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At my heaviest, 176 pounds... age 19

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Halfway through my weight loss... 143 pounds... age 20 (Halloween 2008)

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117 pounds... age 21 (where I want to get back to)

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My name is Marie. I've been on SparkPeople since September 2009 but haven't been as much of a regular as I used to be. I can say the same about my gym dedication. I went from going 6-7 days a week to skipping whole weeks at a time or going a mere 1 day per week. My cardio is nothing like it used to be, neither is my weight lifting regimen. Sadly, neither is my body.

The tiny, 115 pound me is gone - but not for good. I've been struggling for close to a year now, slowly gaining almost all of the weight back that I worked so hard to lose. My motivation is practically diminished and with each passing day, I see more and more pounds adding up.

I have to put a stop to it and I've said it so many times before but it has to start somewhere. I have new goals and because 2011 is here (and I just booked a trip to the Bahamas for June!) I have to take back control of my life, my eating habits and my body..

Member Since: 10/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,854

My Goals:
I really want to be down to 115 pounds and have a toned stomach. I want to consistently feel good about myself and never feel fat or large ever again.

My Program:
I am rededicating myself to the gym and a healthy way of life. My diet consists of mostly fruits and veggies with lean proteins. I am getting my butt back to the gym and taking hot yoga as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Marie. I'm from Boston, Massachusetts and I recently graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. I am a long-time competitive dancer and I dance professionally for a traveling company during the summer.

Other Information:
I love to dance, perform, cook, read, write and try my own recipes, spend a lot of time with my family, boyfriend and best friends. I appreciate good wine and good chocolate. I love to sleep but I don't get enough of it. I work 2 jobs and hope to go to frad school next year.

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    Thanks for the friend add! You are looking great! Good luck on your weightloss journey!
    4034 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add!
    4042 days ago
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    Welcome to Spark, and best wishes on your journey. SP has a lot of great features and I suggest you take it slow and not become overwhelmed. Join some groups for motivation and support, and get to know your classmates!

    Have a great weekend, and feel free to have a piece of chocolate or two. It is a once a year event after all. Portion control is the most important thing to remember, and that this should be a lifestyle change, and not just a diet.


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    4045 days ago
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    What a great decision you have made to join Spark People. It is an amazing site! The really cool thing is that it is FREE!! There is tons of information to absorb here and there is always someone around to help if you find yourself having a bit of trouble.

    Want to make another great decision? Come check out my page. I am a co-leader of a team called QuickFire. It is the best team around by far! Yes, I am bias, but what do you have to lose? If you like what you see about the team, feel free to join! We would love to have you on board with us.

    WARINING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come play the QuickFire way!!!

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    4045 days ago
  • v ANGELICA534
    Hi and welcome to SP! Thanks for the friend add. Your weight loss is super inspiring and I am sure you will find the support here to help you lose the last few pounds. I am in the same boat and keep finding that the last 5 are never as easy as they should be.
    4045 days ago
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