Join Date: May 2010
I should probably introduce myself...
BIRTHDAY: July 7, 1985
MARITAL STATUS: Single
TOP WEIGHT: 270 (might have been 278, but I'm not sure...)
CURRENT WEIGHT: no idea! I kind of wish I had a scale...
GOAL WEIGHT: 150lbs
EYE COLOR: hazel (or somewhere between brown and green)
HAIR COLOR: brown
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Opera, theatre, film, all genres of music, history, Jim Henson, Orson Welles, Bollywood, lit, travel, everything...
PETS: My parents have a Bichon Frise (Toby) and a Bichon/Yorkie mix (Molly), but maybe those count more as siblings... I have a human sibling too.
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Ireland, at the moment - the DC metropolitan area more frequently.
FAVORITE COLOR: Red
FAVORITE FOODS: All of them?! Foodie food.
FAVORITE EXERCISE: Elliptical (and a run through the weight machines). I'm REALLY looking forward to not being too embarrassed to swim. That's my real favorite.
FAVORITE BOOK(S): A Christmas Carol (and Dickens in general), Terry Pratchett, Salman Rushdie, ...The Fountainhead..., Franny and Zooey, my book of Gil Elvgren pin-up art, Cyrano de Bergerac
FAVORITE MOVIE(S): Brazil (loooove Terry Gilliam), City Lights (same for Chaplin), Edward Scissorhands (I loved Burton until Alice in Wonderland), Orson Welles, the Muppet Movies (and Labyrinth/Dark Crystal), The Red Shoes, Devdas, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi... This list could go on forever.
FAVORITE TV SHOW(S): Dinosaurs, House, Community, 30 Rock, Mad Men, Good Eats, Jane Eyre (2006), Little Dorrit (2008), Nicholas Nickelby (1999)
FAVORITE BAND/MUSIC: David Bowie, Lady Gaga, Queen, The Beatles, Oingo Boingo, Kurt Weill, Gershwin, Mozart (operas), Beethoven, pretty much all Russian and Scandinavian/Baltic composers, Philip Glass (in spite of myself), Damon Albarn/Jamie Hewlett, Kate Bush, rock opera... Could also go on forever.
PROBLEM IN WEIGHT LOSS: Follow-through! I tend to get sidetracked or start making exceptions. Self-discipline.
WHAT IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME THAT WILL MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL: I finally understand (for real) that the way I am eating now (about 1500 carefully recorded calories) is the way I have to eat for the rest of my life.
WEIGHT LOSS PLAN: 1500 calories/day (and eat back calories burned exercising), meticulous food-journalling, eat better.
RELIGION: Agnostic, but raised Catholic. Secular Humanist? I like the Carl Jung/Joseph Campbell perspective.
POLITICS: Moderate liberal?
PIERCINGS: 2 in each earlobe, one cartilage (right ear).
TATTOOS: I'm never convinced I'll like the designs I like for the rest of my life... and they're expensive! I like henna.