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I am a Gemini, lover of soft things, and citizen of the world. I like chocolate and I am ready to change my life.

There was a time when I hardly thought about what I ate or how much I weighed. In high school, I played a lot of sports so I would pretty much eat anything I wanted and never gain weight. I was never happy or comfortable in my skin though - which I've learned is the true meaning of healthy.
Enter college.
I kept the Freshman 15 off by exercising like crazy, but slept less and ate more (and worse) than ever before. I managed to stay the same size by study abroad during the summers: 3 month cleanses to sleep normal hours, eat normal food, and walk everywhere!
My last semester in college, it all hit the fan. Stress, no sleep, 4-5 cans of Diet Coke a day, and eating almost exclusively boxed and microwave meals ... I packed on 15 lbs (maybe more, I stopped weighing myself) and couldn't fit into any of my clothes by the time I graduated. Then I spent a year living at home, working all day, feeling exhausted, and feeding my feelings with ice cream. I had a brief love affair with Bikram Yoga, lost almost 15lbs, then injured my back (no core strength=doing poses incorrectly) and got in a car accident. The weight packed back on because I once again started eating carelessly instead of working to become healthy from the inside out.

So, that's the story, as truthfully as I recall it. I'm here to become healthy, inside and out, and this time that is my main goal.

Member Since: 4/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 325

My Goals:
* Feel healthy and happy in my own skin (ongoing!)

* Develop my yoga practice until it's habit!

* RUN a 5K

* Fit into my "goal pants"

* Reach my GW (145lbs)

* Wear a bikini this summer!

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Yoga 3x week (at least 20 mins)

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  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the C25K - Running for Beginners team. Have a super day emoticon
    2612 days ago
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    2707 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. You will love Spark People. I encourage you to review the Spark articles. There is so much information on this site. Get acquainted with the nutrition tracker and the fitness tracker. You will find exercise videos. Everything you need for living a healthy lifestyle is available.


    2707 days ago