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Older daughter, works at Children's Hospital, and as an emergency vet tech on weekends.





Younger daughter, professional photographer, rue21





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Once more, with feeling....

FORGET SAFETY.
LIVE WHERE YOU FEAR TO LIVE.
DESTROY YOUR REPUTATION.
BE NOTORIOUS.
- RUMI
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Okay, so ... new introduction...

How I got from a decade ago, of normal weight and muscled up, to here - 50 pounds overweight and not nearly as strong - is in the blogs if you're really interested, or you could sparkmail me and I'll tell you all the gory details. Trust me, it's not that ...
FORGET SAFETY.
LIVE WHERE YOU FEAR TO LIVE.
DESTROY YOUR REPUTATION.
BE NOTORIOUS.
- RUMI
________________________________________
__________
Okay, so ... new introduction...

How I got from a decade ago, of normal weight and muscled up, to here - 50 pounds overweight and not nearly as strong - is in the blogs if you're really interested, or you could sparkmail me and I'll tell you all the gory details. Trust me, it's not that intriguing or unusual.

What's going to be interesting is the getting back to normal weight and muscled up part.

I lost 30 (at one point I was 80 over) a few years ago, and then quit losing for a really dumb reason. Ever since then, I've lost a few here, gained a few there, generally wandering around, gazing at the sites but not really getting anywhere except more and more stuck. Not just with my weight and fitness, but with my life in general.

Time to become unstuck and move forward. The women in my family routinely live well into their nineties, so unless I want to set a new precedent by dying young or else simply be bored stupid for the next 30 or 40 years, I'd better get a move on, literally and figuratively.

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Member Since: 11/1/2009

SparkPoints: 31,846

Fitness Minutes: 35,485

My Goals:
- eat more healthfully

- lose the weight, regain my strength and fitness




My Program:
- more vegetables and fewer cocktails

- more intentional exercise

- daily meditation

Personal Information:
- mother of two daughters, both graduated from good colleges and currently living about 400 miles away.

- mostly vegetarian, but I enjoy fish and occasionally meat

- writer, mixed media artist, amateur naturalist

- dual Masters in psycholinguistics and philosophy - that and a dime, baby.

- professional gardener/landscaper and organic grower (herbs, perennials, even trees. No shrubbery.)

website:
http://karenalbeck.com (mostly professional stuff)
other writing:
http://mumsananarchist.livejournal.com
Twitter: @mumsintheattic
Instagram: kbalbeck
Facebook: Karen Albeck
Amazon: Karen Albeck (still working on that profile)

Other Information:
Favorite movie...probably The Lion in WInter.

Favorite book - Pilgrim at Tinker Creek...although I read anything and everything. I try to stay in the New Materials at the library,because once I go back in the stacks, I'm gone.

-'Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?' said Piglet 'Supposing it didn't,' said Pooh. After careful thought, Piglet was comforted by this.
-- A.A. Milne

Gilda Radnor: I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.

There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
-- Red Smith

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_UMAMI_
3/1/2015 11:44:15 PM

Funny you mention Zentangles, b/c I *asked* for them for Christmas, got them (and pens) and have yet to use them. :(

I need an office or SPACE.....or perhaps just enough time alone.

First World Problems....

I'll live!




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VALERIEMAHA
2/27/2015 8:57:51 PM

Scooter-ish...naw! NEVER blank. Don't buy it.

And what's this about Overall Moritavor??? No clue. No one said anything to me or sent me anything.
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APPLEPIEAPPLE
2/27/2015 12:43:45 PM

Love your sense of humor! I started those shops, etc just to keep me busy after I retired the second time. In the winter the shops I do less of because of the weather. But the internet stuff is easy and I can do it or not at my leisure. Would you believe I made over $1,000 on surveys this past year? I had to add all those misc items as income. I added about $2,000 to my tax bill! My CPA thinks I will be ok as long as I don't keep improving my $$$. As to your oven--new oven burner??? emoticon



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IMJETTA8
2/26/2015 2:46:07 PM

It is when you spend so much time and energy into some one else trying to change them, to love you or be good enough for etc. and they will never change. The rock person in your life you can not change, you can only change yourself or move on to someone who is capable of loving you and worthy of your love. Hope that helps!



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RRUDEPARANORMAL
2/22/2015 1:39:27 PM

Yep. I love zentangles. I DO NOT make enough time to actually sit down and do it though. I love the idea of using bar coasters. In fact, now I'm thinking about walking over to the neighborhood tavern ;)



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