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Me with my Halloweenathon medal Oct 2016

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2013 Jingle Bell Run - It was 16 deg F, but I ran the WHOLE WAY in 36 min!!

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This is me unable to hold the 85 pounds representing the weight I lost! June 3, 2013

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I'm a yo-yo dieter, sweet-lover, fat child, fat teen, fat young adult and emotional eater. My highest weight was nearly 270 pounds; my lowest adult weight was around 150 pounds. I have done calorie counting, Weight Watchers, and MediFast, which succeed as long as I am on the program and fail as soon as I slip up and fall off.

But I am done falling off. I am done slipping up. I want to live a "normal life" - the last weight loss journey, I found I love to run, and I want to embrace that again. I like going into a store and finding loads of clothes (in crazy small sizes like "medium" or "large" ha ha!) that look cute on me. Most importantly, I want to make sure to figure out how to be healthy for the rest of my life and to stop struggling with the ups and downs of weight loss. If that means giving up donuts and french fries for the rest of my life, then so be it.

I am tired of food being in control of me; from here on, I am in control of my food.

Member Since: 3/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,237

My Goals:
+ Lower blood pressure
+ Avoid health problems
+ Feel lighter and more energetic
+ Be more confident in my appearance

My Program:
+ Good old fashioned calorie counting with a smidgeon of intermittent fasting

+ Drink lots of water

+ Exercise 4 times a week

+ Remember we all make mistakes

Personal Information:
+ Green eyes

+ Dark(ish) hair

+ 5'6"

Other Information:
Things I like:

+ My cat

+ Knitting & Crocheting

+ Reading

+ Movies (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings)

+ TV (GLOW, Breaking Bad, Xena, Red Dwarf)

+ Music (Madonna, P!nk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

+ Burning Candles (Yankee Candle is my favorite brand)

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