Me at my start weight... It's hard to tell from this pic how chubby I actually looked in real life.

A virtual model of me at my start, current and goal weight.

I took this pic to celebrate my first 5KG/11lbs lost! It was taken on May 3rd @ 74KG/163lbs.


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Hi! I'm Laura. I'm a 20 year old female from the Netherlands. I'm currently using SparkPeople daily to reach my ideal weight and get stronger, fitter and healthier in the process. I need to lose about 17KG/37lbs in total, and I would like my bodyfat percentage to be 24% or lower -- i.e., in the healthy range.


March 9th -- lost 5KG (11lbs!)

But then I lost 2KG more, and then I gained most of it back over the course of April...

May 3rd -- back to a total net loss of 5KG :P
July 4th -- total loss of 10KG (22lbs)!
Sept 25th -- only 10lbs more to go! (Weight: 66.5KG // 147lbs, goal is around 137lbs.)

Member Since: 2/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 95

My Goals:
-Weigh around 61-62kg (i.e. lose 30lbs);

-Have 24% or under bodyfat;

-Feel healthier and more energetic.

My Program:
I''m doing two half-hour cardio, half-hour strength training workouts every week, and one 1hr cardio workout. I try to drink 10-14 glasses of water every day and eat 25-40g of fiber. Other than that I just try to stay within my calorie range as often as possible while eating mostly healthy foods and little unhealthy foods.

Personal Information:
I''m 20 years old, female, from the Netherlands. I work an administrative job 3 days a week and study Psychology the other 2. My hobbies include reading, drawing, surfing the ''net, watching TV series and, dare I say it? Lately working out has actually become somewhat of a hobby as well.

Other Information:
I try to read at least one book a month on average. This year''s list so far:
1. A Storm of Swords - GRR Martin;
2. Shaman''s Crossing - Robin Hobb;
3. The Half-blood Prince - JK Rowling;
4. The Redemption of Althalus - David Eddings;
5. Poes - Midas Dekkers (Dutch);
6-13. Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, Magician''s Gambit, Castle of Wizardry, Enchanter''s End Game, Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, Demon Lord of Karanda - all David Eddings.

Yes, I like to read fantasy, and yes, I''ve been on a big Eddings kick lately. :P

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    Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
    Victor Kiam

    2688 days ago
    good luck on your weight loss journey. come see our team *Daily Challenge* Hope to see you there
    3696 days ago
    I wanted to welcome you to the 1 Day Challenge board. You have been AWESOME with your weight loss!!! If you need anything, please do not hesitate to ask. Welcome to our group!

    1 Day Challenge Team Leader - http://tinyurl.com/esgn8
    4032 days ago
    Hey Laura!

    I just wanted to stop by your page to tell you that you are doing GREAT! You are very close to your goal so you should be very proud. Keep up the good work and you will be where you want to be in no time.

    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

    Fran :-)
    4169 days ago
  • v ANNAK5812
    CONGRATULATIONS for coming in 5TH PLACE Tancaliel! ~ 78 STARS for "The Great Water & Star Challenge" , you are also my honorable mention as you gave some great favorites for the teams challenges! THANK YOU. Keep up the great job!
    4183 days ago
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