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Summer 2009--About the Weight I'm at Now





Despite my weight, I like this picture. (So much so that I'm growing out my hair again!)





Winter 2010. My highest weight ever. Ugh.



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This time, with effort!

It's time to reintroduce myself. I'm not the same person that started here a few years ago.

I lost about 25 pounds on SP, then gained about 10 back over the last couple of years when things got tough personally. I have a pretty severely herniated disc in my lower back that I've been able to (mostly) maintain through physical therapy. But it's been an uphill battle.

Then, last year, my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer - undoubtedly the most stressful ...
It's time to reintroduce myself. I'm not the same person that started here a few years ago.

I lost about 25 pounds on SP, then gained about 10 back over the last couple of years when things got tough personally. I have a pretty severely herniated disc in my lower back that I've been able to (mostly) maintain through physical therapy. But it's been an uphill battle.

Then, last year, my husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer - undoubtedly the most stressful experience of our lives. A year out, he's still testing clean, and I'm grateful every single day.

Whew--all that sounds so negative! Which is not the full picture.

Now that things have stabilized in my life, I need to get back on track for the sake of my health and happiness and maintaining a strong back.

I love decorating my old Victorian house (and my friends' houses!), organizing pretty much anything, upcycling thrift store stuff, and painting portraits.

I adore my photographer husband and my goldendoodles Wesley and Emmett, and I love hosting wine and game nights, going to the movies and planning out overseas travel excursions (Spain is next on our list).

I live in Cincinnati now, but went to grad school at Northwestern and lived in Chicago for a while and loved it.

And now I'm hoping this is going to be the next fabulous phase of my life--hopefully with a bit higher self esteem and energy and a little smaller dress size!
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Member Since: 7/11/2006

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Whew, goals... well, I have two main objectives... I'd really like to get my BMI down below 25, and I want desperately to be able to shop anywhere I want and feel like things would look good. Maybe a Size 8? I love summer sundresses, romantic tank tops, etc, but don't feel pretty in them. I envision a day when I can go into my closet and just choose anything at all to wear without wondering if it will make me look fat.

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My name is Kate. I'm from Cincinnati, OH, and I'm an editor. I graduated from Northwestern's Medill school of journalism in 2006, and am politically and socially liberal.

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MARVICBORG
9/13/2013 3:43:41 PM

Can you please add me as your friend



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AHEALTHIERJESS
7/24/2013 5:44:14 PM

Thanks for the comment on my page! I just now saw it--I don't think SP ever e-mailed me.

FIL is doing OK. He is done with his first round of treatments, so we're just waiting on the MRI results at 3 months out. As you saw in my blog, it's been hot as Hades here, but FINALLY this week the heat broke and today it was actually chilly! I was in heaven :)

Thanks for checking in!



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SPUNKYDUCKY
7/12/2013 10:43:36 PM

Thanks for the add - I have added you as well! You can never have too many sparkies



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AHEALTHIERJESS
4/19/2013 10:11:48 PM

I just wanted to tell you how incredibly helpful your comment was on my blog (though I'm so sorry you lost your FIL). I was crying and nodding along as I read it because it is exactly how I'm feeling right now, right down to the feelings of fear of losing my own parents. This is 100% where I am right now. Thank you so much for this. Although it absolutely sucks that someone else has gone through losing a loved one (and even worse not getting a chance to prepare for it), it is so helpful to hear that you were able to make it through to the other side.

I have considered going to counseling for myself, even if my H won't go. I think it might be helpful and I plan to look into it here as things progress. Thank you again.



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JTAMSYN
2/16/2012 1:27:57 AM

after much hard work and dedication, my hubby was promoted. so nice to get the recognition!



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