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Got myself a virtual model! Boy, and it's still a bit idealized. Scary what chocolate can do to you.

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I do smile sometimes! Just not when I'm nervous because there are scary things around. Like cameras.

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...or: this is not my first try.

Sounds familiar? I guess that so will some of this:.

I've tried to loose weight since I was 15, I positively hated sports at school (ball games for 9 years, no stretching ever, hideous warm-ups), and I have an evil tendency to start, but not keep life-style changes.

A note on the picture: My brother sneaked up on me and took that picture years ago, and it's pretty much the only one I have of me. A few months ago a really nice visitor from the US managed to convince me to hold still for a picture, but I didn't show up on it - apparently, disdain for cameras can substitute for vampirism. I still have a reflection, though I may not always like it.


190 lbs: 500 Gigabite hard disc for my computer

180 lbs & DM test: contact lenses

170 lbs: new pair of boots

160 lbs: new Terry Pratchett book!

150: ??

140: ??

Not sure about the last two goals. I'll probably need some new clothing by then.

Member Since: 7/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 44,418

My Goals:
Weight loss is just one of my goals - I need to finish some studies, get more organized... I hope that what I learn about motivation and setting goals here will help me with other goals, too.

I'm not aiming at the so-called ideal female weight, about 140 lbs will be just fine for me. Mostly I want to _feel_ healthy, energized and fit, able to be up and about for 14 hours, to bike up-hill and to take three flights of stairs without huffing.


oking nice is important, too - as sad as it is, a lot of people tread you differently when you look slim and fit, and you can't always avoid them.

My Program:
I've done well with swimming and hope to take it up again in future. Right now buying an ET really, really pays off: I'm doing 1 hour daily minimum, often more.

In addition I use the food tracker and try to keep my calorie range, do 20 minutes strenght training/day and drink 8 cups of water. At the moment I'm doing well with all of that. As soon as all that turns into habits and life style, there's not much left to stop me!

Personal Information:
I love everything that doesn't burn off calories: surfing the web, reading, crafting (**loving look at my spinning wheel**), and reading some more. Not good! The only thing on my hobby list that gets me some exercise is working in the garden.

I love to learn: math, chemistry, natural sciences, history, languages, crafts, fonts, alchemy, programming... so of course I start ten times as many things as I can hope to finish. You can see the problem right there, can't you?

Other Information:
I love and adore Professor J.R.R. Tolkien and his works (especially Tenwar!), and every movie or story with an interesting, intelligent, brooding villian has a good chance of hooking me.

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    Hello. I was just browsing the site, and came across your page.
    I wanted to take this oportunity to invite you to our team. It is called "OVERCOMING OBSTACLES".
    It is a forum that my wife (ticklemepink-aka Carol) formed. At first, it was for people with a disabitliy,but now it's expanded to everyone..disability or no disability. As a matter of fact, more then 1/2of the group do not have one.

    The link is located on my sparkpage, and the main discussion room is still named "disabiltiies group".
    I was noticing some successes here on your page, and that is what the forum is all about. People post their successes in life, their personal stories, motivation to succeed, advice, and there's even a thread for jokes.

    I was hoping that you will click the link, join the group, and come to post in the main room, & maybe share some of your own successes, etc..for us to all get aquainted,better. As you read some of the posts in there, you will see some amazing accomplishments, before and after joining sparkpeople. Spark coach Jen is a member of our team, also, and is willing to help everyone.

    We hope to welcome you! As you will probably feel like you'll want to invite your friends along with you once you see some of the posts! (we'd love to welcome them tooo!)
    I hope you will click the tab that says "sparkmail" if you need any questions answerred, and either sparkmail myself, or Carol. We are willing to help.

    4937 days ago
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    Hi Julia,
    Thanks for the note. I'm in Canada and have worked on aboriginal issues here for a number of years. I've always agreed with the quote I use on my signature line, so thought I'd share it (my current mission is to brainwash my youngsters to understand it too! :-)

    This site is pretty cool, eh? I must say I've been rather "off and on" but I'm very pleased with the resources available on here... now, if I'd just stick to it, eh?!

    4939 days ago
    hi Julia, thanks for the kind words on How much weight have you lost so far? thread. ;) well, yeah my progress is pretty amazing (heck i didn't believe i could do it myself) and probably i did gain some muscle (it shows in my arms mainly) but still i so want to get to at least 60-58 kg by my wedding. i've lost so fast at the beginning (1 kg per week) but i ended up having to break through 2 plateaus, a trip to my inlaws...oh well...sure don't want to complain!:)

    when did u start SP? :)
    4941 days ago
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