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I have always been of the opinion that my weight does not matter because I carry my weight well. People rarely guess that I weigh as much as I do (the men at the carnival that guess weight hate to see me I've recently decided I want to be healthier and smaller (imagine that). If I look this good at size 18, how much sexier will I look at size 12? Obviously nothing wrong with my self-esteem. lol The only thing I wish I could lose immediately is my stomach and I know I'm not alone in that feeling. :-)

5/2 Update:
Now that I am only 9lbs away from my goal, I've decided to lose another 10lbs beyond that (total of 60lbs lost). Size 14s fit well on me, giving me only a little bit of wiggle room. Losing another 19lbs will probably put me at a 10/12, but closer to a 12 which is right where I wanna be. :-)

6/5 update:
I know I'm supposed to take more than 1 picture, they're coming! This weekend I will take them. :-)

6/6 update:
You all know I've changed my goal since I met my original goal of losing 50lbs. Now, I'm aiming to lose another 20lbs. I'll be 180lbs at that point. As of today, I'm officially 195lbs. Guess what? I can finally say I weigh UNDER 200lbs!!!!! I think the last time I was able to say that was when I was born. lol j/k

6/9 update:
I am stopping all weight loss. Right now! I am going to focus on strength training & toning my body as it is. I realize I've lost a significant amount of weight in a short period of time and am now taking time out to concentrate on toning everything before I start losing weight again. I do not want to be able to tuck my skin. Right now, I couldn't tuck it if I tried.

7/6 update:
6/11/08 is my official weight lifting start date. I started out doing 3 exercises. I increased the reps, weights, added other exercises, and now lift 20lbs heavier than I did when I started. Yay!

7/16 update:
I'm up to lifting 30lbs heavier and have started doing cardio again. At the point I stopped doing cardio I was burning somewhere between 4800-5000+ calories per week. Right now I'm up to around 1200 consistently. Next week, while still doing my upper body, lower body, and core workouts, I will aim for burning 2000 cals. Depending on how I do this week, I will adjust that goal.

8/25 update:
I'm back to burning 5000+ calories per week and eating consistently between 1700-2000 calories per day. Every now and again I get lower than 1700 or higher than 2000, but its okay. ;-) As far as weight lifting, I've gone into maintenance mode for my biceps, back, & upper chest muscles while still lifting to increase strength/size in my triceps & lower chest muscles. I can say this.... I can now do 2 sets of 10 MILITARY STYLE pushups. Yay!

*******************MY TRACKERS*****************
If you're going to look at my trackers to determine
what you can eat or exercises you should do, please
look at my tracker for March thru May. I was in my
weight loss mode during those months and what I
ate and how I exercised will reflect that. Please also
pay attention to the amount of exercise I did/calories
burned for that week when looking at the food for
the day/week as they correlate. The more exercise
I did, the more food I had to eat to keep my body
from running on empty and falling out (which would
have been so embarrassing since I'm always trying
to be cute. lol)
*******************MY TRACKERS*****************

Member Since: 3/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 27,649

My Goals:
Ultimate goals: lose the stomach & drop to size 12. I was size 18 when I started this about about a month ago and now I'm down to 16. I've recently gotten an extra boost, am back on point, & am pumpin'!!!

4/27 update: I have no idea what size I am now. lol 37-less lbs later, I think I'm somewhere between a 14 & 16. But, I'm so not sure. I think tomorrow I'll go to a clothing store & see what I can fit in. I'll have to make sure to leave my money at home. :-) I don't want to buy anything until I've hit my ultimate goal.

4/30 update: I'm currently a size 14, they're just a smidge loose....just a smidge! lol

5/28 update: My size 14s aren't fitting right anymore. Wearing 12s isn't a problem. I didn't realize that until I tried them on last night. Size 10, here I come!

7/16 update: I stopped doing cardio in June and concentrated on lifting weights. Although I'm not complaining, I had to give away my 14s as they look ridiculous on me. I'm getting more roo

My Program:
I am working out in the gym daily, walking whenever & wherever I can, eating healthy (not a diet nor am I starving myself), and am trying to surround myself with naturally active people so I exercise without even realizing it.

Personal Information:
I own a web design company (also design myspace pages) called Drastic Graphics, LLC. For more info, visit the "under construction" website or email with questions.

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Other Information:
I love to read, watch movies, do anything with computers & law, hang out with family & friends, travel, & try new things (the only way you will ever get new favorites!!!).

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