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8/6/11 at 170.6 lbs. I'm getting there!!!

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This is at my heaviest weight of 226...looking at this picture made me want to change...

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9/23/11 - I just checked today and realized I am no longer obese! Yay me! I started my weight loss journey exactly on 9/7/10 and since then I've lost 62 lbs. So excited and happy and I feel amazing! Yeah, it's been a wild and bumpy road...happy and frustrating moments, but boy is it all worth it! Looking forward to the next 38 lbs...Let's do this!!!

2/2011 - Hello! My name is Abby. I don't know if I'm considered a yo-yo dieter...maybe a little but I'm willing to change that. I've been overweight since I was a little kid and I believe I'm considered obese now. I lost about 50 pounds when I was a senior in high school through a crash diet and Xenadrin. I'm not proud that I did it that way but I was very happy and excited about losing weight really fast. As soon as I got pregnant, I gained everything back and more. After giving birth to my daughter, I was heavy again for a long time. After a few years, I wanted to lose weight again and lost about 20 lbs also with an "herbal" pill. I hit a plateau and stopped the pills but I stayed that weight until I got pregnant again but it didn't go through. I gained all the 20 lbs. When I decided to lose weight yet again, I decided to do it naturally and healthier so I lost 7 lbs with the 5 factor diet. That didn't last long because I got pregnant yet again. I waited after 15 months of my son's birth since I was breastfeeding and I could not wait to start losing weight again. So since September of 2010, I already lost 30 lbs the natural and healthy way by choosing the right foods and daily exercise. Hopefully we don't get any "surprises" any time soon, lol. But I'm motivated to keep this weight off and keep going. I'm so ready to do this!!!

Member Since: 1/24/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,223

My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy and be in my normal BMI range. I'm tired of being labeled obese so I'm getting rid of that. I'm currently at the high end range of overweight but I'm working hard to be normal because in this country I'm considered ab-normal, haha. I want to be able to join my kids in their activities and be able to do house chores without feeling short of breath or lazy. I want to be sexy! Lastly, I want to live a long, healthy life.

My Program:
Once in a while I track in my food especially when I feel like I'm falling off the wagon. The only problem is, it causes me to stress out because I get frustrated when I don't see results. I truly believe there's progress when I don't worry too much about it as long as I keep in mind to choose healthier options and everything in moderation. When that doesn't work, I remember the bikini diet! I workout at least 4-6 days a week which include jogging, walking, DVDs, moving around a lot, and getting off my butt!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Abigail, but many call me Abby for short. I'm Filipino but I've lived in Los Angeeles the majority of my life. I'm married with 2 kids. I work at UCLA as an RN in the OR.

Other Information:
I love to sing, dance, swim, read, and I love arts and crafts.

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    Hope every thing is well!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1866 days ago
  • v TALYA_A
    Glad everything is coming along well. I'm sure you'll get back to the healthy stuff soon. The baby gets what the baby wants emoticon
    2799 days ago
  • v TALYA_A
    Hellooooo sexy mama! How have you been? Hope you're having a healthy and active pregnancy thus far! emoticon
    2800 days ago
    Hi! I saw your comment on Velle's page and I read that you're pregnant. Congratulations!
    2821 days ago
  • v SHORTY_G
    congrats Abby!! that's great that you are going to keep up with being fit instead of using it as an excuse to take a 9 month break lol - i know it won't be easy all the time but I really admire you for it!!!

    Still hoping to come down to long beach this year but not sure when it will be now - i still have a bunch of stuff i need to get in order before i can go.
    2823 days ago
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