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320 lbs April 2010





August 2013





6/14: Cousin's Wedding Wearing a size SMALL dress @145lbs



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Lost 175 lbs to Start Enjoying My Youth

I was a depressed college student diagnosed with sleep apnea and chronic back pain when I decided if I wanted my life to change I would have to get off my butt and make some big changes and fight for the life I wanted. That was 4 years ago when I weighed 320lbs. Now I weigh less than 145lbs by doing it the NATURAL way of counting calories and exercise:)

Some things about my weight-loss:

-I have binge eating disorder so thats why its taking me longer than most to get ...
I was a depressed college student diagnosed with sleep apnea and chronic back pain when I decided if I wanted my life to change I would have to get off my butt and make some big changes and fight for the life I wanted. That was 4 years ago when I weighed 320lbs. Now I weigh less than 145lbs by doing it the NATURAL way of counting calories and exercise:)

Some things about my weight-loss:

-I have binge eating disorder so thats why its taking me longer than most to get the weight off. I lose gain lose gain the same 5 lbs a lot of times.

-I still HATE exercising and do the minimal I have to.

- I do have excess skin but my arms and legs dont look that awful, its my stomach that makes me look larger than i am unfortunately.

Things I can do now that I couldn't do before:

-Fit into class desks/Airplane seat/Amusement park rides comfortably
-Shop in regular stores like American Eagle/ Forever 21
-Fit into size 9 shoe (I was a wide 10 sometimes 11)
-Walk miles at a brisk pace without feeling like im going to die lol
-Feel comfortable wearing mini skirts/shorts in public
-Attend social gatherings with confidence and not feel embarrassed by my weight.

I've been in maintenance mode for the last year but it's been a struggle due to my binge eating. I still have managed to maintain my weight between 145 -152lbs though. I feel I am close to kicking this bad habit of mine!

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�If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page� � Mark Houlahan




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Member Since: 10/19/2009

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My Goals:
To become the best me physically & mentally possible by working hard and not giving up!

My Program:
There are no magic pills!

My plan when I first started out and for a year and a half:

-Counted my calories/Calorie Cycling
-3-5 HRs of cardio a week
-Measured every portion using a food scale/measuring cups
-Drink 6-8 cups of water

About 1 year ago I started eating Low Carb my way though:

- 30-100 netcarbs a day, 1300-1700 calories per day. Higher calorie and carb counts for exercise days.

- 1.5 -3 hours of cardio a week

-Drink 6-8 cups of water a day

-multi vitamin, magnesium supplements, biotin

-Yerba Mate tea (Got off coffee!)

KEEP MOTIVATED: Have a reward system and find an event to lose weight for (wedding, graduation, birthday etc.)

Personal Information:
Name: Lexie
Age: 23
Height: 5'8


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I'm obsessed with South Korean dramas/cinema & KPOP=)

I love pink!

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TATYPREZ
1/8/2013 9:36:13 PM

Oh yea 2013 is going great! How are you doing?



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MY9STONEJOURNEY
1/7/2013 2:17:22 PM

Happy New Year Super Diva!!! You are my inspiration!!!

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MOONBIRD
1/6/2013 5:45:36 PM

Thank you Lexie. I hope you have the best year yet! You look great and all your hard work is paying off.



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NERDDAVE
1/3/2013 12:05:58 AM

Happy new year to you too. This year I plan on finally adding weightlifting to my routine to fill out the loose skin issues.



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MELISSAT123
1/1/2013 12:38:07 PM

Thanks Lexie! I hope you have a wonderful 2013 and btw - you look awesome.



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