Artsy in GB - There are many reasons I smile. This one is for my boyfriend, Garrett. :)

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This picture cracks me up! I'm hoping to do what the picture says in the next few years. :)



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Greetings and salutations, SparkPeople!

This is my last shot before trying gastric bypass. The idea of surgery frightens me. I want to lose weight and get stronger the healthy way before resorting to this last option. I'd like to be reasonably active and healthy once again. I have phobias that I am working on that have prevented me so far from being the thin I want to be again. The stages of shock, denial, fear, resentment, anger and even bargaining. I am finally in rebuilding and on my way to acceptance.

My main interests are in art, creative writing, music, video games, culinary arts/gastronomy and sci/fi - fantasy entertainment. I have an off-kilter sense of humor, *see one of my pictures.* I like to help people when I can and enjoy a good conversation. I am becoming more knowledgable in the aspect of better nutrition and attempting fitness the best I can.

With the help of my amazing boyfriend of 2 years now, he encourages my every dream and goal. I want to live a long, happy life with him and this is a good place to start making that a reality. For my own health and well-being so I can enjoy the future with my loved ones, this is my reason for joining SparkPeople.

Any helpful comments or information is always appreciated! Good luck to you all.

Member Since: 8/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 125

My Goals:
340- shopping: 7/20/11
320- spa day
300 - THIS IS SPARTA! Or celebrate.
280- go shopping
290- buy a e-Reader
270 - buy a new workout shoes.
260 - take a day off for fun.
250 - new fitness clothes!
240 - treat myself to a spa day.
230 - buy new outfits!
220 - get new workout shoes and purchase new music for mp3 player
210 - buy a pair of new jeans
200 - throw a party!
190 - buy something nice for myself.
180 - do a jig of joy! Spa treatment is in order.
170 - prepare a plan for maintaining weight.

Other goals:
Go back to school for my art, which I should have done in the first place.

Go to the gym weekly.

Stop working so much :P

Work on my artwork/creative projects more.

Spend quality time with friends/family.

My Program:
I eat 60-70% fat, 20-30% protein and 5-10% carbs out of 2000 calories max. I eat a few times a day with a snack if I feel peckish. I cut my soda out and coffee down to the weekends due to the caffeine affecting my thyroid. Who knew bacon, cheese and broccoli would make me lose weight?! Ketogenic is the way to go.

I do cardio and strength training 3 to 5 times a week.

Anything fat-free can be hurled back to the marketing black hole it came from.

I also have a "free weekend" policy where I splurge and keep calories and content reasonable. This has been working the best.

Personal Information:
30/F/WI 5'9"

I create custom and replica artwork of all genres. Please contact me at for more information or visit to see my artwork.

Thanks for reading!

Other Information:
D&D, video games, art, music, electronics, culinary/gastronomics, history (ancient), Renaissance Faire, gardening, reading, home improvement, cute animals :D

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