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Motivation: Perhaps I don't want to be quite that thin, but she's hot. I will be this hot.

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Motivation: I will look like this in jeans. It will be easy again to wear clothes I enjoy.

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Update: Diagnosed with Hashimoto's Hypothyroid in February of 2010. Well, no wonder I wasn't losing any more weight. So much for the quote "What would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail?" Wish I'd bottled that enthusiasm! LOL


I've been overweight for most of my life, though for a few years, I was a healthy weight and a size 8 (it's not so much the number as it is being able to find something to try on at any store I walk into). I felt GREAT about myself! During that time, I became the office manager of a gym (two locations), and really got into weight lifting. The gym owner was a female who competed in fitness and did quite a bit of power lifting. She was my first up close view of what muscle can do for a person (she was 60-something and looked no more than early 30's. She wasn't muscle bound in looks, but had so much amazing useable muscle that she easily out performed most of the "body builder" guys in the gym. She was quite a mentor during that time for me and her number one piece of advice was to gain useable muscle with real strength. It was interesting watching her, being so tiny in size (she was 5'7" but looked petite), lift more than a man with steroid grown looking muscles. I would truly love to get back to where I feel solid and efficient and POWERFUL in weight lifting. As of right now, I'm not touching the weights and focusing on my current love, running. I'm hoping that once I get down to a less embarrassing weight, I'll feel confident to make the step towards finding a good weight trainer (I'm always more motivated when someone's screaming over me to do one more squat LOL).

I don't care what my size or weight is as long as I can achieve that feeling again. My body was meant to MOVE and I want to feel motivated to move again.

I'm an emotional eater and have discovered that ANY extreme emotion or stress (good or bad!) leads me to the front of the refrigerator. I'm trying to take the reins back from my emotions, deal with them in a healthy way, and avoid unnecessary (and unhealthy!) reliance on food. If anyone's overcome this issue - please tell me how! I can use all of the insight I can get.

I love life. I just want to have the energy to experience life to the fullest!

Member Since: 9/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,250

My Goals:
Daily Goals:
Eat less than 30 carbs
No sugar
Lots of veggies
Drink 8 cups of water
Keep Calories under 2200

1st Weight Goal: 199 lbs
2nd Weight Goal: 135 lbs
Total Weight Loss Goal: 100 lbs

My Program:
PaNu. Whole foods, low carbohydrate, no sugar, adequate hydration for proper body functions, and visualization with positive affirmations.

Personal Information:
Independent woman, wife, mother of two, and slave to two very evil furballs (who are plotting my demise).

Other Information:
Rewards System:
220 lbs: New Shoelaces
215 lbs: Manicure
200 lbs: New Running Shoes
180 lbs: New Clothes
170 lbs: Teeth Whitening
160 lbs: Prescription Sunglasses
150 lbs: New Hairstyle
140 lbs: Salt Glow, Massage, & Mud Wrap
135 lbs: New Clothes (a DRESS!), Trip to the beach, Family Pictures

1 Year Maintenance: Re-evaluate my body and skin to decide if I want to go through with a tummy tuck, breast lift, and/or upper arm lipo.

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