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"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you’ll be unhappy for the rest of your life" - maslow

I have successfully kept off 40+ pounds since my highest weight in college, through running, yoga, strength training and biking. This truly is a lifestyle. I desire to lose the last 20+ pounds, find muscles where I know they exist and run a half-marathon. My overall greatest health goal is to never hear a cancer diagnosis again!

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2012 Accomplishments:
- Went through third round of radioactive treatment for thyroid cancer (CLEAR bloodwork!)
- Turned 29
- Got ENGAGED!!!
- Completed my first year of my master's degree while earning a 3.83 GPA
- Completed a 5 mile race for the American Cancer Society and raised over 1000$! (Time: 1:10:49)

2011 Accomplishments:
- Faced thyroid cancer with a positive attitude
- Celebrated 1 year with my guy!
- Turned 28!
- Went through radioactive iodine diet/treatment first round
- Went to yoga retreat at Kripalu Yoga Center (amazing!)
- Was accepted and will begin graduate school
- Went through radioactive treatments (second round)
- Received CLEAR bloodwork and ultrasounds! Doctors are very happy with my progress :)
- Began my master's degree program.

2010 Accomplishments:
- "Met" and started dating a fabulous dude ;)
- Turned 27!
- Got accepted to two top graduate schools
- Ran in 6th 5K on 3/21/10
- Completed a Spring Cleanse 6 week yoga program in April/May
- Signed up for early morning yoga in June!
- Started working as a seva student at the yoga studio in exchange for 2 classes a week!
- Been through countless doctor's appointment to figure out what's wrong with my back (when you go to that many appointments in the year, I consider that a major accomplishment
- Recognized that I'm a positive thinker
- Committed to 3 yoga classes per week
- Diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had thyroidectomy on 11/17
- Finished Tools for Transformation program at yoga studio
- Got into the 170's!! First time EVER in memory.

2009 Accomplishments:
- Completed 30 Day Shred 3/30
- Ran 7 miles 4/30
- Ran 1st trail 5K! (40:30)
- Completed 3rd 5K (COX 5K)
- Completed 4th 5K and 1st trail race!
- Started morning exercise habit prior to work day
- Rejoined gym!
- Celebrated my 26th birthday
- Started my third academic year at my job
- Joined the Warriors!
- Started my Big Girl Eats blog!
- Ran my 5th 5K and my 5K year anniversary
- Ran my 1st 10K!! October 13, 2009!


Member Since: 6/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 30,493

My Goals:
7/1/12-7/1/13:

Lose 2-3 dress sizes (size 14 to size 8-10).

Get to a healthy BMI (Lose 25 pounds)

Feel fabulous in my wedding dress on my wedding day!!

7/1/12-8/10/12:

Go from 191-187 (DONE)

8/1/12-9/1/12:

Lose 2-3 inches in my thighs and legs before returning back to grad school

Go from 187-182 (NOT DONE)

9/1/12-10/1/12:

Create a sane, effective and well organized plan for working out while in grad school + working (3-4 workouts per week)

Go from 186-180

10/1/12-11/1/12:

Go from 180-175

11/1/12-12/1/12:

Go from 175-170

12/1/12-1/1/13:

Go from 170-165

1/1/13-2/1/13:

Have a fabulous 30th birthday!!


My Program:
I love running, yoga and eating clean. I have recently learned to love lifting weights and aim to workout/move every day!

Do the work.
Treat myself with love and compassion.
Grow.
Forgive.
Let it go.
Move, everyday.





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Why I am here:

- To live my life NOW, not next month, when I'm "thin" or ten years from now

- To be HEALTHY!

- To be happy at the beach

- To see my triceps and biceps

- To protect my heart and my body

- To never hear "You have cancer" ever, ever again

- To be happy and proud of my body and accomplishments

- To feel GREAT


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