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My sister and I, Summer 2009


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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, right? So here I am. Taking steps toward a healthy mind, body and spirit.

I'm 23, and in my senior year of college. I'm excited to be graduating in December, but incredibly overwhelmed. On Nov. 21, 2010, my sister/roommate/best friend committed suicide and completely turned my world upside down. I'm struggling to focus on studies, work and my social life, and I'm hoping that perhaps healthier eating habits and getting into an exercise routine will help me to feel healthier emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I would like to get down to 170 so that I can be at a "healthy" BMI, which means that I've got a little over 40lbs to lose. Everyone in my family has had issues with weight, and several have had health related issues. I'm hoping that I can break my own cycles of emotional eating and laziness and exchange it for a healthier lifestyle.

Member Since: 6/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 115

My Goals:
-I would like to be able to sleep better at night.

-I would like to have more energy.

-I would love to be able to go hiking with my friends without being embarrassed by my lack of stamina.

-I want to think of food positively, as nourishment, not as a tool for emotional comfort.

-I would like to feel comfortable in a bathing suit.

My Program:
-I have never been much of a cook, but I'm trying to learn! Hopefully this will allow me to make tasty, healthy foods that I can afford on my college budget. If you have any great recipe suggestions, let me know!

Personal Information:
I'm a college senior, getting a field studies degree in Religion. I work in my college library and am on the officer team for our campus LGBTQ group.

Other Information:
I love to read, sit and sip coffee with friends, and spend time outside.

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