JLVANPEL  
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Romania, May 2008 at 320 pounds.



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Trying to recover from ACL replacement surgery while overweight was a wake up call for me. I don't want my weight to limit me from doing anything. I originally lost 75 pounds, but after I met my husband, I gained 50 pounds back! Now it is April 2011 and I ma getting back to getting healthy.
Trying to recover from ACL replacement surgery while overweight was a wake up call for me. I don't want my weight to limit me from doing anything. I originally lost 75 pounds, but after I met my husband, I gained 50 pounds back! Now it is April 2011 and I ma getting back to getting healthy.




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Member Since: 8/7/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 11,209

My Goals:
1) Fit into my stored jeans and work clothes so I save money
2) Climb the stairs at work without being winded
3) Complete 30 minutes on the elliptical machine without feeling like I am going to hurl
4) Lose at least 25 pounds so I can do the zip line at Tahoe
5) Lower my cholesterol by exercising and eating more healthy--avoid pills
6) Lose enough inches so that I can comfortably fly
7) Meet weight requirements to be an adoptive parent
8) Eventually, get under 200 pounds
9) Reward myself by hiking Mt. Kilamanjaro, Kenya and Machu Pichu, Peru


My Program:
1) Work out for at least an hour (usually an hour and a half) 5 days a week
2) Be more aware of what I eat and eat small meals throughout the day
3) Look for opportunities to be more healthy--hiking, volunteering, etc.

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I have an old dog who keeps me smiling and three cats who keep me honest. I love books and movies, and I am a full time student and literacy teacher.

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ALISONVP35
4/13/2011 3:05:03 PM

It was great to hear from you last night and to hear about your successful workout! I'm super glad we're doing this too. I want our whole family to be healthier.

I woke up early today to work out....I don't know if I could sacrifice my sleep often, but it's nice knowing I have my evening free today. :-)



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ALISONVP35
4/8/2011 10:15:28 AM

I'm so happy you told me about this site Da. I'm liking it a lot. It's week two for me on it. I think this time is different because when I decided to start it was more about eating healthier things for nutritional benefits and not about weight loss. I read an article in a health magazine about how much healthier your heart, skin, kidneys, etc. are if you get Super Foods into your diet. I started from there; it just so happens that I'm sliming down at the same time. And I had gain around 15 lbs with the whole Grandparents ordeal and the stess of not getting into med school originally.

Andrew is being very supportive too. He's trying to get healthier before the Caribbean. He's almost completely given up sodas so far (and he used to have about 5 a day), he's trying to drink tons more water and eat healthier food with me too. His main goal however is to start running with me and therefore stop smoking. And of course that's the goal I'm most concerned with and supportive of.



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CAROLFAITHWALKR
2/11/2010 11:50:22 PM

Wow, 70lbs! That is AWESOME!!!!! Our starting weights were almost the same. Hope you are doing well, the Goonies would love to hear from you. No matter how you're doing, we need each other! Hope you can stop by the open mike chat checkin thread and give us a shout. Carol with the Goonies

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4/29/2009 9:37:53 PM

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4/29/2009 12:37:31 AM

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