I was pretty excited when I found this group...I immediately felt like I would meet friends here!!
A little bit about me: my name is Lynn, and I am 40 years old. I live in rural western Maryland (Deep Creek Lake area), but am originally from The People's Republic of Ann Arbor, Michigan....land of the Hash Bash, the Naked Mile, cars, bars, and alot of weirdos. LOL.
My two biggest passions are nature and animals. I love to be outside, just taking in all the splendor....playing in the dirt, smelling the grass, meditating under my favorite tree. We have 6 acres in the country to roam around. We also have many critters....6 dogs, 8 cats, and 2 potbellied pigs....and I befriend all the other creatures that come around like deer, foxes, wild turkeys (okay, one doesn't really befriend wild turkeys...they are pretty grouchy) and black bears!
I am a Buddhist....a pretty 'lapsed' one now that I live in this area, but I occasionally go for retreat at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia. I'm what my DH calls an "Eco-Freako"...committed to saving the planet in any way I can.
I love piercings and tatoos. I have 8 piercings - 3 in each ear, my navel, and my nose (nostril stud). I have 4 tattoos so far, and am working on designs for at least 2 more. They really are addictive!
I guess I should mention weight, since this is a weight loss board. Uh, I am fat. LOL! I was thin up until around age 30, and then the pounds started piling on. Not coincidentally, that was also the time that I started thinking and acting like a "grown up".....worrying, stressing, trying to keep up with the Joneses, etc. I have really made an effort to get away from that, and my diet plan is basically to listen to my body and give it the natural fuel it needs to function and maintain a healthy weight. So far I have lost 7 pounds in less than 3 weeks.
I really hope to meet some friends here....I feel like I have alot in common with most of you!