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back to the land of 178 in 8/2010. in one year i lost 40 pounds, then gained all 40 back! :(

dancing skinny! 140 pounds 2/26/10

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My life since high school ended has been a weight rollercoaster. I never much worried about my weight before graduation, at 5'7'', weighing 150 at the most. By the time I finished my bachelor's degree I was pushing past 160, and by the time I had my master's and began my teaching career I was pushing past 170. My breaking point came in the summer of 2009, when I came back from a vacation in August, saw pictures of myself from the trip, and was horrified at how heavy I looked, topping out at 178. Several things coincided in my life at that moment; a bout of depression, going on some medications and off others that all helped me lose weight very quickly, coming in at 137 by the middle of November 2009. I thought I had finally made it, having reached my goal. Then, I stopped being depressed, switched medications around again, got into a new relationship with plenty of restaurant dates, and suddenly, 8 months later, a year come full circle, I was back at 178 again in August of 2010!

After spending the last few months attempting to lose the weight again and having little success, I decided to join sparkpeople after talking to a friend who is having success with it. I have to do something that will be lasting because I am sick of feeling uncomfortable in my body.

Member Since: 2/23/2011

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My Goals:
-to eat clean and follow a vegan diet and to exercising regularly

-to be in the best shape of my life through 2012

- to maintain a weight between 135 and 145

My Program:
-clean eating 99% of the time and vegan diet 100% of the time

-8+ cups of water a day

-Jillian Michaels videos, running, zumba, circuit training, heavy weight lifting, walking

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My name is Missy, I'm 31 years old, and I live in CT. I'm a 4th grade teacher. I have a wonderful boyfriend Gary who I've been dating for two years. My vices are ice cream; I could eat it twice a day every day, going out to eat excessively, and just overeating in general. I love food! I love the taste and the texture and can eat way past full and still enjoy myself. I'm here to get thin and strong. I can't wait to love and enjoy my body!

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    1456 days ago
    That's emoticon !!!! Well I was doing pretty good. I had started Weight Watchers back in July and I had lost 12 lbs. Then I decided to start Ripped in 30 at the end of September. Then this past week my schedule got a little crazy...had my cousin's wedding in PA, my sister had her baby, and then I got busy with school work and work. So today I packed my lunch for work...hopefully i stay strong for dinner...thats when it usually gets rough for me on work days.
    Hows your week been going? Got anything planned for the weekend?
    1472 days ago
    Hey lady!! Its been awhile!! How are things going for ya?
    1483 days ago
  • v JOIE501
    Hey Missy! I am going to try your idea of the workout DVDs during vacation. Since I only have two, I will put some other options in the "jar" to pick from, ( running for 30 min, 1.5 hrs at the gym, etc). Hopefully this new little strategy will trick my brain into thinking it's doing something fun! HAHAHA!
    1662 days ago
  • v 1500LUNGES
    How did you like LiveFit? I'm starting this week.
    1685 days ago
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