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Salutations! I'm Ayelet, the following is a list (by year) of life changing events that include my greatest failures and success'. All of these events had a huge impact on how I viewed myself and life.

August 2007 (see picture) - DID NOT FIT IN AN AIRPLANE SEAT. At which point, almost instantaneously, my mind had caught up to reality....I was not just fat, I was extremely FAT. Once I stepped off that plane, I had made a promise to myself, to take action and live a healthier lifestyle.

(I was in the process of moving to Israel at the time, I unexpectedly had to return to the states within 6 months of being there. I weighed in at 350 pounds on arrival.)

Feburary 2008 (see picture) - My last night in Israel, I had weighed in at around 280 pounds. I was a little nervous to get back on the plane, I was worried that I wouldn't fit. Much to my surprise it was a comfy flight back!

May 2008 - I joined Sparkpeople!

August 2008 - November 2008 - I took on the Body for Life challenge, while still logging all my food and exercise. I got down to 235 pounds. It was the best I have ever felt in my life.

December 2008 - I met the most wonderful person, my priorities had started to shift. I no longer logged my food. I also stopped going to my Krav Maga classes for a short period of time.

2009- I maintained my weight for the better half of 2009. I had stopped working out and eating right all together. I realized I had started to gain weight, and this made me very very depressed.

I have an extremely supportive girlfriend who tried to understand what I was going through. She made it clear that she loves me just the way I am, it was really sweet. The Japanese have a saying about Buddha's belly being a sign of a good relationship. I can't seem to find the exact translation, I'll keep looking.

April 2010- I quit smoking cigarettes and gained even more weight! I psychologically prepared myself for this additional weight gain. It was still depressing.

August 2010 - I'm back on track! I'm over that hump where I feel it necessary to stuff my face constantly. I'm still a NON-SMOKER! I've gone back to Krav Maga / Cross-fit Training classes. I've signed up for a biggest loser contest at the gym, I figured it would be great for keeping me motivated. The weigh in was truly a slap in the face and it was exactly what I needed.

I'm aware of things now that I wasn't before, even at my lowest weight. I'm hoping to blog about my experience this time around. I hope you stick around and share your thoughts.


Member Since: 5/28/2008

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I've recently entered a biggest loser contest. My goal is to get down to 266 pounds by 08/27/2010.
**Stay tuned as I will be updating weekly.**

lose 10% of my weight- In progress (266.4 pounds)

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Eating 5 times a day.
40% Carbs
40% Protein
20% Fat
Working out 6 days a week.

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Originally from Chicago,
moved to Austin in September 2003 and wouldn't have it any other way.

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