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C'est Moi - Jan 2011
C'est Moi - June 2011
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Another birthday has come and gone, I really need to start looking after myself and stop sloughing off. I have been trying to lose this weight it seems like every year for the last 20 years, the problem is that I let everything else get in the way, excuses and being busy. I neglect myself in the process.
Here is a little about me, I am a 51 woman who has went through some major life changes. I have been through a lifetime of abuse, I have been through a job loss, divorce after 24 years, I have four kids, they have all moved out now. So the first time since I was 19 years old, I have an empty nest ! I relocated to Northern California (Feb 2012), after living up in Washington State for almost 30 years.
I am in a flux on trying to find out who I am and start caring about me for once in what seems to be like forever, since I have always been looking after everyone else and neglected my own needs and wants for so many years.
I found a good man who gives me the love I have been needing, it is such a refreshing change to have someone that holds your hand and tells you he loves you often through out the day. This year he and I got married, exactly three years to the date that I arrived here in California. (February 21st, 2015)!
I am currently job hunting for that dream job, taking temp jobs as I get them and trying build myself back up after this major life spiral that started in Fall 2006.
Also I am also an obsessed computer g33kgirl anything that has to do with computers I am all over it. I do volunteer tech support, photo-manipulation, database development and more. I was a MS Office trainer, Oracle/Unix DBA, IT Support for 15+ years.
I am looking for support friends that I can encourage and they can encourage me also. I am a super nice person and very approachable, I talk as well as listen.
One of the things that brought me here (it was the same day I joined) was I was shopping at the mall, and I had a flashback, of when I was in great shape and how I could wear the cutest clothes.
Okay that is enough for now ... gotta go do my Sparkpeople Tracking :)
Primary Goal: To be in feel and look better from June 2015 forward.
Goal #1: Get under 200 lbs.
Goal #2: Get to my goal weight of 145.
Goal #3: Eventually wear a single digit size clothes.
Goal #4: Have a Normal BMI (for my height it is 154 lbs.)
Other Goals (When reached I will notate the date):
225- (go through clothes and donate to the thrift store)
220-(buy some hair accessories and shoes)
215 - (going to get a haircut)
210 - (buy new makeup)
199 - (Go Salsa Dancing with my husband)
* Will establish rewards for the ones below later *
No real set program yet, just watch what I eat and exercise more.
And start keeping track of my exercise and eating habits.
Start drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
Take a multi-vitamin daily.
Try to be happier and more energized with my life.
Pacific Northwesterner who transplanted to NorCal, 51 years old, 4 children (32 year old son, 25 year old son, 23 year old twin daughters). Grandmother of three (11 year old granddaughter, 9 year old grandson, 7 year old granddaughter).
Army Veteran (Cryptological Telecommunications), College graduate, going back for more education in Computer Information Systems.
My hobbies are anything computer related (yes I am obsessed and a hardcore g33kgirl), photography, digital photo manipulation and writing visual poetry.
Send me SparkMail and I'll answer you. Once I get to know you enough, I will add you on Facebook.
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| current weight: 224.0
(sorry I missed this) Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
In Virgo the Sun is orderly and thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.
The Virgo child is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes and she is turned off romantically to him and she becomes very critical. He is a good but somewhat passive man. The Virgo child learned to be critical to "get them before they get me." The child is shy by nature and likes to work behind the person who is the leader. Virgo makes a good accountant, nurse or teacher as they like to set the standard for others to follow. Their health issue is their intestines.
You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
325 days ago
Thanks for sharing what kinds of things you're doing to get closer to where you want be!
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371 days ago
I hope your day was a groovy one!!
371 days ago
Happy belated birthday, DONE GIRL!
Here's to another 365 days around the sun!
372 days ago