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Hurray! wearing size 16 jeans!

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100 pounds down!

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This is the worst before picture I could find. I was a bit over my starting weight of 325# here


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I may have fallen off track, but I'm not out of the game! After losing over 120 pounds, I moved to a new city, started teaching full-time at an elementary school and taking classes full-time for my master's degree. I was stressed and my mental health was bottoming out. I gave up on myself and let myself get distracted from my goals, and gained all the weight back. ugh...but now I'm back. I've put a ton of effort into my mental health and now I'm more motivated than ever to reach my goals! So far, 100 lbs down! I am a Done Girl. I am DONE hiding. I am DONE with negativity. I am DONE with giving up. I am DONE eating to fill emotional holes. I am DONE missing opportunities. I am DONE hating myself. I am DONE selling myself short of my full potential. I am a DONE Girl!

Member Since: 4/29/2011

Fitness Minutes: 44,108

My Goals:
Long-term goals:
-reach goal weight of 149#
-reach a healthy BP
-Wear a short dress without shame!
-run a 5k

Short-term goals:
-get to the gym 5x a week
-get a support system
-get 5-6hrs of sleep/night (yes that's a goal for improvement)
-no alcohol outside of holidays, then in moderation
-keep track of ALL food intake
-drink at least 8 cups of water a day
-cut down on sugar and artificial sweeteners

Professional Goals
-write a book
-get my doctorate
-work in a leadership position

My Program:
-track ALL food and activity
-small meals every two hours to keep metabolism humming
-celebrating small accomplishments

Weight Goals/Rewards
325# (starting weight)
305# (20 lbs. down!) *MET 6/12/2011*
299# (out of the threes!) - ipod shuffle *MET 6/25/2011*
286# (NEW MOON challenge - 8/21/2011) - New outfit & new makeup *MET 8/1/11*
275# (50 lbs down! Fallin' challenge) - new jeans * MET 8/28/2011*
265# (Sexy Beast Challenge - 10/31/2011) - perfume
250# (75 lbs down!) *MET 8/29/2013*

Take 2!

280# - perfume
270# - new shoes
260# - new jeans
250# - new profile pic
240# (down to Class II obesity BMI)
225# (100 lbs down!) -new pants
210# (down to Class I obesity BMI) - new outfit
199# (one- derland!) - rollerblades
179 (no longer obese!) - swimsuit
150# (GOAL WEIGHT) - vacation of some sort
149# - Normal BMI - set new goals!

Personal Information:
I teach 1st grade in Minnesota. I just moved to a new town and for the first time, am living on my own.

Other Information:
I have quite the list of hobbies! I love reading, but I feel like I never have time for it. I also love music. I play the flute and piano and whatever other instruments are lying around. I also really love theater and going to plays and musicals. My favorite musical is a toss up between Rent, Les Mis and Wicked. I really enjoy going to movies with my family and watching netflix at home (I really love documentaries). I also really love craft projects (and quilting) :-)

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