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I'm a 30 year old gal, hoping this site can help inspire me to make some seriously needed lifestyle changes. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, and learned the hard way that nothing makes me more miserable than dieting. But if I do it in the right way and for the right reasons, maybe I won't be miserable? I'm just hoping I can learn to replace some unhealthy habits with healthy ones that I can carry forward for the rest of my (hopefully long!) life.

Also, I'm a ...
I'm a 30 year old gal, hoping this site can help inspire me to make some seriously needed lifestyle changes. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, and learned the hard way that nothing makes me more miserable than dieting. But if I do it in the right way and for the right reasons, maybe I won't be miserable? I'm just hoping I can learn to replace some unhealthy habits with healthy ones that I can carry forward for the rest of my (hopefully long!) life.

Also, I'm a strong supporter of a body positive mentality that you can be healthy and gorgeous at any size. (You can also be unhealthy at any size, too.) I love my curves and reading about plus-size fashion. Life's too short for low self-esteem! I really believe one of the first steps for getting healthier is embracing yourself for who you are right now.

(P.S. I'm kind of obsessed with elephants.)
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Member Since: 7/17/2012

My Goals:
Lose 10 percent of my body weight by the end of August 2013.


My Program:
-- Blogging a lot. Mostly just for myself -- it's how I organize my thoughts and feelings. I realized if I'm going to be successful, I have to be honest with myself about a lot of things... and that's harder than it sounds.

-- Reconnecting with my love of veggies, fruit, and whole grains, and letting go of my unhealthy eating habits, slowly but surely

-- Gentle exercise and stretching (I have a foot injury I'm trying to heal)

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EMMACLAIRE5
4/17/2013 3:12:42 PM

Sorry to reign on your parade :-) That gave me a giggle - thanks. I know I need to keep things in perspective, but sometimes, a good venting is in order! Have a great day!



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JMEPAYNE
4/17/2013 2:23:55 PM

Thanks for the add! :)



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PIXIEWIXIE
4/15/2013 12:34:23 PM

Hi there, thanks for commenting on my Mushrooms blog. I'm glad you're enjoying them. I'm enjoying doing them! Veggies are so ace and seriously under-rated. Stay tuned for more veggie recipes over the coming weeks.



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TURTLE69
4/14/2013 2:34:11 PM

Welcome to the Plantar Fasciitis Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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Vanessa



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MOMIN09
4/14/2013 11:55:43 AM

Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!



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