KRISTALSHYT   4,686
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In the newer photo I'm wearing one of my old shirts as a dress!










I don't enjoy feeling too fat to dress like this for fests/concerts, so this is motivation for me.



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A New Start

In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.
In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.




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Member Since: 1/10/2009

SparkPoints: 4,686

Fitness Minutes: 648

My Goals:
Ultimately, my goal is to be at a place where I genuinely like what I see in the mirror, and to maintain that weight & muscle mass thereafter. (I set an arbitrary numeric goal of 125 lbs. for that, but I'm not certain that will turn out to be realistic for me.)

√ Weigh under 200 lbs.
{Achieved 4 Oct. 2013}
√ 190 lbs.
{Achieved 30 Oct. 2013}
√ 180 lbs.
{Achieved 7 Dec. 2013}
√ 170 lbs.
{Achieved 5 Jan. 2014}
√ 160 lbs.
{Achieved 15 Mar. 2014}
√ 150 lbs.
{Achieved 9 May 2014}
140 lbs.
130 lbs.
125 lbs.

My Program:
I am drinking plenty of water and tracking my calorie intake daily, using an app on my phone which is far more user-friendly than this site. (If you think you know what app, feel free to ask me about it; I just don't want to come off as an ad here.)

I am restricting calories to around 1700/day (this number is subject to change) and doing plenty of squats, yoga, and core exercises to help tone my muscles.

I will track my food forever. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I will never be able to stop tracking, or I will lose all the progress I have made. I know this from past experience.

Personal Information:
I'm a fan of fantasy, sci-fi, etc. & an avid gamer (if you want to connect with me on Steam, message me here for my Steam info).

I live in Oregon, and I'm an undergrad student working on my BA.

Other Information:
My use of this site has been rather spotty. I like the social networking features, but I've found another calorie & fitness tracker which I like better... so I'm really only here for the social supports.

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Member Comments:
MLDRLD
2/7/2014 3:40:15 PM

emoticon Congratulations on losing another pound! You are making such good progress towards your goal; you have every reason to be proud of yourself and what you have achieved so far!



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MLDRLD
11/18/2013 11:24:58 PM

Just wanted to stop by and ask how you are doing.



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MLDRLD
9/5/2013 3:15:47 PM

Congratulations on the weight loss! Your effots are paying off for you.



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HEALTHYBEAR24
11/24/2012 1:23:57 AM

Hello I'm Esther and pleased to meet you. Welcome to Bellydancers.



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KESTRIE
10/13/2010 12:09:03 PM

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We've kicked off the Lose a Turkey by Turkey Day Challenge in Getting Fit at 30! Some members of the team are weighing in on Weigh-in Wednesdays, but others have their own set weigh-in days. Please join us :) We'd like to lose as many turkeys as possible -- as a team -- the more the merrier :)



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