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Around 230.

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Around 230, with the love of my life, who shaved off his pirate mustache. :)

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Around the 280's, my highest weight.

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Hey, my name is Talia, and I'm among the most awesome people ever. I love purple, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, human rights and
British accents.

Beginning Goals:
Starting Weight: 262
Starting Date: 6/13/2011
Starting BMI: 46.41 ~ Obese Class 3

250's: MET 6/21/11 - 259.4


5% Goal: 13.1 Pounds lost = 248.9


5% Goal: 12.4 Pounds Lost = 236.5


Obese Class 2: 225.8 Pounds

5% Goal: 11.8 Pounds Lost = 224.7


5% Goal: 11.2 Pounds Lost = 213.5


5% Goal: 10.7 Pounds Lost = 202.8

One-derland (190's):

Obese Class 1: 197.5 Pounds

5% Goal: 10.1 Pounds Lost = 192.7


I'm in a relationship as of 12/11/10. :)


I've been overweight my entire life, but have come a long way from my highest weight of 285. I'm in the prime of my life, and can't waste it away by living like this! I want to finally find out what it's like to be thin and sexy, but the thought also scares me because my weight kind of defines me. We'll see!

I'm new, so will fill this in in-depth when I get a chance!

EDIT: Okay, the following is in-depth. Haha!

Hi! My name is Talia, I am nineteen and live in Northern California. I've been overweight my whole life, and have never known what it was like to be "normal." I think my weight growing up has actually been a blessing, because I think it ended up giving me a lot more character than the "popular" girls, who seemed to only be getting pregnant or drunk or failing their classes. I definitely think that people who are heavy and then lose the weight end up being so much more amazing than people who have never had to go through something like that, we're able to keep our egos in check and still feel free to express ourselves without being preoccupied with the status quo.

Moving on, my highest weight was in 2006/2007, when I was 285 pounds (I'm five foot three), and I was a 4x shirt, 26 pants. Now, I'm 1/2x, size 18 pants. I am currently about 230 pounds. I wish I could take credit for the hard work, but honestly, I think medication change as well as natural fluctuations brought my weight down quite a bit. Not that I didn't put any effort in, but still! About sixty pounds is still pretty damn good.

I want to lose weight for shallow reasons, I'll admit. I want to be able to have that feeling of KNOWING that I look fantastic, 'cuz I'll tell ya what, I'm gonna be sexy as hell when I get down to my goal weight. I'm in the prime of my life, I should be able to enjoy it the way healthy people do. I want to know what it's like to be in a relationship or even to be kissed, because I definitely haven't been. I feel lonely all the time, and while I won't compromise who I am to make anyone happy, it would be nice for people not to judge me based on external characteristics. Also, when I hear people laughing nearby, I always assume that they're laughing at me - it would be nice if I could stop feeling that way!

Moving on, I know that everyone has their own individual challenges to overcome when they are attempting to lose weight. I, personally, am an emotional eater, happy, sad, mad, bored, anxious, anything at all. I get intense cravings so bad that I can start crying, because it really does make me feel better. People say that eating food doesn't make your problems go away, and after you're done with you're meal, you're left with the same problems. For me, personally, I do not find this to be true. If I'm faced with a problem, and I eat something great, that problem doesn't really bother me too much anymore, and I am more readily able to resolve whatever it may be, if I even want to by that point.

I have panic and anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome, as well as two herniated discs in my lower back. No, I'm not completely off-my-rocker crazy, I actually consider myself to be pretty stable most of the time. But, as you can imagine, I end up with a lot of problems I try to solve through food. I find that I crave food less if I smoke (I'm not a "smoker" exactly anymore, but I have the occasional one every month or two), which definitely isn't a good alternative.

Being in high school while well over 200 pounds was a terrible experience. I would walk down the halls, and people would yell 'earthquake,' because kids are so original with their insults. I never got asked to a dance, I never got to participate in my friends' conversations about their boyfriends (because, obviously, I didn't have one), and I couldn't go shopping with them.

Honestly, I can't even begin to imagine what I will be like at my goal weight. I can't imagine what will be different in my life, I can't imagine the attention I will get based on my appearance, I can't imagine what it will feel like to be hit on, I can't imagine what it would be like to try on size 4 jeans at the mall. I can't imagine anyone telling me that they're in love with me, and I can't imagine looking in the mirror and seeing that person. I have no idea who that person is. My weight has defined me my entire life, and I've been told that I self-sabotage my success because I'm scared of leaving behind my comfortable bubble and knowing 'who I am' and what I'm capable of. I honestly...just can't begin to even comprehend that I will be there one day. It hurts my head. A part of me doesn't believe it will ever happen, even though I know it will, but it doesn't feel real.

Member Since: 10/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 157

My Goals:
(Weight-related goals are featured in my "about me" section.)

Keep up on personal hygiene even when I am depressed.

Put an effort into everything I do.

Become the best version of myself.

Be thin before my wedding.

Be healthy and fit before I start having kids.

Be happy, healthy and confident.

My Program:
I'm following Weight Watchers as well as tracking everything here. I am very inconsistent with exercising, but have been so much better about it lately. I weigh myself every week, if the compulsion to weigh myself daily doesn't kick in.

Personal Information:
My name is Talia. I'm currently twenty and from Marysville, California. I'm a complete geek-nerd person, and much prefer quiet time to going to a party. I love any form of creativity.

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