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12 January 2009 @ 11:03 pm
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Name: Emily
Age: 19
Height: 5'10"
Current Weight: approximately 190  (my scale in my dorm room is unreliable, I'll be able to use the scale at the gym for a more precise number starting later this week)
Goal Weight: 170 by the end of the year, but ultimately I want to get back down to 150.

I was always a relatively skinny kid, most likely because of my height (I was taller than my mom by the beginning of 4th grade, and my mom is 5'5"), but I had this horrible addiction to sugar.  In the 7th grade, my mom cut off all of my sugar.  Potatoes and white bread were evn out because they metabolized into sugar.  I lost 30 lbs very quickly (I would say over the course of 6 months).  She let me go back on sugar in 8th grade after a year (I suppose she assumed I would be more responsible with my consumption, which I was).

This brings me to highschool.  I joined marching band, which was a nice way to stay physically active, especially when I switched to colorguard, which has a lot of dance elements. I kept the weight I lost from not eating sugar off until my senior year of highschool, where stress and more freedom got the best of me.  In that year I went from 150 to 165. Then I went off to college...  I feel like that's one of those enough said statements, but I'll go on with this.  I gained 15 lbs my first semester (so, I was tipping in at 180 or so).  Then second semester I started going to the gym, but lost only about 5 lbs of it because I didn't change the way I was eating.  I trimmed up and felt healthier though, which was nice, but then I went back home, where I can't go to a gym.  I didn't change the way I was eating and stopped exercising, which is why I gained about 10 lbs over the summer (at this point, I would say I was about 185).  And since then, I didn't pick back up the gym habit and have packed on 5 more lbs, putting me at 190.

So here I am, ready for a change.  I don't care so much about a number, but it'd be nice to feel healthy and feel like I look good in clothes again.  I'm going to pick back up the gym habit, and I'm going to modify the way I eat too.  Cut back out sugar, eat more veggies and protein.  I would love to fit back into my size 12s by my birthday (March 24th), which shouldn't be overly difficult considering that was the size I wore before summer hit.

Here are a few pics of me skinny:

This is from the beginning of my senior year, before I really put on the weight

This is one of my senior pics, so it's from mid way through senior year (you can kind of see where I've gotten a bit bigger)

Here are a few from now:

I'm extraordinarily drunk in this pic, trying to booty dance, but it's a profile

This is me in my colorguard uniform from about November 08

And one more, from Christmas this year, I'm on the right


V to the Ron.vdoeschallenge on January 13th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
When I was in 5th grade, my parents put me on a low carb diet (although, they deny it to this day...it did happen.), when I was 5'2, 125lbs. I did lose some weight, but then I grew in 7th-8th grade to 5'9 and gained only another 15lbs, so I was completely normal weight. Marching band kept it off for me too! But then second semester of senior year everything just went down hill, and college hasn't helped. We have a pretty similar story.
Nice to meet you! :)
dumbblondedumbxblonde07 on January 14th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
Haha, our stories are very similar. Senior year is just sooo stressful! I feel like I probably ate a heaping bowl of icecream every night as I poured over college admission essays and homework...
V to the Ron.vdoeschallenge on January 14th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
Yep, I ate out a lot in high school, but the first semester of college it was the ice cream every night!