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Me at 17, one of my better days. Weighed about 240. Before I ballooned up to 280 in college.

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Me in the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica, Summer after senior year of high school.

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Me and some friends in a Costa Rican Rainforest.

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I'm 19 years old and I joined sparkpeople in 2009 but then went majorly off track. However, I'm back now and feel determined to get this weight off. I'm on a medical leave of absence from school for a year because I sunk into a deep depression after a traumatic event. Now I'm hoping that with this time off and help from counseling that I will finally be able to solve this weight problem that has plagued me since I was a child. Feel free to friend me, I'm always looking for buddies who are having their own struggles so that we can share the experience and motivate one another.

Member Since: 1/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,912

My Goals:
I'm currently on a leave of absence from university because of depression. My leave ends in January and it is my goal that by that time I be under 200 lbs. A weight I haven't been under since I was 10 years old. My overall goal is to get down to 150lbs or just a weight that I feel comfortable in my own skin. I don't need to be a skinny girl, I just want to be able to like what I see in the mirror and be a healthier me.

My Program:
Well right now I'm trying to eat balanced meals without depriving myself too much. So around 1400-1600 calories a day with meals centered on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein. Plus I give myself one meal a week where I can eat a non-diet friendly meal.

In terms of exercise, I try to do 5 days a week. I'm not big into weight training but I'm gonna have to start soon. I go to the gym a couple days a week, and I take walks, and I do videos like hip hop abs, taebo, and pilates.

Personal Information:
My name is Rose, I'm 19 years old and I live in Galloway Ohio. I love to read fantasy and have often been accused of living in a fantasy world. I'm a sophomore at Columbia University, majoring in psychology with a minor in the evolutionary biology of the human species.

Other Information:
Favorite Books: Harry Potter, Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward, The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice, Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Favorite Movies: Moulin Rouge, Interview with the Vampire, The Reader, The Pineapple Express.

Favorite Music: Rainy Day by Guster, Placebo, Mandalay, Aerosmith, a whole lot of stuff I have varied tastes.

Feel free to friend me!!!

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