REESACHICA86

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Hi! My name is Marissa. I'm 24 years old and recently graduated with my MBA. My weight loss journey has been a roller coaster. I joined Weight Watchers in the summer of 2005 at a whopping 206 pounds. Over the next couple of years I got down to 135 pounds. That was too skinny for me. I started putting on about 10 pounds at a time. After the first 10, I started working out and getting back on track with Weight Watchers. I was gaining more weight than I was losing and had gained a total of 15-20 pounds before I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. I gained back another 15-20 over the following year and a half due to having too much fun with my friends during grad school. Looking back, it was worth it.

I am currently unemployed and have moved back home until I find a job in this wonderful economy. The good thing about it is that I am getting a lot of rest and I can work out as much as I want. This week I have started going back to Weight Watchers meetings and working out regularly.

Looking back on some old entries on a livejournal blog I kept for my weight loss journey, I was confusing motivation with obsession. I don't want getting back to my goal weight to cause more frustration than happiness with results. Besides getting my weight down and becoming stronger, not becoming obsessive is just as important to me.

I've found a lot of inspiration within this community in the past so feel free to friend me!

FEEL FREE TO FLIP THROUGH MY PHOTO GALLERY TO SEE MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY!!!

GOAL: 140 by 10/31/10


Member Since: 1/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,547

My Goals:
I would really just like to feel healthy and comfortable in my own skin. I want to be able to go shopping and be able to ask for a size down, instead of the size up that they don't carry. I feel that I am beautiful inside and out, but I can make some changes for me to truly feel that way.


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I am following the Weight Watchers point system. This is actually the same amount of calories that this site has recommended for me, but I would prefer to count points rather than calories. I try to do cardio for one hour twice a week and strength training with 15 mins of cardio to warm up three times a week.



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24 years old
Recent [unemployed] MBA graduate
Currently living in Austin, TX


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  • v LONGWINDINGROAD
    Hi! I read your 100 things on my blog. Thanks for stopping by! It's good that you're back with Spark...it's such a great place. I added you as a friend...I hope we get to know each other better...I'm here to push you if you need it, and I hope you'll do the same for me!
    2276 days ago
  • v CASSAN
    Hello

    Just checking to see how everything is going, hope you are still around and kicking some butt!!

    Bright 'n' Shiny
    Cassan

    2356 days ago
  • v CASSAN
    Hey Sunshine

    yeah I am still around not in full force but still around. I fell off and I fell hard. Still trying to pick myself back up.
    After a bad break from my boyfriend of 8 years it's been hard for me to get back into the wagon. you would think i would want to be in more than ever right now cause I am single but nope not feeling it yet. It's been 8 months so hopefully sooner than later I will kick my butt back into gear, But I still pop in on here.

    How are you?

    Bright 'n' Shiny
    Cassan
    2375 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2010 7:18:26 PM
  • v JRSWHIMSY
    Hi and welcome back to Spark! If you lost it once, you can lose it again! Best of luck :)
    2375 days ago
  • v TERRIEJO53
    emoticon Marissa ... emoticon back to Spark People. emoticon on receiving your MBA. I hope you find a job soon and get settled into a healthy life routine.

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    2375 days ago
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