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And here we go!

I'm 24, in medical school, and currently logging 60+ hours a week at the hospital and trying to figure out how to keep the motivation going!

I am currently doing Jillian Michaels and hope to add back C25K soon!

I have set a goal of 10lbs per month, but it is just something to aim far I'm losing at a SNAILS pace!

**Disclaimer** Although I am in medical school and have a huge amount of knowledge, I am NOT yet a doctor and I do NOT dispense medical advice over the internet. Everything I say is my own OPINION so take it as you will :)

Member Since: 10/24/2010

My Goals:
My Ultimate general goals for myself:
-Reach a healthy BMI
-Reach a healthy Body Fat %
-Run a 5K and possibly progress to 10K, and marathons
-Learn to live a healthy lifestyle and stick with it

Ultimate numerical goals:
-Weigh 160lbs or less
-Drop Body Fat to 25% or less

Short Term Goals
-Exercise 5-6 days/week
-Eat Healthy balanced meals and maintain calorie reduction
-Lose 10lbs per month
265lbs by 7/1/2013**
255lbs by 8/1/2013**
245lbs by 10/1/2013
235lbs by 11/1/2013
225lbs by 12/1/2013
215lbs by 1/1/2014
205lbs by 2/1/2014
*Reward=Haircut and Mani/Pedi when I reach Onederland!!*
195lbs by 3/1/2014
185lbs by 4/1/2014
175lbs by 5/1/2014
165lbs by 6/1/2014 (HEATHY BMI)
155lbs by 7/1/2014
150lbs by 8/1/2014

My Program:
I'm eating balanced meals and keeping my net calories between 1400-1600 per day. I honestly hate most fruits and vegetables so I am making an effort to eat 2 servings of each per day.

Exercise-wise I am doing 30 Day shred, running/walking in a couch-5K program, and experimenting with heavy lifting in the form of a home weight set

Personal Information:

I'm a smarty-pants and a super nerd. In my free time I read fantasy novels and play RPG games on XBOX360. I love Science and anything created by Joss Whedon. Generally I don't have much free time though so relaxation days are few and far between.

Other Information:
I received my BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology in May 2011 and am currently a third year medical student.

I'm tougher than I look, and one day I want to look and feel as strong as I know I am. I want the person in the mirror to be me, not that fat girl that has taken over.

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  • v TURTLE69
    Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.
    1719 days ago
    I assume you know a lot more detail about hormone interplay than is in that book, so I would love to hear your feedback if you do get around to reading it. Is it overly simplistic? Is it accurate, at least in terms of what you've learned?

    I'm excited to see what you think and good luck with dropping your carbs!
    1876 days ago
    I'm glad my blogs can be informative, and thank you for your comment! I definitely think low carb'ing is the way for me - at least it seems that way right now - but I also highly recommend doing lots of research first! I think anything is worth trying, but there are lots of ways to do low carb, so pick the way that works best for you if you do try!
    Keep me posted on what you decide though, and I'll be happy to share any tips/ ideas/ recipes I have! Oh, and if you have time (what with med school and all), read Taubes book "Why We Get Fat". It's pretty eye opening and makes a lot of sense (though I do think there are a few assertions in it that he doesn't fully support). He talks a lot about the hormonal interplay that can really affect weight gain and loss - particularly when it comes to insulin - and I think he makes a pretty strong case for lower carb eating!
    Good luck!!!
    1876 days ago
  • v FUTUREDOC228
    Thank you so much for your insightful answer! I truly have been working hard and I know that I can get in with all that I'm doing. Your perspective was very comforting and I thank you for taking the time to guide me on that. As you mentioned, I do plan to tie weightloss into my interviews emoticon

    Thanks again, I appreciate it!
    1922 days ago
  • v FUTUREDOC228
    Hi there! I came across your page through one of the Sparkteams! I have a question for you if it's okay to ask. I see that you are a current medical student (congrats to you!). I'm a pre-med right now working on my Bachelor's. I'm doing everything right as far as grades and extracurricular activities go and am working on my hardest obstacle (my weight). I'm wanting to know if medical schools are likely to accept overweight applicants. That is, do they have bias towards overweight applicants? I understand that med schools want individuals who are healthy since medical professionals serve as role models to their patients. I do plan to lose weight before applying and going to interviews, but I'm just curious on what my chances are as far as that is concerned.
    1922 days ago
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