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I used to be thin, I was the "pretty" one for a while, but after I stopped growing vertically I started growing horizontally and I've just been getting bigger and bigger and I've had enough of it.

I'm sick of not being able to climb stairs without losing my breath and I'm sick of sweating just from walking around.

In November 2009, I became a full-time vegetarian (been on and off since I was 12) though it had nothing to do with weight loss, and in March 2010 I became a vegan--much to the surprise of my family. They're still incredulous as to how I can live without cheese.

At any rate, even though I haven't been working out as much as I should and I haven't been eating very healthfully, I have lost about 20 pounds since becoming vegetarian which makes me feel good about it.

I am, however, trying to adjust the healthfulness of my life and diet. I'm trying to eat way more fruits and vegetables and much less fries and pasta. I also want to exercise regularly, get at least 8 glasses of water a day, manage my stress through meditation and exercise (not food therapy), and set up a regular sleep schedule.

In general, I want to live a more healthful, more active life and I'm excited to make the changes in my life to make that possible.

Member Since: 5/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,235

My Goals:
Right now, I'm not actually so focused on the number on the scale, what's more important to me is how I feel.

My first goal is to run The Color Run on July 15th.

From there, I'd like to get up to doing 5 mile runs regularly and we'll see what else.

My Program:
I am currently doing Couch to 5K, but I would like to add in some light strength training and cross training with yoga and/or kickboxing.

For food, I'm still kind of figuring it out, but I'd like to juice pretty regularly and find my way to eating whole foods.

Personal Information:
I'm a "recent" college grad, which means I'm unemployed, but looking. I'm also working on building a freelance writing business so we'll see how that goes.

Other Information:
If there are two things you need to know about me, these are it.

1. I am OBSESSED with Harry Potter. I cannot stress that enough.

2. I really, really like penguins. Really.

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    2457 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
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    The Virgo girl is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes, so the child grows up in a family with a critical parent, so she learns to be critical especially of herself. The father is a good man but rather passive so the shy little Virgo child goes inward for quiet as she doesn't like over-stimulation. She learns to be frugal as money has always been a worry in the home. She doesn't want to be criticized so she works hard to always be ready so she isn't found unprepared. This leads to a lot of stress for the Highly Sensitive Person. Virgo needs alone time and rest. Virgo works well behind the scene helping others look good
    Virgo gets along with Pisces, Cancer, Capricorn, taurus and Scorpio, but when a relationship goes bad she will walk out and not look back as she is very capable of living on her own. She often finds a man who is the "bad boy" so she can try to improve or change him, but that doesn't work since he finds her a "nag". She is better off staying with intellectual men who want to be a success and finding one she can help get to the top.
    Weight can be an issue for her as she can turn to sweets for comfort, but her sign rules the Sixth House of Health, so she makes a good nurse caring for others. She LOVES to show others the right way to live, so she can be a health coach.
    The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin, denoting the puritanical demeanor usually common to those of this sign.
    In Virgo the Sun is orderly and thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.
    You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.

    Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.

    You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
    You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
    2811 days ago
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