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    Hey, thanks for your comment!

    Re: your question about what my plan of attack is...food-wise, I try to eat low GI since that's what my doctor recommended for me to try to lose weight with. Here's the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-glycemic_
    index_diet. And some more information: http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/glycemi
    c-index-diet. It's supposed to be a way of keeping your blood glucose constant so that it doesn't spike after eating something, and that does...well, I honestly don't remember exactly what the benefit of avoiding those spikes is. :) Basically, I try to avoid bread (except for occasional whole grains), potatoes, white rice, white flour, desserts (okay, I totally eat desserts most days but I limit it more than I used to), fruit juice, sodas, processed meats, etc. [Here's a list of some common foods and their GI: http://www.the-gi-diet.org/lowgifoods/] My weight dropped FAST initially by changing my diet like that, but it slowed down after about two months and I had to start adding in more exercise. I try to do some sort of cardio 5 or 6 days a week (30-60 minutes of walking, jogging, elliptical machine, or Zumba), and I lift weights at my little apartment complex fitness center a couple times a week. I've still hit plateaus doing all that, but the Nutrition Tracker on SP has been very useful in helping me better understand my calorie consumption, and that has helped me lose as well.

    I also spend a lot of time on SP, reading articles and other people's blogs, in order to keep myself in a motivated state of mind. At the rate I'm losing, it'll be at least another year before I hit my goal, but I'm determined to stick it out! Anyways, I hope this answers your question. :) (Sorry my response is kind of long!)
    2404 days ago
    Hey! I just happened to come across your page! My name is Angie and I am from Milwaukee too! It doesn't seem like there are a lot of people from Wisconsin on here, at least not younger (I'm soon to be 28). Hope your having a good weekend!!

    2406 days ago
    Thanks for listing your favorite zumba songs!
    2476 days ago

    She can deal with stress and carry heavy burdens. She smiles when she feels like screaming and she sings when she feels like crying. She cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid. Her love is unconditional. There's only one thing wrong with her,. She forgets what she's worth!. Pass this to every beautiful woman you know. Remind her that she's unique and loved :) 
    2666 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie! How is your journey going? Hope you are staying motivated...for me that seems to be a tough thing..so thanks!
    2773 days ago
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