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My name is Leslie and I do not want to be the fat chick any more.

I am re-starting AGAIN. I have had several false starts since I was introduced to this site. I know what to do. I know how to go about it. Now I just need to do it.

I guess the proverbial "slap in the face" that made me realize I needed to do something about my weight was being called THE SEA COW by a co-worker/former friend. No woman was meant to be called a Sea Cow - but having just seen the photos from my friends wedding Sept. 5... I think that description was more accurate than I ever cared to admit. So now I am seriously motivated to become Sea Cow No More!

Member Since: 8/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,380

My Goals:
I don't want to be the fat chick anymore.
I want to be healthy.
I want to have a baby.

My Program:
1. Follow medifast program (with the permission and supervision of my doctor)

2. Eat fruits, veggies, lean meats, fish, & whole grains.

3. Move a LOT more. At least 30 minutes of SOMETHING every day!

4. Not beat myself up while I do 1, 2, and 3.

Personal Information:
I live in Portland, Oregon and am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. And I still get homesick now & then.

I have been with my amazing boyfriend for over 10 years. We have a spoiled cat and want to add human children to our family soon. We are planning to get married soon (eloping is the plan - hate the idea of a real 'wedding'). He is my rock, my best friend, and my cheerleader.

I love blood, guts and gore. Horror & monster movies are my idea of a good time. I love a good scary ghost story.

I love music: punk, rock, metal, blues, bluegrass, early country (not a fan of the current stuff), and especially 80's music! All time favorites? The Cramps, Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Duran Duran, Slade, Yaz, Depeche Mode, the Cure, The Cult, Metallica, Adele, Alison Krauss, Los Lobos, and Willie Nelson....
go figure.

Other Information:
“The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!”
- Marvin Phillips

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  • v NEWSTART127
    Manatees are my friend Derek's favorite animals... I love your photo and story - and attitude!

    If you're like me, you'll soon see that counting calories is an awesome thing to do... I'd always thought that keeping a food log was dumb. Until I did one and determined that I was probably eating more than 3000 calories a day! No wonder my weight kept going up,up,up! Seeing the data in black and white was a real eye-opener to me.

    I also track my BMR (the number of calories you burn just to stay alive) - I figure as long as I'm eating under that number (which I usually am by 300-500 calories a day) I will lose weight... exercise is more bonus loss! I know that as I get closer to goal, exercise will become even more important... but by then, I will have the stamina and energy to do more! Win-win!

    I hope you've signed up for BLC6 - it's going to be a great challenge! I'm a captain on the Orange Crushers and there's lots of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation going on! It's going to be awesome! The last day to sign-up is tomorrow - I hope you'll join us!

    Let me know if I can help you any along the way!
    4639 days ago
    You're welcome. I am still fairly new around here too (about a month) but if you ever need anything I am on here alot, and will be as helpful as I can. Congrats on this new journey! And good Luck!

    4641 days ago
  • v NEWSTART127
    Welcome to the 30 Somethings w/ 100+ Lbs to Lose Team!
    There’s a new Biggest Loser Challenge starting in September, if you’re interested. Biggest Loser Challenges are tons of fun, and I hope you'll think about joining in!
    I look forward to losing with you!

    4642 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to SPARK!! emoticon Best of luck on your Journey!! emoticon
    4642 days ago
    I just wanted to say WELCOME to SparkPeople!! This is such a great place to find the support, information, & motivation you'll need along your journey. AND, you can make some excellent friends here too: BONUS!!!

    If there is any way I can help you find your way around the site, or have questions, please let me know, ok?!

    Grace & Peace,
    4642 days ago
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