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I started my journey January 5th 2010 and still going strong!

Keep up the good work everybody!

Create a Calorie Deficit:
In order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. It is easier and healthier to cut back your calorie intake a little bit at a time.
Every 3,500 calories is equivalent to 1 pound.
If you cut back 500 calories a day, you will lose 1 pound per week.
If you exercise to burn off 500 calories a day you will also lose 1 pound per week.
Ideally, you should do a combination of both, (e.g. cut back 250 calories; burn an extra 250 calories).

Member Since: 11/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,576

My Goals:
- 15st/210lbs = First clubbing dress
- 14st/196lbs = Haircut

NEW GOAL: reach 13st 12lbs by October 12th (birthday)!

My Program:
Here's a list of what i eat:
- fruit, veg, quorn/tofu, pasta, rice, cousous, fat free natural yogurt, low fat fromage frais, skim-milk quark softcheese, fat free cottage cheese, potatoes, up to 2 slices of wholemeal bread, diet coke, baked beans, eggs, tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce, chickpeas, lentils, tinned chopped tomatoes, lean meat. I cook from scratch and use NO oil/butter if i can, or i use Frylight (a very low calorie spray oil). And Dairylee Light cheese triangles! :p

What I do:
Eat 3 meals a day with a healthy snack
Do some activity every day

Personal Information:
At my heaviest I have been 19.5st/273lbs, and at my lightest.. well, that's what I am today.

I'm 5'8ft.

When I was 12 I was diagnosed with a severe binge-eating disorder, and then later bulimia. It's only this year that I have been able to keep it under control.

Reasons for my journey:

- I want to know what it feels like to be normal, I'm tired of feeling different to everyone else.
- I want to feel good about how I look, and have confidence.
- I want to get rid of my flabby body, and be proud of the way I am.
- I want to show all those bitchy highschool girls who used to make fun of my weight.
- I want to control food, and not have food control me!

Other Information:
Fall seven times, get up eight.

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    Hi and welcome to SparkPeople and your class team. This is a great site with wonderful tools and resources to help you lose weight and maintain once you reach your goal. Follow the SparkPeople stages, which teach you how to set and reach your goals, how to eat healthier, exercise and stay on track. It is all about replacing your bad habits with good ones. Take your time exploring the site. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

    Co-Team Leader SP Class of November 2-8, 2008
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