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I've had a practical lifetime of weight ups and downs. The downs were usually fueled by some unhealthy habit. My first major weight loss was a side effect of a prescription drug that was prescribed to me while I was away at college. I went from 160 to 144 with in a few weeks and when I came home for winter break the complements kept pouring in---"You look amazing!" was what I heard from almost everyone I encountered that hadn't seen me in a couple of months. My confidence soared. That is until ...
I've had a practical lifetime of weight ups and downs. The downs were usually fueled by some unhealthy habit. My first major weight loss was a side effect of a prescription drug that was prescribed to me while I was away at college. I went from 160 to 144 with in a few weeks and when I came home for winter break the complements kept pouring in---"You look amazing!" was what I heard from almost everyone I encountered that hadn't seen me in a couple of months. My confidence soared. That is until the drug started to have terrible effects on me--- I began abusing it and was plagued with sleepless nights, paranoia, hallucinations and an erratic heart beat. I knew I had to put my health first so I moved back in with my parents, quit school and incidentally gained back all my weight and then some.
This was a rather dark point in my life---my first serious boyfriend had broken up with me, I was no longer attending school and my future was in question and the scales were tipping in at about 165.

A couple of months later I knew that I needed to pick myself up out of the gutter. I decided to enroll back in school and find a job for the meantime.

I had heard rave reviews about the South Beach Diet and decided to give it a go. I was astounded by the results... I had slimmed down significantly with in weeks.

The only problem was that I had taken the diet too far...
I cut out fruits, bread, sugars and was basically subsisting on grilled steaks, chicken, lettuce and lowfat cheese.
So, its no surprise that I whittled down to 135 pounds.

I was skinny but I sure was not healthy. And when I decided I could not possibly stomach another piece of seared flesh, I hopped off of that bandwagon and subsequently gained about 40 pounds.

I was 175, my highest weight ever.
I was absolutely abhorrent about my appearance and felt uncomfortable in my skin.
I remember waking up each day after a night that usually involved binging on junk food feeling achy, full and sick.
The pains of looking at myself in photographs at this point (especially in photographs where I am next to a skinny friend!) was hard to deal with (I often thanked my lucky stars for the 'detag' option on facebook)

As of recent, however, I realized that the approaches of my past were all wrong. Weight loss was always my primary objective and other factors such as health and ethics came secondary.

I spent the last couple of months researching nutrition and the food industry and decided that this time I will take a more holistic approach to my diet.

I started by cutting out red meats, and a few months after that I had cut out all white meats as well. Gradually, I removed dairy products from my regime as well.


I've never felt better in my life. The headaches that used to plague me are mostly gone, my skin GLOWS, and I have more energy than ever.

So, that's my story.

As of now, the first major goal that I have set for myself is a 10% body fat loss which would take me from 160 to 144 (16 pound loss)
I'm hoping to achieve this by consuming between 1200-1500 calories per day in addition to working out every other day.

I plan to log my calories each day (reminding myself that estimates are better than not logging anything at all)

I will also try to keep my journal freshly updated with tales of my trials, tribulations and celebrations!






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Member Since: 1/11/2009

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My Goals:
-To eat a nutritionally balanced diet.

-To Log calories every day.

-To consume between 1200-1500 calories per day.

-To work out at the gym every other day for at least an hour.

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Right now I am aiming for 1500 calories per day in addition to an hour of cardio every other day.

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REMA74
5/27/2009 2:26:22 PM

Hope you are having a great day! Keep positive and keep working hard!



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REMA74
2/2/2009 10:44:17 AM

Thank you for sharing. I could relate to many of the things you said. You make me want to write more on my page and being very honest abt my unhealthy habits. I have no problem working out and I think that's what has saved me from being way heavier than I am,but my diet is horrid and it's not helping my body function properly. Well, take care and good luck on your weight loss journey!!!



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JANTWO
2/2/2009 1:55:37 AM

Welcome to Wii Exercise!! Thank you for sharing your story on your page. I also took a diet too far a few years ago and gained some of the weight back. I feel so much better now that I am back on track!!
Your story is very inspiring!!



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CUDDY521
2/1/2009 2:53:57 AM

Hi, Welcome to wii exercise & a fun way to workout, all my best to you & your future goals!!

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1/31/2009 11:33:46 PM

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Hello and Welcome to the Wii Exercise team. We are so happy to have you here! There are plenty of features on SP to help you on you journey, as well as support and encouragement and of course challenges on the Wii Exercise Team to help with getting you moving to help you in loosing, find yourself a spot, plug in and join in on the fun. YOU CAN DO IT

You have a wonderful page, nicely done.

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