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Hi! I'm a 24 (almost 25) years old chubby single girl with high cholesterol trying to lose some weight before it kills me. That's in the nutshell.

When I found out two years ago that my cholesterol was 270, it spurred me into action - over the next 6 months I signed up for a half marathon and with a combination of diet and exerise got myself down to around 152 lbs. My cholesterol became 174. I felt great. I still wanted to lose another 5-10 lbs to get into that bikini, but life was good.

Then it stopped being so good with a double-whammy at work and in my personal life. I reverted to emotional eating and went up to 170 in a mere 2 months.

Thankfully, I was able to swim out of my black hopeless mood for long enough to find a new job and move from NH to TX and a new life. When I arrived, I was 178. With a lot of effort, I lost 11 lbs and then stalled, going back and forth a couple.

I am now planning to use the South Beach diet to break through the plateau and get back to my good weight.

I also hope to make some friends in general, and especially a couple here in Houston, since I don't know very many people yet.

Additional background: I'm Russian, came to study at a boarding school when I was 15, then went to a school in upstate New York to get my bachelors of science and a master's. I really like to read and do that a lot (I actually don't have a TV in my apartment - that helps!). I also like to meet new people and talk their ears off. It's best if they have a furry dog I can pet in the process.

Good luck to all of us!!


Member Since: 1/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 30

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My goals are:

1) Stop emotional eating

2) Lose 35 lbs

3) Develop a social network here in town

4) Be happy most of the time no matter what!


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- working out 5-6 days a week

- getting 8 hours of sleep

- following up with friends




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I'm originally from Russia. When I was 15, I came to study in the US.

I spent 2 years in PA, 4.5 years in NY, and then 2.5 years in NH. Half a year ago I moved to Houston TX and am now building my life here from ground up!


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  • v JOSHUASMOMMY333
    Welcome to Tx. I have been here for a little over 2 years now...and still havent really met anyone. If your looking for a friend, workout buddie or both let me know.
    2349 days ago
  • v EMBRACE_SUCCESS
    Just wanted to pop in, say hi, and see how things are going for you! Hope that you're still doing well!


    2427 days ago
  • v CARADAWN
    I really like my trainer workouts but that's because I have a great trainer. The free trainer I was given when I first joined the gym SUCKED!! This trainer has changed my mind about paying for sessions and I have been with him for over a year (he is the one that got me into running).

    I usually run around my neighborhood on Monday and on the weekends and I try to get to Memorial park one day Friday - Sunday. I only run at the gym on Wednesday nights but I go to the Post Oak one for that. I am thinking about joining the Fort Bend Fit club to run with them and train for a half marathon - I never thought I would be able to run that far and now I can't wait to try!!

    I usually don't get to the downtown gym on the weekends since I live in Sugar Land but I might try because those classes sound like fun and I need to get my but moving more on the weekends. Thanks for the advice :)
    2740 days ago
  • v QWERTYZ13
    Hmm...I need to work on thinking of it as a race against myself! I always get so pressured to be as fast as whoever I'm running with.

    I can see why you quit the running group! 5am AND a long drive would do me in. Plus, if it isn't even your preferred form of exercise, why would you bother? I have found that I really enjoy running - just because nothing else makes me feel like I worked as hard. Imagine, I used to spend all year dreading the mile run back in junior high and high school....
    2755 days ago
  • v QWERTYZ13
    I guess you could say I'm training for a race...I am waiting awhile to sign up though. Right now I feel so behind for my age range that I don't want to until I'm average!

    You did a half-marathon!? That is so awesome! I'm waiting to see if I can survive a 5 or 10K and going from there. I think if you found a running buddy or asked around (and brought pepper spray) you could handle running outside in the big scary city. Or maybe there is even a running club in the area you could join?

    -Holly
    2755 days ago
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