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Hello everyone! My name is Rachel and I am a college student in Louisiana (at least for the next four (counting down!) months). I am looking to lose weight and have a healthier lifestyle before graduation and a move for graduate studies.

I am really trying to create a program I can stick with. I have the knowledge and tools for losing weight, but I have always used a "diet" mentality and slowly but surely gained it back. While I am not huge by any means, I am short (5'3") so I need to weigh less than I do now to look and feel my best.

I love to exercise though I am terribly uncoordinated and lack athleticism. love yoga and love how my body is transformed by strength training but am working on doing more cardio to burn the fat. I aim for 3-4 hours of intense cardio a week in addition to 90 minutes of interval runs. Unfortunately I also eat like I am training for a marathon...really. I eat a lot and often, so I am finding the balance between quelling my hunger and not taking in more than I need.

So many people say they were driven to this point by not loving themselves enough and putting others first but that has never been the case for me -- if anything I love myself TOO much! I am constantly trying to find a balance between my natural selfishness and helping others, though once I am on your side I am loyal to a fault.

I can faux-get-along with anyone but I do not like many people. I am 100% left-brained and linguistic. I follow through. I see everything as black and white. I am terribly uncompetitive. I love fiercely. I dream big. I need lots of attention. That is hardly the whole of it but it will suffice.

Member Since: 2/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 27,866

My Goals:
To lose weight by lifestyle changes

To start Harvard's MTS program in Fall 2010

To find a maintenance plan and keep the weight off.

To crave healthy foods.

My Program:
1400-1700 calories each day

60 min. of vigorous cardio 6 days/week (Step, Stairmaster, etc).

30 min. easy exercise most days -- walking the dog, tap dancing.

Stretch after cardio!

Strength Training

10 fruits and vegetables a day

Protein at every meal/snack

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I am loyal to a fault.

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  • v no profile image SYK1012
    nothing too big. my friends and i have our annual Chrismukkah party on monday so i gotta get my secret santa present. i'll probably go into nyc a few times ( i live an hour away). basically my # 1 is catching up on sleep, training for the marathon, reading, etc. i picked up my violin for the first tiem in 3 yers today so maybe ill keep that up. you?
    3501 days ago
  • v no profile image SYK1012
    JUST FINISHED FINALS!!!! woohoooooooo celebrate
    3502 days ago
  • v no profile image SYK1012
    heyyy no haha its # of miles for the whole week ( that week i think has the 20 miler in 1 day) NOT 40 miles in one day thats insaneeee

    im basically trying out training for the first month while im home for break to see if i can get used to running in the cold n if it goes well ill keep it up!
    3504 days ago
  • v no profile image SYK1012
    Hey girl! just stopping in to say hi and see how you're doing. I'm not sure if you're stuck in the hell that is Finals Week but wishing you luck!!
    3507 days ago
    Just regular ballet. I stopped classes originally just as I was starting to dance en pointe. Definitely have to strengthen my legs quite a bit before I can do pointe again. It was great to do ballet again, though. I didn't realize how much I missed it until I started it up again. :)

    - Josie
    3512 days ago
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