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12/30/11 9:16 P

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yo there and all the best to ya, newbster! be good to yourself and have oodles of fun this coming year and onward!

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12/29/11 8:59 P

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Hi Meghan, my name's Fatima, and I'm a freshman too! I thought I'd reply, since no one replied to my post and thought I'd take the initiative and reach out to someone instead. I know what you mean - Sometimes it feels like its SO hard to start. But I've been doing this for about a week (so I'm a newbie) but it honestly...Gets easier. I mean, I think in a weird way, I think I enjoy working out now. It mean it me feel SO good about myself. Today, I did 30 minutes on my elliptical in the morning (have been doing so for a week) and felt so good that I did another 20 minutes in the evening. You just have to believe that you can do it - You'll never know if you don't try. I'm calling this an "experiment", just trying it out and seeing what happens. Even though it's been only a week, I'm starting to feel better about myself. So when you're unmotivated to work out, just think about that pretty dress you want to wear at the end of your journey and who you want to be. THAT motivates me. My goal is to lose about 24 pounds by the end of March, and it helps me to focus on losing only 2 pounds a week, rather than overwhelming myself by thinking about the big picture. To be honest, it's no longer about losing weight - It's about being healthier, proving something to myself, breaking out of this rut, and DOING something. Start blogging (I didn't want to, until I talked myself into it) and realized it helped. And instead of Facebooking 2 hours a day, I've started going on SP instead, even set it as my Homepage.

YOU CAN DO IT! Don't be afraid to try! Message me if you ever need help. (:

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12/29/11 3:10 P

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I'd just like to introduce myself. I'm 18 years old and a freshmen in college (although with my credits, I'm a sophomore) at Old Dominion University. I have been overweight for as long as I can remember and I'm ready to change it, but it's proving to be harder than I had ever imagined. I can never find motivation to get up and work out, I'm scared to go to/join a gym... I just need inspiration. I weigh 228 pounds; I weighed 261 in May. I'd be a lower weight now but college food options are not the healthiest. It's becoming very difficult. I feel like I need help. I want someone to join me on this journey to healthy.

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