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I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm doing it anyway.

I'm a female in my mid-20's living in northern MN. Other than that, I'm choosing to remain anonymous because I tend to be brutally honest. More about myself than to you, though. :)

I tried to do this weight-loss thing once before. I actually did pretty well then, but a drastic change in my life circumstances knocked me off the wagon. Now, I'm trying to crawl back on. And It's pretty damn scary. The thing is, I'm doing this alone, and that's hard for me. I really don't have anyone to support me in what should be the biggest task in recent years. And it's not anyone's job to police me and my habits, but sometimes it sure helps!

That being said, if anyone reads this, I would love some virtual friends. People of like minds and interests are encouraged to drop me a note!

Member Since: 2/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,453

My Goals:
I am going to lose 100 lbs to weight around 140-130 lbs.

I'm going to live a healthy life where my weight doesn't stop me physically from doing the things I want.

I'm not going to use rewards based on a weight threshold - I'm going to get my body what it needs, when it needs it (but I will still reward progress!)

I will NOT use my weight as an excuse not to do things I want to do. I will go on trips or to concerts even though "I am not skinny enough". That is not true!

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Personal Information:
I'm a 20-something female from MN who's interests inclue geocaching, copperwork, live music, cooking, movies and anime, and video games.

Other Information:
I want to have fun shopping - not dread it.

I want to be able to downhill ski without worrying my knee is going to give out.

I want to go out without being constantly worried people are judging me by appearance.

I want to go out hiking with friends and not have to worry about keeping up.

I just want to feel all-around better.

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    nice status yay running! ( I never thought i would EVER say that) emoticon
    3950 days ago
    Hey Friend! I've been meaning to get on here stuff has been crazy hectic with both work and my family (ugh! llllong story) I got the calendar a couple days ago and I LOVE IT i had to check your post from before because i thought you said you took those pictures yourself but they looked so professional i serisouly couldn't believe it! Needless to say I'm quite jealous of your walking route since mine's got me staring at my bookcase. And the card was awesome! I was so touched! How thoughtful! You're a superfabulous Sparkfriend I must say! I'm definitely going to make more of an effort to log on more again, I've been miraculously plugged in in the outside world and i've lost a total of 15 lbs (not updated yet hah woops). Anyway in summation you rock and I'll blog more. Have an awesome week! emoticon
    3973 days ago
    hey Happy- thanks so much for the html nonsense help comment. i like different parenthesis for diff tones when i write but i guess spark doesnt-feh! ill try it soon.
    3976 days ago
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    I think you have a terrific sense of humor. And I think we're all here because we feel like we're in this alone, but we don't want to be, so here we are helping & motivating each other. And the craziest part--it really works! Glad I came across your page, it brightened my day!
    3977 days ago
    Your icon is super cute!

    Good luck with your goals! You can do it!

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    3988 days ago
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