SWALSH329   11,424
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Nov. 2008; at my heaviest





July 26, 2014; 64lbs down from surgery, 136lbs total. (with two lovely ladies from Team StarKid).





Me, Darren, and Dad, January 2012.



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How do I introduce myself? I'm a single 31 year old living in Queens, working in Manhattan. I hate that my weight holds me back from being "all that I can be." I walk around midtown and see these thin, professional women who look so classy in their suits and I feel frumpy. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Four years ago I started a journey to losing weight.

I had a sleeve gastrectomy at the end of April 2014. I'm adjusting to my new way of eating. It's been very ...
How do I introduce myself? I'm a single 31 year old living in Queens, working in Manhattan. I hate that my weight holds me back from being "all that I can be." I walk around midtown and see these thin, professional women who look so classy in their suits and I feel frumpy. I have struggled with my weight my whole life. Four years ago I started a journey to losing weight.

I had a sleeve gastrectomy at the end of April 2014. I'm adjusting to my new way of eating. It's been very challenging but I think I'm doing alright.

I've been on and off SparkPeople since November 2008. I just prefer the vibe here to other websites- or even getting more personal here than on my other social media. It's a preference.
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Member Since: 12/2/2008

SparkPoints: 11,424

Fitness Minutes: 1,005

My Goals:
Get myself to a weight that I am happy with. I used to have a number in my head but I don't want to focus on that because it seems impossible.

I want to be able to shop at 'normal' clothing stores. I want to fit into the seats at the theater. I want to feel confident and attractive when I meet people. I want to dress nicely for work and not look like a slob because of my fat rolls.


My Program:
I had a sleeve gastrectomy in April 2014. I'm trying to follow the plan that my nutritionist and I have discussed. It's primarily protein heavy- and fitting in vegetables/fruits, etc when there's room! I don't have much of a stomach so I can't eat very much food.

Personal Information:
Live in Astoria
Work in Manhattan.
Hang out in L.E.S. & the theater district.


Other Information:
"The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing." ~Walt Disney

"Follow your dreams. You can reach your goals. I'm living proof. Beefcake, BEEFCAKE!" ~Eric Cartman, South Park

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SPARKINON
9/20/2014 10:26:25 PM

thanks for stopping by and for the blog support! :o) the 'weekly' (52 card deck) card challenge took about 2mths to complete just writing out the list for it! i got stuck for ideas along the way, so began the challenge earlier without a full deck (am now into week 7 of it)....the idea is to stick white labels on a deck of cards to write out a challenge on each, shuffle the deck for a random weekly challenge. it's been fun, eye-opening so far and is has been something to look forward to each week. a friend of mine is also taking part in it with her own written challenges and is enjoying it too. i needed some motivation! so, guess it's just a different way of writing out a list of goals ;o)



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FORZACHANDMATT
9/19/2014 12:41:20 PM

Just saw on your sparkpage that you love in Queens! I grew up in Queens - in Astoria and most recently lived in Manhattan but moved to VA 2 years ago.
Congrats on your weight loss and I'm sorry you lost your sister



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COSMICWATCHER
9/18/2014 5:19:26 AM

Hey, what's up? How're you doing? Any good news? emoticon



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TURTLESLOW14
8/5/2014 12:27:03 PM

I just love your page and will be reading your blogs. I am adding you as a friend hope you dont mind. Oh and you look beautiful



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BUTTONPOPPER1
7/1/2014 5:58:40 AM

Found your page and have been reading your blogs. I really like them and you are so full of LIFE!



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