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Hi! I'm Lex. I'm an 18 year-old college student in Montana studying biology, chemistry, and a bit of psychology too.

I'm short- about 162 cm or 5'3.8". My highest weight was in 2009 when I peaked at 155 lbs after losing a lot of weight in 2008- and then falling to depression and gaining it all back. I'm good now though, and since then (when I joined SparkTeens), I've been living a pretty healthy- and happy- lifestyle. I hover around 125-130 lbs, with a goal of getting that down to 115-120 lbs (aiming for 117) and then just maintaining a healthy lifestyle and getting fit and gaining some muscle mass.

I have a great little sister (Liv), three other older siblings, wonderful parents, and the world's most amazing boyfriend, Rob, who someday I hope to/will spend my forever with.

I don't believe I need to be thin to be happy, confident, or amazing. Neither should you. I'm doing this just because I like treating my body well.

I post a TON of stuff on my fitblr (it's a blog about fitness and health and stuff) which is here (I think you need to copy/paste?):
On there will be more of my updates and you can search for stuff and look at recipes and find workout ideas if you're ever wanting something new.

I'm religious and proud to be LDS. This isn't going to change. Neither will my political convictions (libertarian). Let's just not talk about them, okay?

Member Since: 3/18/2012

Fitness Minutes: 41,738

My Goals:
- Love my body
- Love myself.
- Weigh 117-120 pounds
- Establish a regular fitness schedule. Nothing extreme, but still there!

My Program:
- Reduced calories
- Walks outside when weather permits
- Occasional strength training in my dorm (trying to get that more regular)

Personal Information:
From: Spokane, WA
Currently: Helena, MT
Occupation: Student!

Other Information:
- People.
- Sciences, esp chem.
- Harry Potter.
- Death metal
- Yoga.
- Nonfat turkey breast
- Exotic fruits.
- Good discussions
- Writing
- Snuggling with my tiny sister
- Snuggling with my boyfriend!
- Autumn / Fall
- Love :)

- Country music
- Ignorance
- Intolerance
- Selfishness
- Overly fatty food.
- Peppers.
- Snow.

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  • v MONICA_W
    Hey - the only way to get stronger and start "looking like you belong in the gym" is to lift those weights! It sounds like you are way beyond the high school mentality, so ignore those who still think and gossip that way, get in there, and do what needs to be done. I'm willing to bet after your first few workouts, you'll forget about what others may or may not be thinking. Particularly if you're confident about what to do, that will show through, even if you're not lifting as much weight as you'd like to right now. Anybody who judges you by how many plates are on your weight stack is not worth paying attention to... so don't let them intimidate you! You're bigger than that, right? Right. Go knock 'em dead!
    3026 days ago
  • v SAMZA83
    Thank you very much for your thoughts on the Bodybugg! I'll have a blog update on that soon! I see you are in Helena, I half my family is in Montana too but much farther north on Fort Belknap reservation (near Havre.)
    3026 days ago
  • v MONICA_W

    Thanks so much for your long comment on my blog a few days ago. It's good to hear from somebody else using the BodyMedia armband. I don't drive to work, but will keep an eye on what the BM is tracking while I'm taking the Train to my office!

    You commented on how Spark doesn't provide enough calories for active people - try entering the number of calories you burn per week in your fitness goal setting page. I find that works pretty well, and it sounds like adding in your steps per day doesn't give you as many calories as you'd hoped. It does average your calories across the week, so you just have to use your own judgement if you have days with really high and really low calorie burn (e.g. days training for a marathon and days resting) because obviously you need more fuel some days than others. Using the daily deficit report can be handy for cases like that!

    Good luck with your goals and keep in touch! emoticon
    3027 days ago
  • v DRB13_1
    Thanks for stopping by my page.
    The profile picture is the AMT machine - a wonderful invention that is easier on the joints and simulates walking, running, stair climbing, whatever we want to do. Hope you have a chance to use one.
    3027 days ago
  • v GGMFAY33
    Thank you for your encouragement on my blog

    3027 days ago
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