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Hi everyone. :-)
I'm 38 years old, live with my OH, have no kids (yet!) and work full time. I'm also doing a course which started in September and will run for the next 2 years.
Basically the reason I'm here is that I've gained 20 lbs over the last few years. It's crept on slowly, an extra biscuit here, a chocolate bar there, and few of my clothes fit me any more. I'm really busy and find myself using the old excuse that I don't have time to exercise any more and that I need convenience food 'cos I just don't have time to cook.
This is all nonsense. I could make time for these things. I have no energy and a poor diet aggravates this.
Last week I found myself wondering if i should give up my life-long dream of completing this course as I just don't have enough energy to do all the things I need to. I decided no, I'm going to get fitter and stronger and healthier instead, and achieve all the things I've ever wanted.
I'd love to hear from others in a similar position. I'm determined to reach 40 feeling better than I ever have done!

Start - 165.5 lbs
End of first week - new haircut and eyebrow wax - DONE!
160 lbs - some new gear for work
155 lbs - full body massage
150 lbs - manicure
145 lbs - ????????
135 lbs - ????????
134 lbs - GOAL WEIGHT!!!!!!! I can't imagine getting here so this has to be a big, truly motivating reward...I'm still working on what it might be.

Member Since: 5/22/2010

Fitness Minutes: 635

My Goals:
My goals are to:
Reach my goal weight of 134lbs (from 165.5)
Have much more energy - Done
Quit smoking - Done
Learn some healthy habits like drinking less coffee and more water - Done

My Program:
I'm eating between 1200 - 1550 calories per day.
I'm trying to increase the amount of exercise I do. I'd like to build it up to 3 times a week.
Drinking water is great for my energy levels so I'm continuing with this.

Personal Information:
I live in Scotland where bad habits and resulting poor health are the norm. I'm determined improve my health and quslity of life.

My ultimate goals are to reach 134 lbs, run a marathon, do a PhD and have a baby.

Other Information:
I'm a musician and enjoy playing and listening to all kinds of music.
I love zombie movies, though I wouldn't watch one on my own!
I'm vegetarian and have been for a long time but would love to make a serious attempt at veganism.
I'm a true animal lover and have 3 kitty animal companions.

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