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christy102194

christy102194
Date Joined: March 23, 2013
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: October 21, 1994
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there!

My name is Christy and I LOVE SWAP-BOT. I'm a Security Engineer from the Chicagoland area. I'm an animal lover and pretty easy-going and open-minded individual. Nice to meet you(:

EDIT - 5/20/18 I have arrived home from the UK! Please hang in there with me as I go through rating all of these swaps! I almost got to be present for the Royal Wedding but flew home the morning of. :D

DO YOU LOVE BOOKS???

Feel free to try out Book Of The Month - you get a free tote! My link is below to join!

BOTM referral link!:

https://www.mybotm.com/9hvme5h77uq8h0k9

Welcome to the crazy that IS my profile~ Come on in, don't mind the mess..!

5 YEARS OF SWAP AWESOMENESS!!! 3-23-18!!! ^^ HERE'S TO 5 MORE!!!

Some of my many many hobbies include gaming, reading, writing, journaling, ATC-ing, drawing, and collecting. I collect everything.

I'm that person who you can send those weird things to-NOT easily offended.

I am NOT religious, but I find Buddhism and Hinduism interesting.

I love jokes and inspirational stuff too when it comes to letters and writing. We all have those bad days.

If you ever feel down, just remember:

I can be kind of a geek, I suppose. I enjoy many activities and am not really your average teen. I've been doing LANs and am working on a home gaming environment currently.

I always send, I never flake, and I ALWAYS rate. Non-raters are almost half as bad as flakers. :/

I love all animals and creatures big and small! Even bugs. Yes. BUGS. Don't mind even a little bit. The buddhistic approach without the buddhistic practice.

I have been dating an awesome IT guy named Matt since June 2013 :)

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I was fortunate enough to travel to England twice between December of last year and January 2018. I think a little piece of me will always be there! I'd even consider living there for a while!

And lastly, I guess I should say that I am here on swap-bot for fun! Finding new penpals perhaps, sending fun mail, and meeting cool people from around the US and beyond (: Come say Hi, I don't bite! ^^

...Unless you're holding food. XD

Veganism/Plant-Based Eating

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So I went vegan for a month last November [2016]. I kept a journal for that month and documented my feelings/things I noticed. It went very well - I felt great, experienced little to no acne, headaches, or other ailments. My vitals have also become better-my blood pressure has lowered a bit.

I've been eating mostly vegan/plant-based since then.

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 100% vegan - I suppose some effort is better than no effort! I guess you could say I'm a part-time vegan as I still eat cheese every so often -3-

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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...

-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! ^^

-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??

-PB2

-pumpkin spice anything

-health bars / meal bars

-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

Sarahldf rated for Astronomical Postcard Swap USA #2 on May 26, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard from "The Final Frontier"!
cindynvb rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #4 on May 26, 2018
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Comment: Love your swap label. Hope your meeting went well.
Sagebrushs rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #2 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Cute cat, thank you.
Leftie rated for Talk About Your Day Notecard #43 USA on May 25, 2018
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Comment: 😁 Hey....again! 😇
Yakima1955 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks
katmandu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on May 25, 2018
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Comment: I've never heard of the Bull Ring, had to look it up and it looks fabulous. Did you go the Card Factory and look to see if they had some fun PCs? Glad you had a great time; I'm so jealous of people who travel as I'm unable to do so right now! Thank you!
Autumn5 rated for Botanical Postcard Swap USA #4 on May 25, 2018
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Comment: Very pretty - thank you! I hope the meeting went well :)
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Comment: Your return address/Swap-bot labels are really cute! Sounds like you had a busy & productive day. Thanks so much for the "Project Life" cards - they are pretty and useful in so many ways!
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
CaptiveofIowa rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #2 on May 24, 2018
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Comment: Hey Christy, Hope you can make it out to Barcelona one day, and thanks for sending it so quickly.
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Marykstaveness rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 61! on May 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
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aspens rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #1 on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Good luck with your clothing purge! Thank you for the fox postcard, it's so cute!
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 60! on May 21, 2018
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Comment: Good luck in all of your travels. Thanks for the card!
HannahsMommy07 rated for MEGA Make Someone's Mail Day! on May 21, 2018
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HannahsMommy07 rated for ATC - Free Themed #113 (USA) on May 20, 2018
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ahren rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #3 on May 19, 2018
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Comment: This card makes me laugh every time I look at it! Thanks! And keep cleaning ! Cleanliness is next to godliness !
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Comment: Thank you!

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Comments

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:

CurlyTea on Oct 23, 2017:

Glittermomm on Jul 3, 2017:

You have the best profile!!!

marinda on Jun 19, 2017:

Thank you SOOOOO much for angellibg the coloring post card swap for me!! Your card is lovely and really made my day! 🎉

Leekoba on May 8, 2017:

Thank you so much for angel-ing the kawaii letter #6 swap <3 You're a doll, I just loved the Roses are Red Poem :) Happy Swapping <3

Bhindblueeyes on May 4, 2017:

Because I loved this .gif so much, I just have to leave it for all of the HFF members :)

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