Start Weight:(15 Jan 14) 255.0 lb
Current Weight:(27 Nov 14) 205.0 lb
Goal Weight:200.0 lb
following: EmmaMaJig's own diet
performance: losing 4.0 lb a week

I'm a recent graduate of a small liberal arts college. I'd been wanting to lose weight for awhile, but college often stood in my way. Then I let exercise be my solution. I started making time for the gym on campus and I stopped giving in to junk food, all during my final and most stressful semester. I found that my healthier lifestyle helped me cope with a lot of daily stresses, more so than usual anyway. I lost thirty-some pounds by graduation and am still making slow but steady progress toward Onederland. From there I'll keep working toward an ideal, healthy weight.

FatSecret member since: 15 Jan 14

EmmaMaJig's Weight History

EmmaMaJig's Latest Member Challenges

  Lose a pound a week for 7 weeks.
status: Completed
ended: 28 Apr 14
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  7 Miles a Week...again
status: Completed
ended: 29 Mar 14
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EmmaMaJig's Buddies

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EmmaMaJig's Cookbook

cals: 114kcal | fat: 0.68g | carbs: 28.52g | prot: 1.50g
Frozen Cocoa-Banana
A smooth frozen cocoa-banana dessert concoction with maple syrup and vanilla flavor.
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EmmaMaJig's Latest Posts

Before and After, anyone?
My first big milestone - 50 lbs down!
posted 27 Nov 2014, 11:42
Any academics out there?
I chose to start going to the gym for the first time during my final and most stressful semester. Just 30-45 minutes each day - that's all I needed. Not sure how far your are from the gym, but either way, it shouldn't be too much time to set aside though it seems like it is when there are deadlines looming over you. The more routine you make it, the more you'll optimize the process and it'll feel like just another part of your day. Of course, I had to the miss the gym some days when I simply had too many higher priorities to take care of, but that did not happen often.

In addition to losing a lot of weight in that time, it also gave me a break in the day to listen to my music and just focus on that for a bit. Then I had more energy and peace of mind when it came time sit at a desk again. Look at it as keeping your sanity! Lol. Staying healthy is important for producing good work.

I also resolved to quit eating junk food then because I'd given into it WAY too much during the previous semester. I kept healthier snacks around me - apple sauce, granola bars, crackers; but a limited amount, so that if I'd had my snacks for the day, I couldn't eat more if I wanted to still have snacks available by the end of the week. It didn't immediately curb cravings, but it aided toward self-discipline.

In the end, you just have to find what works best for you and it might not always be easy or fun, but the more you do it the quicker it will feel natural. Stay positive!
posted 25 Nov 2014, 10:24
Weight Loss Bar
Are you recording your weigh-ins through your phone? I've noticed that the bar doesn't update if I do it on my phone, but the next time I did a weigh-in through my computer, it did update fine.

Edit: Except it's not showing up right now because FS won't let me save my settings for some reason. It's always something. Rolling Eyes
posted 23 Nov 2014, 20:02
Wii Games that get you moving - Post them here!
I haven't tried a ton of Wii games but I like the dance ones, especially Just Dance 3, and Wii Fit Plus, Wii Sports Resort...

And one I haven't played in a long time simply because there's a lot of moves to remember and it is a very active one was Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings. Lots of punching and dodging if I remember right. I should get that one out again.
posted 22 Feb 2014, 15:33
27 year old ready to move on.
You can totally do it! I'll be 22 in March but I already feel the same way you do. I'm in my last semester of college but I spent most of it as a recluse, in part because of my weight. I'm ready to get over that, and I think we can both reach our goals!
posted 08 Feb 2014, 14:21
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27 November 2014

I don't have access to the Wii right now, but the regular scale has me down 3 lbs. Assuming that's accurate - I'm 1 lb away from having lost a total of ...
on diet EmmaMaJig's own diet  losing 4.0 lb a week

26 November 2014

I've been checking my weight each day this week just to get an idea of how it fluctuates. It's hard not to get attached to the losses and put off by the ...
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EmmaMaJig replied to k8yk's post - Before and After, anyone?.
EmmaMaJig recorded a Journal Entry and a Weigh In at 205.0 lb.
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