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Hi! Thanks for stopping by. So, I am wondering where I should start. Let's see. I am 23 and 5'7" and currently weigh whatever you see on my ticker. :)

I have always been 'fat'. I don't remember a time when I wasn't overweight. And I always knew it. I was never called any names or teased for it though(except 2-3 stray incidents). I guess probably that's why I never tried to change it. I am very confident in my skin and an achiever in all aspects of life. I know this sounds really stuck up but I have to mention this. You will achieve only when you have the confidence. I always believe in myself when I get on to a task. I believed that I didn't need to lose weight and I didn't. I knew I was 'hot' even when I was 213lbs and I know I am hot now. The problem came during this temple visit when I almost died after climbing up some 50 or so steps.

I remember looking around and being amazed at how I was the only one looking ready to faint. I was surprised because I am a basketball player. No, I WAS a basketball player. And then I quit. And started smoking. And became a lazy ball with zero stamina.

That is when I woke up. I also realized that I have history of heart diseases in my family and I needed to make some changes NOW, before it is too late. And you can see where I am now.

I believe in myself. I know I will lose this weight. I will NOT be at high risk to heart diseases and such. I will not have to ask people to wait up for me during any such temple trips. I will gain my stamina back. Ofcourse, now that we're losing weight for the health benefits, I don't mind finally wearing an empire waist dress!

Here be the numbers -

SW - 213lbs (05/14/08)

SW @ Sparkpeople
05/26/08- 212lbs

My goals

1. 203lbs (reached on 06/16/08)
2. 194lbs (reached on 07/07/08)
3. 185lbs (reached on 07/28/08)
4. 176lbs | Anklet (reached on 08/21/08)
5. 167lbs | Wear the dress
6. 159lbs | Cook dinner at home
7. 150lbs |
8. 141lbs |
9. 130lbs |

Fitness Goal - To run a 10k. I'll reward myself with new running shoes once I reach this goal.

Let me know if you want to be buddies. I definitely need some. :)

Other milestones:

07/16/08 - An old friend who saw me after an year today commented that I have lost a 'little' weight. This is awesome because I think I was about the same weight last year as I am now. Maybe this means I have lesser body fat this time around?

07/22/08 - Wore my '2 sizes too small' jeans to a birthday party today and they looked fab!

07/25/08 - Completed C25K today

08/21/08 - Holy crap! 175lbs. I was 179lbs when I was 15. Today is the lightest day of my adult life so far.

09/27/08 - Ran my first 5k today

01/01/09 - Back on track, back on SP :)

Member Since: 5/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,188

My Goals:
- Run a 10k
- Shop from the regular section at stores
- Wear a dress with an empire waist and not look pregnant
- Be healthy
- Say bye bye to fat rolls on my back forever

My Program:
Fitness -
~ Mon: Swimming + 60 min ST
~ Tue: Break
~ Wed: 30 min run
~ Thurs: Swimming + 60 min ST
~ Fri: 30 min run
~ Sat: Swimming + 60 min ST
~ Sun: 30 min run

I also stretch for about 15 minutes everyday.

Nutrition -
Just trying to eat right

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  • v HAPPY92003
    Thanks for your comment on my page:) You are doing an amazing job! I really feel the comment about being the smallest you have been in your adult life. I went back through my medical records one day to find the last time I was at 150...I think I was 13? It feels great to know the older we get the better we're getting:) Love it!

    What are you getting your Master's in?
    4164 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/3/2009 12:00:53 PM
    Thank you very much! I've been working VERY hard, so I'm glad that I'm seeing some progress!

    You keep up your awesome work as well! You'll be taking those muscular "after" photos in no time!
    4166 days ago
    Hey! Thanks for adding me as a friend! You've made some amazing progress so far! You can totally hit your goal of 140!!

    4166 days ago
  • v HDRURY
    Ah, thanks for the clarification. I honestly didn't realize you weren't a seasoned runner, I always thought of you as one! I'm glad you have found an exercise that is also your passion, that is so wonderful. I think you'll do just fine on week four, let us know how it goes.
    4171 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/27/2009 10:32:04 AM
    I would love to be friends! Congratulations on the weightloss! Keep up the good work! Love and Light ~ Rachel
    4176 days ago
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