Start Weight:(15 Jan 14) 255.0 lb
Current Weight:(28 Jan 15) 198.0 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: EmmaMaJig's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 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 an ideal, healthy weight.

November 27, 2014 - Down a total of 50 lbs
January 24, 2015 - Onederland

FatSecret member since: 15 Jan 14

EmmaMaJig's Weight History

EmmaMaJig's Latest Member Challenges

  Two Pounds per Week
status: In Progress
currently: Week 2 of 12
end date: Friday 17 Apr 15
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  Lose a pound a week for 7 weeks.
status: Completed
ended: 28 Apr 14
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EmmaMaJig's Buddies

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last weighin: losing 2.0 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 1.8 lb a week Down
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EmmaMaJig's Cookbook

cals: 172kcal | fat: 6.75g | carbs: 1.58g | prot: 24.96g
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
A wonderful fix and forget recipe.
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?
Way to go, Snezica!
posted 16 Jan 2015, 09:39
Before and After, anyone?
Y'all are giving me a fat head and I can't have that! Lol. But not gonna lie, one of the things that makes me smile about this is my high school class ring I'm wearing in the before pic is now WAY too big. Which also makes me sad until I get it resized, but it's one of those perspective things.

Can't wait to see some more pics from the rest of the community! Before-and-afters are one of my favorite sources of inspiration.
posted 15 Jan 2015, 09:42
Before and After, anyone?
Thank you!
posted 14 Jan 2015, 09:27
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
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Weighing in on Wednesdays for awhile so it works out with the challenges I'm doing.
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24 January 2015

I'm not *comfortably* under 200, but nonetheless, I am in onederland. Woop woop! Now here's hoping I don't lose my mind when my TOM shows up for the next ...
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