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"before pic"...at work with my friend Big Rob, early spring 2009.

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September 2009: my best friend Eryn pointing out my newly-toned arm!

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loves: crafts, the weird and unusual, sarcasm, music, cats, dogs, zines, david lynch, music history, feminism, reproductive rights, crocheting, vinyl records, rebellion, nick cave, books, drawing, etc.

i'm a candy/chocolate/carb addict and compulsive eater trying to recover!

UPDATE 9/27/09
I am honored to say that I have now lost over 50 pounds with the help of Sparkpeople. I still have a little ways to go with my weight loss, but the differences in how I feel and live are immeasurable and amazing.

It is even more amazing to begin thinking about other health, fitness, and life goals that do not include weight loss! I can't wait until maintenance begins. . .more goals to reach!

Member Since: 5/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10,570

My Goals:
My major goal is to stop eating junk food daily, to cut carbs, and to eat a healthy, balanced, clean diet. No more high-fructose corn syrup or partially hydrogenated anything!

Also, to start being active and working out. This will be the hardest part for me because i haaaaaate working out!

All in all, i want to lose all my extra weight, get trim and fit, and avoid getting diabetes!

UPDATE 9/27:
Never in a million years would I have imagined myself as healthy and active as I am now! I have not eaten a candy bar in 5 months (after eating 2-3 candy bars A DAY!). Have not binged in months. I am active almost every day, and now a work out junkie!

Some new goals=
1. Quit smoking
2. Focus on strength training, leaning out and reducing body fat.
3. Get those last 15-20 pounds off!

My Program:
As of 9/27/09 (after losing 50 lbs!):

Continue with 1200-1550 calories a week (concentrating on keeping my calories on the low end of that range).

Continue eating clean, vegetarian, healthy, and organic as much as possible/affordable.

Continue avoiding carb-binges and junk food-binges.

Continue doing cardio 5-6 times a week, strength training 3-4 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Chicago. I'm 31. I manage a record store, I DJ, and I bartend. Music is my life. I sporadically write about music here:


I live a nontraditional lifestyle because of my work and have chosen a child-free life, but am a proud "auntie" to the kids of many friends and family members! Punk rock saved my life and no matter how old I get I'll always be a punk at heart :)I

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  • v no profile image CHRIGELA
    so i guess you are no longer with spark. too bad-it was nice to know you briefly, and your music taste seemed pretty cool. hope you are managing nicely with your weight loss. all the best, kristine
    3533 days ago
    Welcome back! I know what you mean, you can always tell that it's been awhile since you've been tracking regularly and hanging around the site because you definitely notice the scale creep up. I got that recently too, lol. Best of luck! :)
    3648 days ago
  • v no profile image CHRIGELA
    hi! happy new year-hope things are going well with you! have been a little less than active myself so I am trying to get back into the swing of things, know what I'm sayin'?

    3659 days ago
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  • v JENNFIT24
    Hey I just saw your status about being off track and gaining. The hardest part I have found is forgiving myself for binging or indulging in unhealthy behavior. I am sure you didn't gain that much, since your last blog a week or so ago said you had lost 60 lbs. Give yourself a break and get back on the wagon:)
    Sending positive vibes from Canada
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    3707 days ago
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