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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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  • v MAYBER
    congratulations on being selected a motivator and an inspiration best wishes as you continue on your journey one day at a time love prayers peace
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    2468 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

    All I can do is give God the credit!! I normally eat one cookie, three cookies, five!!! But since I've been determined, I've been able to eat either the serving size or under. I ate two Reeses Mini cups today and was satisfied.....The old me rose up, wanting me to raid the fridge and find some other treats but so far, I have resisted!!

    Together, we can do this Roses!!!!
    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    2506 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    emoticon on being our Spark Motivator of the Week. emoticon emoticon Your transformation is amazing. Keep up the great work. emoticon
    2511 days ago
  • v ELIZABETH5268
    It works amazingly as a moisteriser. I have sensitive skin and it works wonders. For my face I've been using it for going on two weeks and I'm in the "healing crisis" portion so it made me break out worse than before but it seems to be slowing as I noticed this morning. I read multiple places this could last for about four weeks so my fingers are crossed that it works.
    2512 days ago
  • v ELIZABETH5268
    THank you for your comment on my feed. I have been using coconut oil for everything and decided to do a personal "challenge" by testing out all the uses I find on the internet and then review it on my blog here. So far I'd tested it for shaving, eye make up remover, lip balm, facial moisterizer/acne fighter and now hair and I was already using it as a replacement for lotion, butter and in my smoothies. Awesome stuff!
    2512 days ago

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