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christy102194

christy102194
Date Joined: March 23, 2013
Last Online: October 18, 2018
Birthday: October 21, 1994
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello there!

ATTENTION!!!

I have returned from my conference! 10-9-18 and rated all swaps! There a few notecards and postcards that do not have swap IDs that are still in my pile, but otherwise you should have received ratings from me. ^^

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...

-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! ^^

-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

Ukucaitie rated for Touristy Postcard Swap USA #19 on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard of Cumberland Falls! It sounds like a beautiful place to see. We have falls sort of like that in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula. Taquanamin Falls. Thank you!
MissBrenda rated for Alcohol/Cocktail PC USA #3 on Oct 18, 2018
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Comment: Hi! Love the plastic pony they put in the pic! What is the sweet and sour they use for the Oaks Lily? Never heard of it. Have a great day!
kfaye rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thanks :)
kfaye rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 18, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you :)
CHOWEFACE rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 17, 2018
5
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Comment: Love the card! The lupines are beautiful!
katmandu rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #14 on Oct 17, 2018
5
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Comment: You cannot have too many kitty PCs! Thank you!
bluehairedmary rated for Animal Postcard Swap USA #13 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: The zoo is kind of bittersweet for me. My kids enjoy it though! I guess that's what counts. Thanks for the sweet pc!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Alcohol/Cocktail PC USA #2 on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Great Bourbon balls of fire! Thank you!
quirkyish rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 74! on Oct 17, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! Love your swap ID sticker!
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Comment: Summer of 2017 we drove from Las Vegas to Edmonton, Alberta and stopped in in this exact spot in Grand Teton National Park. It was beautiful. I loved it more than Yellowstone! Thanks!!
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Comment: There is a lot to be happy for! Thanks for the PL cards.
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Comment: Thank you
Cupcake436 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 16, 2018
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priony rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 74! on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: I love, LOVE, the quote!! Thank you!!
Irys rated for Letter Set Letter USA #20 on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you!
katmandu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 74! on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Love that turtle and Seneca is so right, I used to tutor Anatomy and Microbiology and always did better on the tests after tutoring sessions! Thank you!
katmandu rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 73! on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: Don't work too hard at DerbyCon! Find time to have fun! Thank you!
katmandu rated for MEGA Touristy Postcard Swap USA #6 on Oct 15, 2018
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Comment: What a cute baby cub! Too bad they don't stay that small! Probably best you are back north, we're flooding down here! Thank you!
MyRetroSoul rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 74! on Oct 15, 2018
5
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Comment: So cute! Thank you!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #14 on Oct 15, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the totally adorable postcard! Birthdays coming up?

Rating Overview

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Comments

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:

CurlyTea on Oct 23, 2017:

Glittermomm on Jul 3, 2017:

You have the best profile!!!

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