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christy102194

christy102194
Date Joined: March 23, 2013
Last Online: December 8, 2018
Birthday: October 21, 1994
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there!

You have stumbled upon the profile of a true swap-bot addict. >.< !!!

Veganism/Plant-Based Eating

Back on the veganism kick for November 2018! So I hear, November is THE Month to go vegan, especially with Thanksgiving being later in the month. Will be tracking my vitals and overall health and well-being over the next month to see how it goes..!

If you'd like to talk about it/offer advice/swap recipes - by all means - I'm all ears!

I dabble in and out of being vegan - I suppose some effort is better than no effort!

Motivate me!

So over the years I've struggled with my weight, due to bad eating habits and being a couch potato that never exercised. Towards the end of high school I decided to make a change, and I'm never looking back.

MY STORY:

At my heaviest I weighed 230 lbs... Even at 5' 11", that was considered obese. I had experienced cycles of binge-eating followed by cutting off food - a terrible cycle. I was at dangerous health risks before entering high school. Gym kicked my butt, and I had dropped down to 200 lbs by [around] sophomore year.

Junior/senior year was when I decided to join a local gym, and I began seriously working hard on my weight. I got down to around 180-190 lbs post-high school.

Entering my freshman year in college, I had so much coursework and stress and I fell back into my old habits. The stress would make me want to eat, and then I would feel guilty about what I was eating and then end up eating more. I was definitely a binge-eater. Still between 180 and 190 lbs, I was overweight.

After leaving a degree that left me feeling overworked, underappreciated, and unsatisfied, I finally found a field of study I really loved. Sure there was still stress and all... But liking what you do makes things a lot better. I had more time to work on my body and health as well, and worked my way down to 170 lbs - a normal BMI!

Now, in 2016, I have reached 160 lbs, with my goal body weight in the near future! My blood pressure has gone down as well as my resting heart rate. I am able to participate in athletic activities I never used to be able to.

I have come so far, and it hasn't been easy. Every day I learn to love my body and become more mindful of my eating. I am working on indulging in foods I love without the guilt - a practice of meditation. I look forward to what the future holds for me, and I refuse to give up That's my story so far :)

Never give up on what matters most to you!

STUFF I LOVE [wish list ^^]

If it's a package swap, I'm really into...

-anything UNICORN-themed!

-Arbonne items

-adult coloring postcards [So far I have Animal Kingdom [Millie Marotta], Tropical World [Millie Marotta], Harry Potter postcards, Animorphia, Tattoo color-in postcards, Tokidoki... I am still after all other coloring for adults postcards! :)

-ANYTHING from Lush Cosmetics

-Kawaii anything. Especially plushies and letter sets!

-Art materials: Copic markers, Prismacolor colored pencils.

-anything PUSHEEN! ^^

-Tokidoki ANYTHING!!! - OBSESSED with Simone Legno's art! ESPECIALLY ANY of the blind box figurines - LOVE.

-Rick and Morty stuff: comics, T shirts, art...

-Bojack Horseman stuff

-Paperchase brand journals ARE THE BEST.

-Precise v7 colored pens [I swear by these for journaling. No lie.]

-boxed postcard sets

If you are sending clothing...

I wear a size M women's T-shirt and a size 10 pants. Size 10 women's shoe.

If the swap has a food theme / option...

-weird-flavored nut butters why stop at simple peanut butter??

-pumpkin spice anything

-anything you can find at Trader Joe's [lol]

-Vegan / plant-based food items, especially CHOCOLATE!

ATCs

I love to draw! ATCs are a great way to use my creativity in a swap-able, share-able way(:

I prefer to hand-draw my ATCs because it is my preferred medium and keeps postage reasonable.

Some of my favorite media when creating ATCs or other art works are:

  • Prismacolor colored pencil
  • mixed media
  • pencil
  • Faber Castell Pitt Pen

I love YOUR ART!!!

Hobbies ETC

In my spare time I enjoy reading a TON. [A TON.] I have an obsession with Goodreads - if you want to add me here is the link to my profile :) There are ALWAYS more than 50 books on my "currently reading" and WAY to many on my "to-read" :P

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4996577-christy

An ACTUAL gif of me trying to find a book in my collection ^

I really enjoy snailmail obviously and postcrossing is my favorite :)

I also occasionally enjoy videogames, and I play multiple genres / multiple platforms. 3DS/Wii/WiiU/Xbox/PC you name it!

Some of my all-time favorites are Animal Crossing [all of them] and Sims 3.

My music taste? ECLECTIC as can be... I literally listen to any and all.

Ratings

suepier rated for Christmas postcard swap #3 on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard.
suepier rated for What are you thankful for? on Dec 10, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing what you are thankful for.
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Comment: Thank you! Happy holidays!
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Comment: I love the peanuts card, thank you - and happy holidays! 🎄
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Comment: Thank you!!
spicemom rated for MEGA CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP USA ONLY on Dec 9, 2018
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Comment: Hi Christy Thank you for the pretty card and goodies Spicemom
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Comment: Thank you for the tough santa card. Merry christmas!
noone7212 rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the adorable card! Happy Christmas!
SeleneW rated for MEGA Kawaii Letter Swap #3 USA on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fun letter. I am jelly! I want to shop there too! <3
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Comment: Loved it all thank you 😊
bluehairedmary rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 79! on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Wonderful postcard! Thanks for the doggie sticker too!
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Comment: Thanks! I did my first Friendsgiving party this year and it was fun.
Zefaniya rated for Happy Little Notecards #84 on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: What a cute card, thanks!
widelo123 rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Christy, thank you for the cute Christmas card and goodies. Shirley
rogo09 rated for MEGA POSTCARD SWAP #2 (USA) on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you Christy.
rogo09 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 79! on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much Christy.
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Comment: I love the little funny kitty book & Duchess went right for the little hat toy; kind of ignoring the sweater one for now. Lol! Thank you. I love the cute kitty Christmas card too!
quirkyish rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the PL cards and the super cute polar bear card (from Paperchase--one of my favorite places when I studied abroad in London 20 years ago!!)
suepier rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #7 on Dec 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard from KY.
camelsamba rated for Christmas card swap - USA on Dec 7, 2018
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Comment: thanks for the card and insert papers

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CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:


Happy Belated Birthday!

katmandu on Oct 21, 2018:

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Happy Birthday!

Katina

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 15, 2018:

Before I forget.......................

ButterflyLover on Oct 4, 2018:

Enjoy your conference!

dalbright on Aug 21, 2018:

Love the expand my vocabulary postcard swap!!! Excited for another one! Thanks for hosting! ❤️❤️

ButterflyLover on May 5, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the UK! I can't wait for the series to start back up. I love HLN/Mega HLN! I bought 50 NCs just to have for these lol!

lou on Mar 25, 2018:

Happy 5 years on Swap-Bot, so glad you’re here!

ButterflyLover on Mar 5, 2018:

Don't take it personally, but I'm backing away from the TAYD NC series. I am so sick right now I can't keep up :( Hope your week has started well ♥

ButterflyLover on Feb 10, 2018:

Okay, you must really like the stationary! You will be getting Letter Set Letter #2-USA from me too LOL. Luckily for me, I have another set I can use! Have a great weekend, hun. I will get it out Monday.

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

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