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I have spent my entire life as the funny fat chick. I mastered pretending like I didn't care about how fat I am by laughing and throwing out a sarcastic one-liner. The truth is, I hate being overweight. I was too afraid to try and fail so I became content with being discontent. Well, no more! I am DONE pretending. I am ready to start living my life authentically because I deserve to be happy and healthy. I will not let myself be the sidekick in my own story anymore!

I am an environmental educator and I just don't feel my image matches my lifestyle, being overweight and an outdoors person just doesn't work for me anymore. I am surrounded by thin athletic people in my career and although I know I am as intelligent and great with kids as my coworkers I find I devalue myself too often because of my weight. I am DONE letting my weight hold me back in my career.

I am already pretty active but it is time to break my unhealthy relationship with food and stop eating because I am lonely, tired, bored and/or anxious. I am DONE sitting on the couch moping with a box of Triscuits and a block of cheese. It is time to ask myself if the comfort brought by the food is outweighed by the discomfort the extra pounds instill with insecurity and lowered self esteem.

I am determined to take control of my weight and to fight for my life. I can be who I set out to be.

Member Since: 4/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 9,864

My Goals:
-Fit into a size 8 jeans
-Curb emotional eating
-Gain more upper body strength
-Take a photo without feeling like I have to suck it in
-Wear a dress without feeling like my thighs chafe.

My Program:
-Being active outside whenever possible
-Keeping track of all food eaten everyday with a food journal
-Working out with stretches and dumbbells every day

Personal Information:
My name is Bri, I'm 23 years old and currently live on Catalina Island off the coast of Long Beach. I work seasonally as an outdoor educator so I have lived all over the country teaching kids about science and the great outdoors. I'm a big nature nerd and love to go exploring whenever possible.

Other Information:
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
Robert Frost

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