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Back at it! I'm here for probably the same reason(s) most everyone else is---for a CHANGE!

Being a new RN is tough. What's tougher is trying to change an unhealthy lifestyle when you've been using it as a crutch for reasons no one can see. I believe in support and that it really does change lives.

That's why I'm here. I want to change. I don't want to be defined or held down by my struggles any longer.

Member Since: 6/4/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,567

My Goals:
Small goals:
1. Run a 5k -- 5.4.13!
2. Drink 32 oz of H2O a day
3. Do cardio 5 to 6 days a week.
4. Sleep 8 to 9 hours a night.
5. Prepare meals a week in advance.

Large Goals:
1. Run a marathon.
2. Lose 140 pounds.
3. Be completely healthy (mind, body, soul)

My Program:
Strength Train at least 3 days a week.

Cardio (my favorite is hip hop dance!) 4-6 days a week.

*IIFYM and counting cals
*Eat clean
*Low-glycemic (I have PCOS/metabolic syndrome)

Personal Information:
I am a newly licensed Registered Nurse (RN) who desperately needs to stay on track of getting healthy while starting this new, stressful career.

Outside of nutrition/diet/weight loss...

I love antiques, crafting and repurposing. My creativity makes me extremely happy! Just recently became VERY interested in hiking after traversing Mt Lemmon in Tucson.

Last, but not least...

I need to make friends. I think that has been my downfall in my weight loss/healthy lifestyle journey. I really don't have many friends who can relate to me or understand the struggles of being more than 100 pounds overweight. So that's another goal!

Other Information:
Things that make me happy:

*rescuing animals
*sewing, knitting
*music (I love bluegrass, classical, Indie, Bollywood, and reggaeton to get me going)
*thrifty shopping
*antique hunts

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  • v DDOORN
    Bartering is cool stuff! Nice to work those things out. Not positive, but it is possible that helmets and locks may be available at the Bike Giveaway on May 11th. If you don't have any by then, you might want to take your chances and heck, get to know some bike club members! I can introduce you! :-)

    1863 days ago
  • v JEM2929
    I will catch up with you tomorrow when I'm not so pressed for time but I sure miss ya! :) How have you been?
    1871 days ago
  • v MIRAGE727
    It's always a great feeling for me to be sharing the journey. You're never alone! Stay strong and stay focused!

    1872 days ago
  • v LIAMAY3
    I know how hard it can be to balance school work and real life. I just finished law school and often forgot to pay attention to what was good and healthy for me. When you literally spend 14 to 16 hours a day on campus (and usually the same building at that) thoughts of salads and the gym can fall to the wayside. My last semester though I finally forced myself into the gym habit for a break and it might have saved my sanity! Such a wonderful stress reliever and it often would lift the fog sitting on my brain after reading for hours. It also helped that I could watch an hour of mindless TV while on the treadmill or other cardio machines. Dont forget to take at least an hour to yourself! Your health and mental well being is certainly worth it!! emoticon
    1882 days ago
  • v LIAMAY3
    Hey Mel,

    Just stopping in to see how you've been doing. I"ve been kicking ass on going to the gym and getting cardio in but St. Patricks day undermined my diet a bit. Just a weeeee bit. I see your in the BLC as well, we are technically competitors but Im glad to see you are in the challenge!! Best of Luck with it!!
    1891 days ago
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