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Hi all! My name is Leah. I'm a 27 year old teacher who is living in the UK. I am originally from Canada but moved over here in August 2006. I live with my wonderful fiancé and over the last two years I have made big changes in my life, health wise.

I've always been an active person and constant dieter. What I didn't realize at the time was constant dieting meant constant yo-yo'ing and resulted in a very unhappy and unsatisfied me. I've been up and down on the scale. I am 5'8 and i've been from my highest of 180 (back in high school) to a lower weight of 132 in 2004. Last year I peaked at 168 and just knew that I had to make some changes or else yo-yo'ing would make me unhappy for the rest of my life. In June 2007 I realized I had to "get real" and make some changes. Obviously the constant obsessive calorie counting, restriction, diet foods and so on were not working so just before I turned 25 I started making slow changes. To make a long story short(er), I sit here now at 139 pounds and much healthier and happier.

I have a healthy living blog that I use to track some of my meals, exercise and anything else that comes to mind! Check it out!!


Member Since: 10/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 458

My Goals:
I have finally made it to the 130s! I broke the plateau I was on for what felt like months! I'm going to keep trying to get to my goal of 132.

I also want to continue to make healthy food choices at every meal keeping my daily calories between 1330-1680.

I want to keep exercise a priority.

My Program:
Each meal is a chance to make choices that include nutritional food that will give me the energy to get through my day.

Balance balance balance!

... and exercise! Burn those calories.

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I teach Year 5.

I love to cook and bake!

I'm a Starbucks addict!!

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    Hey girl, how ya doin? Long time no speak! You still active on SP?
    3197 days ago
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    Hi Leah,

    Welcome to the Making the Cut team!!!

    It's a fabulous program - intense, challenging, and super rewarding! I hope you join in on the discussions and let us know how you're doing!
    3267 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for stopping by! I had kinda realized that I was cutting my calories too low, so I'm working on that. It's funny, though... I'm still trying to figure out how to cut them, but not cut too low. I guess it's a learning process!

    For the wedding, honestly we're kinda leaning toward going to the courthouse a few days after Christmas and then spending more on the honeymoon. Part of it has to do with his work... He's not sure what he'll be able to get off yet, so it makes planning hard. How is your wedding planning going?
    3320 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/18/2008 6:25:12 PM
    i miss you emoticon

    hope things are going well
    3410 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/20/2008 1:35:56 PM
    Hope your doing well? Hows the eating clean. I am trying to do better. Fell off the wagon for a month or so.

    Its hard to get back to eating clean. Sugar is addicting! emoticon
    3421 days ago
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