DATE - March 1, 2010
USER NAME - neonwildflower
SIGNIFICANCE OF YOUR USER NAME - It's from a song I wrote a teenager, and has been my handle online for several years and across several sites
REAL NAME - Laura
AGE - 23
BIRTHDATE - May 9
WHERE YOU LIVE - Ottawa, ON
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Ian
ANNIVERSARY - 11/23/04
KIDS - None of my own (yet!), but many I love deeply!
PETS - My tortoiseshell kitty, Mia, is my only Ottawa pet. Family pet include two wonderful Australian shepherds (Cooper and Casey), an orange cat (Brodie), horse (Mo), and a couple dozen chickens who share their wonderful eggs with us!
OCCUPATION - Student, Starbucks barista
STARTING WEIGHT - 330
WHAT PLAN ARE YOU FOLLOWING - Not a set plan, but just making better choices, becoming more active, and cutting out/back my food vices.
FAV. EXERCISE(S) - None. I walk as a means of transportation, and I'm using a stationary bike to start out with just because I can do it in the privacy of my home.
FAV. NO-NO FOODS - Pizza. Ice cream. White bread. Lattes and frappucinos from Starbucks.
FAV.BOOK(S) - Anne of Green Gables, the Lorax, collections of Irving Layton's poetry,
FAV. MOVIE(S) - Rocky movies, Serendipity, When Harry Met Sally, The Little Mermaid, School of Rock, Dead Poets Society.
FAV. TV SHOWS - Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Nip/Tuck, Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, The Office, Dexter... lots, but that's all I can think of.
FAV. SONG(S) - Far too many to choose. I love too many different types of music!
FAV. QUOTE - "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT YOU - My mother has just been diagnosed with diabetes, which is especially scary for me since she's much smaller than I am, much more active than I am, and generally eats better than I do. I'd like to get healthier in the hopes of reducing my risk of developing diabetes myself, and also to feel better about my appearance and my overall well-being. Also