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Hello Everyone, my name is Laura. I am 24 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 brotherís 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 ...
Hello Everyone, my name is Laura. I am 24 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 brotherís 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! :)

The truth is, I totally got lazy and gave up. I have now gained back all that I lost and then some, some due to medications, but mostly to just giving up and not fighting like I should have been.

I met the love of my life in August 2012 and we are planning on getting married eventually. So theres some of my motivation right there, my loving and supportive hubby-to-be and the fact that I wanna look back on our wedding photos and not hate them because of how I look. I did this once, i know I can do it again and hopefully this time is the last time.

Going back is not an option for me! I will not fail, I will not quit. "You only fail, when you stop trying"! My life depends on it, thats my motivation. God help me, I will never become that person again. I am fully committed to this! You have to be your own biggest motivator, no one else can do it for you!!

"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"! :)
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Member Since: 6/13/2011

My Goals:
-Loose 145 pounds (weigh 160)
-Be Healthy
-Exercise regularly.
-Run a 5k.
-Run a mile without stopping.
-Do P90x workouts.

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Daily Calories 1200-1300.

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-Im 24 years old
-My birthday is April 1st
-I live in a small town in Michigan that you probably have never heard of! :)



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JAB2010
7/29/2014 4:03:52 PM

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I too am back on track after a yearlong derailment. This time I'm taking it slow. I'm making small changes I can live with for life. I know you can do it!!



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9/10/2013 8:55:24 PM

Thanks for the blog comment.

Are you getting back on track also??



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