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I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I remember going on a diet for the first time when I was in the second grade. Over the past few years, I have begun to make slow lifestyle changes. I've become more active and participate in outdoors activities. The only problem is that now my body doesn't match who I am. People don't look at me and think "I bet she loves hiking." It's more like "I bet she loves donuts." And that's so not who I am!
So, no more excuses. I firmly believe that we choose the lives we have. The decisions that I make today determine where and who I will be tomorrow. So, I'd best make choices today that will lead me to who I want to be tomorrow.

Member Since: 2/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,773

My Goals:
*To reach a healthy weight range by the BMI scale.

*Track my food and exercise daily.

*Build back up to exercising at least 5 days per wee.

My Program:
*Take Shape for Life (using meal replacement products for five meals per day)

*Exercise more days than not.

*Show compassion for myself in all circumstance

Personal Information:
My name is Tori and after living all over the country, I returned to my New England and appear to be putting down roots.

I love to be active but have struggled with weight and fitness my whole life. This whole journey is both motivated and impeded by my PCOS and degenerative disc disease.

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I'm 5'9" and suspect I have a large frame (my hands and feet are HUGE!) but have never been thin enough to know for sure.

My favorite hobbies are cooking, reading, and knitting, gardening and playing outside with my rescue dog.

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    Thank you for your kind words on my blog!

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    1790 days ago
    EXACTLY!! It's astonishingly easy for junk food to go from a "treat" to a "daily need" - that's how it became with me! I much prefer staying FAR away from it and finding healthier indulgences!
    1795 days ago
    Haha the funny thing is... I'm only 5'7"!! I guess I "carry it well", whatever that means.
    1801 days ago
    I love the idea of a two week weigh in following a (rare) period of indulgence! It would stop me from beating myself up like this.
    1801 days ago
    Sounds so much like my story! I thought about trying to do Weight Watchers again, but I had so much trouble getting back into the swing of it. I knew I needed to lose weight quickly too, and with my problems doing WW, I wasn't going to see much progress for a loooong time!

    Once the weight started to come off, I found I could actually exercise and like it! Before, I'd pant and shuffle at the fitness center, but now I feel I can actually get a workout. I definitely think, depending on your weight, that it is better the way you and I did it - lose some weight THEN add on an exercise "program".

    The other thing I found is that cooking isn't so bad - I can make yummy quick meals that are healthy!! My favorite is a small salad with tuna and some kale chips (I LOVE kale chips!).

    Hip-hip-hurray for your friend getting you on TSFL and your success!! I think it's wonderful you made the plunge and smart that you are thinking about making changes for maintenance now, instead of at the end!!
    1802 days ago
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