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I lost 75 pounds with Weight Watchers, then got fickle and flip-flopped with plans, and ended up gaining almost half of it back.

I've realized that no plan will work forever, and I'm ready to start over with a new way of eating: Eat to Live (book by Joel Fuhrman). I've been vegan for almost two years, but I was definately a "junk food vegan". I'm hoping that ETL will help me learn to love whole food eating!

Also, I'm hoping to finally reach my ultimate weight loss goal and get down to 135 and (please?) a size 8 or 10 jeans. Time will tell!

I started ETL on March 6, 2012.

Member Since: 3/28/2011

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My Program:
I follow a vegan diet, meaning that I consume no animal products.

Since May 2009, I have lost 75 pounds with Weight Watchers and veganism, plus learning to love exercise.

I'm now entering into maintenance, and I am re-learning Intuitive Eating. I'm planning to find my happy weight, meaning a healthy weight that I can maintain fairly easily.

Starting weight: 220
Current weight: 144.2
Goal weight: 144.0

I'm at a healthy BMI for the first time in several years.

Personal Information:
Hi everyone! My name is Leah, and I'm currently living and loving life in Memphis, TN, with a goal of moving to NYC within the next 3 years.

I'm a full time administrative assistant for a small engineering firm, as well as a full time student at the University of Memphis, studying Political Science and Womens Studies, with plans to go on to law school.

I am unmarried and child-free by CHOICE, and I live with my boyfriend of three years.

Anything else you want to know, feel free to ask! I'm an open book. :-)

Other Information:
Please check out my healthy living blog, especially if you are looking into either Weight Watchers or veganism!


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    Thank you! You are doing pretty awesome yourself. Your before and after pictures really tell a healthy story. Great job!
    3408 days ago
    emoticon for the comment on my blog about my magic shoes. I have a pair of cute running shoes, but they aren't nearly as magical...LOL. The one cool thing (that wasn't planned) is that my new shoes are red, white and blue, and my 5K is on the 4th of July. Grasping at straws huh?
    3661 days ago
    How did you know that I love, love, love my fitness magazines, esp Oxygen. Thanks for the goodie, also.

    Every time I look at your old pictures I am motivated. You have done amazingly well. Keep eating and living healthy.
    3730 days ago
    can't wait to go :)
    my appt's at 6pm / i have to wait for dh to get home so he can watch our son (4 yrs old).
    It's long overdue. I want about 7"=8" taken off & highlights- then i can actually wear it someway other than in a messy ponytail- lol ;)

    Hope you're having a great day! Windy, rainy & cold here....
    3732 days ago
    Hey! I just noticed that you're a vegan like me! Yay! I don't know any others in real life, so I love it when I find that they really are out there! emoticon
    3734 days ago
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