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February 1 2017. I am now 37 years old and have weight over 190 pounds for most of the last 5 months since my daughter was born. It's making life difficult. Also, somehow the transition from 36 to 37 makes me feel really OLD. When I was struggling at the gym Monday I decided to do

37 in 37

My target is to lose at least 37 pounds while I am 37 years old.

That will put me comfortably in the lower half of overweight, and I should be able to wear some of my size 12 clothes. Right now I'm still wearing my maternity clothes. I bought EXTRA maternity shirts when it became clear I wasn't losing weight anytime soon. So sad.

I'm on the last 10 ( or 20, though I hope not) pounds of a lengthy weight loss. I want it gone, now. Well, as soon as possible, anyway.

I've been overweight my whole life pretty much,since age 5 or before. I am currently at my lowest weight EVER in high school, which I reached and stayed at for oh, two weeks before going back to 190 where I started, and then some. For many years I weighed ~240, occasionally losing 15-20 pounds only to gain them back, and peaked Jan 1 2008 at 255. I lost a bit of that and hovered at 243 for a while, until a busy schedule dropped me, unnoticed, to 238. A friend, DID notice, and somehow I was able after that to start and continue a weight loss plan.

Now I'm down to 148. I'm borderline overweight. I have an obnoxious apple body type and my boobs are too big for cute clothes, even though the rest of me has shrunk enough to fit some. I've been shooting for 140 since I got serious, and I sure hope that I'm satisfied when I get there, but it seems I have a smaller fame and the aforementioned apple shape, and my need to go as low as 230 (NO PLEASE NO).

I do aerobics on a regular basis, have resumed swimming finally, and have to start incorporate some more formal strength training in my workouts, as I believe that at this pint that will be the turning pint for my physique, rather than just cardio.

Member Since: 1/25/2010

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Bodycombat (cardio kickboxing) up to 3 times a week, and strength training 1-3 times a week (hate it!) Walking when the weather is good and it isn't dark when I've got time.

I also eat well. Mostly whole foods, though I'm not on a "whole foods diet" or any other diet plan. When I first started I tried various reduced fat products, splenda, all that, but at this point I've pretty much gone back to full fat or sometimes light versions of things. Fruit, veggies, and oatmeal are my friends. And so are chocolate and cheese, in smaller doses.

I also eat out frequently. I moan and bitch about it after, but it doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. And I don't waste my money on the weight watcher/healthy menu options. I'd rather spend my 15 bucks on a yummy pasta dish than a crappy chicken breast on lettuce.

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Born and raised in a Boston suburb,and still living and working here.

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I love making costumes and crafty stuff! I sew for cosplay, SCA medieval reenactment, gothic lolita fashion and sometimes other stuff. I make jewelry with beads when I've got time. I love anime though I don't much much these days, and jpop, singing along in the car, and food. FOOD. I loves it. And cooking, now that I have my own kitchen, YAY!

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    Great job on your weight loss. You inspire me.
    Be well,
    Gina emoticon
    2554 days ago
    Happy Spring from the Getting Fit for Cosplay team! Don't forget to drop by and chat with us!
    2585 days ago
    Thank You, oh brilliant one, for the pumpkin snack idea! You've saved me a lot of grief in the late afternoons, when the binging hour strikes. Now I have a quarter cup of pumpkin puree, jazzed up with a little spray "butter" and cinnamon sugar, nuke for a minute and viola! For about 30 calories I have a warmy, tasty, crave-busting late afternoon snack that won't derail my day.

    Thanks again!
    -Laura emoticon
    2720 days ago
  • v MRE1956
    I totally understand - I'm not offended in the least! I myself was having a horrific day so on those grounds alone the words "shut up" (along with way too much chocolate intake) just resonated with me in a less than great way.....

    Not to worry - it's all good.....

    2733 days ago
    Love what you wrote "Food is for my weight, exercise is for my health" . Thank you!

    2756 days ago
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