With my parents before the wedding ceremony. (Also at my slimmest!)
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I've struggled with my weight my whole life (especially in my teen years.) My highest weight was 210, but with diet and exercise I was able to drop down to a slim 150, which put me comfortably in a size 8. After getting married, I was maybe a teensy bit less attentive to exercising and being mindful about my eating and gained a little back, and then, once I went to patisserie school, I gained even more.
Now I work as a professional baker, and with such easy access to baked goods, sweets and pastries, losing that extra "butter" weight has been a bit of a challenge. My husband (who has also gained some weight since I went to pastry school!) and I have made a commitment to get healthy and get in shape together.
I recently hired a personal trainer, who in addition to my new fitness regimen suggested a low-carb diet. I was reluctant (I mean, I'm a baker- I loooove carbs!) but I started the South Beach Diet, which is going great!
One of my goals is to get in better cardiovascular shape, because the culinary industry is a physically demanding career field, and I know it will be easier and I will have more energy at a healthier weight.
I also want to finally be a healthy weight, and be fit! (Fitting into a size 8 or 6 would be a nice side benefit!)
I want to make it to the "ideal" range on BMI charts. I also want to improve my cardiovascular strength.
South Beach Diet, along with strength training/cardio (with a trainer) three times a week and cardio only twice a week.
I have a very physically demanding job, and I know the better shape I'm in, the easier it will be.
I love baking, sewing and vintage clothes shopping. I'm also a comic book geek and unapologetic nerd.
I love hair metal, glam rock, 90s alternative, college rock, neo-swing and new wave.
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| current weight: 196.0
hope you are sticking to the healthy lifestyle plan :)
1797 days ago
you are well on your way to your healthiest and I can tell you are committed! I knew you'd be back when you were ready - continue the course and it'll come off! :)
1814 days ago
Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!
1822 days ago
See you logging those fitness minutes- you can do this! Just wanted to let your know I haven't forgotten about you! :)
1851 days ago
Keep Moving Forward... you can do it!
1959 days ago