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I finally gave it a go... still feel too large for the outfit, but it's getting better! (189lbs)

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In the newer photo I'm wearing one of my old shirts as a dress!

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In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.

Member Since: 1/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 648

My Goals:
Ultimately, my goal is to be at a place where I genuinely like what I see in the mirror, and to maintain that weight & muscle mass thereafter. (I set an arbitrary numeric goal of 120 lbs. for that, but I'm not certain that will turn out to be realistic for me.)

√ Weigh under 200 lbs.
{Achieved 4 Oct. 2013}
√ 190 lbs.
{Achieved 30 Oct. 2013}
√ 180 lbs.
{Achieved 7 Dec. 2013}
√ 170 lbs.
{Achieved 5 Jan. 2014}
√ 160 lbs.
{Achieved 15 Mar. 2014}
√ 150 lbs.
{Achieved 9 May 2014}
√ 140 lbs.
{Achieved 3 Oct. 2014}
130 lbs.
120 lbs.

My Program:
I am drinking plenty of water and tracking my calorie intake daily, using an app on my phone which is far more user-friendly than this site. (If you think you know what app, feel free to ask me about it; I just don't want to come off as an ad here.)

I am restricting calories to around 1500/day (this number is subject to change) and doing plenty of squats, yoga, and core exercises to help tone my muscles.

I will track my food forever. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I will never be able to stop tracking, or I will lose all the progress I have made. I know this from past experience.

Personal Information:
I'm a fan of fantasy, sci-fi, etc. & an avid gamer (if you want to connect with me on Steam, message me here for my Steam info).

I live in Oregon, and I'm an undergrad student working on my BA.

Other Information:
My use of this site has been rather spotty. I like the social networking features, but I've found another calorie & fitness tracker which I like better... so I'm really only here for the social supports.

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    BTW have to ask, the med that caused the weight gain...Seroquel?
    4035 days ago
    YOU were in Europe for 4 months??? How Lucky is that? Welcome to our SP group. Anytime you want to talk, please email me. Enjoy the weekend. Love your weight loss story. Plateaus can be the body's way of going through a re-adjustment period. For me it is time to kick butt and start moving my body with cardio and weight resistance....ugh. It will work, I know it. Now for some butt kicking to get started. LOL

    Anytime you need a laugh or want to share, I am here.

    Have a great weekend.

    Linda emoticon
    4035 days ago
    emoticon to Challenged by Arthritis! I'm happy to see you have a new post and your on your way! ..I hope you enjoy our team..we have lots of information and plenty of support..if you ask a question you'll get so many responses and they will all be different!
    Lori Co- Leader Challenged by Arthritis!
    4035 days ago
  • v WRWW13
    Hi, Welcome to Got Goth - We are so glad U found us. Just jump right in and make yourself at home. Good luck on your journey. U R already off 2 a great start.
    4035 days ago
  • v DEE107
    I know to add because it happened to me.. its part of the learning we go thru.. GOOD LUCK If you need any help just ask.. Hugs Dee
    4035 days ago
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