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Over 50 lbs down, 10 to go! I'm Dani, I hail from South Florida but I've been slaving away at FSU for several years now.

In May 2008 I weighed 209 lbs. Since I was 8 yrs old I had struggled with my weight, but as I had entered college and started really stress eating, it skyrocketed out of control. I was at risk for diabetes, clinically obese, and couldn't try on clothes in a store without crying in a fitting room.

I've lost over 50 lbs since then, and changed everything about my lifestyle. Most importantly, I've changed my self perception. I have come to terms with the fact that I will never be super thin, or have six pack abs, but I can still be HOT and healthy.

I love being held accountable, so feel free to add me for mutual support! :)

Update 12/17/12: Trying to find that sweet spot where I can be healthy, strive to lose weight, but still truly be accepting and loving of my current physical shape. It's been a long rough journey, but hey, it's amazing what we can do when we put our minds to it, right?

Update 2/27/13: Instead of eating super processed foods that are cleverly labeled "diet" and "lite", I am now attempting to cook real food from scratch as much as possible, and instead of doing things like eating an entire box of "low-fat-tastes-like" cookies when I want to splurge, I will go for one absolutely delicious, baked from scratch cookie.

This is working out fairly well with my new mentality of "try to be healthy, not skinny"...I've been slowly teaching myself that calories consumed (and weight) are not the only indicators of health. Instead of hammering it into my head that "I just need to lose more weight", it's time to think "I just need to be healthier". This mindset has led to me eating fresh vegetables daily for the first time EVER, and I'm feeling better as well.

If I end up losing weight this way and make my goal weight, great, but if I stay the same weight but have fabulous health and strength, that's great too :)

Member Since: 12/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 121,129

My Goals:
1) Go from a size 15 to a size 9 [ACCOMPLISHED]

2) strong abs for a flatter tummy so I can get my tattoo and navel piercing [ACCOMPLISHED- well, the tat and piercing anyways!]

3) Get from 209 to 180 ASAP [ACCOMPLISHED]

4) completely eradicate soda and fried food from my diet. [ACCOMPLISHED]

5) Get down to 145!!!

My Program:
1500-1800 calories a day.

Total fitness=20,500 calories/weekly

low sodium diet, clean eating, semi-vegetarian.

Personal Information:
overworked grad student constantly straddling the line between ambitious and academically suicidal :P

Other Information:
I love the artistry of Jenny Lewis, Maynard James Keenan, Neil Gaiman, Alex Grey, and Vincent Van Gogh.

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    Hi Dani, welcome to sparkpeople. Nice to have you in the community. You will do great. You are a very pretty girl. I really like that last pic in the gallary. I like all your pic, not too sure about Leo, lol. You are very brave. Have a great start.
    4748 days ago
    Hi there, Dani. You just joined the depression team I'm on, and I just wanted to welcome you! I had to comment because I absolutely LOVE two of the movies you mentioned...Donnie Darko and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. I'm really liking that you have such varied taste in music to be as young as you are. It seems like everyone younger has a 'genre' these days, and they won't open up to anything new. Again, welcome...I look forward to fighting the good fight with you! SparkMail me anytime!
    4748 days ago
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