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Hello and welcome to my page! If you couldn't guess my name is Cathy. My husband and I are from the Colorado Springs area of Colorado. We sold our home in Colorado and bought 13 acres of forested land on the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest here in southern Missouri. We don't have any children other than our cockatiels that we call our feathered puppies. :-))

My husband and I make video games for a living from our home. We work well together and love that we get along so well that we can stand to be with each other 24/7. lol

Life has dealt me plenty of punches starting with my first surgery at the age of 5. At 9 I had a brain tumor removed that damaged my right optic nerve and destroyed my pituitary gland. As a result I'm legally blind in my right eye and have to take medicines for the rest of my life to make my body function normally. I've had multiple surgeries and broken bones over the years since then but I will not let anything stop me from becoming a better me physically and mentally.

I'm eating according the Fast Metabolism Diet. It's been a life saver for me. I finally found an eating plan that is helping me to shed unwanted pounds of fat from my body. Thanks to my virtual Spark Mom, FLORIDASUN, for blogging about how much success she had eating according to the Fast Metabolism Diet! If she had never blogged about her success I would have never tried it.

Winter 5% Challenge Commitment
Exercise at least 4 days per week and 1 - 2 days of relaxing activity

How I am going to accomplish this:
2 days of cardio - Mon & Tue
2 days of ST - Wed & Thur
At least 1 days of some sort of relaxing activity like yoga, tai chi, coloring in an adult coloring book or even painting polka dots on hubby's toenails when he isn't aware of me doing it or some other fun, relaxing activity. :)

Eat according to The Fast Metabolism Diet

Member Since: 2/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 118,510

My Goals:
I want to lose weight to be healthy primarily, feel better and have more energy. Of course I would like to look better as well.

My Program:
I am doing walking, boxing, yoga, tai chi and whatever else I can or want to do or think of doing for exercise

Eating according to the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in another state but moved to southern Missouri in several years ago.

My husband and I make and sell video games for the PC and XBox.

Other Information:
I love to read. I love to read anything that isn't predictable. My favorite author is Stieg Larsson. I like some Dean Koontz novels. I've read the Hunger Games trilogy and like the author. I'm currently reading Game Of Thrones the 5th book A Dance of Dragons.

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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~{}~MOMENTS~{}~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

    "The moments that you will remember forever.
    The ones of laughing until you cried, that perfect night, and the feeling of love in your arms.
    It's that endless song, that incredible book and most beautiful movie. It's the moments
    where you had to be there to feel it. When you randomly bump into someone you haven't seen or heard from in years. It's that feeling of receiving an unexpected gift.
    It's when you risk it all and put it all on the line. They're the inside jokes with your best friend.
    It's the moments of true happiness that come from the simplest things.
    These moments define our lives. They are our lives.
    They make life worth living and sometimes they reveal our weaknesses to the world.
    These moments are the most important thing in life.
    They make you feel incredibly and indescribably infinite."

    emoticon emoticon emoticon "Cherish your moments" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ? ? ? ? ?~~FRIENDS~~REAL OR FAKE~~? ? ? ? ?

    Fake Friends--Never ask for food
    -----Real Friends--Are the reason you have NO food.
    Fake Friends--Call your parents MR. & MRS.
    -----Real Friends--Call your friends MOM & DAD
    Fake Friends--Have never seen you cry
    -----Real Friends --Cry with you.
    Fake Friends--Borrow your stuff for a few days & give it back
    -----Real Friends--Keep your stuff for so long they forget it's yours
    Fake friends--Know about you
    -----Real Friends--Could write a book about you
    Fake Friends--Would knock on your front door
    -----Real Friends--Walk right in & say "I'm home"
    Fake Friends--Are around for awhile
    -----Real Friends--Are around for LIFE.
    Fake Friends--Say "I love you" in a joking manner.
    -----Real Friends--Say "I love you" & mean it.
    Fake Friends--Will read this
    -----Real Friends--Will steal this.

    ? ? ? ? ?~ARE YOUR FRIENDS REAL OR FAKE~? ? ? ? ?

    ~Have a Tranquil, Tasteful, Thrilling, Thankful and Triumphant Tuesday!!~
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    1 day ago
    Thanks SO much for my tennis shoes goodie! I surely needed them...I did tons of walking on our vacation! Just loved the city of Charleston...sooooo interested and packed with architectural beauty and character...I could live there in a heartbeat! Hope all is well in your world my sweet virtual daughter! emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v CANDOK1260
    emoticon emoticon keep it up you doing well
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
    For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
    For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
    For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
    For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
    People, more than things have to be restored,
    renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed.
    Remember if you need a helping hand, you will find
    one at the end of each of your arms.
    As you grow older, you will discover you have two arms,
    one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
    ~~Sam Levenson~
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    emoticon emoticon ~~{}~*~~Barb~~*~{}~~ emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
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