tyring to look thinner, but it's not working, i look pregnant when i'm not

playing wii on our schlitterbahn trip - summer 2008 - looking a bit large - size 18/20!!!



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Hi, I'm Heather. I have been a member for a while, but recently fell off the wagon. I injured my foot, that started the excuses. Then, decided to go back to school, and felt like I didn't have the time. Blah, happens to most of us, doesn't it.

I was a bridesmaid in a wedding in this past November. I saw some of the pictures of myself and said, "THAT'S ME!????!!!" My abdomen is the main place of the new weight gain, making me appear as though I am "expecting!" It's quite terrifying to not look like yourself. I know I personally have some time before I get married, say two or so years, but I don't want to be asked if I'm getting married because I'm pregnant, when I'm not. LOL.

It's so easy to quit or find excuses for not eating right or working out. We all know how important being active is, but not all of us can bridge the gap. Hopefully, I will manage to do this and keep it up!!!

Either way, wish me luck, and a healthier lifestyle!

Member Since: 5/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,502

My Goals:
I'd like to get back into skating and weight lifting.

Weight Loss Goals, broken down into 10-percent increments:
Starting Weight = 196 lbs.

First 10% = 176 lbs.

Second 10% = 159

Third 10% = 143

Fourth (Final!) 10% = 130

*Also, I would like to get my body-fat percent into the good range! And, have my BMI say normal!

My Program:
*Watching portions !!!!!!
(I have a habit of eating big--hey I'm from Texas)

*Getting more active in life

*Exercise regularly--at least 3 times a week for an hour or 6 times a week for 30 minutes

*resistance or weight training 2-4 times a week

* making dinner lighter than lunch

* more vegetables & fruit


First 10% (176 )=
2 DVDs !!

Second 10% (159) =
new heart rate monitor wrist watch

Third 10% (143) =
new blue jeans x2

Final 10% (130) =
belly button piercing and/or nose piercing

Personal Information:
I'm 28 years young.

I have a wonderful significant other, who loves me no matter what size I am.

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    Thanks for the Goodie, Heather. I hope you're having a great week.

    Charlie x
    2876 days ago
    emoticon to Tattooed Women. We have a fun group with challenges and mini challenges to amp up the effort and keep us mindful. We also have great social support and gorgeous body art. Hope to see you in the chats and challenges.

    emoticon Charie
    3084 days ago
  • v KIERAE
    Welcome to the Tattooed Women Team!! Come and join us in our team forums, introduce yourself and check out our challenges. Good luck with your weight loss goals!

    3084 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for the support! Make sure you put some pics on when you start surfing!
    3088 days ago
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    Hi Heather. I read your blog post about your yoga instructor. I'm not sure why she would've singled you out. I've taken yoga too, but it followed the more traditional spiritual side. To make anyone emotionally uncomfortable is very anti-yoga. My instructors were always very considerate of my weight and reminded me not to push myself beyond what my body was ready for.
    3091 days ago
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