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Kitchen completely painted high-gloss white. So much brighter!

Accent wall is deep garnet (master bedroom)

Accent wall is rich navy (guest bedroom)




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I was diagnosed with clinical depression, ptsd, borderline personality disorder & social anxiety disorder in 1999. Then a major event happened & I went from being at my healthiest physically to the worst in a short 13 years. I have struggled with mental health all my life & poor self esteem. Dealing with many unhealthy situations. But, in the past few years I've made great strides in my over all thinking. Now it's time to start focusing on the physical again & try to maintain a balance for both. Since my thyroid died a few years ago & lack of energy from depression, I've got quite the battle. This is my journey, part of it starts here. I hope to lose weight & get more active with support of those who are on their own journey.

Member Since: 3/4/2012

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Lose weight, get healthier, get more active, make friends, continue to improve, even if by baby steps.

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Eating healthier, exercising, swimming, staying connected, asking for help

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Born in 1972. Live in Cleveland, OH.

I'm wanting to meet new people & expand my social circle. I'm looking for fun people who enjoy taking pictures, crafting, gardening, camping, wandering through the Cleveland Metroparks & spending time with warm, supportive friends.

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Classic Rock, Country Music, Environments, New Age, Soft Rock.

Baking, Birding, Camping, Cats, Cooking, Crafts, Crocheting, Gardening, Loom Knitting, Nature, Photography, Reading, Swimming.

I Collect:
Angels, Clocks, Postcards, Thimbles

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    I saw you post on the Gardening team page and thought I would stop by to say "hi" because we have about the same amount of weight to lose. Wow, I was surprised we have so much else in common! I enjoy reading, photography, swimming, cats, crocheting and nature/birds too! I used to love camping until I had children (oh, what a hassle to camp with little kids!) I also deal with clinical depression, so I can relate to that as well. I am looking forward to getting to know you!

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    1123 days ago
    Thank you for the nice comment. I was dreading that Dr appointment so much. It was a source of great anxiety. Then when I got there he couldn't care less about me or my weight loss. Threw a prescription at me and said see ya in three months!
    1546 days ago
    I just read your sunday blog and I appologize for suggesting you cheer up. i didnt kow it would upset you! sorry about that! Hey are you a birder? I saw some pictures of you working with birds. I have been going to the Biggest Week in American Birding every year since it began. We will be at a campground a few miles from Magee Marsh May 5th through11th this year. i am going to volunteer to do some of the odd jobs at the festival and try to get on a few of the cool activities during the week too. Have you ever attended this event? It is awesome. The warblers just fall out of the sky in droves sometimes!
    1575 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/24/2014 2:56:04 PM
    I live West of Cleveland. you can be my friend! I am debra hoffmann fortney on F.B. we are both feeling very low today. It is miserable around here lately. But remember how glorious the summer can be in Cleveland with the beautiful lake and nice parks we have! We appreciate it so much more after all the nasty winter weather we have. Springtime seems so sweet. Please try to cheer up and love yourself a little if you can! emoticon
    1575 days ago
    Kimberlee, We are planning to meet at Applebee's, near the Ashtabula Mall on Rt. 20, on Sunday the 15th, at 1:00. Sure hope this works for you, cuz I really want to meet you! Let me know if you can join us (another sparker is coming too!) and you'd better bring pictures of that certain someone!!! Hoping you can make it!!
    2170 days ago
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