Hi guys! Iíve been writing a few posts here, so I thought I should introduce myself:
Iím 36, a psychology grad student (went back to university 4 years ago), single, no children, no pets.
: Iíve been overweight most of my life and a yoyo dieter Ė and this time Iím doing everything *slowly*. I lost 35 pounds a year and a half ago, and then maintained the new weight until I started up with a new losing-weight-period this April. This weight-loss-period will last 6 months (April-October) and in November Iíll go back to maintaining the new weight. I donít follow a specific plan: I count calories (keeping to 1500 calories a day/10.500 a week), try to eat healthy (whole grains, lots of fruits and vegetables, etc). Exercise every day: jogging 2-3 mornings a week, lifting weight 3 times a week, some hiking, Pilates, yoga.
: Iíve been a reader all my life, but after going back to school l donít really read much anymore. Itís been mostly non-fiction and psychology books for the last 4 years. I look forward to finishing school and start working, so that I can go back to enjoying fiction again. Favorite authors: Jane Austen, Margaret Atwood, A.S. Byatt, Iain Pears, Connie Willis, Neil Gaiman, Toni Morrison, Jorge Luis Borges, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Octavia Butler, Umberto Eco, William Gibson, Janet Frame, Marge Piercy.
: I've also been reading comics and graphic novels all my life. Present day favorites: The Sandman, Y: the last man, Fray, Fables, Preacher, Promethea, Gloom Cookie Ė but also some of the writers of classics like Wonder Woman (yey!), Batman, The Justice League.
: I'm a sucker for good stories. Strangely enough most of my favorites are sci-fi: Terminator, Alien, Aliens, Dark City, 12 monkeys, 5th element, Jacobís Ladder, the Matrix.
: X-files was my first and longest TV-love-story, but ended badly (where I pretend the last 2 seasons didnít happen). Josh Whedonís trio is my second: Buffy (weak finish too Ė but nowhere as bad as X-files), Angel (oh man. Iím still grieving the cancellation of Angel!), Firefly (ditto). Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Simpsons.
: Periodically obsessed with Sims and Sim City. Eagerly awaiting Sims2.
I have been a lurker at Alternachicks for a while Ė and just want to say that you guys rock!