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I've been here before. But, in the interest of letting go and making a fresh start, I'm beginning again.

I've been studying diligently to become the photographer I've always dreamed of being. I want to create the most beautiful art. But I've become so focused on this that I hadn't realized that I haven't been in more than five (undeleted) photos over the past five years. During a workshop, the instructors spoke about the importance of "existing in photos" for your children and their children. For the first time, I felt a compelling desire to be a subject in my own work. This will take work on my skills, but also on myself.

My 46-year-old body needs some love and a rebirth into something fit and useful for the things I've been longing to do. I want to hike and photograph freely and run 5 Ks and wear the t-shirts.

So, join me, if you will, as I leave behind all of the times I've started and stopped. I really feel like there's nothing else in my way.

God, help me!

Member Since: 8/23/2013

Fitness Minutes: 4,699

My Goals:
I need to lose a lot of weight, but my goal is to be fit and small so that I will be able to do all of the outdoorsy things I very much long to do.


First things first:

-20 lbs. And a rediscovering of my flexibility and underlying strength. By our anniversary in March.
... I DID this!

-50 lbs. by the time Summer ends in August. (260 lbs.)

My Program:
I'm using my new fitbit to stay on track with my exercise.

Personal Information:
I'm a photographer.

I've been married for twenty-five years to my best friend. He's on his way to being a teacher.

We have three dreamy kids, 14, 19, and 24. I'm in love with each of them!

Other Information:
Many quotes will go here.

"Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I�m not living."
~ Jonathan Safran Foer

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