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October 31, 2010

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I grew up on Hamburger Helper & Value Meals. I ate chips in my room and drank pop 95% of the time because "I didn't like the taste of water" (the other 5% was milk, tea, or anything but water). I "didn't like vegetables" and my plate rarely contained fruits or vegetables. I didn't play sports and outside of school (I participated in the Fine Arts), I was mostly a couch potato. I could rock a bikini and never had concerns over my body until about my Junior/Senior year of high school when I started gaining a few pounds.

Fast forward a few years and a traumatic time trying to fit into a swimsuit, I finally had to learn (for the first time REALLY learn) about health and fitness since I obviously couldn't keep living the way I lived when I was younger.

I've done great with losing a significant amount of weight twice before, but have gained it all back (and then some). My greatest fear is my health (I have high cholesterol) and I'm tired of going up sizes and not fitting into my clothes. I'm tired of looking in the mirror with sadness, tired of avoiding cameras, and tired of being to self-conscience to enjoy activities like swimming or a night out on the town.

My motto is, "If you don't like something, do something about it!" You always have a choice. My choice is to make the change NOW.

Member Since: 12/8/2009

My Goals:
- To stay in The Zone

- Don't stress!

- To be in the healthy weight range again! To look good and more importantly FEEL good once again! To be able to fit back into my clothes!

- Sign up for a 5k (Complete 1/31/14)

- Participate in a 5k
(Complete 5/24/14)

-Run a 5k

My Program:
- Take my daily vitamins.

- Get plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours every night).

- Stay hydrated.

- No more than 16oz of caffeine per day.

- Get in 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 days a week.

- More veggies and nutritious foods, less junk!

- Eat at least every 5 hours.

Personal Information:
I may live in the midwest but I'm definitely a beach kinda girl! I love photography and videography and being nice!


Yoga, Water Sports, Hip Hop Hustle & playing with my puppies and my baby!

Appreciating the outdoors on a nice day.

The feeling of a job well done.

How I'm more photogenic when I've lost a few pounds.

The confidence you feel when you've discovered your jeans are too big!

Other Information:

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." ~ Kate Moss

"Eat to Live... don't Live to Eat."

"Carpe Diem, you looked hot in it." ~ Clueless

"Excercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't kill their husbands... they just don't." ~ Legally Blonde

"Make your Haters your Motivators!"

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  • v TIFFY85
    emoticon Thanks for the happy birthday wishes! A very belated emoticon to you hun! Very proud of how you're doing so far! Keep up the amazing work. You'll be skinny in no time! emoticon
    2669 days ago
    I wonder about that (Dollar Tree), I've never shopped there so I'm not sure what they have that would work with my diet. I sometimes go to Aldi's but I have not been satisfied with their produce, it never looks very good. I'll have to try going to Wal-mart though, and using more coupons and buying things when they are on sale.
    2669 days ago
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

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    2703 days ago
  • v TIFFY85
    Thanks for the Bear Hug! I miss you too hun! Looks like you're getting off to a great start, good for you! Maybe it's rub off on me too emoticon
    3010 days ago
  • v TIFFY85
    I joined the "Official January Jumpstart Workout Challenge" and just completed the first workout for Jan. 1st (I was a day late getting the email!) and it nearly killed me! You should check it out! I watched it before I did it and was like "Oh, that's totally do-able!" Enh! Wrong! Check it out!
    3194 days ago
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