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My boyfriend Simon and I at my best friend's wedding - 11/11/11

My bib number at the Marathon de Montréal, my first 5K - achieved 9/25/11

Starting photo - 235 lbs.


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I've always been seriously overweight from the time I was in diapers, so much so that in pictures of my 10-yr-old softball team, I'm LITERALLY twice the height and width of my peers.
In high school I dropped 65 lbs in a year and a half just by walking to school in the mornings (a 1.8 mile stroll). Unfortunately I've slowly gained a lot of that back.
I've always been a really outgoing person, but after finishing college and mustering the strength to make the biggest change of my life (moving to Montréal and living in French), I felt like every ounce of my motivation and will had just slipped away from me. I became depressed, introverted, and refused to take action on anything.
It took my wonderful boyfriend to knock some sense into me and make me realize that I was on the road to becoming exactly what I dreaded.
So here's to creating a new me. The me I was before and even more!

Update Jan. 2012: The last year saw me shed about 25lbs with several ups and downs. It's time to step up my game and stop letting my own laziness win out. This year, I can and will lose twice that much!

Member Since: 11/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,231

My Goals:
I'd like to get down to 180, and if I can make it to there, I really want to push to 150.

Learn to like cooking (Eek!)

Convince the bf to follow my lead? He can be a stubborn one haha!

My Program:
Walking, SP Rookie Running program, and trying to make more healthy, home-cooked meals.

I want to be able to run complete 5k's and improve my time:

2/19/12: Défi Hivernal de L'Île Bizard

4/29/12: Banque Scotia 5k

9/23/12: Marathon de Montréal (5k)

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I'm looking for people my age to hang out with around Montréal, so if you feel so compelled, shoot me a message!

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My motivations:

I am finally catching up to my mother!! We can slip on the same size 16 dress with ease! Eat THAT, former size 22 pants!

I'm inspired by my grandma whom I love to pieces. She's always been concerned about my weight and I want to show her I can do it once and for all. She gave me a few lessons on how to cook at Christmas this year (2011) and I can't let them go to waste!

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