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Zach May2008 - when I ask what he's doing he says 'I love you' so he's trying to say it in ASL.

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This is Zach & I from Fall 2007. I lost a size since then, yay! Zach is too cute!

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Hi I'm Elysia & I have been carrying a lot of excess weight since I was pregnant in 2003 & have had poor health ever since then & I need to get healthier & lose this weight. I am totally sick & tired of being sick & tired all of the time.

I am also working on becoming a better wife & mother & towards being happier with myself. It's important to have family as a big part of my life & it is important for me to feel fulfillment & joy with my life as well. I am aspiring to become a writer one day. It has been a dream of mine since I was around 11 & I've tried writing song lyrics since I was 5. Maybe someday I will have a book published out there, who knows. I may need a few English or writing courses before that really happens, but I can still free-style write from my heart for now. I appreciate any comments on my poetry & other blog entries. Insight & advice is always good. Thanks.

Member Since: 5/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,150

My Goals:
Well, my weight has finally inched down a little & my goal is to get down between 160 to 145 pounds. My start weight here was about 255. The end weight will depend on how I feel at the end of my weightloss journey.
Yay! I lost a little at least!
Plenty more to go. 2 pounds a week is a reasonable weightloss to aim for. If I lose inches & not weight some weeks that is okay because I am gaining fatburning muscle & that is something to celebrate.

My Program:
I walk everywhere I go. I try putting in at least 10,000 steps a day. I am working towards going to the gym to lift weights 2 to 3 times a week & I do stretch for at least 10 mins. before & after lifting weights each time that I go. I watch what I eat to some degree. I restrict sodium & sugar intake. I eat healthy snacks like fruits & nuts. I don't eat much pork or red meat & I limit fried foods to very seldom. I seldom drink sodas & have coffee 1 to 2 times weekly. I take stairs down often instead of the elevator from our 6th floor apartment. I've kept my weight down from 283 pounds for about a year, but have so much farther to go from the 245 I still am. I'd be happy at 160 but my ultimate goal may be around 145, but no lighter than that because I looked sunken in at face when I have weighed less than that before. That's just a look I don't care to have for myself.

Personal Information:
Yes, Elysia is my real first name. I've had people sort of yell at me because they thought that I was copying their 'cool' online name, but it's the name I was born with, so please nobody take offense in my using it here. Thank you.
I have a son who turns 5 in July (see pictures at side) & I used to be in the Navy. My hubby is still in the Navy. Please don't sing the song.
Yes I am intelligent & have an 147 IQ & loved working with electrical equipment. Like math & science & collecting facts & information in my brain, but I am a rare smart person who actually has a lot of common sense to go with the brains. Typically the most intelligent people you know have the least sense because they focus on facts & information only. I go by feelings, my heart & logical reasoning. I also believe it's really smart to learn from other people's mistakes as well as your own so you don't have to make every mistake there is on your own to learn any lessons or have to keep repeating them.

Other Information:
I love to read.
I love old movies & musicals. (Gigi, Xanadu, Roman Holiday, The Quiet Man, The King & I)
I enjoy classical & world music about as much as I enjoy newer country & rock.
(Think Sarah Brightman, Shakira, & Shania Twain. What a mix.) For TV series...I love Bewitched, Bones, House, & I Dream of Jeannie.

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    "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!"
    St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you!

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    Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: **5**
    Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.

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    Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
    Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
    Poems and songs with pipes and drums
    A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
    That's the Irish for you!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, SparkiFriend!
    4437 days ago
    Hoping all works out for the best.
    4655 days ago

    Just stoppin’ by to do a little DONE dance...share some DONE love...to help you put a spring in your step! Have a super-de-duper awesome weekend :)


    Remember: Whatever you envision yourself to be, so you are.
    Welcome skinny you!

    4678 days ago
  • v CELLIA6191
    thanks for the advice!!
    4691 days ago
    I really want to thank everyone for the support. You ladies are just so awesome! My husband is heading home now from the states & I am super nervous over when he gets here. He sounds as if he is really leaning towards divorce & I know we'll be okay no matter what happens, but I can't help but feel nervous & afraid. I didn't get married to get divorced but it seems like that's what might happen & he is no longer the man I loved & was best friends with, the man he's been since at least April is someone that I don't even know. Pray for me through this. I know I'm going to be stronger after everything is said & done but everything still hurts. Thank you so much for everything ladies!
    4695 days ago
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