PUPPYBUG
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"Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."



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My baby when he was a kitten. He's grown into those paws.



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The grumpy box turtle takes her bath


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I am a 4am warrior
I am a 5am swim
I am a survivor, a thriver
In every limb

I am a fighter
The demons won't win
I am a dragon,
A shark, watch the fin

I am an athlete
My strength knows no bounds
I am recovery
This is MY battleground


I'm 32.
I officially dedicated myself to Spark on December 28, 2015. I weighed in at 261 pounds. I had about 131 pounds to lose. This journey has been a roller coaster. I lost about 104 pounds and have regained all but 25. Rededicated on September 28, 2019.

Family
I live with my husband, along with our four dogs, three cats, and cranky box turtle. Our dogs include a goofy Great Dane, a neurotic rat terrier, and a spastic meagle (beagle/min pin mix). Our cats are a short haired gray and white domestic, an all white munchkin, and a tortie munchkin.

Work
I own a pet care business walking dogs, doing check-ins, and a lot of overnight sitting. I love what I do. I also do some occasional childcare. I'm also working towards publishing my poetry.

Education
I have a BA in English - professional writing, (minored in political science and sociology) and an MA in technical communication. I realized however, that offices and office politics (and the lack of employment opportunities) were driving my depression and anxiety so I've stepped out of the arena. I created my own job - see above.

Politics
I'm a liberal, through and through. I believe in LGBTQ rights, women's rights, abortion rights, health care rights, environmental protections, that global warming is real, that the earth is round, etc.

Religion
I was raised an Episcopalian and considered myself a Christian until late 2016. I now identify as atheist.

Hobbies
I LOVE reading. I love the classics, historical fiction, manga, horror, thriller, mystery, graphic novels, fantasy/sci-fi, etc. My favorite authors include Shakespeare, Poe, Bradbury, Vonnegut, Rowling, Ken Follett, Preston & Child, Douglas Adams, etc.
I also enjoy miniatures, but because of space limitations at home and a couple of naughty cats it's on the back burner.
My favorite TV shows include Bones, Pretty Little Liars, Supernatural, Melissa & Joey, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Criminal Minds, Psych, etc.

Health
Mental health has always been an issue for me. I've been suicidal since I was five years old. I've lost count of how many attempts I've made. I struggle with BPD (borderline personality disorder). I've been in intensive therapy as of April 2019.
I have struggled with eating disorders since 1999. (Anorexia, binge eating, purging, etc.) If I hear one more person say, "I wish I could be anorexic," I'm going to kick them. Food is a challenge for me and every bite is a battle. I am either feeding the disease or fighting it.


Member Since: 7/25/2013

Fitness Minutes: 70,964

My Goals:
Run 5 mph without stopping for 1 mile
Do a handstand (against a wall)
Do a pull-up hang for a minimum of 30 seconds
Do 5 full push-ups


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Personal Information:
I have lived in Texas all my life, however I have traveled around the world. I've been to France, Portugal, England, Canada, Mexico and to a few states. I generally LOVE traveling, just never by boat/ship. Experiencing other cultures, lifestyles, food, everything, is the highlight of my life. My favorite city in the US is Seattle. My favorite place abroad is England, particularly Canterbury. I adore Canterbury. These days though, I much prefer to stay home with my pets. I'm away for work so much, that sleeping in my own bed is a luxury.


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