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I'm back! Between personal growth, a program at UWM, and Spark People I think I'll have the tools to work towards my fitness and weight loss goals.

Here's my story: I've been obese my entire life. I come from a long line of fat folks. Personally, I'm a fat feminist and have a lot of ideological opinions about being fat in today’s culture. I still maintain that you don't have to necessarily be thin in order to be healthy and fat people are one of the last socially acceptable targets for ridicule. But, my mother passed away this past March of a heart attack. She was obese and had diabetes. When something that sudden and shocking happens, I think it's only natural to stop and evaluate your own life. I don't want to end up like my mother. I don't want to die before I turn 50 years old. So here I am taking it one step at a time to a healthier me.

I'm 25 years old and have a BA from Northland College in English and writing. I'm currently working on my Masters of Library and Information Science at UW-Milwaukee. I enjoy knitting, crochet, hiking, reading, watching movies, baking, and fishing.

No divine purpose brings freedom from sin
And peace is a gift that must come from within
I've looked for the love that will bring me to rest
Feeding this hunger beating strong in my chest

Alison Kruass's Get Me Through December


Member Since: 5/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,015

My Goals:
Get healthy and feel good about myself - body, soul, and mind.


My Program:
Since I moved to Milwaukee I've been eating healthier, more balanced meals. I still need to work on the fitness aspect. But I just copied down the phone number for UWM's fitness center.



Personal Information:
I'm originally from Illinois, but moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin for school. Currently I'm in Milwaukee working on my masters degree.


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  • v BEAUTY_WITHIN
    So how's it been going? Welcome to the group! Happy new year; and here's to making 2012 the best yet! emoticon emoticon
    3225 days ago
  • v HOT_MAMA_13
    So wild my sis... I joined SparkPeople May 5th and then I had no idea you'd joined just a little while later on the 19th!! We could have been motivating each other this whole time!!! LOL

    When you have the time, check out all the SparkTeams on my page - I've a feeling there are a few you'd like to join (Spark Bookworms for one! LOL).

    Hope you're back on here soon! It would be great to have another way to keep in touch with you and make our lives better!!

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    In Gratitude & Love,
    Chrissi
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    3342 days ago
  • v HEIDISO
    Just stopping by to say Hi and Welcome to SP.
    3439 days ago
  • v LIFESGREAT2DAY
    Hi and welcome to spark people! Congrats on your first walk! I know all to well what that snooze button is all about! There's lots of support here and many articles to read and challenges to do. I know you will succeed and get on the road to a healthier lifestyle!
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    3441 days ago
  • v FLYFROG
    Welcome to the New Beginnings for Emotional Eaters Team!!!
    3452 days ago
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