KERISSAK   11,946
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~250 lbs August 2011...this is my official "fat"picture. Embarrassing, but necessary.





192 lbs May 2012 oral defense for my group project :) last day of sophomore year!





205 lbs (womp) July 2013



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Kerissa's journey to 160!

Hellloooo, I'm Kerissa. 22 years old. Self-proclaimed foodaholic.

For the better part of my young life, I have been overweight. I can't tell you how many times I've fallen off of the wagon, got back on, fallen off, stayed off, and gained more weight while I was down - furthering me from the goal I had in the first place. I remember there was a time when I first signed up for SP and I was 224. I visited the site once after signing up and not again for another few months. I typed in ...
Hellloooo, I'm Kerissa. 22 years old. Self-proclaimed foodaholic.

For the better part of my young life, I have been overweight. I can't tell you how many times I've fallen off of the wagon, got back on, fallen off, stayed off, and gained more weight while I was down - furthering me from the goal I had in the first place. I remember there was a time when I first signed up for SP and I was 224. I visited the site once after signing up and not again for another few months. I typed in my weight update upon my return, and I had gained ten pounds. That was five years ago. No more. From living in Florida and now LA, I can't escape the year-round bathing suit season. I don't WANT to! I finally want to revel in said season for once. My ultimate goal is to be at my first big goal weight of 160 pounds by May 2014 (my graduation). Very possible if I stay on TRACK every week!

More than that, I want to be a healthier and happier me, as cliche as that sounds. I don't want to be the girl who has a "pretty face but could lose some weight" (and yes, that's a direct quote). And of course I want to stop avoiding body shots on the camera, but begin to look forward to them :). Overall, I want to drop the weight to feel comfortable in my skin and enjoy being young. I need to create a new lifestyle so I can teach my future kids what I never learned growing up. This isn't just for today, this week or this month - this is FOR LIFE. I'll be updating the section below once a week to show my progress!


Week 1 - 10/12/11 - 243
Week 2ish - 10/22/11 - 238.4
[Waaaaay behind] Week 13 - 1/7/12 - 233.4
Week 15 - 1/21/12 - 232
Week 16 - 1/28/12 - 229.8
Week 17 - 2/4/12 - 229.4 :(
Week 18 - 2/11/12 - 226.4
Week 19 - 2/18/12 -222.6
Week 20 - 2/25/12 - 220.8
Week 21 - 3/3/12 - 217.2
Week 22 - 3/10/12 - 215.8
Week 23 - 3/17/12 - 213
Week 24 - 3/24/12 - 211
Week 25 - 3/31/12 - 207.4
Week 26 - 4/8/12 - 205.8
Week 27 - 4/14/12 - 203
Week 28 - 4/21/12 - 201
Week 29 - 4/28/12 - 196.8 (ONEderland!!!!!!!!)
Week 30 - 5/5/12 - 194.7
Week 31 - 5/11/12 (early weigh, moving craziness) - 192.2
Week 32 - 5/19/12 - 195.2

NOTE: I fell off the wagon for a long while. Now starting clean in LA...

Week 1 - 3/8/14 - 205.8
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Member Since: 1/1/2011

SparkPoints: 11,946

Fitness Minutes: 11,345

My Goals:
Aside from my weekly goals, my long term goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that I create, and make it so that I never end up anywhere near 200 again. I want to make this a mindless, daily practice.


My Program:
I workout 5 times a week - no questions asked. It's usually for about 35 minutes to an hour, mainly stationary biking and running/walking on the track. Just focused on finding new ways to torch calories and not get bored.

I also incorporate weights 3 out of those 5 days (every other workout for healing). Each of those sessions are usually devoted to a different "third" of my body. Top third (arms), core, and lower third (legs).

I follow the SparkPeople eating plan calories, not the actual food suggestions, though. Following that strictly is key to losing weight when I workout.

Personal Information:
I'm a transplant from Jamaica to Florida, Florida to Boston; now, Bahhhston to LA!

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STRONGCOURAGE
7/7/2014 3:00:00 PM

Thanks for the friend ad! Hoping the very bestest for you! You are worth every bit of it! :)



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ADZY86
2/3/2014 4:37:18 AM

Morning girl! So good to hear from you. Yeeesh you are a busy bee! I couldn't imagine having to settle in to a new city and a new job and try and do all this at the same time, so it's amazing you're still here and checking in. Hope it all settles down soon and you get into the groove of it.

Hahaha girl I was a late bloomer with my drivers licence too...I only got mine last year April at the ripe old age of 26! emoticon I was getting my first whilst many of my friends were coming up to their 10-year renewal licence lol Terrible.

No worries if you're not around too much. Just know I'm always here thinking of you and willing you on. Looking forward to when you can be back on properly.

I'm taking this year DOWN! I was 100% spot on during January, and I'm going to do the same in February. Feels so good to have a plan and a schedule and I feel like I've got this. Already started getting some nice compliments on my body (one of them was Friday in my BIKINI!!! So that felt good!)s just gotte keep pushing on.

Have a great week lovely emoticon emoticon



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ADZY86
1/30/2014 4:23:42 PM

Hey girl. Just checking in on you cos I've not seen you around in a little while. Hope everything's going well and you're still there plugging along. Need ya here with me! Let me know how you're doing xx



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ADZY86
1/16/2014 5:36:57 AM

Let me know how the kale chips go...I've made them for a few of my friends and had mixed reviews; some love them, some hate them! Funnily enough, the ones that hate them are the ones that aren't into healthy eating, so I guess when you have the option of eating crisps (potato chips) all day every day, they don't quite hit the spot lol

This week has been awesome. The whole month in fact...I'm on a 15 day streak already and loving being back in my groove. Annoyingly though I'm feeling myself coming down with something, either a cold or the flu, so I'm fighting it right now, lots of fluids, lemon and ginger tea. Pray for me girl...I can't get sick haha

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ADZY86
1/4/2014 8:30:08 AM

Hey girl! SO good to hear from you!!! I look forward to catching up with what you've been up to, and encouraging each other again!
Congrats on your move to LA. How exciting! Hope you're all settled in now and raring to go.

So admittedly, the last 2 months of 2013 were pretty much a bust for me. I did keep up my exercise a little bit, but my eating was just off the scale! I recommitted on 1st January that I will just STOP and get myself together, and so far so good! I'm loving this healthy feeling again and it makes me kick myself thinking of why I stopped!

I'll definitely get back to blogging and posting again. Life is hectic right now but nothing is more important to this.

Happy New Year girl xxx



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