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Living in the twin cities, of the healthiest places in the US! I love it here; the culture, the people, and the food....lots of new experiences!

I'm trying to be serious about changing my life, so I'm giving blogging a try. Feel free to follow along and leave comments.

A little bit about my personality:

~ I love meeting new people

~ While I don't like conflict, if I really think you're wrong, I'll tell you.

~ I am really proud that I've stuck with Art History through undergrad, and now graduate school. It's not a useless major; I know I am a more sophisticated, well-versed, more intelligent individual for it. Don't tell me there's no good use for Art History.

~ Change is a REALLY good thing. Whether good or bad at the time, I've grown so much over the past decade that I can't help think it's all good.

~ I'm a really good cook ;-)

~ I discover something completely new about myself at least once every couple months. A few months ago, I discovered that I don't like lettuce. Who knew?

And as for weight loss.....

~ Yes, a big part of why I'm losing so much weight is because I want to wear a bikini next summer. So what if I'm looking at cultural expectations? I know that I will be skinny enough at about 170 125lbs. for me!

~ I've already lost 50 lbs. on Weight Watchers, so I know I can do it. Pushing forward!

~ I'm working on eating less processed foods....I've started my own little container garden that I'm super proud of :-)

It's so refreshing to have a clear picture of what you want in life; for now AND for later. The best part of the journey is getting there, and that's what I'm doing!!

Member Since: 5/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,409

My Goals:
Body for Life: 12 weeks

4 weeks: 5 lb loss

8 weeks: 10 lb loss

12 weeks: 15 lb loss

My Program:
~ I always have a water bottle with me, and I keep several stocked and ready to go in the fridge

~ I set a timer on my phone so that I eat every 2.5 - 3 hours. I keep baby carrots and string cheese ready to have as quick snacks

~ I am eating less processed food, and more fresh veggies

~ I have one cheat day a week, when I allow myself to eat all the chocolate and pasta I want :-) It keeps me sane

~ 8/01: I'm currently following the Body for Life workout program, weight lifting and cardio interchangeably throughout the week.

Personal Information:
I've been dating the sweetest guy for almost 7 years now. He moved with me to Minnesota when I was accepted to graduate school, and supports all my exercising and healthy eating habits.

I'm a current Art History Master's student. I love all periods and movements of art, and I am having a hard time picking one artist or work to research for a Master's thesis

Other Information:
~ I have two pets: a cute little Kitty named "Fry" and a tortoise named "Helmet"

~ I keep a container garden on the balcony of my apartment

~ I love crocheting!

~ I'm a really good cook and baker :-) Knowing how to make your own food will give you a huge advantage on your weight loss journey

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    Thank you for checking out my Blog!! I love the support! emoticon

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    2422 days ago
    Thanks for visiting. I love to read people's pages after they pay me a visit and you are doing something right to have lost the weight you have!! I like the cheat day. I have to have solid rules with no give, so it would really help to have a day or even a meal each week when I can choose to have pasta and chocolate if I like. I am going to consider this as an option to my plan. Thanks again!
    2422 days ago
    Thank you for writing and sharing the letter to your younger self. Tears definitely flowed as I wrote and read today. Much love.
    2424 days ago
  • v SASKGIRL81
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!
    2425 days ago
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