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230 pounds in Spain Jan. 1 2009... this is what I weigh again 8/12

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164 pounds, Feb 2010 with my sister (I'm in the black dress)/ My goal is to get back to this size!

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I've always operated under the misconception that lifestyle changes were easy things... I would just change when I felt like it. Now I know it takes true dedication and commitment. Every day is a challenge. Every day I need a reminder to stick to my goals, to work out harder, to eat healthy, and to make choices like I mean it.

Being a vegetarian AND trying to limit my carb intake is very hard! I used to eat a lot of bread and pasta in the place of meat. Not anymore! If anyone has any good veggie recipes that don't rely on pasta, please pass them along!

Member Since: 7/19/2008

My Goals:
1. Be happy with my body
2. Lose at least 80 pounds- eventual goal weight 150 pounds
3. Reach 6000 Fitness minutes
4. Eliminate my food addictions and binges.
5. Take a trip to New York

My Strategies for these goals:
1. Take pride in how I look. No more "not caring." Dress in nicer clothes but still appropriate to my curves.
2. Log into SP every day to log fitness and calories. Stay within calorie range and meet daily fitness goals.
3. Work exercise into my daily and weekly routine
4. Avoid trigger foods like the plague- grain based carbs, chips, tortillas, bread, cookies, cake, french fries.
5. Save money each month for travel goals

My Program:
I can't moderate, so I just say "NO" to certain things and go from there.
NO: bread, rice, pasta, flour, tortillas, cookies, cake, brownies, sugar, corn, dairy, meat, poultry
YES: fresh fruit, fresh veggies, eggs, fish, shrimp, beans, soy, nuts, etc, etc.
I have become a creative cook!
Other than that, I'm watching my carb count and trying to stay away from anything processed. I use the calorie tracker every day to keep myself on-program... it's the only thing that has worked for me so far!

Personal Information:
I live in Seattle, a very active city, and I want to be able to take a walk in the sand in shorts and a tank top without feeling self conscious. I already feel so much better about myself since starting this weight loss journey... I am now trying to keep up the momentum and get to my goal.

Other Information:
In the past, a list like the one below helped me to reach and recognize benchmarks in my journey.

Weight loss goals: STARTING WEIGHT 240

235 lbs: MET 6/27/12!!!
230 lbs: MET 8/11/12!!!
225 lbs: goal 9/1/12
220 lbs: goal 9/15/12
215 lbs: goal 10/6/12
210 lbs: goal 10/20/12
205 lbs: goal 11/3/12
200 lbs: goal 11/17/12
195 lbs: goal 12/8/12
190 lbs: goal 12/22/12
185 lbs: goal 1/12/13
180 lbs: goal 2/2/13
175 lbs: goal 3/9/13
170 lbs: goal 3/30/13
165 lbs: goal 5/4/13
160 lbs: goal 5/25/13
155 lbs: goal 6/15/13
150 lbs: goal 7/5/13

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    I saw that you're looking for veggie recipes. Have you ever heard of a Nutribullet? I bought one a couple of months ago and LOVE it! You basically make a smoothie with any kind of combination you want, but it's suggested that you start out with a base of spinach (love it!), then add your veggies/fruits. My favorite combination right now is: spinach, 1 carrot, 1 apple, 1 banana, 1/2 beet (yes, beet!), maca powder, flaxseed, and water. Whip it up and drink it down. All of those nutrients! Just think! Youtube it. emoticon

    2911 days ago
    How are you doing, sweetie! Haven't heard from you for the last couple of weeks to wanted to check in with you. I got out for a jog yesterday. It was SWEET! About 70 degrees and literally no wind! Today I'm transferring data from the old computer to the new computer and reinstalling programs. Not so much fun.... Let me know how you're doing!


    2912 days ago
    Welcome to Low Carb For Dummies!! Come join us on the forums!!
    2919 days ago
  • v BEFIT020
    I saw your post on the Vegetarian team. I've never done Atkins but I have checked it out.

    Have you seen these:



    Hope these help you! Good luck!
    2920 days ago
  • v DREAMGIRL-14
    Love your profile pic. You are doing great...keep it up done girl!!!
    2923 days ago
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