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Hello! I'm 58 years young, and getting younger by the day! That may sound crazy, but it's true. In January of 2009, I weighed well over 310 pounds, could hardly walk, and had a perpetually sour look on my face. I hid from pictures, and loathed buying new clothes. I wore no makeup, and really didn't care what I looked like. I was in an incredible amount of pain from severe spinal stenosis, and bone-on-bone osteoarthritis of the knees.

Today, I am happier than I've ever ...
Hello! I'm 58 years young, and getting younger by the day! That may sound crazy, but it's true. In January of 2009, I weighed well over 310 pounds, could hardly walk, and had a perpetually sour look on my face. I hid from pictures, and loathed buying new clothes. I wore no makeup, and really didn't care what I looked like. I was in an incredible amount of pain from severe spinal stenosis, and bone-on-bone osteoarthritis of the knees.

Today, I am happier than I've ever been.... and filled with energy most of the time. Now, I love to buy pretty things, wear makeup, and I have an assortment of beautiful and sassy wigs so that I can "change" who I am on any given day - AND - I'm nearly 140 pounds lighter. Thanks to a laminectomy and fusion, I'm no longer in pain from my back, and the knee issues - although still there - are much more bearable (I think I'll be able to hold off replacing them for at least another year). Where I used to be unable to walk 50 feet without resting, I'm now able to walk for hours, and I normally spend at least 2 hours at the gym, doing one hour of cardio, half an hour of strength training, and half an hour of swimming. It's incredible. I never thought I'd see the day!

I think the best thing about my weight loss is that now I CARE about myself. I CARE enough to work at being healthy, eating healthy, and maintaining this great new lifestyle! I'm having FUN again - for the first time in maybe 30 years!
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Member Since: 9/8/2011

SparkPoints: 6,014

Fitness Minutes: 10,814

My Goals:
Get back down to my goal weight of 160-165 pounds



My Program:
Eat 75 to 100 or more grams of protein per day

Eat 75 or LESS grams of carbs per day

Eat 30 grams or less of fat per day

Drink 80 - 100 ounces of water per day

Exercise at the gym at least 3 days per week

Ride my bike at least 2 days per week while the weather is good

Walk laps at work for 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the afternoon every day



Personal Information:
I live in Denver, Colorado.

I honor the feminine divine, and am a Dianic Priestess, serving the women's community. I own my own business making Goddess rosaries (Gaia, Isis, Kwan Yin, Sarasvati, Hecate, White Buffalo Calf Woman, Cerridwen, Lilith, Kali, Medusa, Daena, Wilendorf, The Triple Goddess, The Dreaming Goddess, The Chalice Seeker, and the Spiral Goddess). I also have fun with other Goddess handicrafts, such as travel-sized altar boxes, witchy signs, embossed velvet pouches, and water-bottle carriers with Goddess appliques.

I am OUT, loud and proud.


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I am a voracious reader.... (I'll even read the toilet paper wrappers if there's nothing else to read!). My favorite books right now are the Maeve Chronicles by Elizabeth Cunningham, and the "Lost Years of Merlin" series by Tom Barron. I also love the "People of" series by Kathleen O'Neil Gear and Michael Gear; the Darkover series by Marion Zimmer Bradley; the Earth's Children series by Jean Auel; any Goddess Spirituality book (by Diane Stein, Barbara G. Walker, Vicky Noble, Ruth Barrett, Jean Shinoda Bolin, Merlin Stone, Mary Daly, Shekhinah Mountainwater, Z Budapest, Starhawk, Phyllis Curot, and others); any book by Taylor Caldwell, any book by Robert Ludlum, With Roots in Heaven by Tirzah Firestone

I enjoy Goddess music by various artists - Shawna Carol, Lisa Thiel, Jennifer Berezan, Ruth Barrett, Libana, and others. I also love country music, and "women's" music artists like Cris Williamson, Holly Near, Margie Adam, Melissa Etheridge, the Indigo Girls, Alix Dobkin, and

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2BMYOWN
9/10/2011 12:48:28 AM

Hey, thanx for the add, added you, also! Really like the new profile pic, you look awesome! Pass some of that mojo around, will ya??? LOL



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QUEEN_REINA
9/9/2011 9:21:49 AM

Good morning, I stopped by to say hi and see how you are doing today. Here in WI it's a nice chilly morning, and I'm looking forward to my AM walk before I start my classes. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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LISA0517
9/9/2011 7:20:21 AM

Your profile picture is absolutely beautiful! What a great accomplishment - 140 pounds gone. I'm so happy to know you. You are truly an inspiration!

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