Hello everyone! I recently joined SparkPeople to take charge of my health. My name is Holly, and I'm twenty-three years old. I grew up in a small, rural town south of Pittsburgh, PA, so you can imagine how prevalent religion is there. I was raised Baptist, but I knew from a very young age (about eleven or twelve years old) that Christianity wasn't for me. I explored other faiths, but eventually determined that I was an atheist at the age of fourteen. Next summer will make ten years since I've considered myself an atheist, yet some of my family still think that it's a phase. As for why I'm on SparkPeople, I've had weight issues my entire life. I come from an obese family, so it was not difficult to get to the 195 lbs I was previously. I went from 195 lbs down to 140 lbs, but unfortunately I've gained some of the weight back. I want to lose it again, plus more, and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle. I moved to Miami with my boyfriend, so hopefully it will be easier here since there's more access to gyms and parks. I'm looking forward to being more active on here, and it's always awesome to meet fellow liberal atheist hippies. =]
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