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Please share your story - your wins, tips and strategies! Share whatever you like from your journey ... I'm really interested in making Spark-Friends who are also pursuing becoming healthier and fitter.
I've been on SP a while - but it's only been in the last 6 or so months that I've really gotten involved and started to take advantage of everything here.
I used to be a pretty fit (though still 20-30lb over-weight) vegan who jogged/biked everywhere. But - I had a horrible year - where I got burned after 7 years of working 80 hrs/week - my mom passed away, and I became an insomniac constantly getting sick and/or injured. I'm finally beyond all that and able to really make getting healthy a priority.
And - here's a little more info:
I'm self-employed as a campus minister on 3 different campuses.
I Love all sorts of out-door activities and live in a great area for hiking, biking, paddling, skiing, camping and such. In fact - I'm hoping to do a kayaking trip around the Apostle Islands in summer 2014.
I am turning my tiny 1/10th acre property into an urban farm using permaculture and organic/sustainable techniques, Most recently I added 5 chickens. They are the funniest creatures.
I have tons of hobbies - beyond the ones mentioned above - like calligraphy, quilting, reading (mostly non-fiction), writing (both non-fiction and fiction), cooking, all kinds of DIY, travel, photography (though I'm kind of horrible at it), playing guitar (even worse at that - but it's fun)
I love ancient church history - especially the first 3-4 centuries - this a new thing so I still have a lot to learn - I'm especially fascinated by the first hermits/ascetics who wandered out into the desert to pray and meditate.
I have a degree in 20th century German existentialist philosophy with minors in French, Swahili and Chemistry. For reals
I'm a "recovering anorexic-turned-munch-a-holic"
Lose a few pounds, get fit, fully recover from too many injuries - and have a great time loving life this summer.
counting calories, living more active, bike commuting - and I became vegan (mostly for health reasons - but I've learned enough I don't think I'd ever go back to eating the way I used to)
I've traveled quite a bit - and have lived in a few different places - but think it'd be great to "settle down" and set up a nice homestead well off the beaten path.
Hoping to send as much time as possible hiking, kayaking, camping, backpacking, biking, swimming etc. this summer!
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I sure hope everything is going well for you. I know you are really busy and I do forgive you for your last blog comments on football and the Green Bay Packers.
I picked up Dr. Greger's new book-How Not to Die.
Have you had a chance to look it over?
It is packed with so much information about nutrition, but it's also a fun read. He has a great sense of humor.
Anyway, I hope the New Year brings us both love, joy and new experiences we never dreamed of.
478 days ago
I looked up your convent...I THINK it is the Sister Rose convent in La Crosse, WI??? I saw a few more photos and will go visit if I can. I LOVE architecture, and this looks like one awesome place.
As far as the BLC goes, I will try to win this, and will bring all of my pals along for the ride.
I'm glad you are having fun, are busy and doing really well. I have my own business of Graphic Design, ad have been doing it for like 25 years.
Feeling good feels awesome, doesn't it?
587 days ago
I heard that you are too busy to do the BLC this session. I will let you know what I think of it, and maybe you can join in next time. It DOES take up a lot of time, and if you are working full time, it might be pretty hard to deal with all you have to do.
I am just looking at your page, and in AWE of this remarkable architecture you have as a background. A church??
I'll keep you posted!!
Have a great week.
587 days ago
Comment edited on: 9/13/2015 12:54:04 PM
I had the BLC (Big Loser Challenge) send you an invitation. You can still get in, but the Challenge starts next week. I am looking forward to all of it.
Let me know if you need any help!!
591 days ago
Beautiful picture on your spark page..
595 days ago