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A couple years ago, I was in the middle of having lunch when, all of a sudden, I had an epiphany. I saw myself in 20 years, 20 pounds overweight, with compounding health problems, insecurity, and poor self-esteem. And I decided that instead of having those 20-40 pounds to lose later in life, that I would change my lifestyle NOW.

So I did. I joined the gym. I stopped eating beef, pork, lamb, and other sad meats. I eat whole grains and take a daily multi-vitamin with calcium & iron, as well as a Vitamin D. I ran my first 5k this spring, the Shamrock Run in Portland... which was totally fabulous!

This year, I decided to become a runner. So, now I run 4-5 times a week, and am running the Warrior Dash in September 2010.

I cut down on my alcohol intake and started eating more fresh fruits and veggies. I ALWAYS eat breakfast. My flexibility has increased big time from continual stretching after work-outs. I always floss and brush my teeth.

I drink soda maybe once every couple weeks, then always feel terrible afterwards. I'm trying to cut it out altogether. I drink soy milk and eat organic foods as much as possible. I read labels and try to avoid scary ingredients.

I have changed my attitude. I have the power to change my life and be the kind of person I want to be. I am. I have. I do.

"I am happy, healthy, wealthy, whole, and harmonious." Every day.

Member Since: 8/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,650

My Goals:
Lose 15 lbs. by my birthday in January and fit into my favorite XS/size 0 dresses!

My Program:
Total lifestyle change. Eating smarter. Running 4-5x a week. Stretching, core excercises, arm workouts, and a high level of daily activity.

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I'm a Portland girl, through and through.

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Hot nerd. History major, plays World of Warcraft, loves sparkly things, loves to cook, sexy, loves reading, girl magazines, flowers, photography, boys, friends, martinis, community events, refurbishing old furniture.

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  • v LORRAINE100
    Wow! That's really amazing how we already have a few things in common....Such as We kinda look alike and you have the name Lorraine, which is my name. : ) Hehehehe.....LOL...And our weight is almost the same except your down about 5 pds. less then me. Hopefully i get there soon, too! Although i can tell your alot younger then me even though people say i look younger for my age...Which is nice. Well i hope you don't mind me stopping by your page... Just wanted to motivate and support, good luck and much success. Feel free to stop by my page.

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    3301 days ago
  • v PDIAZ8
    You look great keep up the good work! (All though u don't look like u need to lose!) I was reading your post. :)
    3425 days ago