Undergrad graduation 4/27/14. This was about 3 weeks before I started counting again (about 286).
November 2014. Me with my parents and brothers. I wouldn't trade them for the world!
Sept. 2009, my senior year of high school. This is the lowest weight I really remember, about 227.
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"Never give up on something you can't go a day without thinking about."
Hi guys! I'm once again trying to start fresh. I am 22 years old and in graduate school. I started Sparkpeople in 2010, but haven't kept up with it (motivation is a big problem for me). Now I am more motivated and committed to weight loss than I have ever been. At one point I had lost 35 pounds and, unfortunately, I have gained back almost 15 of that. At my highest weight I was 286 lbs (I'm only 5 feet 6 inches). My ultimate goal is to be somewhere between 130 and 150 lbs., but I might ...
Hi guys! I'm once again trying to start fresh. I am 22 years old and in graduate school. I started Sparkpeople in 2010, but haven't kept up with it (motivation is a big problem for me). Now I am more motivated and committed to weight loss than I have ever been. At one point I had lost 35 pounds and, unfortunately, I have gained back almost 15 of that. At my highest weight I was 286 lbs (I'm only 5 feet 6 inches). My ultimate goal is to be somewhere between 130 and 150 lbs., but I might find that I'm happy with my appearance at about 160. First, I am looking forward to being less than 227 pounds because that is the last weight I remember being in high school, at the beginning of my senior year. My next goal is to get below the 200 lb. mark (I can't remember the last time that I was there). I am in a wedding this summer and hoping to be under 200 lbs for the wedding. In addition, I plan on going to a beach for the first time ever this summer and would like to be much thinner by then. Ultimately, I would like to be my goal weight by the time I graduate in 2017 and be able to maintain that weight from then on.
| current weight: 286.0
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Member Since: 11/12/2010
Fitness Minutes: 170
I can't wait to look in the mirror or at pictures of myself and like the way I look.
I want to wear a bikini and go to the beach (I've never done either).
I want to be able to wear short shorts or a short dress and look good.
I want to be able to walk into any store and find something that will fit rather than heading directly to the sparsely stocked plus size section.
I never want to wear anything plus sized or with an "x" in it again.
I want to be able to trade clothes with my friends (I always had to squeeze into their mom's clothes even when I was younger).
I don't want to be the biggest girl that I know.
I want to feel less insecure because I would actually like the way that I look.
I want to be able to play tennis well again.
I want to be able to run a mile without stopping (I could never do that even in elementary school).
Right now I am focusing on counting calories. I plan on staying in the range of 1380-1740 calories, but trying to stay at the lower end of that range. This seems like the best way for me to track what I am eating and maintain control. I want to start exercising and going to the gym because I want to lose a large amount of weight, but have as little excess skin as possible. I plan to count calories everyday with only the occasional slip up. I'm going to make an extra effort to drink more water and go to the gym 5 days a week.
I'm 22 years old and an occupational therapy graduate student.
A recent break up with my boyfriend of almost four years left me temporarily devastated and unsure of most things. Since then, I have decided to focus on myself. I want to build my self-esteem as well as find out what really interests me and who I am. Losing weight will be one of the many things that I will start doing for myself.
"Six months from now you're not going to remember how those cookies tasted, but you will be able to see results."
"If you're sick of starting over, stop giving up."
"If you gave up today, think of how much you'll regret it 3 months from now where you could by 15-20 lbs. lighter"