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Almost at the finish line of my first 10K (July 2011, 157lbs)


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Hi, I'm Laura, a 25 year old working to lose 20 pounds. SparkPeople helped me get from 204 lbs to 165 lbs a few years ago and now I'm back hoping to finally reach my ultimate goal (145).

MY STORY:

Growing up, I was always a little overweight, maybe about 10 lbs. I played basketball in junior high and high school, but quit my junior year which led to gaining a little weight. Then it was off to college and a full time meal plan at the dining hall. After sophomore year I was shocked to see I weighed 204 lbs. I had known I was gaining weight, but always thought "At least I'm under 200". Once I passed that line, I woke up and realized something needed to be done.

I started working out and watching what I ate sticking to 1200 calories. I got to 192 and then got stuck. I ended up meeting with a nutritionist who told me about SparkPeople. She also opened my eyes to the fact that calories aren't the only thing that matter. I was eating mostly processed crap and also not enough to fuel my new long workouts. I started tracking everything on SP and eating a little more and the weight started falling off again. That summer, I got down to 165 lbs.

Once I went back to school, I had trouble keeping up my momentum. I didn't gain, but the losing slowed down a lot. I moved to Australia for a semester and gained 7lbs back. Since then, I've gone back and forth a little, always staying between 170 and 175.

I got married in August 2010 (at about 168) and after a pretty indulgent honeymoon, I was determined to finally get down to my goal weight of 150. I started the Couch 2 5K program in December 2010 and ran my first race on June 26th, 2011. About a month later, I did my first 10K. In August 2011, I started doing CrossFit and am absolutely loving it!

Although I've never been 100% vegetarian, I used to eat pretty close to that. However, after having great success doing a Paleo challenge with my Crossfit box, I've started eating more meat and ditching the grains, dairy, and sugar. It works really well for me...when I can keep my sweet tooth in check, that is ;)

SP has been a great motivator for me and I'm always looking for more friends to keep me going!


Member Since: 12/17/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,188

My Goals:
Short Term:
Reach my goal weight (145)
Stick to a Paleo Diet
Lose inches
Keep Crossfitting

Long Term:
Run a half marathon


My Program:
CrossFit- 3x a week
Running/Biking/Walking/Whatever else I feel like doing- As often as possible



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  • v SKINNYINMYHEAD
    Oh my stars!! She is amazing!! I will definitely be cheering y'all on!! WOOT WOOT! Thanks so much for sharing that link with me... I have bookmarked it so I can watch it again... very inspirational!

    1126 days ago
  • v SKINNYINMYHEAD
    My first CrossFit workout was 3/2/13.. so this is my 12th week... and I adore CrossFit.. I am still anxious every single time.. every. single. time... but I love seeing improvement.. I love the way I feel afterwards.. I love the way everyone roots for everyone... However, I'm not doing the classes (yet).. I'm working 1:1 with a trainer... everything has to be scaled.. but that's okay cuz I'm progressing...

    Thanks for answering my silly questions.. still trying to learn all the lingo and abbreviations...
    Annie
    1132 days ago
  • v GIANTMICROBE
    It was much harder than I expected! I thought just 15 of each? That doesn't sound so bad. I REALLY need to quit thinking "that doesn't sound so bad". LOL
    1139 days ago
  • v GIANTMICROBE
    Everyone loves owls, right?! So cute!
    1141 days ago
  • v GIANTMICROBE
    I like it! Some of my favorites in there too! The only thing is I would make the sit-ups wall ball situps! :) I also like that it's an AMRAP. AMRAPs and intervals are my favorite workouts. I like a set time limit.


    1141 days ago
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