Mission Statement

I will in general eat healthy, eat "normal" food, without gimmicks, pills, surgery, or trademarked diets. I will log all calories consumed and estimate calories burned on a daily basis. I will then be able to track my progress and estimate arrival time to my goals through My Food Log. I will also develop non-food rewards for reaching my goals knowing that reaching each goal is a reward in-and-of itself. I will not give up. I know that I will not be perfect but that I am making a permanent lifestyle change. The good days will out-number the bad days. I will not give up!

7.24.2007

Just As I Am Challenge

Thanks again Flabuless for the inspiration!
I am about to turn 20-10 (I can't yet make myself say that other number). I am a loyal and committed friend to my husband of 3 years, my 13 month old, and my long time girlfriends Sarah, Lara, and Catherine. I love the water. I used to be a whitewater rafting guide, a lifeguard, a local roadie, and a camp counselor. I am now an Administrative Specialist helping other people find jobs. I've always tried to "do what you love" for jobs. This one a little more mature, looks a little better on the resume, and is still in the public service sector. I love to travel though I can't afford it these days. This GRITS (girl raised in the south) can tell you how to get from Central Park to Times Square. I've also been to Europe for fun and Mexico on a mission trip. I would love to go back but funding is not the only issue keeping my feet firmly planted here. Enough about what I like. Here's some good, positive, and hopefully inspiring things about me.
Five Points About Me
1) I have really pretty blonde/brown very curly hair when I take the time to fix it. I recently spent mega bucks on makeup (for the first time in my life) and I clean up very well now. When I was five, people used to ask me for my autograph because they thought I was Drew Barrymore. Now you can only see the similarity when I make a certain face, but I don't know what that face is. It just comes out every now and again.
2) I am a good mommy and wife. I am attentive to my son and husband. As well as working, I run the household, make time every day for baby play, and stories. I also cook hot meals alot, though I can't say everyday, 4 out of 5 is fair. I work hard and I'm proud of my accomplishments.
3) I care alot about the environment, but I try to keep it in a realistic scope. I hate litter more than anything. I'm all about the three R's (reduce, reuse, and recycle). I'm really good at the first two. I live in a rural area and recycling is not practical at all. But I try. I also have a slew of creative ways to reuse containers. Ask me about Sobe incense burners.
4) I am moderately well educated and pushed through some very tough times to complete my bachelor's degree. Life has not been smooth sailing...errr, rafting for me, but paddling through the waves makes for a much more interesting ride, makes you stronger, and helps you appreciate flat water. I was in a car wreck where they told me I might not walk again. Guess what... I can run (though I am so out of shape that I run out of breath very quickly.... I'm working on it). I've been in a mental institution and lived to tell the tale. I've had my heart shattered but who hasn't? I think I have an awesome breadth of understanding for just about any human condition.
5) I learn fast and have participated in some totally thrilling experiences. I've been down some gorgeous and ragging rivers. I've loaded and set up equipment for more musicians than I could possibly list (OK Steven Tyler waved at me... just me... once. Seriously I'm not delusional). I play the guitar well enough to keep up and the piano fairly well. I love to sing and think I have a good voice (I might be just a bit delusional on this one point). I've written 3 good songs. I can do water ballet or synchronized swimming for those that are offended by the first phrase. I've danced the lead in a play, had a small part in a rock-u-mentary, and I quote movies and TV very well. So ".....aaaaasssss yyyooooouuuuuu wwwwiiiiiiiiiiiishshshshsh!" and welcome to my blog.

Congratulations to:
Finding Flabuless
MiddleAgeShed
Lady Rose
Crabby McSlacker
You are now "IT"!

3 comments:

Flabuless said...

yay!!! that is fantastic...Thanks so much for participating...How do you feel after doing that...pretty great aye! You are ok...just as you are and reading that...you are pretty damn fantastic!!! You sound like my kind of friend. I am putting together a photo montage with a link back to your post...Would you have a photo of you that I can use?
Pretty please! I would love to get to know you more...you can always email me on author@findingflabuless.com.
:) flabuless

Marianne said...

Great list! Sounds like you have had and continue to have a rich, full life with great experiences!

Christina said...

Flabuless, picture coming soon, I promise. TY Marianne.