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Whelp it's December 27, 2020. A truly horrible year.

In 2017, I tried the ketogenic diet and successfully lost 60 lbs. I was in the 210s. Not at goal weight but still. I had fresh energy, set fresh goals and traveled halfway across the world. Along the way, I stayed with family and gained some fat back, then with the adjustment to a new country and COVID-19, gained the rest of it back disappointingly.

So, I'm re-committing to being healthy and discovering and implementing those things that helped balance me several years ago.

Lots of UPDATES coming to this profile :-)


Goals I have that WERE impacted by lack of happiness in my PREVIOUS jobs are weight goals, spirituality goals, community involvement goals, romantic involvement goals and educational goals.

My confidence level is connected how I feel about my body in a large way. Between 2009-2011 I gained 42 lbs (to total 250 lbs) which has added to my depression. Between 2012 and 2016 I gained an additional 25 lbs. I hope to change a lot of things and this website seems like a great place to connect with others on a similar path.


"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."

"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk."

"I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."

"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another."

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

~Ayn Rand quotes


Member Since: 8/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 3,807

My Goals:
Adopt Ayurvedic practices and Paleo eating habits in my healthy routine.

My ultimate goal is to lose over 100 lbs and reach 135 lbs.

Goals / Rewards:
[_] 248 (4%) Join yoga center
[_] 238 (8%) Zumba gear
[_] 225 (12.5%) Massage
[_] 208 (50 lb) Nail & Hair Day
[_] 199 (22.8%) New outfit
[_] 180 (78 lb) Professional pictures, new work clothes and all
[_] 160 (38%) Lingerie!
[_] 150 (108 lb) Anime convention
[_] 135-145 (123 lbs) Spiritual/Yoga/Meditation Retreat (Kripalu)

Non Scale Goals:

* Jog comfortably on treadmill without getting out of breath
* Walk 5k
* Run 5k
* Cycling class w/o sitting
* Learn to swim confidently and comfortably
* Run a triathlon
* Work up to 10lb free weights in my class
* Be able to do all of the moves in my work out classes at the gym
* Be able to let my boyfriend pick me up without bein

My Program:
Wake 30 minutes before the sun. Sleep by 9pm.

3.5 - 4.0 liters of water a day.

Yoga daily. Workout Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Healthy filling breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy snacks in between. All consisting of primarily fruits and vegetables (organic if I can afford to buy organic)

Nuts, fruits, salads, veggies. Lots of protein and good fats.

No hydrogenated oils, corn syrup. Less than 300 mgs sodium. Low sugar. No dairy. No grain & no legumes.

Personal Information:
I'm in Southeast Asia at the moment.

Political Leanings:

Religious/Spiritual Views: Pagan with strong influence from syncretic African religions and Philosophy and some Eastern (Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto), Celtic and Native American.

Zodiac: Pisces (with a lot of fire in my chart)

Dosha: Pitta-Vata

Other Information:
I love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. Steampunk is my latest interest.

I am Pagan, Bi and Poly.

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