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I realized that I had the same introduction text on my Spark Page for two years. Here is my reintroduction...

I am Alexi :) I live in Chicago and work for the Food Network and Cooking Channel. If the latter wasn't proof enough, I am very passionate about food and what it can bring to your life. However, this passion has took a turn to the unhealthy side. Throughout college I steadily gained weight, pausing to lose it, and then gain it right back again. I always told myself I would never get past X amount of pounds, and if I did get that far I would stop. But that X amount kept increasing as the years flew by. I feel as though I have lost my spark, and that it is buried under the unwanted pounds I have gained. A once outspoken, opinionated, and confident individual has been reduced to someone no longer recognizable. I will make this change for myself, and only myself so that I can become the best version of myself possible. I want to live life with luster, confidence, and a overall positive outlook. No more excuses...let's get to it!!!! :)

Member Since: 12/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 31,573

My Goals:
Big Goal: lose 40 pounds
Small Goals:
Drink 8 cups of water a day
Make healthy choices

Long-term goal: 130 Pounds!

-Limit Alcohol to 2x a week
- Don't eat when I don't need to!

160- Manicure
150- New top
145- Fun Make Up
140- New Work Out Gear
135- new jeans
130- vacation!

My Program:
Making small positive changes day by day to create one giant reward.

Cardio and Strength 3 x's a week!

Eat big breakfasts
Protein at every meal
Get the most out of the least amount of calories!

Personal Information:
I am 22 years old and love my job at the Food Network. I love anything creative and am willing to learn anything new. My feelings are, the more things you let yourself open to learn in life, the more you will know and the more amazing and new ideas will arise from the connections inbetween the activities and topics you have experienced!

Other Information:
I love my cat/dog
I enjoy hiking when I can
Motivation music with good beats always help my workouts along

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    Hey I noticed that we have similar goal in weight loss!! It'd be great if we can help/motivate one another. Best of luck on your journey! =)
    1803 days ago
    Hey...15 pounds since you started working there is not that bad! It could be A LOT worse I am betting haha. Hope you had a great weekend and also having a good Monday!
    1817 days ago
  • v CDH999
    Hi there! I saw that you are looking for some buddies and I am too! I just joined SparkPeople after countless efforts to try and diet/exercise/lose weight myself, I found that I truly need a support system! I have about 20-30 pounds to lose myself...let's do this and be buddies! :)
    1822 days ago
    Hey there, thanks for the add :) seems like we have similar goals, we can keep each other in check! And I'm sure you get this all the time but I AM SO JEALOUS OF YOUR JOB! so lucky!
    1823 days ago
    I'm Natalie one of the co-Leaders of the C25K- Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
    1879 days ago
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