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In August of 2011 I began a journey without a path. I had started this journey many times before...too many times to count. I knew where the ending was but getting there was a puzzle I had yet to figure out.
I'm a stubborn thing. I should have realized this was part of the reason I had failed so many times before. I was always trying to lose weight doing it someone elses way. So thus began the journey to cut out each unhealthy food one at a time. Soda was the first to go and in 4 months I was comfortable with eating almost nothing but whole foods (I still love peanut butter and will never give it up).
Today August 29, 2012 I weigh 134 pounds making my total weight loss 86 pounds. I should add that I haven't been this size since I was 13 years old. I know I should be thrilled and I am but I don't think anyone could have prepared me in how to handle the new body I am living in. You see, when you are overweight most of your adult life it becomes all you know. Although my loss was gradual over a years time this is still very new to me. I hope with time I can become not only more comfortable in my own body but gain the courage to figure out what this sucker can do :)

Update January 2015: Although I have put 20 pounds back on in the 2 years since I have lost the original 95 I realize that this isn't a failure but a reminder to be aware of myself. Let's do this.

Member Since: 8/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 3,878

My Goals:
140 by 3/27/15
Run a 5K: 4/11/15
Maintain my weight loss: lifetime goal

My Program:
~To eat between 1250-1450 calories per day. 60% carbs, 20% fat, 20% protein.
~I eat very little processed food and drink only coffee (black) and water.
~Do 1 hour of cardo 5 times per week and strength training for 2 hours per week.
~No snacking or grabbing tidbits here and there. Food is only for mealtime.
~Treat myself occasionally. Once a month I indulge in a wonderful treat (usually an ice cream cone).
~And most importantly..NO EXCUSES will be tolerated.

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