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...or: this is not my first try.

Sounds familiar? I guess that so will some of this:.

I've tried to loose weight since I was 15, I positively hated sports at school (ball games for 9 years, no stretching ever, hideous warm-ups), and I have an evil tendency to start, but not keep life-style changes.

A note on the picture: My brother sneaked up on me and took that picture years ago, and it's pretty much the only one I have of me. A few months ago a really nice visitor from the US managed to convince me to hold still for a picture, but I didn't show up on it - apparently, disdain for cameras can substitute for vampirism. I still have a reflection, though I may not always like it.


190 lbs: 500 Gigabite hard disc for my computer

180 lbs & DM test: contact lenses

170 lbs: new pair of boots

160 lbs: new Terry Pratchett book!

150: ??

140: ??

Not sure about the last two goals. I'll probably need some new clothing by then.

Member Since: 7/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 44,418

My Goals:
Weight loss is just one of my goals - I need to finish some studies, get more organized... I hope that what I learn about motivation and setting goals here will help me with other goals, too.

I'm not aiming at the so-called ideal female weight, about 140 lbs will be just fine for me. Mostly I want to _feel_ healthy, energized and fit, able to be up and about for 14 hours, to bike up-hill and to take three flights of stairs without huffing.


oking nice is important, too - as sad as it is, a lot of people tread you differently when you look slim and fit, and you can't always avoid them.

My Program:
I've done well with swimming and hope to take it up again in future. Right now buying an ET really, really pays off: I'm doing 1 hour daily minimum, often more.

In addition I use the food tracker and try to keep my calorie range, do 20 minutes strenght training/day and drink 8 cups of water. At the moment I'm doing well with all of that. As soon as all that turns into habits and life style, there's not much left to stop me!

Personal Information:
I love everything that doesn't burn off calories: surfing the web, reading, crafting (**loving look at my spinning wheel**), and reading some more. Not good! The only thing on my hobby list that gets me some exercise is working in the garden.

I love to learn: math, chemistry, natural sciences, history, languages, crafts, fonts, alchemy, programming... so of course I start ten times as many things as I can hope to finish. You can see the problem right there, can't you?

Other Information:
I love and adore Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and his works (especially Tenwar!), and every movie or story with an interesting, intelligent, brooding villian has a good chance of hooking me.

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  • v JEANNETTE101
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. This country will survive. We always do. And yes, I am trying now to care for myself. Caring for my mother was a joy and I count myself blessed.
    1575 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I am also hoping to use this change in lifestyle as a chance to decrease my grocery cost. Also hoping to grow my own veggies this year so I can reduce costs even more!

    I agree about the chips. I love to snack - gotta stop that now, though.
    1576 days ago
    Try not to be too envious. It took a LOT of work to train the cat to a harness. I live in a tsunami inundation zone with no car. For me, evacuation training was not optional. So the first year or so that I had her we spent many hours training her to the back pack carrier, harness and leash. I wouldn't trade it in terms of results, but it was a serious commitment.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you're doing fabulous!
    2379 days ago
  • v TIMOTHY53
    I just read you comment on the cycling safety article (http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/artic

    Most of the people were leaving note about how horrifyingly dangerous it was to use the roads. Then there was you. You are a breath of fresh air. I want to express my love for your comments. Bravo!

    It was six years ago so here it is:

    "One thing about riding in areas without a biking lane: If I have to drive on a street, I drive in the middle of the lane as long as it doesn't cause a traffic congestion. My experience is that if a car drivers see that I take up as little space as possible, they assume that I don't need it and pass me with 1/2 inch safety clearance. "

    Wonderful. I too drive in the lane and people cannot believe how "crazy" I am.

    For my next trick I shall drive at night.
    2395 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your soup recipe in the article "Super Healthy Soups."

    Have a lovely day,

    2617 days ago
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