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Hi! I am a graduate student at DU going for a Library masters. I'm also an intern at a public library. I have 2-year-old puppy who keeps me active. We like to take lots of walks and go on hikes.

I just started the Paleo/Primal lifestyle and it's an adventure! Especially for someone who rarely cooked before. I'm totally a child of the convenience food culture. I can follow a recipe for a home cooked meal from scratch, but why did I ever need to when all the powdered ingredients were in the box together and the directions were basically "stir together and heat for thirty minutes?"

So I am learning all kinds of new things! How to make food, what real food tastes like, and what real foods I enjoy, etc.

I've always been a fan of fruit, so it's all I can do not to buy a cart load of the stuff and live on fructose alone. But no! I will learn how to make things!

Member Since: 4/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 5,903

My Goals:
My plan is to change careers, get fit, grow spiritually, and maybe make some more friends and find love along the way.

My Program:
I have gone Paleo/Primal! So my version of that is nothing processed, nothing containing grains (although I have had the occasional ear of sweet corn), no legumes (with the exception of the occasional green bean or some peas), no milk (I do rarely allow myself some other cheeses), and no refined sugar (I do allow myself to sometimes have honey).

I eat plenty of meats; good for me fats like fatty cuts of meat, butter, coconut oil, and olive oil; and I also consume nuts. I get lots of vegetables and fruits in. Sometimes, I may even take in a potato or sweet potato.

I try to keep my carb intake below 100 grams, and most days it's actually below 50.

I take vitamins and fish oil supplements to try and help catch whatever I may be missing.

Personal Information:
I am a Navy brat, so I spent some time in Connecticut, and Washington growing up. When my dad retired we moved to Iowa. Then I moved to Nebraska and now Colorado as an adult. Out of all of the states I like this one the best.

I take my dog walking and hiking almost daily. I have also started lifting weights at home, but I'm definitely a newbie.

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I would also like to have one of those triangles of nothing that skinny women have when they stand with their legs together.

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  • v CANDIK48
    Thanks for the great comment on my plateau blog! I appreciate you!
    1732 days ago
  • v CANDIK48
    Thanks for the sparkfriend add! Wishing you great success on your paleo/primal journey!
    1740 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    Many thanks for taking the time and trouble to read and comment on my blog. I really do appreciate it! (Another ill-deserved 15-minutes of Sparky fame seems to be rolling now thanks to Spark mail...)

    Please consider joining (what may be) the most active and involved team on all of Spark: The 100 Days of Summer 2012 Challenge Team.

    If ever I can be of assistance to you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask. As Kasey Kasem used to say, "Keep Your Feet on the Ground and Keep Reaching for the Stars!" (and what he meant was, "Keep on Sparking!" )
    2176 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comment!! Love the added info about the triangle of nothing skinny women have lol....I concur ;)
    2184 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    Thank you for dropping by to read and comment on my blog, "What Losing It Can Do For You". It is amazing all of the effects excess weight has on our body.

    2186 days ago
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