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I'm in my mid- 30's and starting this again. My goal is to eat healthy and regularly exercise. I have 30 pounds to lose to be content again with myself but I am not focusing on a final number, anything over that is just a bonus to me. I have 3 cats, 2 dogs, and a snake, love to walk, play soccer, swim, and bike.

Baby steps are my way to keep this up forever! I have learned (the HARD way), that if I do everything at once, I will fail. So I do everything in stride and take my time. It didn't take me overnight to gain this weight and eating habits, so I can't expect them to go away overnight either.

I have a challenge for anyone reading this. It's inspired by the last episode of Grey's Anatomy for Season 4. Many people ask me how I am so successful at my weight loss, and this pretty much wraps up things I've been doing all year to get where I am. So, with that in mind, go think of your whole future picture and what you can do without, what you can delegate, and what you need to get to your future. When you see the whole big picture of your life, you will realize why everything you are doing now needs to be permanent changes. Please let me know how its going and if you have any questions. :) GOOD LUCK!!

Previous Weight Loss Timetable (left here for my motivation):
* Joined just before NYE 2008
* Started watching what I ate mid January
* 1st 5 lb loss late January
* Balanced my calories by February
* 10 lb loss mid-February
* 15 lb loss was mid-late March
* April Fool's brought my 20 lb loss & was no joke for me!!
* 25 lb loss didn't occur until mid-May when I joined SP Swimsuit Bootcamp to get over my plateau
* Hit 30 lbs at the end of May
* Reached back down to a size 12 by the end of school on June 3 (my goal was Aug 18th... when school STARTED again!).
* Upped fruit/veggie intake to 7 (most days) by mid-June
* Was a size 8 by November and kept it off until early 2009

Member Since: 12/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 15,914

My Goals:
*Run, run, run
*Switch it up
*Strength train
*Lose 40 by 2015
*MAINTAIN my weight loss this time! Grr....

My Program:
Baby steps are my way to keep doing this forever. I will add on as I start more.

*10 glasses water, enough protein, & 7 veggies/fruits every day
*Counting calories
*Shopping around the outside of the grocery store
*Belonging to a CSA (see localharvest.org for details)
*Flexitarian (less meat, but not full vegetarian)

Personal Information:
My name's Stephanie and I currently live in North Springfield, VA. I grew up in PA near Reading and I am glad I left! I have a BS in Entrepreneurial Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. in NJ and an MBA in Public Admin. & IT from Univ. of Delaware. I also studied abroad for a semester at Wroxton College in England back in 99. I recently received my MEd in Special Education at George Mason Univ.

Other Information:
5 lb: digital kitchen scale
10 lbs & 5K walk challenge: Few new exercise clothes
Finish a 5K: Wrap
15 lbs: crank pasta maker
20 lbs: New scale
Run an entire 5K:
Bootcamp month:
25 lbs: Trip to TX
30 lbs:
35 lbs: blu-ray player
40 lbs:
At final weight: SCUBA trip
Each organized area:
maintain goal 3 months: hire a MAID!!

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