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Back at it! I'm here for probably the same reason(s) most everyone else is---for a CHANGE!

Being a new RN is tough. What's tougher is trying to change an unhealthy lifestyle when you've been using it as a crutch for reasons no one can see. I believe in support and that it really does change lives.

That's why I'm here. I want to change. I don't want to be defined or held down by my struggles any longer.

Member Since: 6/4/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,567

My Goals:
Small goals:
1. Run a 5k -- 5.4.13!
2. Drink 32 oz of H2O a day
3. Do cardio 5 to 6 days a week.
4. Sleep 8 to 9 hours a night.
5. Prepare meals a week in advance.

Large Goals:
1. Run a marathon.
2. Lose 140 pounds.
3. Be completely healthy (mind, body, soul)

My Program:
Strength Train at least 3 days a week.

Cardio (my favorite is hip hop dance!) 4-6 days a week.

*IIFYM and counting cals
*Eat clean
*Low-glycemic (I have PCOS/metabolic syndrome)

Personal Information:
I am a newly licensed Registered Nurse (RN) who desperately needs to stay on track of getting healthy while starting this new, stressful career.

Outside of nutrition/diet/weight loss...

I love antiques, crafting and repurposing. My creativity makes me extremely happy! Just recently became VERY interested in hiking after traversing Mt Lemmon in Tucson.

Last, but not least...

I need to make friends. I think that has been my downfall in my weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey. I really don't have many friends who can relate to me or understand the struggles of being more than 100 pounds overweight. So that's another goal!

Other Information:
Things that make me happy:

*rescuing animals
*sewing, knitting
*music (I love bluegrass, classical, Indie, Bollywood, and reggaeton to get me going)
*thrifty shopping
*antique hunts

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    1649 days ago
    Welcome to the TURQUOISE TITANS Biggest Loser team!
    1649 days ago
    Welcome to the Turquoise Titan BL Team. We are so happy to have your join this energizing team!! Looking forward to getting to know you!!!!

    1649 days ago
  • v JEM2929
    Hey girl!

    lol I have NOT lost 20 lbs (yet) - my ticker is stuck on kilograms for everyone and I'm not sure why it won't update! I am down nearly 10 lbs though so that is just amazing - I've only been doing this for 3-4 weeks so hey, I will take those 10 lbs as a huge win!

    Man I am so disappointed I don't get Dead Files! I don't have tv at the moment - I am kind of in the process of sacrificing stuff that I don't actually NEED to survive. I guess it's a part of me moving towards the whole sustainable lifestyle - I know I am way way way far away from getting to the point I'd like to be, but sacrificing TV was a HUGE deal for me. I live for tv! So that stinks - I do still have Netflix but I checked on there and it seems Dead Files isn't on Netflix :( I have no idea how to watch tv on the internet (lol I can't even believe I have to admit that - I am so not good with techy things, no matter how simple they are) but I might try and scope that out this week because I feel like I'm really missing out! It sounds like such a great show! I will let you know if I can find it, or if you have any ideas please share!

    You will get better with your tracking if you just force yourself! I try to do it on my lunch break every day at work - the weekend is when I usually fail. Or you can set an alarm on your phone that goes off when you normally eat telling you to get your butt to your tracker and start making notes. Easier said than done of course, as most things are...but even just set a goal maybe to track even just once a day - as in, if you're like me and you find the hardest time to eat right in the evenings, try and track just your evening food for the first week. Then once you're in a habit of tracking the worst stuff that enters your mouth, maybe you won't mind or will remember more to track your daily stuff. I don't know, I'm still just learning what works for me too! Ah, busted by the ol' boss, I gotta run. I hope you're off to a great start this week too. Let's make is an awesome one for both of us!

    How is your running going? Talk to you soon!
    1649 days ago
  • v JEM2929
    And I think you and I could be the longest winded people on the internet haha - I love it!
    1653 days ago
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