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I have struggled with my weight and relationship with food all my life. At the time of my gastric bypass surgery in 2006, I was 360, and my frame just couldn't take it any more. I lost 210 pounds, but have been plagued with complications, resulting in a nearly fatal illness in 2010. What I have learned about health, nutrition, and the art of being happy in the past three years is nothing short of amazing. Each and every day is a blessing, even when it is a struggle.

Member Since: 2/8/2013

Fitness Minutes: 1,219

My Goals:
* To make a list of goals in bullet points because it's easier to read.

* To live each day presently, fully, and with as much joy as possible.

* To feed my body with the best sources of energy possible to live a healthy life.

* To move as much as possible and increase my happiness by exercising my body.

* To nourish my soul and deepen my faith by living honestly and helping as many people as possible.

My Program:
Live in the present, one day at a time.

Happiness is gratitude.

Love grows with sharing.

Self confidence is attained by reaching out into the community to help as much as possible, and nothing in return is necessary.

Personal Information:
Wreaking havoc all over sunny Los Angeles.

Married, with cats, a few psychological complexes, entirely too many cooking gadgets, a library full of books, and more ideas than I know what to do with.

Currently observing and writing about life within the strange world of television.

Other Information:
I like ducks entirely too much.

I have a penchant for photographing my food.

Raised by rabid sarcastic wolves.

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  • v LEANNAW4
    Hey lady! Just stopping by to let you know I'm thinking of you and hoping everything is going well for you! :-)
    922 days ago
  • v DALID414
    Happy Labor Day emoticon
    1144 days ago
  • v LEANNAW4
    I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how things are going. Then I started imagining you as owning your very own vegan cafe and wondering just what you would do to get to that point. And then I started thinking that you should take all of your blogs with recipes and compile them into a funny and delicious-making recipe book to give out to all your friends and relatives at the holidays. See, my mind just runs like that.

    Anyway, I hope things are going well. I'm in a bit of a pensive place, avoiding SP and all the mind-numbing obsessiveness it can foster. But I had to pop in and tell you about my imaginary career path I envisioned for you today. LOL. Take care, my friend!
    1191 days ago
  • v DALID414
    emoticon emoticon Happy 4th of July, Eve emoticon
    1204 days ago
  • v LEANNAW4
    Good morning, and thank you for the flowers goodie the other day! Goodie for goodies, I say! (Or, I would say, if I were a nerd...oh, wait, I am!). I hope you're having a great week and that things are looking up for you!

    Have you been in the kitchen lately creating new and delightful things? I thought I'd read about a possible food blog from the Amazing Mind of Amanda. Is that up as a separate site? I haven't done diddly squat on my web site for months. Geez.

    OK, to work! Hope you have a great day!
    1219 days ago
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