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My name is Gretchen. I've been overweight since about the time I hit puberty. The last three years I spent going to school double-full-time and working part-time. I managed to graduate with two degrees Magna Cum Laude, and complete my student teaching - but the time I put into that meant that anything regarding my health would be put on the back burner.

I've recently turned 30. My 20s were dedicated to getting things started for my career. I've built up a hell of a resume, and I'm finally ready to begin my life as an Elementary Teacher.

Well, now that I'm done with school and all my spare time isn't spent in the library in front of a computer and a stack of books, I figure it's time to move on to a new goal: A healthy me.

Member Since: 1/4/2013

Fitness Minutes: 1,547

My Goals:
Small weight based goals:

Goal 1: 232 pounds (No longer morbidly obese) [Met 1/19/13]

Goal 2: 230 pounds (-10%)
[Met 1/25/13]

Goal 3: 226 pounds (-30 pounds)
Goal 4: 221 pounds (Lowest adult weight?)
Goal 5: 216 pounds (-40 pounds)
Goal 6: 206 pounds (-50 pounds)
Goal 7: 203 pounds (No longer severely obese, -20%+)
Goal 8: 199 pounds (Onderland!)
Goal 9: 192 pounds (-25%)
Goal 10: 186 pounds (-70 pounds)
Goal 11: 181 pounds (-75 pounds)
Goal 12: 174 pounds (No longer obese, -82 pounds, -32% of highest weight)

My Program:
I am giving myself a resolution/challenge for each month. Other than that, I'm just making healthier choices!

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Monthly Resolutions:

January Resolution: Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian for the month. [Completed, and sticking with it!]

February Resolution: Run/Walk 5 miles per week.

March Resolution: Sleep 8+ hours a night. [Massive fail! I am tracking my sleep, now, though. I would like to reattempt this in the future.]

April Resolution: Track all food.

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  • v CELESTE2013

    I just wanted to thank you so much for your encouraging comments on my blog. It means a lot to me that you have taken the time to read it and support me!

    1950 days ago
  • v APRIL4110
    Hi Gretchen! My name is April. Hope you have an awesome day! emoticon
    1953 days ago
    Hope you have a good day
    1957 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!
    1961 days ago
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    WELCOME to the......... 2013..A BRAND NEW ROAD AHEAD TEAM

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    1961 days ago
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