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Greetings to 2018

So much has changed for me since this journey changed in 2007.

I wish I could say that I am full of hope, vim and vigor.

The truth is I am almost 47 years old, in worse physical shape than ever in my life. I almost regret the 3 years of health I had 10 years ago (the only non-obese years of my life), because it makes now more painful.

AND I am in better emotional space than ever. In many ways, my success in 2007 was very 'white-knuckled'. I have done a lot of work on shame, and it has paid off.

I am left, on this first day of January, feeling like I don't want to enter my 50s with this level of unhealth (daily, active symptoms of arthritis of the knees, cervical spine stenosis, deconditioning, etc).

Do I feel hope? Not really. Do I feel vulnerable re-entering this space. Hell yes. So very much so.

But just for today, I am going to think that it is worth it and try a bit of a new thing again.

Just for today.


Member Since: 3/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,175

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/1/18

--exercise 5 days a week
--mindfulness practice 5 days a week
--trying to track food when I can, trying most days
--64 oz water
--2 alcoholic drinks or less / day


My Program:
--Tracking most days
--Exercise 5 days/week
--Mindfulness practice 5 days/week
--less than 2 alcoholic drinks/day
--64 oz water/day



Personal Information:
Married to the love of my life. Together 16 years, married 12 years
3 dogs that I love SOO much
6 chickens (I am new to this and kind of obsessed)
Nurse Practitioner at a city clinic in St. Louis
LOVE music
Trying every day to learn more about my own privilege (race, class, gender identity) to better dismantle the evils of patriarchy and white supremacy.



Other Information:
I love music. My favorite artists are girlyman, bruce springsteen, ani difranco, dave matthews, javier mendoza, HEM,Birds of Chicago, Hamilton, and dar williams.

I am rescuing street dogs all the time. MY family dogs are Zannah, Daisy, and Obi.




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  • v HEALTHY_JR
    I hope you had a great weekend. I know someday we will make it work--I miss seeing you!
    2898 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_JR
    Hey you! I am so disappointed, but I'm going to be out of town on Saturday! It figures. I'll be around Sunday afternoon if there's any chance you're available then. I'd love to see you; it has been far too long!

    And we went rock climbing at Upper Limits. I'd love to do it again if you want to go!!
    2901 days ago
  • v HEALTHY_JR
    Hi there! How are you?
    2923 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
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    Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with blessings!

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    2948 days ago
  • v KALANTHA
    Thanksgiving – All In A Word

    Author: Unknown

    T for time to be together
    Turkey, talk and tangy weather.
    H for harvest stored away
    Home, and hearth and holiday.
    A for autumn’s frosty art,
    And abundance in the heart.
    N for neighbors and November,
    Nice things, new things to remember.
    K for kitchen, kettle’s croon.
    Kith and kin expected soon.
    S for sizzles, sights and sounds,
    And something special that abounds.
    That spells THANKS – for joy in living
    And a jolly good Thanksgiving!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!
    2978 days ago
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