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Hi, my name is Deirdre. (Deer-dra)

I have had weight issues since my pre-teens. It is a big problem throughout our family. Food is used as a comfort. When I got married, September 11, 1999, I weighed 180 pounds.

I worked at a daycare which neighbored a grocery store, so food was easily accessible and having to be responsible for many children at one time, quick meals were a must. It became quite easy to blame my weight issue on everything but my own ignorance.

I landed a job in 2002 working in an office as an operations manager. I was scared that sitting down all day would just encourage more weight gain so I began using my free time to search online for ways to improve my health.

Surprisingly, the bottom line was simple: eat less (better) & move more. I began implementing that in my life and when I've grown bored with my workout regimen, I find something else active to do.

I've lost 50 pounds so far and am amazed at what I've accomplished. I used to set my goal around numbers but I've learned to measure my accomplishments in how I feel and how I live.

::My motto::
When short on energy, put in more time, when short on time, put in more energy!!

||Fitness Progress||

Highest Weight: 180
Date: 09/11/99
Date: 05/01/07
Weight: 159.0
Chest: 40 1/2
Upper Arm Right: 12 7/8
Upper Arm Left: 12 1/2
Waist: 34 1/2
Hips: 43 1/2
Thigh Right: 25
Thigh Left: 25 1/2
Date: 06/05/08
Weight: 133
Chest: 35
Upper Arm Right: 10.5
Upper Arm Left: 10.5
Waist: 31.5
Hips: 36.5
Thigh Right: 21
Thigh Left: 21
Date: 07/11/2009
Weight: 134.5
Chest: 34 1/2
Upper Arm Right: 10.5
Upper Arm Left: 10.5
Waist: 29.5
Hips: 36
Thigh Right: 21
Thigh Left: 21
Date: 05/03/2010
Weight: 124.5
Chest: 33 1/2
Upper Arm Right: 10 1/2
Upper Arm Left: 10
Waist: 30
Hips: 36
Thigh Right: 19
Thigh Left: 19 1/2
Date: 12/30/2011
Upper Arm Right:
Upper Arm Left:
Thigh Right:
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Member Since: 6/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 36,658

My Goals:
-Eat to live
-Run 2x/week
-Reduce belly fat
-Reach goal weight (120)

My Program:
-Eat healthy
-Exercise 5x/week
-Inspire others

Personal Information:
-5' 2"
-Sibling to 4 sisters

Current Routine:
Monday: JM Strength DVD

Tuesday: RUN/Elliptical Intervals

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Run/Elliptical Intervals

Friday: Rest

Saturday: JM Strength DVD

Sunday: Cardio DVD or run/elliptical intervals

Other Information:
Hobbies include:
Photography, Writing, Reading, Painting, Horticulture

Instead of weight loss by number rewards, I'm going to set Goal Rewards by size:

@ loss of 1 dress size to be 6/5
-New Running Shoes

@ loss of 2 dress sizes to be 4/3
-New outfit

@ loss of 3 dress sizes to be 2 (GOAL)
-Fitness band &
New Outfits!

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