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October 2, 2012 - 165.5 lbs.





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May 2010 - 204 pounds



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Thin & Miserable vs. Fat & Miserable

I was thin and in great shape as a kid and young adult, and for a lot of my adult life I've weighed around 125-130 (where my doctor says I should be currently – I’m 5’4”). Over the past 10+ years I've let my weight creep up to 200. During this time I've gone through several stints of dieting & exercising and have lost an average of 20-30 pounds each time, but I always gain the weight back once I start eating any of the foods I love – carbs. My Endocrinologist (I’m hypothyroid) says in order ...
I was thin and in great shape as a kid and young adult, and for a lot of my adult life I've weighed around 125-130 (where my doctor says I should be currently – I’m 5’4”). Over the past 10+ years I've let my weight creep up to 200. During this time I've gone through several stints of dieting & exercising and have lost an average of 20-30 pounds each time, but I always gain the weight back once I start eating any of the foods I love – carbs. My Endocrinologist (I’m hypothyroid) says in order for me to lose weight I need to stay away from all carbs. I know this makes the weight fall off, as it has before, but it’s so hard to maintain and I never reach my goal of 130. Losing weight doesn’t seem to be hard for me when I put in the effort, it’s maintaining any loss that’s a bitch. Am I never to have any of the foods I love again? Because it seems if I give myself an inch (a slice or two of pizza every once in a while), I take a mile and just continue eating the stuff I love…thereby gaining the weight back. How do I add some carbs back into my diet without craving more?? Or do I have to make a choice – be thin and miserable (looking and feeling great but NEVER eating the foods I love), or stay fat and miserable (not looking and feeling good about myself but eating the foods I love). The choice seems pretty obvious - I want more than anything to look and feel good about myself. It makes all aspects in my life better. So why can’t I stick to it???!!!!
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Member Since: 9/9/2010

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My Goals:
To live a healthier and more active lifestyle, and to reach and maintain my goal weight of 130.

My Program:
I'm counting calories, limiting carbs, and exercising a few times a week.

Personal Information:
My name is Jenny - I've lived most of my life in Springfield, Missouri. After college I moved to Seattle, WA, and have since lived in New York, Maryland, and currently Pennsylvania. I'm married and have two stepsons that I adore.

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Interests: Books, TV, Movies...

Favorite Books: Twilight Saga , Sookie Stackhouse Series, Hunger Games Series, the Stephanie Plum Series, the Maximum Ride Series, Envy by Sandra Brown, and anything by Stephen King and Dean Koontz

Favorite TV Shows: True Blood, Dexter, Entourage, The Gates, The Vampire Diaries, Nip/Tuck, 24, What Not to Wear, E True Hollywood Stories, American Idol, anything on HGTV, and I still love to watch Sex & the City and Friends on DVD

Favorite Movies: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Aliens, Avatar, Ironman, Happy Gilmore, Office Space, My Best Friend's Girl, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, What Happens In Vegas, Sense and Sensibility, The Notebook, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Matrix, the new Star Trek, Spaceballs, Star Wars Movies, Wedding Crashers, Hitch, Bruce Almighty, Bridget Jones' Diary, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Death Becomes Her, French Kiss, The Twilight Saga...

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