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UPDATE: ~~January 2021: working on shedding the weight again (after two pregnancies, new jobs, life in general....). I am currently at 57.6 kg (about 127 lbs) and need to be back at 52 kg (115 lb). Hopefully, I can do that by the summer.
February 1: 56.4 kg (124 lbs)

My name is Alina. Thank you for visiting my page!

I live in the US since August 2005 and gained about 10 pounds in the first 3 months after I came here. I thought that US meant unhealthy food, but now I understand that that's not true. I hope to be get to 110 pounds so that I could feel good about myself. If I can get lower than that, it's great. If not, at least let me get rid of all the fat around my waist and thighs :)

I started my relationship with SP in November 2006, but at some point I stopped and wanted faster results. So I tried Atkins one more time. It worked (I got to 52 kg=116lb), but after I stopped, I realized I was missing carbs so much... And I gained all the weight back and more. So I started SP once again, more motivated this time and I intend to wait to see the results.
I restarted SP on 05/14/2007.
SW: 58.9 kg (130 lb)

12/02/2007: I hit my goal of 50 kg!!!

At that time my CW: 49.6 kg (109.3 lb)
GW: 50 kg (110.2 lb)

-Waist: 25.8"
-Hips: 34.3"
-Thighs: 18.9"

~~Starting September 5, 2007, I CAN RUN!!!
~~04/10/2008: I got engaged!!!!
~~3/1/2009: 52.9 kg

~~ 2/25/2010 - I got married in Las Vegas! I was 53.3 kg (or so) on my wedding day. I actually had to lose weight before my wedding (I wanted to get to less than 53 kg, but the scale did not want to go there... oh well...) due to an "huge" jump of about 2 kg since before the Holidays.

~~August 2010: got my doctoral degree and my first job!!
~~November 25, 2012: my baby girl (Kate Mira) was born; she immediately became the love of my life

Member Since: 11/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 25,914

My Goals:
Updated my goals in January 2021, fighting to lose the baby weight (and some):
Goal 1: 56 kg (123 lbs)
(I am only 1.56m short=5'1")
Goal 2: 54 kg (119 lb)
Goal 3 (Final Goal): 52 kg (115 lbs)

My Program:
The recipe is simple:
-eat healthy and and not too much
-drink at least 64oz water a day
-exercise on a regular basis (I am currently doing the Chloe Challenge workout, playing ping pong for fun and walking the dogs)

Personal Information:
I am from Romania and came to the US as a PhD student in economics. I finished the doctoral program in 2010 and got my first job as Assistant Professor in August 2010. My husband and I have two girls.

Other Information:
Favorite quote: "Tomorrow is another day!" (Scarlett O'Hara-"Gone with the Wind") (not when I am eating too much or not exercising, but when I am feeling down)

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    Hey, pretty lady! Thanks for checking in! Everything is going well here. My pregnancy has been great so far. I'm in the second trimester, which is the most comfortable ... hence my current, happy state ;)

    How are things with you?
    3889 days ago
    Thanks, Alina! I'm not going to lie, gaining this much weight scares me! Ha. I hope everything is going well with you and that married life is treating you well!
    3921 days ago
    Dr. Alina (congrats, by the way!), you can do anything you set your mind to! Have fun training... running in the fall is the best!

    Things in NJ are great! It's quiet, but I like it that way :) I don't run nearly as much as I used to, but I'm trying to keep up the best I can. Crazy how life can get in the way sometimes...
    3970 days ago
    Thank you so much for my medal!!! :-)
    4109 days ago
    Heya Hunn!!! emoticon

    First off, CONGRATULATIONS on your wedding emoticon You looked beautiful on your special day...I can't imagine how happy you and your hubby are. WISHING YOU BOTH ALL THE BEST!!!

    Secondly, thank you for your wonderful comment! emoticon I'm working hard...still haven't reached my goal of 18-20% Bodyfat. It's getting harder BUT I won't quit emoticon

    Lastly, just wanted you to know that I'm here for you to cheer on you as you continue your journey to get fit! YOU CAN DO IT! emoticon

    FIT FOR LIFE... emoticon

    emoticon Sweet*TRINA

    *btw, if you are on Facebook....add me...Katrina Palana-Soledad...SEE YAH THERE! XO
    4118 days ago
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