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I can't believe it's almost been a year. I've done a lot of work on myself over this period of time, and I've been able to exercise consistently and lose a little over 20 lbs.

I've learned to incorporate exercise into my life while also learning to eat things in moderation. It's been a great learning process.

I've also learned to find the exercises I love, like zumba, and even running.

I'm still continuing to lose. I am in the 130's, which is the lowest I've been ever in my adult years. My goal is to reach 130 by the end of the year! =]
12/09/09 Starting over...

I have not lost any weight.. If anything I may have gained back a few pounds, but it yo-yos around the same weight (approximately 150 lbs).

Anyways, I've decided to start from scratch. It's December, so I'm going to spend these last few weeks of the year to prepare myself mentally. I will officially start my plan at the start of the new year.

I keep falling back to the same habits, but at least I haven't given up. So here we go. I'll re-update everything on my page over the next week or so. =]

I'm ready for real change this time!
UPDATE 6/23/09:
For the last few weeks, I've been letting myself enjoy summer, be lazy, and eat lots of junk food.. Yes, I let myself return to my old patterns.. I know, very sad.

But I'm back here again, which means I haven't given up at least. Now, more than ever, I think about my health, not just now, but how it'll affect me in the future.

I've been at home (parent's house) since school ended for a few weeks of freedom, but now I'm back at my apartment and have access to a gym again. I'm going to push myself these next few weeks!

I'm tired of diets and yo-yoing. I've decided to take my health more seriously, and am really committed to losing weight and being healthier!

I've always been chubby, as long as I can remember. I have always felt that my low self-esteem and low confidence has been due to my body image. I was made fun of in grade school for my weight, and it impacted me for the worse.

Throughout middle school and high school, I dealt with mild depression, and I feel it was partly due to being unhealthy and eating junk food.

I didn't really start gaining weight until I got to college. Of course, I was a victim of the freshman 15... Ever since, I've been yo-yoing up and down around the evil number '150'. For once in my life, I want to actually be within a healthy weight range. I really believe that if I were healthier and thinner, I would have more energy and be a happier person in general.

So here I am, more determined than ever to succeed.

While I'm attempting to train myself and alter my way of thinking towards food and exercise, I want to strengthen my work ethic in school as well. I'm hoping to pull off a 4.0 sometime in my last two years of college!

Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,109

My Goals:
-To stay motivated and keep going, even if I hit some bumps along the way
-To be healthier and have more energy; actually be within a normal weight range!
-To learn the art of moderation with food and alcohol
-To be comfortable in my own skin, and improve my confidence

My Program:
I am exercising 5 to 6 days a week for 30 minutes or more. I am trying new things this year to make working out more fun. I have tried Zumba, cardioboxing and snowboarding. Cardioboxing is by far my favorite. I try to eat to stay within the range of 1200-1550 calories.

Personal Information:
I'm 23 and from Silver Spring, MD. I currently go to school and live in Baltimore, and am studying to be a medical laboratory scientist.
I have always been self-conscious about my weight, and have always had trouble sticking to diet/exercise regimens, which is why I'm here. I'm hoping this site will keep me on track and motivated.

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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

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    Just stopping by to see how you are doing :) Looky at your ticker, good job!
    3220 days ago
    Of course I don't mind, I'm happy to have you as a friend :) Keep up the good work, you'll be at goal in no time!
    3278 days ago
    Yeah, it's hard to get snacks in at work for me also, but I sneak a banana or cheese sticks in my bag and eat behind a box so no one sees, haha.

    I like to work out for 45-60mins each session. Instead of the minutes, I more aim for burning 2,000 calories a week. Sometimes it's a little less, and sometimes I'm a couple hundred over. I'd like to get up to burning more later on when my body gets used to it. I'm just starting out in the exercise department.

    Just experiment with everything and see what works for ya!

    3282 days ago
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    Hey!! Feel free to stop by my page anytime you want! I'll add you back :) How's the progress going? You'll LOOOVE spark!

    3283 days ago
    Hey, thanks for the comment and the add, I really appreciate it! :) I will definitely be adding you to my friend list as well.

    I'm glad that my experiences could give you some new motivation to keep going! It's always important to keep going toward your goal no matter what happens. One binge is not going to redo a couple weeks or a month of doing well, just remind yourself. It's when you give up because you DID binge is where the sabotage starts. I've been there countless times, it's a vicious cycle.. sigh.

    You are a very beautiful woman, and I'm looking forward to seeing your journey as well! YOU CAN DO THIS!! Congrats on the first few lbs lost, it's an awesome start! emoticon emoticon
    3284 days ago