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I am 26 years old, from Portland, Oregon. I love it here.

My boyfriend and I got back from our trip to Vietnam in December. It was amazing, hot, sticky and frustrating. My relationship actually survived 7 weeks of travel, and I have maintained my weight! I am looking forward to many more experiences traveling the world. We are currently saving our pocket change (and can deposits) for a trip to Mexico.

I am unemployed at the moment, and probably eating too much. Also, I have been slacking on exercising. This will all change.

I am trying not to be such an all or nothing person... I took a little break from logging and am ready to start again!

Another ongoing goal is to keep myself in good health, by controlling my type 1 diabetes. I started my new pump in September, and (with a few more adjustments) it has already changed things for the better.

Member Since: 6/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,232

My Goals:
At least MAINTAIN.

I will take less insulin per day - I will go on the insulin pump in August. DONE Sept 08

I will be able to jog for 30 minutes by September. DONE 8/14/08

I will cut my alcohol consumption to fit within my calorie range.

I will be physically fit enough to travel in Vietnam in November of this year. I will have more energy, and sleep better.

Mini Goals:
213 - 10lb Done! 7/12/08
208 - 15 lb DONE 7/24/08
200 - 200.4 8/26/08

My Program:
I am doing a walk/jog program for 30ish minutes 3x per week. I am walking 3 miles or "riding the elliptical" for 30+ minutes on the off days. I do cardio 5x per week.. Haven't talked myself into much strength training yet.

[the above plan has been a bit lax of late, but I am still running, and trying to get back on track to make exercise a priority in my life.]

week 1 - DONE
week 2 - DONE
week 3 - DONE
week 4 - DONE
week 5 - DONE
week 6 - DONE
week 7 -
week 8 -
week 9 -

I am staying within my calorie range and testing my blood sugar more often.

Personal Information:
My name is Kate, and I'm from beautiful Portland, Oregon. I have a BFA in printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Other Information:
I love tattoos, my cats, making jewelry, working with leather, printmaking, and cooking!

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  • v BREW99
    Hi! Glad to see you are back in the swing of things and happy to be doing so. I wish you the best of luck with your current motivation! Any yummy recipes from Vietnam you have to share? I used to live in Japan so I love Asian cuisine... yummy yummy!
    4341 days ago
    Puppies are always fun, my BF has a neighbor with 1.5 week old husky-mutt puppies we're going to go (maybe) visit tonight. He (the neighbor) says they're so small they're pretty much just belly and legs and they tip over a lot and don't walk very well yet. I guess human babies are even less coordinated at 1.5 weeks old though, so no fair to judge!
    I have 2 kayaks that I parked on the edge of my porch last fall and I guess it rained and rained and rained and poured and I forgot to go flip them one last time before it froze, but now that its finally summer-ish outside it looks like they might melt free this week! That's my excitement, although I don't have a car with which to take them anywhere good yet....
    4364 days ago
    Revision/update to March 26 post...
    That part about the BF, scratch that. Not better, not moving in June, and so definitely not "so far so good". I pretty much see an end coming, I just don't know when I'll get the nerve to do it. How lame is that???? I'm sure if someone turned my life into a book I wouldn't even finish reading it because I would be so annoyed at the dumb girl who kept pretending things would change. I've been told that crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, but I'd like to revise that crazy is also doing something different and different and different even though you keep getting the same results. Yell, doesn't work. Ignore, doesn't work. Cry, doesn't work. Bargain, doesn't work. Threaten, doesn't work. I totally see the dead end, but I guess I'm too chicken to take the next final step. Lame-o-rama.
    How's your life going?
    4381 days ago
    The manufacturer of the dress sent me a refund check! It was awesome. Plus they offered free tailoring. Crazy.

    I really need to start C25k again.

    I will call soon. Promise.
    4396 days ago
    I went to CA for a wedding last weekend and I was actually in Portland yesterday for a hour and a half as part of my ridiculous 4-leg trip home (San Jose, Portland, Seattle, Anchorage, Fairbanks). I thought of you out there somewhere in the rain....
    Progress Shmogress though. I don't think I've made any positive progress in any direction lately, at least thats how it feels. The weather is warming up though and on a day we don't get wind its pretty nice out which always makes the world seem a better place. I'm anxious for the snow to go so I can actually go spend time outside and get some real exercise, not to mention once we're snow-free it usually means school is over so I actually get a life again : )
    The BF and I are doing better, still "dating" and not living together, but I told him if he can make a solid (and effective) effort to stop drinking and revise his life/habits that lead to drinking he can come back after school's over for the semester. So far so good, but I'd be stupid to think we were in the clear already. We'll see, but as of now it looks like he'll be back in June.
    Anyway, hope things are going good in your direction, I love the change idea, I used to save mine but never for any specific reason....
    4403 days ago
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