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  • #61
    Originally posted by dvsness View Post
    I was 4. I don't remember a thing. I have a whole sheet written by the administrator at NYU where I took it, though. Apparently I was supposed to be some kind of prodigy. That led to many years of ballet, piano and Latin, none of which interested me much.
    WOW!
    Whether you think you can or think you can't. You're right.

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    • #62
      As I read this I think of other stuff....

      -I'm 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Kickapoo Indian, and 1/2 Pennsylvania Duetsch (which is German). I get "are you Italian?" No. Greek? No. Not hispanic. Like they don't want to believe that one. In the town I grew up in hispanic was dominant, mostly Puerto Rican. The hispanic guy always walk up to me spouting spanish to which I just shrug. I can only count to 20 in Spanish.

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      • #63
        Sallyanne, you have the BEST ideas! My name is Brenda, 42, was in the Marine Corps for 4 1/2 years ( heavy equipment operator), and I also have 2 sons ( 19 and 11) and my niece lived with me for 16 years, she's now 18. We share our home with 1-19 yr. old cat, 2 parrots, 3 dogs, and 4 hermit crabs. My mother suffered a stroke nearly 3 years ago which is the main reason my sons and I relocated from Ohio to right outside Camp Lejeune. We moved with only four boxes of stuff, my olympic weight bench, 310# of weights, dumbells, and two xboxes. I currently work in a grocery store, doesn't pay much, but it allows time to care for my mom and it's only ten minutes away(it's also in the freezer ). I can always go back to construction later. My oldest son lives in the Outer Banks now and the youngest is currently homeschooled ( he's the one that threatens to tell Dave if I cheat-it was only 1 chicken nugget!) I have less than 8 months for my BSN-but I have to get mom better before I can finish. She's not really bad off but it's nice to be close by just in case. I don't know what I weigh because I can't think of anything more depressing than getting on a scale and finding out that I only lost 1/2 lb. or that-God forbid!-I actually gained! I wear a size 6 and can't wait for the tourist season to be over so I can start working out again. I don't help people with their workouts or diets anymore, it's like casting pearls before swine. I worked out with one girl, she lost twenty pounds in 6 weeks! Then she quit, told me if she had to workout like that and diet she was going for gastric bypass. So I just don't bother anymore.

        I do have a question for you all though. How do your families handle your decisions to workout and diet? My mom is coming around to it but my brothers' and their families hate it. They don't seem to want to do anything that doesn't involve food. We live 10 min. from the beach but they won't go with us. My boys and my niece are a great support system though and they are all physically active, my boys both lift. Jamie weighs 92# and he can bench 95# (only once) I don't let him lift heavy but he knows how to workout safely. Ok, I have to get off now, it's my day off which means housecleaning, yuk! I'm soooo glad I've found women like me, this is so great.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by whiskeymike View Post
          Sallyanne, you have the BEST ideas! My name is Brenda, 42, was in the Marine Corps for 4 1/2 years ( heavy equipment operator), and I also have 2 sons ( 19 and 11) and my niece lived with me for 16 years, she's now 18. We share our home with 1-19 yr. old cat, 2 parrots, 3 dogs, and 4 hermit crabs. My mother suffered a stroke nearly 3 years ago which is the main reason my sons and I relocated from Ohio to right outside Camp Lejeune. We moved with only four boxes of stuff, my olympic weight bench, 310# of weights, dumbells, and two xboxes. I currently work in a grocery store, doesn't pay much, but it allows time to care for my mom and it's only ten minutes away(it's also in the freezer ). I can always go back to construction later. My oldest son lives in the Outer Banks now and the youngest is currently homeschooled ( he's the one that threatens to tell Dave if I cheat-it was only 1 chicken nugget!) I have less than 8 months for my BSN-but I have to get mom better before I can finish. She's not really bad off but it's nice to be close by just in case. I don't know what I weigh because I can't think of anything more depressing than getting on a scale and finding out that I only lost 1/2 lb. or that-God forbid!-I actually gained! I wear a size 6 and can't wait for the tourist season to be over so I can start working out again. I don't help people with their workouts or diets anymore, it's like casting pearls before swine. I worked out with one girl, she lost twenty pounds in 6 weeks! Then she quit, told me if she had to workout like that and diet she was going for gastric bypass. So I just don't bother anymore.

          I do have a question for you all though. How do your families handle your decisions to workout and diet? My mom is coming around to it but my brothers' and their families hate it. They don't seem to want to do anything that doesn't involve food. We live 10 min. from the beach but they won't go with us. My boys and my niece are a great support system though and they are all physically active, my boys both lift. Jamie weighs 92# and he can bench 95# (only once) I don't let him lift heavy but he knows how to workout safely. Ok, I have to get off now, it's my day off which means housecleaning, yuk! I'm soooo glad I've found women like me, this is so great.
          you are the only other woman I've ever "met" that operates heavy equipment. I've been telling Jeff that we should put together a company of equipment operators that are all women.

          Of course, he wants them all the wear bikinis....
          hardcoregymregistry.com * prettybuff.com * myspace.com/sallyagin

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          • #65
            oh yeah, didn't think about nationalities...let's see...I am:
            • irish
            • scottish
            • german
            • italian
            • cherokee
            and pretty much in that order
            TWO WORDS

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            • #66
              Originally posted by gymdiva View Post
              oh yeah, didn't think about nationalities...let's see...I am:
              • irish
              • scottish
              • german
              • italian
              • cherokee
              and pretty much in that order
              I have chrokee blood, too! On my dad's side.
              hardcoregymregistry.com * prettybuff.com * myspace.com/sallyagin

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              • #67
                Originally posted by GirlyMuscle View Post
                As I read this I think of other stuff....

