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I'm 36, and I've been overweight for as long as I can remember. I've let it affect the choices and decisions I've made, and I know that it's limited my options and opportunities.

Now, I want more than just to lose weight; I want to be fit, active, and healthy. II want to find that part of myself that loved to ride bicycles, roller skate, and play softball. It's been more than 20 years, but I think I can find her if I do the work.

I keep a periodically updated journal/blog at:

Member Since: 6/14/2006

Fitness Minutes: 55

My Goals:
My goal is to lose at least half of my starting weight by eating healthy and to become more fit through exercise and activity. I want to make this journey as fund and interesting as i can.

My Program:
My program is simple: Stay within my calorie range as often as possible, and get into the habit of exercising regularly.

Getting the eating part down has been easier than the exercise, but I'm working at it and I'm not going to give up. I'm doing some walking and am making occasional trips to the pool to tread water and do a bit of swimming; I've even got a set of dumbbells now for strength training. Soon I'm investing in a fitness ball and who knows what else. I'm going with the theory that if I have different things to do, I'll stay interested and keep on truckin'.

Personal Information:
I'm 36, married, and living in San Diego, CA; I'm from VA originally. If there's an ideal place to start a healthy lifestyle, this one is it. The weather is amazing, and there are fresh fruits and veggies available in abundance. I never thought I'd become a California girl, but I'm getting sucked in a little more every day.

Other Information:
I love to cook, and I'm enjoying the challenge of cooking healthier and trying new things. I'm also a bit of a computer geek, and spend far too much time messing around on this thing.

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    Hey SYN! I just wanted to tell you you're doing great and keep up the good work and the good attitude.
    5454 days ago
    What a beautiful bride, see her smile and I feel you have a good man, don't know him. But I just have that feeling. I wish you much success, with your weight and your new life with your husband.

    E mail me any time you like. You can do this weight thing. Just don't give up on your self ever. Keep that beautiful smile.
    5458 days ago
    Hi there, how are things coming along for you? I know I have been MIA from th group, lol but I'm back, and was wondering how you are?
    5491 days ago
    I just wanted to thank you for directing me to those gluten-free blogs! I'm an amateur cook and love experimenting with new foods. I try to eat mostly vegetarian and organic and my recent diagnosis has made cooking an even greater feat. I told my boyfriend he needs to start calling me the "Gluten-Free Goddess," ha! It's so GREAT to find recipes dedicated to picky, restricted eaters like me! Thanks again :)
    5516 days ago
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