What a marvelous idea! Hello loves, my name is Emily... i'm not especially active in fangirldom - other than by osmosis by virtue of living with my lovely platonic wives medland
who nurture my squee on a daily basis - but XF was my first fandom love, ER is my happy place, i've recently discovered and fallen headlong for The West Wing, and I fully intend to dive headfirst into this thing called BSG I keep hearing about just as soon as my schedule permits ;)
I'm pretty much a workaholic. Even though I don't like my job so much right now. Paradoxical.
I've been curvy since I was about 12, but at less than an inch shy of 6 feet tall, I can pretty much carry it off. I'm not all that worried about being slimmer, but lately I've felt like my body is falling apart by degrees, and I definitely feel the need to be healthier.
I dance (ballet) whenever I don't have an excuse not to, which isn't often enough (the actual dancing, not the excuses - those are way too frequent!), and I walk a *lot*. I detest the very idea of gyms, and would run but for a very dodgy knee that I'm more scared of than actually hampered by.
My main concern is the lack of vegetables and hydration in my diet. I drink gallons of coffee and eat bushels of pasta, but I know that I need to drink a lot more water, and eat smaller, more balanced meals.
I'm totally down with exercising, though, and if someone puts ideas or challenges on here, I'll definitely give it a whirl. And if anyone else wants to buddy up on trying to drink more water, give me a shout - I'll never remember to go and get a glass for myself, but I will *totally* stay on top of sending you emails telling you to get yourself one. I love telling people what to do ;)
I'll start with a recommendation, actually: dancing is awesome. Ballet is definitely not for everyone, but jumping around your bedroom with a hairbrush while blasting Britney (or ACDC or whatever) burns calories too. As does tangoing with beautiful strangers - real or imaginary - or even 'heads, shoulders knees and toes' if you want to multitask and entertain little people (either by having them join in, or laugh at you ;)).