SILLIJILLI
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Kris and me after he finished the full marathon, and I had rested up a bit after the half




My dad, sister and I (my mom was taking the picture)




Me with my darling Krisha in Hawaii.


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Several years ago (3/07, amazing how time flies!), I realized I was getting a little chunky. After an incident involving 4 lbs of jellybeans, I knew I had a SERIOUS problem with sugar. I cut out nearly all carbohydrates from my diet for 7 months, lost ~25 lbs and felt great.

After a year of eating little but wheat bran and kale, I was down to the lowest I have ever weighed in my adult life (114 lbs), and to be honest looked pretty sickly. Admitting that I would never be able to 'lose' my diet resistant belly fat, I decided that I looked 10x better at 118-120, so I let myself relax some. I have since discovered that the secret to having a toned tummy is consistency in diet and exercise, not starving myself.

Complicating matters slightly, food is a major part of my life, even when I'm not eating it. I work in flavor development, exposing me to all sorts of amazingly unhealthy 'foods' an a daily basis. Making your calories work out when you've consumed hundreds of calories of oil in taste trials or fighting cravings after a tablespoon of HFCS just makes things a bit more interesting. I completed my M.S. in food science in January '09, something I am quite proud of.

Back on the wagon, and I love the SparkPeople nutrition and exercise trackers!


Member Since: 8/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 32,764

My Goals:
Now that I'm planning my wedding, I have a nicely concrete goal and target date to aim for!

I'm hoping to work off the 5-10 lbs of fluff I've put on over the summer, and get toned and fit to look and feel great for my wedding day!


My Program:
Back on the stick!

I eat a low carb/high fat diet of green vegetables, meats, eggs, yogurt, cheese, and of course plenty of olive oil and butter!

Trying to start running again, after a summer off. No races planned besides a Thanksgiving 5k, but I hope to be comfortable running 5 miles at a stretch by the end of the year.



Personal Information:
Just a girl from Jersey, making the world a little tastier. Yes, I work around food. Yes I have to taste it. Yes it can be horribly tempting. Upside is I have ZERO desire to eat at chain restaurants anymore.

Something of a loner by nature, I make every effort possible to do things by myself if possible, even if that makes it 10x more difficult.



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I am the least photogenic person on earth, so the pictures really don't do me justice.

I have a wicked sweet tooth, and will devour any quantity of jellybeans left unattended in my presence. When I'm being good, blueberries fill the void :-)




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  • v CACOSTA
    Just stopping by to wish you a happy 4th of July!
    Carolyn
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    3077 days ago
  • v CACOSTA
    Just stopping by to wish you a great weekend!
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    3103 days ago
  • v LITTLEMONSTER21
    i find it amazing that you have managed to lose 30lbs! when you were only cutting back on carbs in the beginning, weren't you cutting down on calories at all? could you estimate how many calories you would consume? i am trying to find a way to lose a few pounds (first goal 121lbs and final goal 115) and i can't seem to be consistent to anything apart from exercising. Your page is really cool and very motivational!
    3153 days ago
  • v ROWDYRASHELL
    I was looking at your food log, whats the fiber and fish-oil for? Just looking for tips on loosing weight, does that stuff really help? I have also heard of flaxseed? I dunno
    3160 days ago
  • v ROWDYRASHELL
    Just stopped upon your page, looks like you are doing great! Man I wish I was, scarle hasnt moved, well actually since I started!haha anyways, looking great!
    3160 days ago
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