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Bluebonnets! State flower of Texas and one of my favorite wildflowers!

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That's me on the left, next to my beautiful daughter, Caitlin. She's a sophomore at Texas State!

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"I don't think we're in Kansas any more, Toto!" This Kansas girl is a transplanted Texan (for 30 years now). I live in a small town, but we're only 30 minutes away from the State Capital. I have a wonderful family --a husband and beautiful daughter --as well as tons of relatives that live closeby and in Kansas. I am "owned "by two spoiled rotten cats, and I love to read and do arts & crafts. I'm very active in my community and church.

Member Since: 10/6/2006

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My Goals:
My goal is to learn to eat healthy once again, re-learn and USE portion control, and to lose 55 pounds. Adult Onset Type 2 Diabetes runs in my immediately family and I want to do whatever it takes to delay or even prevent this illness!

My Program:
I have started an exercise program (cardio/strength training) 3 times a week and started the Spark program today (10/6/06).

Personal Information:
I am a huge University of Texas "Longhorn" fan - I was fortunate to be able to work for The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics for Men for 15 years. I worked with some special, wonderful people. I worked for the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, VA for 4 years (my husband teases me often about this). My husband and I were volunteer firefighter-paramedics for 7 years - which I also loved. I''m a bit of a "journeywoman" - I''ve had some wonderful careers! I now work with a small consulting firm here in my home town.

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Well, I must fess up - I adore Johnny Depp - gads! I''m old enough to be his mother and then some, but his smile delights me. My sister and I (she''s 18 months younger than I) just giggle about him. You''re NEVER to old to have fun!!!!

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    Hi. I was doing a search for Austin and found your page. I go down to Austin to do 10K walking events. If you are interested in walking as a means of losing weight, the walking club's website is http://www.coloradoriverwalkers.org/ They have a walk on Nov 11th.

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    5339 days ago
    You sound like a fun lady. I am from Iowa but I do like Texas. I have only been to Dallas area though. I too like Johny Depp. Keep up the good work you will make it with your attitude. Good luck weighing everyday. I can't do that. I weigh once a week. Whatever works though. I have a Spark Team . It is called Spare Time Sewing. It is small but great. All kinds of crafters, sewers, knitters, crotchers and etc. I will send you an invite. Love to have you.

    5344 days ago
    i must confess to loving Johnny Depp too!
    Congrats on the recent weight drop... keep it up!
    5344 days ago
    Welcome, Texas! I had a good giggle about the subject line of your introductory post -- obviously you have a great attitude and a good sense of humour, 2 things that will help you out when things get tough.
    5363 days ago