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Sierra, my angelkitty - 8 mos.

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I’m one of that rare breed: a native Floridian still living in Florida.

I’m a retired vet tech so I love nature: animals, oceans, beaches, forests, sailing; I also enjoy reading (a variety of genres but) mostly fantasy and nonfiction. Language and words are a joy to me, along with philosophy, theology, architecture, and arts in general. Personality typing (ie, Myers-Briggs) interests me (I’m INTx). And my DH of 37 years and I both enjoy model trains and our marine aquariums, and traveling around the state and lower southeast whenever possible.

I have a positive outlook, and am an inquisitive skeptic. I am spiritual but non-religious, and if pressed for a label would have to call myself eclectic pagan, leaning toward Druidism at the moment. When Christianity “failed” for me, I went on a search and have investigated a variety of other religions and cultural wisdoms, gleaning those which resonated with me and ignoring those which don’t.

I’m hoping to connect with others with similar goals, obstacles, and interests, and to encourage others to try the low-carb lifestyle. It’s an uphill battle, since our government and big-ag still have great influence on our nutritional recommendations. It’s why we’ve gotten in the health and nutrition fix we’re in now. It hurts me to see so many people on so many diet and nutrition sites struggling so hard and trying to do the “right” thing … and quoting all the wrong protocols: calorie-counting, eliminating any fat from their diets, "healthy grains", doing extreme or at least very strenuous exercise … and still unable to reach their weight or health goals. They assume they’re not doing “enough”, or not trying hard enough, and beating themselves up because it isn’t working. Well, it isn’t working because -IT- doesn’t work! Not because of any personal failure! I would like to try to break that cycle.

Member Since: 11/7/2011

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My Goals:
Live a healthier lifestyle, based on natural foods and supporting local producers.

Lose the remaining 100+ pounds I'm carrying around!

Reward that accomplishment with a new kitty.

My Program:
Eating a healthy low-carb diet.

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Movies I loved:

* Lord of the RIngs
* Avatar
* The Gods Must Be Crazy
* the older Disney animations (Bambi!)

Books in my "keeper" list:
* Passage
* Down To A Sunless Sea
* Hanta Yo
* The Hot Zone
* anything Tolkien

Places we like to go:
* Ormond Beach FL
* Savannah GA
* Sanibel Island FL
* Pinellas County FL - family there
* Amicalola Falls GA
(great holiday light display!)

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  • v no profile image JODIEO321
    Hi Vickie,

    I too like flea markets, garage sales etc. My hubby, not so much. But once in awhile I can talk him into it. I am in a wheelchair, but I can still drive and take my manual chair with me. Have a power chair, but our car is too small to carry it so I just use it around the neighborhood. Keep on trying. At one time I was where you were when you had you guitar. Somebody one said, 'One day at a Time.' I am also on all kinds of Meds. Yuck!

    Talk to you soon.

    Jodie emoticon emoticon
    2087 days ago
    I know I'm late to this party, but I just read your latest blog and have to tell you the extra Os that fly around in the fitness world also drive me crazy! Sorry people are so lame sometimes. :(

    2176 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog. Sarge did have an itchy ear before the homatoma. Odd, because he never had ear problems before. My Hound, a different story, as he has allergies. We really like the Vet. We have been going to this office about a year now. It's close to home, maybe a 10 min. drive. I'm adding you as a friend! emoticon
    2208 days ago
    Thanks for your comments. Looks like you're doing pretty well with your weight loss efforts. Glenn
    2224 days ago
    Thank you for the help with my food tracker!
    2231 days ago
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