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One of the first 'cha-cha' bracelets I made. LOTS of beads, and lots of fun!



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I've not been around for awhile. Let's hope this visit is auspicious, in every way, for every one!!

Favorite quotes:

"If there is love, there is hope to have real families, real brotherhood, real equanimity, real peace. If the love within your mind is lost, if you continue to see other beings as enemies, then no matter how much knowledge or education you have, no matter how much material progress is made, only suffering and confusion will ensue." HH the 14th Dalai Lama

"All I ask of you is one thing: please don't be cynical. I hate cynicism- it's my least favorite quality and it doesn't lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen." ~~ Conan O'Brien

Member Since: 2/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 349

My Goals:

1) Help my family to become happier, healthier, and successful.

2) Lose another 77 pounds and re-assess how much more (if any) I want to lose.

3) Continue to improve my over-all health.

4) Develop a kinder relationship with myself.

My Program:

I'll have another go at it tomorrow. Trying to visualize a great work-out partner in my area.

Gotta try to get the momentum going again.


I have been on a high-protein, low carb/fat diet for over a year, and have lost 105 pounds.

My exercise routine consists of using the elliptical trainer, the weight machine (for lower-body), dumbells, light yoga, and housework (yea, I consider it 'exercise'!).

I'm an ovo-lacto vegetarian, and have been for the majority of my life.

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific NW (Salem, OR) and love it here. Originally from Michigan, I moved here by way of five years in hell (i.e. Florida).

I'm a wife and mother and a companion to a Border Collie (Sam), Torti cat (Sausage), Tabby cat (Pipsqueak) and maroon Beta fish (Inferno).

I make and sell jewellry; I draw; I play the guitary; I enjoy reading, watching tv, and laughing and making people laugh.

I practice Tibetan Buddhism--compassion, loving-kindness and mindfulness are things I am constantly working on.

Other Information:
Fave musicians:

Bette Midler, Elton John, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, The Beatles, Talking Heads, Annie Lennox, The Killers, John Mayer, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer, John Prine, U2, Itzhak Perlman...not enough room for more!

Movie stuff.:
I watch (and usually enjoy) everything in the documentary genre, as well as thriller, horror and comedy.

Fave directors:
The Coen Brothers; Tim Burton; Alfred Hitchcock; Quentin Tarantino; Busby Berkeley; David Lynch; Jonathan Demme; Roger Corman; Frank Capra; Terry Gilliam; Howard Hawks; Akira Kurosawa; Steven Spielberg; Spike Lee; Martin Scorsese; Orson Welles; Billy Wilder; Tex Avery; Kathryn Bigelow; David Fincher; David Cronenberg; Richard Fleming...

I'm not even going into actors!

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  • v JAZZID
    Just passing through to say "HI" emoticon ... I hope your week is going as planned.

    Take care, ~ Dee emoticon
    2797 days ago
    Diane, thank you so much for such a positive message. Negative self-talk is such a bad habit! Thank you for encouraging me. I needed it. emoticon
    2822 days ago
    Sorry Dyana!
    For some reason my comment posted twice, and I can't delete it, only "edit" it and this is my edit! haha

    : )

    2992 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2010 12:38:05 PM
    hey Dyana!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my page and sharing your story! Ya, its really something what thyroid malfunction can do to one... and believe it the brain isn't left out of that equation either!
    : )
    Thankfully thyroid replacement meds help most of us to lead normal lives... albeit rounder, more hairless versions of our selves!

    : )
    2992 days ago
    I have been to extreme southern Michigan as I have relatives in Michigan and Mishawaka and Sound Bend Indiana.

    We would love the rocks an minerals. My MIL has some really nice ones.

    Northern Illinois is nothing like southern Illinois. In fact we have a lot of them retire down here. LOL.

    The Wizard of Oz is one of my all time favorite movies.
    2992 days ago
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