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Off on an adventure with Twistolomew....and 4 doggies!


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I REFUSE to do that "gain it all back plus more" thing that I have been doing since my teen years.

In December of 2007, hubby wanted to join the gym for work, and I tagged along...and suddenly, decided that life is too short to be fat forever. I dropped nearly 40 pounds following Spark and exercising.

Now it's 2012- We moved to the Bay Area, and I've regained slightly more than half of what I lost. It stops here. I am not buying bigger jeans ever again!

I've wandered off the road a few times, and had a couple of setbacks, but I am determined- and I am in this for the long haul.

230- Retro iPod speakers
225- Heart Rate Monitor
220- New scale
215- Knitpicks knitting stuff
210- Sunglasses
205- New Clothes
200- Vacation! (TBD)
195- Purse
190- New perfume
185- Spa Day- Massage, facial, the works!
180- New Wardrobe, and NEW PASSPORT and DRIVER'S LICENSE! (The photos on both are heinous.)

Member Since: 1/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,505

My Goals:
Originally, I wanted to get down to my "wedding weight" of 200 lbs- and I lost 65 lbs. to get there in 2002. Over the years I kept off 15, but regained the rest. Now, I am gunning for my college freshman weight- 180.

Believe it or not, I am around a size 12/14 at 200 lbs, so I am thinking 180 is going to be around a size 10.

My Program:
Is all over the place. I have to do this with the Mad Eye Moody refrain "constant vigilance" method, because I can eat a Twinkie and gain 10 lbs. Thanks, metabolism!

If you're wondering why my nutrition tracker here on Spark says I am eating bacon, eggs, cream, and coconut oil- I've decided to jump off the constant cardio and calorie logging bandwagon and started following the Primal Blueprint in February of 2010. I am really enjoying it, and it is working for me so far.

Personal Information:
Happily married to a great guy for 9 years.
Kids may be on the horizon, we shall see!

I have a menagerie- two dogs, and one crazy, NOISY green parrot named Vegas.

Hubby and I moved to the Bay Area from the San Joaquin Valley in late 2008- I love it here, but am still adjusting.

Other Information:
I love to read, knit, watch movies, listen to music, and my fave physical activity would have to be swing dancing.

To answer a few often asked questions:
Re: sunglasses- I wear hard contacts, and glare from the sun makes me squint. I wear sunglasses in my progress pix to make it easier to get a decent shot of me. Taking pix is nervewracking for me anyway, so I'd rather have my eyes covered than be making faces in each shot!

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    Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you for the comment on my blog -- I NEVER thought of it that way, and I think you're exactly right! I have some mental stress right now, although it's not that bad, and I'm putting myself under physical stress, so why would I want to add to it by IFing? You're a genius! Seriously!
    3818 days ago
  • v SUZY6281
    Hope you are having a great week!

    Joke of the day:

    There were four engineers traveling in a car; a mechanical engineer, a chemical engineer, an electrical engineer and a computer engineer. The car breaks down.

    “Sounds to me as if the pistons have seized. We’ll have to strip down the engine before we can get the car working again”, says the mechanical engineer.

    “Well”, says the chemical engineer, “it sounded to me as if the fuel might be contaminated. I think we should clear out the fuel system.”
    “I thought it might be a grounding problem”, says the electrical engineer, “or maybe a faulty plug lead.”

    They all turn to the computer engineer who has said nothing and say: “Well, what do you think?” “Ummm perhaps if we all get out of the car and get back in again?”

    3881 days ago
    Hey!!! I'm sure every time I come across your page you have named it something different! I love the fact that it is constantly changing!!! Hope you're doing well!!!
    3891 days ago
  • v SUZY6281
    Loved your description of the chaos when you have to administer drops to the dog. Ha! Everytime I give the shepherd her pill, the other two sit there just waiting to take it from her. Totally not fair!!

    Hope you are having a good day.

    Not So Deep Thoughts for the Day:

    The things that come to those who wait may be the things left by those who got there first.

    When you go into court you are putting yourself in the hands of 12 people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.

    Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

    Everyone should have a spouse, because there are a number of things that go wrong that one can't blame on the government.

    Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.


    3893 days ago
  • v NUTMEG1125
    I feel so lucky to have found paleo too! My dad told me about it. He found it because a student asked him if cavemen ate bugs. A quick google search and our lives were changed forever. Amazing!
    3897 days ago
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