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"If you're going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill

I am a 25-year-old recent college grad and bank teller/retail employee trying my best to win what has been a constant and life-long struggle with weight. I've made real progress--but I am so not done yet! :-)

I really reached this point when I began to realize there were real issues with my body and my attitude toward food. Eating had become part of a terrible cycle of depression for me...I was tired all the time. I found myself often using food as a motivation for things, ...
I am a 25-year-old recent college grad and bank teller/retail employee trying my best to win what has been a constant and life-long struggle with weight. I've made real progress--but I am so not done yet! :-)

I really reached this point when I began to realize there were real issues with my body and my attitude toward food. Eating had become part of a terrible cycle of depression for me...I was tired all the time. I found myself often using food as a motivation for things, giving in to every craving, indulging my terrible eating habits, just to keep myself feeling motivated and even close to happy.
In 2011, I decided it was time to make a change. I remember my boyfriend opening the internet browser on my laptop, and the SparkPeople homepage popped up as my homepage--he said "Wow--you really are serious!" But it wasn't until I'd lost 25 pounds and changed most of my habits, that I felt I had made a difference.
In September 2012, I moved 1,000 miles from NJ to FL to be with my bf, and among other things, turmoil with my job, my financial situation, etc., threw me into a pretty serious funk/depression, and I'm still struggling with that now. So, my solution is to start from scratch and get myself going from the beginning!! (At least I'm still 20lb lighter than I was in 2011!!)

Let's do this ish.
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Member Since: 12/12/2009

SparkPoints: 23,090

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My Goals:
Weight Loss Goals:
155 - 12/25/2013
150 - 02/08/2013


For Life:
1) Lose Weight. (This one is, of course, compound.)
2) Exercise willpower. (Again--compound, and in numerous parts of my life.)
3) Read more.
4) Stay positive.
5) Honor the body.
6) Take a little time for me, everyday.

My Program:
1) Cook more, eat out less.
2) Get some exercise every day.
3) 8 glasses/8 ounces, every day.
4) Follow the doctor's advice: 5-6 servings of fruits/veggies the size of my fist, every day.

Personal Information:
I am 25 years old, from New Jersey, and relocated to Florida a little over a year ago! I currently work at a local bank and at Bath and Body Works, and have a wonderful and supportive long-term boyfriend (who, in addition to being wonderful and supportive, is the man with whom I cook and work out--so that's why he gets a profile mention, lol)!

Other Information:
Books I've Read in the Past 6 Months:
1) My Story by Marilyn Monroe
2) The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
3) Drown by Junot Diaz
4) My Alexandria by Mark Doty
5) Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive: Poems by Patrick Rosal
6) Up Jump the Boogie by John Murillo
7) The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
8) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
9) The Philosopher's Diet by Richard A. Watson
10) Daisy Miller by Henry James
11) House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
12) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
13) The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
14) Sandman by Neil Gaiman (books 1-4)
15) The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl

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ZAHNASGRANDMA
1/3/2013 6:55:41 AM

To stop by to say hello, read a few your blogs, working the sparks myself, but here if you have any questions. emoticon



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WOLFKITTY
1/3/2013 12:35:25 AM


Welcome to the GGG, girlie.



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SARAALINE
1/2/2013 11:13:52 AM

Hello Dear!
I haven't tried any DVDs, but you can never go wrong with Bellydance Superstars. They have some instructional DVDs you can try. And there is always youtube. emoticon Have fun!



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PRETTYINPUNK_04
1/1/2013 11:14:47 AM

Happy New Years! Lets make 2013 count=)

Lexie



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IAMSUPERGIRL
12/30/2012 11:40:00 PM

Hello! I hope all is going well in your corner! Happy 2013! emoticon



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