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Hi, I'm Kristy. Like most girls, I have beat myself up about my weight and my figure my entire life. When pressed however, I will easily tell you that no, I don't REALLY think of myself as overweight, and logically, I know this to be true. Not that I've ever been skinny. What is this weird passive-aggressive relationship I have with myself? I have been a perfectly respectable size 12 for as long as I can remember, and yet, maybe it's the knowledge that an 8 (or even a 10!) would look awfully nice on my frame (and way better in a bikini).

I think I always believed that if I wished hard enough, one day I would just wake up thin. Well, I'm getting closer to 30 every day, and my body LOVES finding new ways to demonstrate that I'm not a kid anymore: heartburn, indigestion, hangovers, exhaustion... weight gain. I've suddenly been hit by the realization that if I don't change some of my habits, I am much more likely to wake up fat - no wishing necessary. Enough. This is the body I have to wear for the rest of my life, and it's well past time I made peace with it. Let's make it my favorite outfit!

December 26 - I invite you to read my End of Year Progress report, and see how reality balanced against my initial goals!

Member Since: 8/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 43,692

My Goals:
**I want to make physical activity a part of my daily life - not the hectic, chicken-with-its-head-cut-off frenzy I endure at work, but the healthy, I-will-not-have-a-heart-attack-before-30 kind.


**I want to make friends with vegetables (yuck).

DONE!! :D (We can now call them "yum!"

**I want to wear shorts in summer.

My Program:
I am giving much more careful consideration to what goes in my mouth, and paying attention to when I am full. A big step will be planning my lunches, and making them the day before, as well as ensuring I've packed enough food to keep me going throught the entire day. I own my own business, and often put in 10-14 hours a day, so the food has to last - otherwise I am guaranteed to get home and shovel. Mmmm... emotional eating... Sorry, I'm ok. I have set a fast break goal of 10 minutes of cardio a day, and have found that time by picking out my outfit the night before.

Personal Information:
My name is Kristy, and I'm from the Northern Chicago suburbs. I'm originally from WI, and went to school at Indiana University Bloomington, where I got my degrees in Opera Performance, and Biochemistry. It logically follows that I am now an interior designer. I have the world's most amazing husband, and three perfect kitty-children aged 8, 6, and 4. Lastly, I have a tattoo in Latin, that I really enjoy telling people means "if you can read this you're over-educated." I enjoy it even more when they believe me.

Other Information:
Design is not only my career, it's also my passion, and for that reason I'm more likely to be found doing that, than anything else. Occasionally however, I do manage to squeeze in some other interests. I LOVE to read. My favorites are Tom Robbins, Margaret Atwood, Anne Rice, and Japanese comic books, but I will read anything - seriously... anything. I love watching anime, knitting, babying my precious black Chrysler 300, red wine, foreign languages, and anything with alfredo sauce.

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  • v NANHBH
    Hi, Kristy,

    Thanks for the comment on my "Lovers Leap" photo. You must have a very sweet husband!
    3252 days ago
    I will *totally* check out that site! Thanks for the tip! And thanks for the birthday wishes. How the heck ARE you?!?! I feel like I haven't talked to you in forever!!!!

    UUGH and yeah that's totally me too. Stop tracking = gain weight. Blargh. Apparently you can't teach this dog new tricks. lol Oh well... I just gotta do it. I didn't do it yesterday. It was mah birfday. But I did lose a pound between then and today so I'm ok with that. :)

    (((HUGS))) to you
    3279 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2012 11:15:39 PM
    I thought of you this week and the average goddess :) Hope you are well these days!
    3294 days ago
  • v no profile image STREAKFREAK
    A snatch: Take a barbell from floor to overhead in one fluid movement. Here's a video:

    Thanks for the question! Spark on, sparkler! emoticon
    3335 days ago
    Lol I know right? I am gearing up for winter..these legs go into hibernation!'re funny!
    3474 days ago
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