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☼ Who am I? Well, I'm another face, another body, another hope personified. I'm friendly, yet not quite as out-going as some may think. I love photography, although still quite amateur, and my preference is black & white but will throw in a few color photos on occasion. It allows me to escape through a lens, to see the world around me differently, and to relax above all.

☼ I also love and need my music. I prefer alternative rock, metal, epic metal and symphonic power metal and in between when I need something a little more relaxing, I'll add Celtic. Music is my journey. It's my escape. It's my punching bag. It's my therapist. It's an audible hug. It's my best friend when one isn't available.

☼ I love traveling, especially across the southwest U.S. Only five states appeal to me most: Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. The scenery in these states is beyond amazing. If I were able, I'd travel across these states every day just taking photos...

☼ I love to talk, and to listen. I love to learn what makes a person tick. I dislike arrogance and selfishness. I believe in putting my family and others before myself in most cases. But there are those times when I just need to focus on ME. Which is why I am here.

☼ I've done this weight loss trek twice before. I succeeded, but then back-tracked badly. Once again I find myself at the bottom of a tall mountain to climb. But that is okay. I am prepared to take that journey once more, with the hope and determination to stay at the top and better myself once and for all.

☼ Life gets shorter with each passing day. I don't want to run out of time.


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I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.

--Lone Man (Isna-la-wica) - Teton Sioux

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"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

--Confucius

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"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

--Confucius

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"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."

--Arthur C. Clarke

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"Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will."

--Vince Lombardi

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METAL'S MONTHLY PROGRESS:

03/22/09 - 221.0 - (Body Fat 45.2% / BMI - 32)
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REMEMBER THE DREAM
by James Ingram

You have a choice
Your heart will know
You gotta look back sometime
To know where to go

You have a voice
Long as you live
It's never too small
Whatever you got to give

When your life is low (hold on)
And you want to let go (be strong - hold on)

Remember the dream we had
When there was nothing else
Remember the light that shines
And find it in yourself
Remember the dream is yours
So let it guide your way
And keep it alive with you each day

Don't ever say
You just don't care
the chances you take
Will take you as far as you dare

Don't be afraid
Hold your head high
There's strength in your soul
You never know till you try

When your life is low (hold on)
And you want to let go (be strong -- hold on)

You're not alone .. somebody cares
(Hold on ...be strong)
When you're walkin' the road
With those who been there
(You're not alone)

Remember the dream is yours
So let it guide your way
And keep it alive with you each day.

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THE LEGEND OF THE DREAMCATCHER

Long ago when the word was young, an old Lakota spiritual leader was on a high mountain and had a vision. In his vision, Iktomi, the great trickster and teacher of wisdom, appeared in the form of a spider. Iktomi spoke to him in a sacred language. As he spoke, Iktomi the spider picked up the elder's willow hoop which had feathers,horsehair, beads and offerings on it, and began to spin a web.

He spoke to the elder about the cycles of life; how we begin our lives as infants, move on through childhood and on to adulthood. Finally we go to old age where we must be taken care of as infants, completing the cycle. "But", Iktomi said as he continued to spin his web, "in each time of life there are many forces; some good and some bad. If you listen to the good forces, they will steer you in the right direction. But, if you listen to the bad forces, they'll steer you in the wrong direction and may hurt you. So these forces can help, or can interfere with the harmony of Nature." While the spider spoke, he continued to weave his web.

When Iktomi finished speaking, he gave the elder the web and said, "The web is a perfect circle with a hole in the center. Use the web to help your people reach their goals, making good use of their ideas, dreams and visions. If you believe in the great spirit, the web will catch your good ideas and the bad ones will go through the hole." The elder passed on his vision to the people and now many Indian people hang a dream catcher above their bed to sift their dreams and visions. The good is captured in the web of life and carried with the people, but the evil in their dreams drops through the hole in the center of the web and is no longer a part of their lives. It's said that the dream catcher holds the destiny of the future.

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Member Since: 3/21/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,120

My Goals:
► To be healthy, to look better, to feel better and to increase my level of self-confidence when out in public.

► When I am out of the 200's, my reward is to get my hair done and the grey hidden!! I don't want to look older than I am anymore. I'm STILL a kid at heart, and I want to feel AND look it :)


My Program:
► Getting in those 8+ cups of water, avoiding fatty foods and sugar, eating healthier and making better choices in and out of the kitchen.



Personal Information:
► I live in west Las Vegas, NV, in the Summerlin area.

► I love to go to the movies, especially for action, thrillers and dramas. I also enjoy reading novels about murder/mystery.

► I'm fascinated by Celtic, Native American and Norse lore, and especially photos or paintings relating to the above. So expect the occasional profile image changes pertaining to these lol.


Other Information:
I enjoy watching Star Trek, NCIS, Dexter, Survivor, Top Chef and Make Me A Supermodel. I also like the Discovery, SciFi, Food Network, NatGeo and History channels.




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  • v BOOPFAN83
    Hey!! I been emailing you & still no sign,hope everything is ok
    Rachael
    4312 days ago
  • v LOUISEBROOKS
    Hiya,
    long time no see :-) I've been extremely busy at work recently with not a minute to spare. At the same time, I'm in the process of decorating my mum's house and preparing for the recording studio next week. That's why I've not been around a lot recently. I'm just grabbing the odd spare moment.
    Once live return to a bit of normality, I hope to be in touch again like before.
    Take care and have a great summer, now that it's finally here!
    emoticon
    4335 days ago
  • v FUZZY2LOSE
    I haven't seen you on in a while, Metal. Is everything going okay? Or do I need to swing by Nevada and whoop you into shape?
    4376 days ago
  • v BOOPFAN83
    Hey! How are you making it this week? I'm fighting the candy temptation.I did mess up and eat some of it(ok,alot of it)but I didn't gain any weight,so I might be ok,the rest I'm making my kids eat.
    4382 days ago
  • v ONLYHADABRAIN
    LOVE the kiss eggs!
    and the picture of the cross is just spectacular.
    4385 days ago
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