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Hello! My name is Kristin. Nice to meet you...sort of (^_^) I am 26 years old and have had many adventures thus far but 2014 is going to be an even bigger one and that is why I want to get back on sparkpeople to not only reach my goals but receive and give support.

Here is a little about me...or a lot about me...depends on how you look at it. I went to college for my passion of the Japanese Language. I was able to study abroad in Japan for a year and work in Japan as a teacher for a period of time. I was also able to study abroad in China, Korea, and Italy and loved my school experience. I am a bit of a nerd so it was sad to leave school.

Hoever, I have always been a perfectionist and competitive and wanted to focus more on studies than on me. Thus, weight gain from lack of exercise and stress got me at my highest of 230. Depression and anxiety didnt help this either but starting high school where I worked a part-time job as well with little time for other activities wasnt helpful in loosing weight. I then went to college where I was full-time and worked two part-time jobs. Yes, I admit to also being a workaholic so that didnt help with my health or my love life which was nonexistant.

I decided that I wanted to follow my dream of being a teacher in Japan and succeeded. I was amazing! People cried when I left but I stressed myself out daily because I wanted every activity to be perfect that I left after a year. I then returned to the states to a translation interpreting career. It was ok. You arent taught mechanical engineering vocab in school so it was a tough learning curve since I had no one to train me for my job and was in tears most nights since I felt inadequate...which I wasnt but being the perfectionist me I didnt live up to the standards I set for myself and after a year I decided to head home to WI and go back to school for a business degree.

I am going to school for accounting/HR and hope to combine with my Japanese to make both degrees worth while. But 2013 really made me look at myself. I was fed up with single life and wanted to better myself. I dated and through many horrible ones I found the man that compliments me and I him. It was amazing. It was someone I wouldnt have thought would work for me but he does and I am grateful. We are now engaged and on september 20th 2014 will be wed! WOOT!!!

Anywho, I want to lose weight to build up confidence in myself as well as look lovely at my wedding. My weight has been a cause of anxiety for years and it is time to take action and quit putting it off.

So I won a discoutn program for Physicians weight loss which is shakes and bars and a sensible dinner. I know what you may think but it actually keeps the hunger at bay and has helped reduce my cravings.

Now this is why I am here. I want to share my experience and also get to meet people in the same position as me. Hopefully together we can meet our goals.

Well thats a bit long but I hope it was at least interesting!

years old and currently working as a English teacher in Japan. I graduated from college in May with a major in Japanese and have moved onto a new job but I also want to lose weight. I would like to feel more confident in my body and hopefully finally find a man along the way.
75lbs seems like a lot to lose and is a bit intimidating but I hope to do the best I can and look forward to meeting people on here where we can support each other along this journey. Here's to us!

Member Since: 1/2/2012

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My Goals:
My goal is to reach around 130 lbs. This I know will help with my self-esteem, anxiety, and confidence.

My goal is also to meditate more so anxiety and worry dont overwhelm me.

I also hope to make lifelong friends around the world here on sparkpeople!

My Program:
When I went to a bridal faire I ended up winning half off a weight loss program called Phsycians Weight Loss. It follows a shake bar shake bar dinner style. It is meant to help reduce sugar and carb cravings and help lose weight in order to reach your goal then go on a re-entry program to learn how to properly eat again.
I was a picky eater as a child and only ate what I wanted and that has lead me here (emotional eating didnt help either) but its working when I follow it!

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I am from Eau Claire WI and currently living with my fiance and our 7 furry children (2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bunnies)
I am going to the Tech college for an accouting/hr degree. Tried going for a bachelors degree in taht field but I wasnt learning skills such as quickbooks and whatnot and thought "no sense in paying for learning terminology if I wont learn the job skills I need" so associates it is! Best decision I think.
Hobbies include reading(fanfiction mostly) but also series like Anita Blake, Tru Blood, oh man so many. I am also a huge anime and manga fan. I have also opened a store on etsy called Ningami
Its origami jewelry, papercrafts, and other nerdy goodness.

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"Live free, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse behind."

--I love this quote even though its a bit morbid. But it follows of live life to the fullest as it may be your last so worrying about the uncontrollable wont help

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