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Me and UFC fighter/Jiu Jitsu black belt Robert Drysdale (October 2013).





Earning another stripe a couple of weeks ago (October 2013).





70 pounds down as of January 2013



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"Wherever you are is the entry point." -Kabir

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Have greater observation and less determination."
-Colleen Saidman, yoga instructor

Hi there, I'm Erin, and I'm DONE! I had, unfortunately, gained back the weight I had previously lost. However, I have maintained many good habits that I had acquired during my previous weight loss, such as eating fruits and veggies and whole grains, and exercising regularly. I have completed ...
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."
-Henry David Thoreau

"Have greater observation and less determination."
-Colleen Saidman, yoga instructor

Hi there, I'm Erin, and I'm DONE! I had, unfortunately, gained back the weight I had previously lost. However, I have maintained many good habits that I had acquired during my previous weight loss, such as eating fruits and veggies and whole grains, and exercising regularly. I have completed several triathlons, duathlons, and running events (10 miles or less) and miss being in "training mode" for these events. I am focused on enjoying the journey, and not waiting to live my life after I lose the weight. I have already learned that weight loss does not automatically solve any problems, so I am working really hard on the mental aspect this time around. I deserve respect and love now, not 136 pounds from now.

I graduated with a B.S. in psychology and exercise science in December 2010. My original intention was to pursue a Master's of Public Health in Community Health Education, but now I am re-evaluating that goal. For now, I need the break from school! I do plan on completing my personal trainer certification and working as a personal trainer part-time.

A little bit of basic info: I am 33 and live in Minneapolis, MN. I am a certified veterinary technician and I do poison control for animals. When I'm not working, I love to work out, garden, read, and watch movies. I own my little house in South Minneapolis, where I've lived for the past 6 years. I have a dog, a "few" cats, and a red-tailed boa constrictor for good measure. They're all rescues--it's a job hazard!




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Member Since: 6/14/2009

SparkPoints: 65,677

Fitness Minutes: 58,748

My Goals:
Weight loss progress:

*January 2011: -8 lbs (-8 lbs total)
*February 2011: -8.9 lbs (-16.9 lbs total)
*March 2011: -4.2 lbs (-21.1 lbs total)
*April 2011: -6.7 lbs (-27.8 lbs total)
*May 2011: -2.2 lbs (-29.6 lbs total)
*June 2011: -0.2 lbs (-29.8 lbs total)
*July 2011: -6.8 lbs (-36.6 lbs total)
*August 2011: -1.6 lbs (-38.2 lbs total)
*September 2011: no net loss (-37.3 lbs total)
*October 2011: -7 lbs (-44.3 lbs total)
*November 2011: -0.7 lbs (-45 lbs total)
*December 2011: no net loss (-40 lbs total)
*January 2012: no net loss (-38 lbs total)
*February 2012: - 9 lbs (-47 lbs total)
*March 2012: -8 lbs (-55 lbs total)
*April 2012: no net loss (-49 lbs total)
*May 2012: -1 lb (-50 lbs total)
*June 2012: -7.4 lbs (-57.4 total)
*July 2012: -0.7 lbs (58.1 lbs total)
*August 2012: no net loss (-58.1 lbs total)
*September 2012: no net loss (gained)
*October 2012: no net loss (gained)


My Program:
I lose weight best when I eat towards the high end of my calorie allotment and follow a vigorous exercise program. I try not to have more than a 500 calorie deficit on most days.

My exercise program mainly revolves around Jiu Jitsu, boxing, kettlebells, Pilates, and yoga, but also includes cardio such as walking, swimming, cycling, belly dance, Zumba, and low-impact aerobics. I have arthritis in my spine that affects most of my joints, so I adjust my exercises accordingly when needed. The best thing I can do for my arthritis is to keep moving!

Personal Information:
I'm Erin, 34 years old, and I live in Minneapolis, MN.

I'm a certified veterinary technician. I have a B.S. in psychology and kinesiology and am returning to school for massage therapy.

Was chosen as Done Girl of the Day on March 18th, 2011--love this team!

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JIBBIE49
9/12/2013 1:40:00 AM

emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL



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9/11/2013 9:49:49 PM

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ANGGEL40
9/11/2013 9:07:35 PM

emoticon Done Girl!



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9/11/2013 5:18:05 PM

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