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The pants that remind me. January 2013

My "hot" times. First time wearing shorts! February 2013

My heaviest. At 24 years old I felt like 34 at least. Notice the same pants. 2012 August


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The 5:2 diet that I am doing for the research study is working and I finally started to lose the weight I have accumulated in the past 1 year and going into the direction of "normal" weight. Once I am out of this overweight zone I will be much more comfortable on my skin. photos to follow!

Member Since: 9/10/2012

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My Goals:
"To have 4 times of workout every week. Have a planned diet, with healthy snacks and not being hungry all the time." October 2012

"Now I have 5-6 days a week of exercise, with most of them full body workouts with strength training and 1 being just cardio. I am preparing myself for 10k run in June which I would never have thought of I could do. I am strongest, fittest I have ever been and want to be even fitter. I want muscle definition and no more wobbly fats" March 2013

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"I have bought a membership to a gym, with twice a week yoga classes, once aerobics and once spinning. In addition to that I will go to walk in countryside and learn to ski." October 2012

"I learned to ski finally :) and got pretty good at it with once a week training. I ended up going to gym more than I planned starting with 3 times a week and ending up with sometimes 6 times a week. I learned about nutrition so now I have balance of carbs, fat and protein in my every meal. I coach my friends to get healthy and support each other"

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I am 20 something woman living in UK doing my PhD degree. I have been yo-yo dieting since my high school and there were always bad periods of the year (when I was overweight) and good periods of year (when I was normal weight) in the last 10 years. Since I started PhD I understood that I may soon end up being obese, so I dieted for a while, but gained weight back again as much as I lost it. So this time I decided it is not a way to live and I need to make myself! :) and here I am 12kg lighter, being able to do 2 hours of non-stop full body exercise, run, lift heavy, press up and do 100 crunches.

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    thanks...its actually worse than headache..its pain located in my head triggered by many thing that normally wouldn't hurt. its called central sensization. Basically my system is hyper-sensitive making pain at times unbearable. October was most brutal out of last 5 months and for a couple months I was on so much pain meds, past 2 months have been rollercoastering trying new med & higher supplement dosage. So times of repreieve/lower pain and then crazy pain again. Not nice, but one foot in front of the other. Pressing on! thanks for your care & glad your headache is over! emoticon
    137 days ago
    I can totally see that happening. I know you said she was eating healthy, but you can still overeat on healthy foods. If you still track your portions and your calories you will be fine, a little hungry but fine. It all comes down to those pesky calories. I can also see people eating a lot of junk which I was guilty of at first because "all this junk doesn't have meat ha ha ha". Not only that but trying to find the balance of the nutrients and taking supplements to avoid deficiencies is important too. That is why I'm glad I have several books coming. I want to learn how to do it the right healthy way. :)
    227 days ago
    aw, thanks so much. And LOL. thank you for the smiles! And encouragment & compliments! You're a dear! Its good to hear confirmation of our thoughts...ie that scale...:D And true, the good feels! And looks are nice too :D lol. thanks girl! you totally made me beam smiles! hope you have a great day!! And way to go on ALL your hard work & dedication these past three years...you are just surviving this battle, you're trumping it!!! keep on :) emoticon emoticon emoticon
    267 days ago
    Thank you so much for you comment! My legs are one of my most challenging parts to love so thank you for the compliment. Maintenance is definitely a lot harder than weight loss but once you really get the hang of it, it just becomes life. Good luck in your journey, I wish you nothing but the best!
    277 days ago
    Aw thanks! You have great insight from your own experiences..and loved that example from Sex & the City...I actually haven't watched it because long ago I thought it would be just a gossipy/affair type show and kinda wrote it off :P ...but maybe it'll prove better than my assumptions. :D I like shows I can learn life lessons /identify w/ etc....and also get a laugh ;) Thanks for your encouragement & sharing how you've gone through anxiety, made some healthy changes for you & the rewards/benefits of it! Thanks so much! Was a good encouragement to me :) Enjoy this gorgeous day! emoticon
    299 days ago
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