my 2005 senior picture, still the same weight
me and my cuzzin tara (im on the left)
hello, my name is carmen, i am a 22 year olf bi racial female who clocks in at a wopping 342lbs. I am a recovering heroin addict and i am ready to tackle the big one. My weight problem. I an so ready to beat this battle that i have been struggling with since i was a child and finally know how it feels to be a healthy, thinner, more active and happy woman. Im not interested in vanity, allthough i do want to look great in a bathing suit when i go on a cruise with my mother a year and a half from now but i mainly want to live longer, be happier, healthier, and feel comfortable in my own skin, and boy and i ready!! I also am a woman who has a love for music. i play guitar, piano, saxaphone and clairnet. and i also love to sing but im too shy to sing in front of alot of people, that is a fear i plan to overcome on my start to self recovery. i love to meet new people, im great at listening, and taking advice and constructive critique. I am a student at washtenaw community college studying two majors. I am on the waiting list for the nursing program and while i wait i am taking up culinary arts. my ideal job would be to teach children or young female teens about self esteem, proper diet and exercise importance. I eventually would like to get a degree in nutrition. But with my nursing degree i hope to be able to get a job in a fitness, or health related medical field. While taking my culinary arts classes i am eager to learn about healthy cooking and ways to make low calorie meals taste exceptional. I am a very smart woman who has made some mistakes in life, and i am taking the rite steps to gain my life back. It takes time, but God has granted me the courage and the gift of life to make a change, and become a better woman, not just at my sobriety and health but at everything. I am looking for new friends and support on here so dont be shy to contact me, i love to talk and i am a very warm hearted person. Below i am going to tell you a little about me and some personal goals i have set for myself.
Current age: 22 years old
Date I Started My Weight Loss Journey: 11/26/2009
Cerrent Weight: 334lbs
Current Height: 5,9
Current BMI: 49.3
Goal Weight: 175lbs or a size 12/14. (i dont wanna be a skinny minni, i just want to be healthy and wear a normal size, im pretty tall, so i dont look like i weigh as much as i do)
*GOALS SET AT SPECIFIC WEIGHTS*
*Under 299 Pounds(35lb weight loss): get recovery tattoo
*Reach 260 Pounds(74lb weight loss): Get A Monroe Piercing
*Reach 225 Pounds(109lb weight loss): Purchase Photoshop For Photography Hobby
*Reach 199 Pound(135lb weight loss): Purchase New Shoe Wardrobe (loads and loads of heels!!!)
*Reach 185lbs GOAL WEIGHT(150lb weight loss): Buy New Bathing Suit For Trip To Mexican Rivera With Mom!!!
*ULTIMATE GOAL FOR SELF*
CONTINUE TO WORK HARD AFTER I LOOSE THE WEIGHT AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY LIFE STYLE TO STAY AT MY GOAL WEIGHT AND LIVE A HEALTHY AND HAPPY LIFE!!
*What I Am Going To Do To Loose The Weight*
*Cardio 5 times a week for at least an hour
*Strength Training 3-4times a week for at least an hour
*Eating balanced meal (sometimes slim fast shakes for 1-2 meals) consisting of around 1000 calories a day.
*Drinking half my body weight in water(around a gallon n a half)
Exercise during commercials, to stay active and keep metabolism up.
*When out on the town walk to places that are close instead of driving.
*When i feel hungry, drink some water, or eat a piece of fruit.
my goal is to become more healthy, be able to go in a regular store and be able to buy clothes, feel better about my self, life longer, and to fit into a cute bathing suit when i go to the mexican rivera march of 2011.
joining this site, working out 5 days a week, changing my eating habits, finding supportful friends, being with family and becoming more active with them, joining curves and the community college fitness center which is absolutely beautiful
my name is carmen, i am from ypsilanti michigan, i go to washtenaw community college, i am 22 years old, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org my myspace is www.myspace.com/bootsygurl05 and i love to live life and i am ready to be healthy
i love to read books, people magezine is my favorite magezine to read, i love all kinds of movies as long as they are interesting. i love thriller and comedys. i also love music, i play guitar, piano, saxaphone, and clairnet.
| current weight: 331.7