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Nearing the finish of my first triathlon! 5/20/12 - 188lb - size 8/10

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I took this to show a friend my new haircolor, but then look at my WAIST! 3-8-12, 191lb

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I try to lose weight, and it always seems to find me. Followed my dreams to Michigan... and my old habits caught up to me here. I thought I had it all figured out; I did have it pretty well figured out for myself. I knew where and what to eat, I had easy access to fresh, healthy foods, I had exercise and activity built into the schedule of my busy life. I was mainting an 80lb weight loss for years and felt that my weight struggles were behind me. And then I fell in love and moved to rural Michigan. I remember standing in restaurants and grocery stores in tears when I first arrived as I realized there were little to no healthy options I found appetizing. I remember thinking that working out at home would be so easy if I worked from home... I'm struggling, but I'm here! I've had enough of excuses and laying on the couch. I'm done missing the sense of accomplishment and self-worth that comes from making good choices and changing myself and my life for the better. I'm taking it, and control over my life and my body back.

Member Since: 1/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 21,152

My Goals:
Love for others

My Program:
To put it as simply as possible, I didn't do anything to lose weight/get healthy, that I didn't intend to do forever.

I try to make the decision that will make me feel good about myself, rather than just good in the moment.

At first I tracked, measured, weighed, wore a heart rate monitor, and depended on the math.
Now I don't! I don't think I'd continue to be successful without that foundation on tracking, but now I just try to live the life I always told myself I'd live "someday."

A whole lot of incremental changes have added up to a pretty huge change in who I am and how I live, and although no one ever wants to hear it, incremental is the only way I've created lasting change in my life.

I eat, and I eat a lot, and I eat out, and I drink beer, and have chocolate on a near daily basis.

I'm very active, but it happened gradually.
Fitness first clicked for me when I found a gym with fun group exercise classes at a convenient price,

Personal Information:
I'm not any more special than you are. I work a lot, have a life, have to eat out and find time for myself and friends and family.

I was my only obstacle to becoming the woman I wanted to be.

Other Information:
Horses can't vomit.

Elephants are the only mamal that can't jump.

Octopodes are about the size of a flea when they're born.

"Octopodes" is a grammatically correct pluralization of octopus, and way more fun to say than octopi. Go ahead, try it!

Every single hamster in the United States today comes from a single litter captured in Syria in 1930.

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  • v SOON2BA3
    yep it was good ole a+p, and wholy cow 3 straight hours of sitting still almost killed me lol
    and yes i am a nursing major, i want to be a peds nurse or a NICU nurse
    4163 days ago
    Happy Hump Day! Hope you have a great one! I'm ready to enjoy my freezing rain day. What about you? I'm going to rock nutritionally and try to make it to the gym after I spend time w/ my little sister. What are your plans?
    4163 days ago
  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great
    team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to
    see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some
    fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    4164 days ago
  • v KELLYGIRL1977
    Great job this weekend! You seem to be moving right along! I would love to add you as a spark buddy!

    4164 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2010 3:57:25 PM
    Congrats on the 5 lb loss and your self-control... Way to show the weekend who's boss!!
    4164 days ago
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