go to the gym 2x per week (classes)
* Do two weights days per week at home.

My Food for April and May:

* Eat between 1300 and 1550 calories per day

* Eat 5 small meals per day

* Mostly plants but still get in my protein.


Personal Information:
My digs for April:

* Cauliflower dipped in Green Goddess dressing

*ASPARAGUS!! Spargelzeit ist ganz nah!

What I'm spending my time on in April:

* Acquired 8 chicks and built a new mobile chicken coop

*Planted the first, second, and third rounds of super varied vegetables (around 65 varieties)

* Started a farming blog

Other Information:
My non-Spark life can be found again at: http://goodmorningsussigkeit.blogspot.com/

and my reading life: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/119210-
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NGCHILD
2/15/2015 4:13:15 PM

Happy Birthday Done Girl! I hope you had a super fantastic day!!

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2/15/2015 3:30:09 PM

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Happy Birthday, Done Girl! Hope you had a great day!!! Woot woot!
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2/20/2013 4:43:43 PM

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The Aquarian child is some how an isolated only child when growing up and therefore gets lots of attention from adults. She becomes a "free thinker" and is very smart. She really isn't made to be a "stay-at-home-mom" as she has so much to give to the world. She makes a good teacher, scientist, or designer as she has new ideas. She loves people and can move from place to place with ease and make new "best friends forever." She gets along with Sagittarius, Libra, Aries, Leo and Gemini. She wouldn't do well with controlling Scorpio as she MUST have her freedom. Her weak areas are the ankles. She isn't cut out to be obese as she needs to move about freely. Denise Austin is a wonderful example of an Aquarian woman. She is turning 56 and still very "young". She's 5'4" and 112# but very strong.

In Aquarius the Sun is eccentric and original. You're apt to be a superb thinker, and your ideas are frequently advanced, no matter what field of profession you select. Often, your unique approaches to problem solving are viewed as too radical and unworkable, but you prefer to think of them as advanced and progressive instead. Unconventional and outspoken, you see your role as the rebel and the person who rejects worn out traditions and old ways of operating. You like to be with those ushering in the new order and fostering advanced thinking.
Paradoxically, you're a good team player, but one who must have personal freedom. You don't like to feel fenced in. While you're headstrong and inflexible in your ways, you can work very effectively within a large group. You have complete respect for the sound ideas put forward by others. You are aloof and detached, and your concerns are directed toward society rather than to the problems of any one person. You are somewhat impersonal most of the time. You're more emotionally involved with your work than you are with people. You can be highly critical and demanding in a position of authority. Nonetheless, you are a strong leader and organizer. You have a deep understanding of human nature, but often you lack sensitivity to the emotional content of many situations.
You thrive on change and managing the unexpected. Always ahead of your time, you are viewed by everyone as being different and unusual, labels you don't mind accepting. You pride yourself on your ability to find a better way of doing the job. Sometimes you lack follow through, and you always dislike routine. You like to take chances and keep everything stirred up. Occasionally, you enjoy antagonizing people in positions of authority, and stimulating a good argument now and then. You don't mind that you are seen as a bit unusual, in fact, you may encourage this image.
Equality, freedom and fairness are all important issues for you. You strongly subscribe to the doctrine that all people are created equal and should have the same rights and opportunities. In this regard, you are likely to be classified as a progressive and often associated with humanitarian issues and causes. Though you are very involved with such matters, your approach is always somewhat in the abstract, with ideological concepts, the sort that don't usually stem from true emotions. Your approach is often very impersonal and detached.
Friendly and sociable, you may have a wide circle of acquaintances. Friends are very important to you. Intellectually oriented, you are happiest with friends that share common ideas and interests. Strangely, you find it more difficult to cultivate a truly satisfying intimate relationship. This aloofness exists because feelings are rarely expressed outwardly, and you usually seem distant. You resist anything or anyone threatening your independence.



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2/16/2013 2:26:01 PM

Late Birthday Greetings! I hope you have a great year!



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