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Bellydancing at the Neighborhood House on 6/17/11. I have found my calling, friends. :D



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My first bio here read, "I'm cautiously optimistic. We'll see how it goes."

The next one read: "I have reason to be optimistic. I can definitely do this."

My new one reads: "I had a baby and took two steps backwards, weight-wise, and then was grounded by having had a caesarian. Oops. But hey, I can still do this."

I'm a thirtysomething mom married to a fantastic guy, who spends a lot of time doting on our brilliant 12-year-old son and marvelous infant daughter. I spent my life as the annoyingly smart fat kid, and turned into one of those people who cultivate crazy sparkling personality to help them deal with how very little we think of ourselves, and how badly the world likes to treat us, but! It's time to blossom and be genuinely fabulous inside and out, so here I am.

I'm an avid camper, hiker, outdoors enthusiast, math nerd, reader, writer, gardener and sewing machine construction artist, specializing in custom frankenclothes; I keep just a few plants these days due to space restrictions at the moment, but that's completely ok. I also love to bake, cook and make jam. I work a soulless corporate job to pay the bills, but am going back to school shortly for my severe case of mathnerdism to see what good use I might be able to bend it toward. :)

I started belly dancing 2.5 years ago and realized that the bellydancer inside my... well. belly, says she wants to come out and play, and so I am amping up the cardio and the dance practice so that I can actually meet up with her in a sparkly bra and low-slung skirt, belly free to roam as nature intended. I had a bit of a setback, having been pregnant for the majority of last year, but am back on track, even though I feel like I'm always ravenous, thanks to the breastfeeding.

I love my family (best family EVAR), animals, plants, friends, music, dancing, my xbox (omg my xbox), fluffy pillows, corsets, costumes, homemade clothes, sunshine, tattoos, photography, the beach, caramel apple martinis (diet or no diet, you will take them only from my cold, dead hands) , martial arts, singing along with any damn thing, learning everything anyone (or the internet) want to teach me, and being a smartass. If this sounds fantastic to you, it's only because you don't have to live with me and my frenetic goofiness. If this sounds like you, drop me a line. We'll commiserate. :D

Member Since: 3/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 7,469

My Goals:
Goal: Belly dance. A lot. In a proper costume. That means fixing this flab issue and building up both cardio and muscle endurance, not to mention coordination and muscle memory. I don't have an exact number in mind, but my initial big goal is under 200 by the end of the year, with 175 as the arbitrary end point. I never want to be a stick figure, so we'll see how a proper costume looks on then, and reassess as necessary.

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At the moment, I'm lucky to get out and walk around everyday, but I'm working on it. Watch this space.

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I'm on a mission, and thus, cannot be stopped.

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  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Quick Fire Challenge team. Have a fabulous day emoticon
    2549 days ago
    Hey! Is everything ok? We miss you on the Spring Into Shape Challenge with the Done Girls! :) We only have like 10 days to go!! YAY!

    I got side tracked for a few days and am having to catch up on some videos. Bet I feel the burn tomorrow! lol All of those videos plus Zumba tonight... oh yeah... work it out!!!! hehe

    Oh yeah... consider yourself Spark-Stalked :p hehe
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    2564 days ago
    WOOHOO! Our SparkRally is posted!

    I hope you can join us for the San Diego Hat Hike (Walk at Lake Miramar) on Saturday, June 11th, 2011, at 10 a.m.! It would be great to see you! All of the details are on SparkAmerica.. Please be sure to RSVP there, even if it's no. :)

    Take care!
    2565 days ago
    Thank you so much for stopping by my page and cheering me on with that DONE GIRL love! It means a lot! Have a great day xo!
    2572 days ago
  • v ATR_1983
    Thanks for the spark goodie and adding me as a friend. i will do the same. Congrats on your weight loss, keep up the great work
    2573 days ago
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