Me at about 180 when I 'thought' I was fat

May 30th 2009 when I was 270.2 lb

May 30th, 2009 at 270.2 lb


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My name's Andrea and most of my short 24 year life span I've been battling my weight. I was always heavier but still pretty healthy, wasn't needing to shop a plus size section or anything. When I started taking bipolar meds a few years ago that all changed. I became a balloon. I've decided since I'm still young that I am going to take my life back. Stop being afraid, angry, mad at pictures my friends take of me, stop being ashamed and stop getting dirty looks.

The first picture is of me from quite a few years ago. There I wasn't skinny.. at least according to supermodels and I believed them... I was at least a good 80 lb lighter then and I let a good thing pass me by. I don't even have a single full body pic from then because I thought I was heavy. The last 2 pics are incredibly gross and unhealthy. They need to change ASAP. That is me the night of may, 29th 2009. I hope I can run, not walk, away from that image for the rest of my life.

Member Since: 5/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 20,920

My Goals:
I want to lose at least 100 lb. I remember about 8 years ago being 155 lb and went up since then. I want to make that self proud. I want to shoot for about 140. A weight I've NEVER been as an adult.

I want to be able to run. With my weight and heart complications I never really was able to. I want to be able to run a loop around the track and then work on trying for a full mile.

My Program:
Lately I've been trying to get to the local track and go a few laps around between 10 and 20 laps for about 2.5- 5 miles. I go to the park to bike 10 miles and do weight training in between.

Personal Information:
I'm from Pittsburgh, Pa. I have a love of animals and I've been vegetarian for about 3 years.

Other Information:
I'm a big fan of anything British.

My favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

I will listen to just about any kind of music.

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    Hey I hope everything is going great for you. I miss seeing your pictures and blogs. Hopefully I'll see something from you soon so I'll know everything is going well.
    3066 days ago
    Hi there. Just stopping by to say hi. I checked out your page & we have lots in common. You are a great motivation. If you can do this, so can I~! emoticon
    3075 days ago
  • v CWYNN01
    Hey Diva,

    The holiday is over & now we must remember why we started this journey! So sorry to hear about your cat & all of the difficulties you have had the past month. Andrea you are stong & I am happy that your man has been there for you & that your mom is getting youa gym membership.

    We have the next 4 weeks of this year to make POSITIVE CHANGES & that's exactly what we are going to do!!!! Make the next meal a healthy option & the next, & the next! Get that body in motion & let's get this weight off Diva!!!!

    3129 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/29/2009 5:21:24 PM
    Hey girly! I hope you're still going strong. I can't wait until you post how October went for you.
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    3156 days ago
  • v CWYNN01
    Hey Diva!!

    Way 2 Go on losing 50 pounds!!! Wish I was there with you. I have a long ways to go before I lose 50 pounds.

    Yeah I have decided to ignore Bigpoppa (Hallowen Challenge team) that's from that group. I explained to him that I normal just do a copy & paste to the group. All of the groups I post on are all female groups, so I try to encourage all of the Diva's. It's up to him to either ignore the word Diva & focus on the message or not. I have told him that it's not meant to be offensive but uplifting to Beautiful Diva's (Women). I appreciate your support!

    3169 days ago
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