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I'm an expat in Australia, the most beautiful country in the world. So my opinion goes. :) I came here to do my first degree a few years back, but ended up being snagged by a dinky-di larrikin. Is Australia all it's cracked up to be? Yup. We have crocodiles sunning out in our backyards and I ride kangaroos to the grocery stores everyday. Believe everything you hear about Australia, folks! :P

I'm 24 years old, postgrad student and love life. :) Therefore, you'll mostly read my blog entries where I'm chirpy and happy. I do have my ups and downs...I'm just determined to have more ups than downs!

Why I'm here:
I never really had major issues with my weight before, that is why you won't hear me writing a whole lot about calorie counting etc. I do believe in it, and that it works, I just don't like it. And my philosophy is, if I'm not going to like it, I shouldn't force myself to it. I make up by finding ways to compensate such as using portion control and move, move, move!

Over the past 10 years, recent developments in family situation have prompted me to look at myself carefully. Heart diseases and diabetes runs in the family for generations. I'm not surprised, seeing how blase we are about our weight. Every death in my family, except two, since I was 12 have all been weight related.

I know as human we all have to die at one stage. But I prefer it to be age-related, not weight-related. I want to live til a ripe old age and still do aerobics. I want to still have my own set of teeth to eat corn-on-cob. I want to be able to run around chasing my great grandchildren around the backyard, and still be energetic enough to feed them 10 times a day (oops!).

Recently as well I have back and leg pain. Never had it looked at but I have this nagging suspicion it has a lot to do with the extra weight I'm carrying. I'm 154cm and weigh 68-70kg (it varies depending on how stressful University get!) when I should be weighting 55kg. So that's 15kg extra I put on my poor legs.

Member Since: 8/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 405

My Goals:
Start Weight: 70kg

Current Weight: 68.5kg

Goal weight: 65kg by December 2009

My Program:
Move, move, move and move! At least, that's my program for now because I love my food too much.

Oh, ok. Maybe I should add "choose better food" to this too. This way I can still love my food, but love the good ones more!

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  • v MUSIC66
    hi iam music66 i live in toowoomba queensland australia have add you as a friend.
    3785 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/8/2009 4:46:03 AM
  • v KVM23.
    Hey you! Thanks for the comment. I'm doing much better today thanks. Just had a slight scare yesterday that I had to have checked out. No lasting damage :).
    It is annoying though because it wrote off my whole day and all I wanted to do was be comforted by food when it was all over. Made the proper choice and was comforted by my boyfriend instead.

    Glad to hear you purchased that pedometer! I'm thinking that will be this week's treat if I can hit all my goals! Good luck this week :)
    3786 days ago
    Thank you for the offer to be my motivater I need all I can get. Australia is where I always wanted to go some day so thank you very much for offering the help from so far away. I hope that I also can motivate you.
    3791 days ago
    Wow, thanks for posting about my blog. I'd love to exchange motivation to keep each other going. I'm fighting the "my heels hurt" today but I will not give in. I know we can do it together! emoticon
    3793 days ago
  • v MESTEESOY6979
    Thanks for reading my page and I will definitel do what you said. I will add everything to a blog or two so people can read it easier.

    Thanks for reading it though, I hope that I can help more people lose weight. I have just started back up from stopping last June (2008). I have gained 17 lbs, because I got lazy.

    I am back again though because I was sweating hard on August 9th, 2009 when I was helping my parent's clean the back yard. Therefore, I decided to change my situation for the better and this time around I am going to stick with it no matter if I hit another "plateau" like I did in June of 2008.

    I wish you the best of luck in reaching your goal's.

    Thanks for telling me what you did though. It is good that you did, because I was wondering if people could understand what I was writing or not.

    Thanks again.

    God Bless you, your family and friends'.

    Your new friend here on,
    Michael Lyons
    3793 days ago
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