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I'm back! Between personal growth, a program at UWM, and Spark People I think I'll have the tools to work towards my fitness and weight loss goals.

Here's my story: I've been obese my entire life. I come from a long line of fat folks. Personally, I'm a fat feminist and have a lot of ideological opinions about being fat in today’s culture. I still maintain that you don't have to necessarily be thin in order to be healthy and fat people are one of the last socially acceptable targets for ridicule. But, my mother passed away this past March of a heart attack. She was obese and had diabetes. When something that sudden and shocking happens, I think it's only natural to stop and evaluate your own life. I don't want to end up like my mother. I don't want to die before I turn 50 years old. So here I am taking it one step at a time to a healthier me.

I'm 25 years old and have a BA from Northland College in English and writing. I'm currently working on my Masters of Library and Information Science at UW-Milwaukee. I enjoy knitting, crochet, hiking, reading, watching movies, baking, and fishing.

No divine purpose brings freedom from sin
And peace is a gift that must come from within
I've looked for the love that will bring me to rest
Feeding this hunger beating strong in my chest

Alison Kruass's Get Me Through December

Member Since: 5/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,015

My Goals:
Get healthy and feel good about myself - body, soul, and mind.

My Program:
Since I moved to Milwaukee I've been eating healthier, more balanced meals. I still need to work on the fitness aspect. But I just copied down the phone number for UWM's fitness center.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Illinois, but moved to the Northwoods of Wisconsin for school. Currently I'm in Milwaukee working on my masters degree.

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