Fall 2009

Senior prom, 2007 - my first goal weight: get back to the weight I was before college

Lucky for me I carry a significant amount of my weight on my chest!




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I gained even more weight than I had thought in my last year at college. I was student teaching, which left me very stressed and caring very little about what foods I ate. Also because of the stress, I started eating MORE to comfort myself. That year, I gained BACK the 20 pounds that I had lost the year before AND even more.

I want to lose this college weight to feel better about myself, lessen the strain my weight puts on my joints (like my back and knees), and get thinner for when I get married sometime in the not-too-distant future!

I told my boyfriend that I want to be at a happy weight when I get married. Working back from there, I don't want to be engaged for more than a year, and I don't want to add to the stress of that year by having to lose a lot of weight, so essentially I want to lose most of the weight (at least 70lbs) before I want him to propose! So right now that's my long-term motivation.

Member Since: 1/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,477

My Goals:
- To be (first) a size 12 and then a size 8 (or less!)
- To look good in my (future) wedding dress
- To feel comfortable wearing shorts
- To look good in simple clothes, like a white tank top and jeans
- To possibly wear heels without (horrible) pain?
- To be (ONLY) a DD or D cup again

245lbs - 6/30/12
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Rewards Plan:
Lose 20lbs (230) - buy 1-2 new pairs of jeans
Lose 35lbs (215) - buy a new purse
Lose 40lbs (210) - wear my Biggest Loser t-shirt & have someone take photos
Lose 50lbs (200) - buy a new pair of jeans; celebratory dinner w/ bf
Lose 75lbs (175) - SHOPPING, haircut/style, and photo shoot
Lose 100lbs (150) - throw a party! If not engaged yet, get

My Program:
Exercise once, if not twice, a day at least 6 times a week using my elliptical, treadmill, and exercise dvds

Make better food choices. Count calories. Remember not to let the desire for food cloud the desire to lose weight.

Personal Information:
I just graduated college and am a certified music teacher in both PA and NJ. Though I don't have a full-time teaching job, I am actively searching for one while teaching private lessons in my area.

I gained a lot of weight in college, my senior year especially, and I really want to get back to at least what I weighed in high school (170s).

Other Information:
One of my troubles with exercising is that I can't do anything high-impact because of my large bust and sensitive joints. Thankfully my parents and I got an elliptical for a cheap price off of ebay, so I can do that. I've also learned/figured out ways to modify high-impact exercises (like jumping jacks) so that I can keep moving without straining my joints.

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    Noooooooo :( My sister has invited me to Pinterest but I didn't know if I needed a new addiction. LOL I have a Facebook Health & Fitness community page that I run and am on there all the time and "like" a lot of other motivational things on there, so.. I get a lot of goods there. Think I should join Pinterest? Hmmm...
    1574 days ago
    Wow, great plan for the free week here and there and chat with the nutritionist! Awesome. I found that the more "core" work I do, the less pain and strain I have in my back :) Hopefully your pool stuff works out and you can find something you love to do (for not so much money, too!). Rockin' plan!
    1574 days ago
    Thanks for your awesome comment on my "July = SMASH Month" blog!! YAY you can see the difference.. I noticed my smile first, too.. lol I am aiming for the moon this month.. and if I fail, I still land among the stars, right? :) YAY for kicking it in gear during summer. Maybe you will make a great habit for yourself and stick with it all year!
    SO cool that you are a teacher!!!
    1575 days ago
    Hello hello!

    We do seem to have a crazy amount in common - only you inhabit the Northern Hemisphere, and I the Southern :P I'd swap for you for a spring/summer day right now actually!!

    Thank you for the comment on my page and the friend add - I've had a rollercoaster last few months and I figured joining an active team would help me along and it already has!! Hope you're having a great day and walking on sunshine!
    1575 days ago
    Veronica, how did your June goals go? I see you are at the weight you were shooting for.. congrats! Keep up the good work! XO
    1575 days ago
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