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"A year from now, you may wish you had started today."

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Every since I was very young, I've been overweight. All through high school I was heavy-set, and during college it really got out of control. Topping at 233, I knew I had to change.

In December of 2007, I tentatively started my weight loss plan. I joined Gold's Gym with my husband, and vowed to go every day after work. There was a lot of trial and error, as most new things have, but around the 3rd month or so, I had really gotten my exercise and eating habits down, and I was losing weight consistently. I hit a plateau around 220, and could not seem to break it. That's when I took a good, hard look at my eating habits, and realized that I was not being nearly has helpful there as I could be. So I stocked up on veggies and fruits, and I bought a few books to help me understand nutrition. As soon as I started eating the foods that helped my body work more efficiently, I bust my plateau and lost another 7 lbs.

I hit another plateau at around 205, so close to being under 200. I tried cycling calories, and keeping a closer watch on my weekend eating habits, but the weight wouldn't budge. I decided that it was time to shake up my workouts. I used my current program as a template, and with several hours and many web and magazine clippings later, I designed my own exercise program, combining aerobic exercise and strength training, for every day of the week. Within 2 days of my new program, I broke through the plateau and lost another 7 lbs, finally putting me under 200, and even closer to my goal.

This journey has been so much more than just weight loss. Its making me aware of who I am, and what my body can do. Its helping me put my priorities straight, and really appreciate life. If every single one of us could hop on a treadmill a few times a week, and stop eating the fat-laden food that the Food Industry advertises at us, we'd all be so much happier. Depression, anxiety, poor-self image could all be resolved. I have never been happier with my life than I am right now, and it's only going to get better.

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I live by these!

"Your past does not equal, nor does it dictate, your future! "

"You have failed only when you quit trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure."

"NOTHING tastes as good as skinny feels!"

"Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you
always got"


Member Since: 5/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 297

My Goals:
Updated: 10/14/2008
Age: 25
Starting Weight: 233 lbs
Current Weight: 193 lbs
Total Lost: 40 lbs
STG: 180 lbs
LTG: 150 lbs
LTL: -43 lbs


Updated: 6/30/08
Total Inches Lost: 18.375!


My Program:
Monday - Thurs & Fri
25 min cardio
40 min aerobic training with weights

Thursday -
1 hour session with trainer



Personal Information:
Name - Stephanie Hobbs
Age - 25
Status - Married
Location - Austin, TX
E-mail - stephie.hobbs@gmail.com


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  • v ZESTYREDHEAD14
    Hello THere! Just checking in! I hope you are doing well and that you and yours have a wonderulf Thanksgiving Holiday! KR
    3989 days ago
  • v AMBERADAMS1
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    4254 days ago
  • v MRS_LAING
    May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    Have never a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    And your pies take the prize,
    And may your Thanksgiving dinner
    Stay off your thighs.
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    4353 days ago
  • v MRS_LAING
    Welcome back!!

    Nah, I don't have MySpace anymore. Got me into too much trouble with my husband. Needless to say- we're both better off without that site. LOL, I do miss it though..

    Any plans for Thursday? What's your game plan? Are you going to indulge, count calories, or just make healthy choices?
    4354 days ago
  • v MRS_LAING
    Hey woman! Where you been hiding? Well guess what..I found you! TAG- you're it..

    ;)
    4355 days ago
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