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Hey!! I am a respiratory therapist, happily enagaged, and looking to lose this weight I have put on in the past few years!

I have struggled with my weight all my life. I have been overweight/obese more years than not. My high weight was probably around 310. I can't be sure because I stopped weighing myself. In my early twenties, I began a weight loss journey in which I used ephedra and a starvation diet. I walked three miles everyday. It was a common thing for me to "see stars" and feel like I was going to black out daily. Over a two year period of on and off dieting this way, I managed to get down to 170. I may have continued, but I began having panic attacks.

I stayed around this weight for maybe a year and a half and then slowly crept up, I got in a serious relationship and went back to school and ballooned up to 270. When I graduated in Feb 2007, I decided that this was it, I was losing the weight the right way. I joined Curves, and did my own diet. I used a lot of packaged foods then, and the weight slowly came off. I stopped going to curves and started taking kickboxing last year and gained a new self appreciation for my body.

As it stands now, I have lost nearly 70 pounds. Sometimes, its easy . . . it's just my life. I eat healthy and try not to beat myself up about it. Other times, it's a struggle . . . and the emotional eating rears its ugly head.

Some things I have learned:

1) Yes Viginia, water really DOES help you lose more weight!

2) Stop kidding yourself about your activity level, you have to
work out and work out HARD. At least 3 days a week.

3) Strength training/resistance training is awesome for your
body, but if you don't do the cardio you aren't going to lose the
fat sitting on top of your newly toned abs/arms/butt.

4) Stop blaming your thyroid. It probably isn't that.

5) Take fish oil. If for no other reason than it is good for you.

6) Wean yourself off of the packaged/processed food. The salt
alone is reason enough. Packaged meals can be really helpful
in a pinch, and especially in the early stages of dieting.

7) Educate yourself! Subscribe to a fitness magazine, they can
be motivational as well. Read food labels!

2009 Goals

Ultimate: Be proud of the way I look in my wedding dress and photos, and be healthy to try to concieve!

Rewards and Mini Goals

195: parafin pedicure, and new nailpolish
190: easytone by reebok shoes
185: new jeans
180: new swimsuit
175: hot stone massage

Basically I would like to be 175 or less for my wedding day, lowest I have ever been is between 165 and 170. Pretty comfortable with my self in that area. I have a picture of myself at that weight posted in my photos.


Member Since: 1/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,681

My Goals:
I want to try to eat healthy, whole foods! Avoid fast food! Drink LOTS of water! Exercise because it feels good, not because I have to!


My Program:
Trying to get back into a fitness routine!




Personal Information:
I am from southwestern PA, and am currently employed as a respiratory therapist.


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Getting married October 10, 2009!!! Countdown has begun!!




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  • v MRSPRINCESS07
    Welcome to Getting Fit Before Baby!
    2697 days ago
  • v ANNIELEE1987
    Hey there!
    Just thought i would drop in and say "hey" and tell you to not give up! I'm currently on a "plateau" and girl, it sucks! but...im just pushing through it! slowly but surely! lol anywho..feel free to write anytime-id love to hear about your progress! Have a GREAT day!
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    2698 days ago
  • v SAUCY_21
    Hello new friend! I added you because you are engaged too and you are my inspiration right now. Way to go :) Love the wedding dress, I can't wait to go shopping in the spring for mine. Wedding isn't until may 2010 though. Good luck with reaching your goal!
    2822 days ago
  • v FIT4LOVE
    Great wedding date, that's mine as well! And great work, keep it up!
    2828 days ago
  • v SARAHABROAD
    Thanks for the comment on my 'blog. The whole eating out thing is hard--but it's part of life, I suppose. "Wedding Dress Workouts" is on my favourites list too! When's your wedding?
    2902 days ago
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