                -I'm 1/4 Irish, 1/4 Kickapoo Indian, and 1/2 Pennsylvania Duetsch (which is German). I get "are you Italian?" No. Greek? No. Not hispanic. Like they don't want to believe that one. In the town I grew up in hispanic was dominant, mostly Puerto Rican. The hispanic guy always walk up to me spouting spanish to which I just shrug. I can only count to 20 in Spanish.
                free college with proven 1/4 native american! healthcare, too.
                hardcoregymregistry.com * prettybuff.com * myspace.com/sallyagin

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                • #68
                  Originally posted by fitmomma3 View Post
                  We have a lot in common competitevly
                  I did the seekonk,MA one in April too and also won the short and overall

                  I'm 1/2 greek, black, and native american so I get the same thing, or people asking me where I just went on vacation when It's my natural color lol


                  I'm with him too, first time this year and I have seen the most progress with him, I have never had a trainer before always did it myself, and although I truly believe its important to learn A LOT on your own , he is great! I need someone to say do this do that because I go mental sometimes when I look in the mirror and make stupid adjustments when I need to just leave stuff alone. I know he has a lot of girls but I email him a gazillion times and he always gets back to me, changes things for me often (my body is very weird), and when I got a stomach bug three days before my comp he was on the phone with me at 10:00 at night reassuring me and giving me updates every few hours the whole few next days. He's so honest about his opinions which I love! And I love his cardio! I actually feel like I'm more of an athlete than just chugging along getting my 30 minutes in. Plus he actually changes a lot for me and answers my questions and listens to my ideas, I need to know why I'm doing something and he will explain it, short and sweet but still helps.

                  LOVE MMA! My husband's cousin actually fights, he trains at Gracie's gym in Derry, NH. We go to watch him fight and its awesome! His last fight he won by excessive strikes, and the fight before that guillotine choke!

                  I LOVEEEE ur responses!! We have a lot in common, it's so nice to meet ya I hear ya on the cardio. My bf is a bball player so he's used to the constant cardio...I can say that it's nice to try to keep up with him lol I've seen the most progress with Mike too. He's been great to me over the last 12 weeks (since I started) and like you said...even if it's short and sweet, he still does get back to me. He also called me the nite before my show and told me to bring my inner diva out n walk that walk It was the PERFECT thing I needed to hear the nite before! I'm definitely going to start MMA soon....even tho I think it may be bordering a fine line of "overdoing" the cardio... I think it may really help me with my legs... these Samoan bones are holding me down lol... if any of you are familiar with Samoans... then you know what I mean hehehe... lol @ that's my natural color...GOSH I wish that was my problem...I'm usually getting the comments like... why is ur dad so dark and ur so white?? lol

                  So nice to meet you and congrats on being such a knockout, a competitor AND a mommy!!!

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                  • #69
                    [quote=I do have a question for you all though. How do your families handle your decisions to workout and diet? My mom is coming around to it but my brothers' and their families hate it. They don't seem to want to do anything that doesn't involve food. We live 10 min. from the beach but they won't go with us. My boys and my niece are a great support system though and they are all physically active, my boys both lift. Jamie weighs 92# and he can bench 95# (only once) I don't let him lift heavy but he knows how to workout safely. Ok, I have to get off now, it's my day off which means housecleaning, yuk! I'm soooo glad I've found women like me, this is so great.[/quote]

                    I agree!!! It's so nice to meet women who are into the same things... I know that sometimes when you're involved in the industry, there are soooooooooooooooooooooo many women who compete, who work out, who are fitness models, etc etc but in your own life...it's like you're the only woman you knwo that does it lol. So this is a great place to meet with some real women who support and are into the same things

                    As far as family goes, that's really tough and I'm sorry it's something you're dealing with. Fortunately for me, my family is very supportive. Ulitimately they may not agree with what I'm doing...but they see my discipline and my determination and I think it motivates them somewhere along in their lives which I guess indirectly makes them supportive? I mean, I come from a very tight nit family so we all support each other no matter what but I think them seeing me do well and seeing my body change really keeps them motivated. I've turned them all onto a life they never really knew about. They only knew the stereotypes of bodybuilding and even tho I'm a figure competitor, they thought for a long time that I was a bodybuilder because they didn't realize that there are other categories outside of just bodybuilding. Anyhow... honestly... it's great to have your family n friends support you but don't let it stop you from doing what you want to do!! We're here to support you!

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by gymdiva View Post
                      oh yeah, didn't think about nationalities...let's see...I am:
                      • irish
                      • scottish
                      • german
                      • italian
                      • cherokee
                      and pretty much in that order
                      Ooouhh and what very nice blend it is . . .

                      So Sharon , do you go crazy with green beer like the other Irish's folk on St. Patty's Day?

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                      • #71
                        I actually don't like beer...pretty funny, huh?
                        TWO WORDS

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                        • #72
                          Originally posted by gymdiva View Post
                          I actually don't like beer...pretty funny, huh?
                          LOL . . yeah it is , I bet you won't say that out loud in a Irish bar that's for sure.

                          I guess either the "italian" or "cherokee" side of you is the most dominate gene . .

                          Cause I know the other 3 are definately big on beer drinking.

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                          • #73
                            yeah I've never liked beer...doesn't mean I don't drink though!
                            TWO WORDS

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by sallyanne View Post
                              free college with proven 1/4 native american! healthcare, too.
                              I don't think I can prove it. Hell, I never even met my grandfather on my Dad's side.

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by Mr. Eddie View Post
                                Ooouhh and what very nice blend it is . . .

                                So Sharon , do you go crazy with green beer like the other Irish's folk on St. Patty's Day?
                                Real Irishmen and Irishwomen drink Guinness!

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