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Hello Everyone, my name is Laura. I am 26 years old and on a journey to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
I started my journey to lose weight on May 8, 2011. When I started my journey my reason was that I needed to fit into a dress for my brotherï¿½s wedding that was a month away. I weighed 305 on May 8, 2011, I was devastated, how could I let myself get that unhealthy? Enough was enough! In that first month, I stopped drinking pop and started counting calories and practicing portion control. I lost 25 pounds the first month and my dress had to be taken in just days before the wedding. After I lost 25 pounds I made up my mind that it was time to save my life. I was going to get healthy, I was going to lose weight.I went from 305 to 187 in 12 months. That is a 118 pound difference! :)
Shortly after I reached 180 pounds, I ended up facing some health issues, and I have been dealing with health issues ever since. It wasn't until November 2014 when I was finally properly diagnosed with a condition I have had for many years. I found out that I have pcos (polysistic ovarian syndrome) and a long line of other symptoms and conditions that go with it, including but not limited to hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. I have gained all the weight I lost back and then some. I find myself hovering between 350 and 355 pounds. Its devastating to know that 3 years ago, I was healthy and 180 pounds. But I refuse to give up and I continue working on living healthy each and every day!
"Accept where you are, remember where you've been, but most importantly, know where you want to be."
"I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive. I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise, To fly."--Nicki Minaj
In words of Natasha Bedingfield-- "The rest is still unwritten"! :)
-Weigh 180 pounds
-Run a 5k.
-Run a mile without stopping.
Daily Calories 1800-2000
Beachbody Workout DVDs
Pilates and Yoga
-Im 26 years old
-My birthday is April 1st
-I live in a small town in Michigan that you probably have never heard of! :)
Any questions, please feel free to ask!
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| current weight: 354.0