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This is my heaviest, around 206 pounds (December 2004)

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About 164 pounds (October 2005)

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About 174 pounds (October 2006)


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Hi! My name is Marissa. I'm 24 years old and recently graduated with my MBA. My weight loss journey has been a roller coaster. I joined Weight Watchers in the summer of 2005 at a whopping 206 pounds. Over the next couple of years I got down to 135 pounds. That was too skinny for me. I started putting on about 10 pounds at a time. After the first 10, I started working out and getting back on track with Weight Watchers. I was gaining more weight than I was losing and had gained a total of 15-20 pounds before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I gained back another 15-20 over the following year and a half due to having too much fun with my friends during grad school. Looking back, it was worth it.

I am currently unemployed and have moved back home until I find a job in this wonderful economy. The good thing about it is that I am getting a lot of rest and I can work out as much as I want. This week I have started going back to Weight Watchers meetings and working out regularly.

Looking back on some old entries on a livejournal blog I kept for my weight loss journey, I was confusing motivation with obsession. I don't want getting back to my goal weight to cause more frustration than happiness with results. Besides getting my weight down and becoming stronger, not becoming obsessive is just as important to me.

I've found a lot of inspiration within this community in the past so feel free to friend me!


GOAL: 140 by 10/31/10

Member Since: 1/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,547

My Goals:
I would really just like to feel healthy and comfortable in my own skin. I want to be able to go shopping and be able to ask for a size down, instead of the size up that they don't carry. I feel that I am beautiful inside and out, but I can make some changes for me to truly feel that way.

My Program:
I am following the Weight Watchers point system. This is actually the same amount of calories that this site has recommended for me, but I would prefer to count points rather than calories. I try to do cardio for one hour twice a week and strength training with 15 mins of cardio to warm up three times a week.

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24 years old
Recent [unemployed] MBA graduate
Currently living in Austin, TX

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  • v ELIKA625
    hey! i was just browsing sparkpeople and found your page, it looks like you're doing an awesome job so far. you and your boyfriend are such a cute couple! i'm sure you'll look amazing for your anniversary this summer!
    5198 days ago
  • v CASSAN
    hey hey hey

    Just checking in to see how things are going for you. Hope all is well and that you are still doing good :)

    Bright 'n' Shiny

    5210 days ago
  • v JENNLYNN429
    Hey Roomie! Good luck with your goals, I know you can do it! Remember, I'm only a room away if you need anything. Ha!
    5227 days ago
    Hi Marissa :) Thanks for the comment! Actually, I still have a hard time really taking in the fact that I've done so much. You'd think that once you actually accomplish something you'd be happier than hell, but when I see the numbers or people mention it, I still feel a little stunned - like I'll wake up from this dream.

    I wish you the best of luck with your goals and I think you look adorable in your pictures - I love the costume ones. And as you said, there is alway support here - so if you need to talk feel free to message me! :)
    5227 days ago
  • v CASSAN

    My anme is Cassandra but I go by Cassan a lot, Anyways just wanted to stop by and give a friendly hello and welcome. If you need anything or just want to talk about how you are doing than I am here :)
    Your goal is somewhat by mine. I have been working out and still working on the eating better. So I believe we can all do it and get to the goal of our dreams.
    Hope to hear from you!!

    Bright 'n' Shiny
    5228 days ago
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