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2011, and a place I'd like to get back to.

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Bridesmaid in '08. I really loved that hairdo.

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With friends in '09, when I lived in DC.

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It's no secret -- the last couple years have been really hard on me. I climbed to heights of weight I never thought I'd reach, simultaneously sinking into depression and anxiety over the fact that as I inch closer to my thirties, I find myself falling further and further behind where I thought I was going to be by now. The entire world seemed to be moving on without me, and I was frozen in place, watching it all happen while I aged without my own permission.

I finally reached a point where that isn't working for me anymore. I began my journey again on July 10, 2013, and with that, I lit up a small hope. My goal, as it is (and as cheesy as it might sound) is to light up more and more with each passing day, until I'm surrounded by a million tiny lights that I've created -- enough to see my way again.

Member Since: 8/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,700

My Goals:
I want to be okay. One pound at a time, I will be okay.

My Program:
Right now, I'm working on the following:

-Drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water per day.

- Getting back to a place where I can exercise (and stand with my feet together.)

- I'm giving up night grazing for good.

Personal Information:
I'm a proud native Oregonian, a 20-something musicologist. I teach voice to college students, conduct, work for a local orchestra, perform, and a motley collection of other things on the side.

I'm also a gamer chick and a semi-professional smart-ass.

Other Information:
My interests are wide, varied, and slightly random. I can't begin to write them all.

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  • v JRIMM4
    In regards to your comment on my new goal to 'train' for Backpacking Excursions: OMG I am totally with you - so many fellow sparkers are into the running or swimming thing and I just can't get myself excited about either of those activities. I am so glad that I took the time to brainstorm and come up with an activity to work towards that sounds FUN!

    3843 days ago
    Hello!! WELCOME TO THE 20 SOMETHINGS with 100+ lbs to lose!

    emoticon We are happy to have you join us! emoticon

    emoticon I think this sparkteam is the best, full of great motivation and support. We have great challenges and it's really great to talk with people the same age with the same issues.

    Good luck with all your goals, and know we are always here to help!
    3845 days ago
    Of course I'd add you! I think what you're doing is great, and everyone needs a little extra support, right? As to the wallpaper... you know, I don't remember. I've had it in my backdrop file on my last two computers, so it's been drifting around awhile. Hope everything is going well!
    3847 days ago
    thanks for adding me as a friend, the only friends i had was my husband and my mom lol. i love ur bkground by the way were did u find it?
    3848 days ago
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