Joined August 2010
Weight History

Start Weight
180.0 lb
Lost so far: 12.2 lb

Current Weight
167.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
135.0 lb
Still to go: 32.8 lb
I've suffered from poor body image for most of my life. Even when I was at a healthy weight, I felt that I was overweight. In college, I gained 40 pounds.

I've started working out more in the past three years and have become very active, all I need to do now is to start eating better.

I'm not focusing on my weight as much as I am my measurements. I have a lot of muscle and know that it will throw off my weigh-ins.

Current measurements:

Bust: 39 (34DD/36D)
Waist: 31
Hips: 44.5
Size: 14/16

Wanted Measurements:
Hips: 38-39
Size: 6/8

Update, 8/13/2011
Bust: 39
Waist: 30
Hips: 43.5

Update: 11/22/2011
Bust: 39
Waist: 30
Hips: 43

Starshouting's Weight History

Starshouting's Latest Member Challenges

  Running Camp, from 0 to 30 mins in 9 weeks
status: Completed
ended: 06 Feb 12
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  40 pounds - Slim for Christmas 2011
status: Completed
ended: 02 Jan 12
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last weighin: gaining 0.2 lb a week Up
last weighin: steady Steady

Starshouting's Cookbook

cals: 120kcal | fat: 5.88g | carbs: 15.32g | prot: 2.84g
No Sugar Oatmeal Apple Muffins
Tantalizing low GI muffins with plenty of goodness but no added sugar.
cals: 354kcal | fat: 9.76g | carbs: 26.98g | prot: 37.49g
Cheesy Chicken, Vegetable & Rice Casserole
Delightful hearty chicken, cheddar, rice and mixed vegetable casserole.
cals: 245kcal | fat: 1.59g | carbs: 44.09g | prot: 14.88g
Morning Berry Smoothie
A complete meal in a cup and a great way to start the day.
cals: 328kcal | fat: 5.03g | carbs: 44.31g | prot: 25.39g
Thai Peanut Chicken
An easy, satisfying Thai chicken pasta.
cals: 111kcal | fat: 2.51g | carbs: 20.28g | prot: 1.98g
Rice Rolls
Cold vegetarian spring rolls, wrapped in rice paper rather than battered and deep fried.
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Starshouting's Latest Posts

100lbs later - The clothes!
Thanks for sharing! An absolutely amazing change, you look like a completely new person!

posted 06 Oct 2011, 16:22
Birth Control Debate
What you need to remember is that what the pill is doing is tricking your body into thinking it's pregnant so it won't bother releasing eggs. Because of this, you will have some side effects that are akin to the pregnant female body (mood swings, breast changes, etc).

What you also need to remember is that some of these side effects are largely temporary. Your body is getting used to the different levels of hormones and is starting to adjust. If you've just started taking the pill (less than 3 months in), I would suggest waiting it out to see if you feel better.

If you're still having problems, that's the time that you need to go to your doctor and discuss your options (unfortunately, a nurse won't be able to help you here, as they aren't licensed to change or prescribe medication. You'll need to see a doctor).

If you are unable to go to your regular practitioner, consider a local sexual health clinic. Many offer sliding-scale rates, or provide birth control at no cost.
posted 06 Jul 2011, 17:13
You'll need to start out small and slow. If you add 2-3 15 minute workouts into your week, you'll notice a difference and eventually look forward to your exercise. The main thing is that you need to hold yourself accountable to this goal.

One thing that I do to keep myself motivated to healthy living in general is to create a wishlist of clothing that I want to wear once I lose weight. Choose from things that you wouldn't feel comfortable in now, and use that as your goal.

Also consider trying to enlist the help of a friend who is either already athletic or who is trying to get into shape. Having someone work out with you makes it a lot more fun, and also gives you motivation to get out and do it. My boyfriend is super fit, and he'll encourage me to go on walks with him or to play his Wii fit (also a great option if you have the money for it!)

Good luck!
posted 03 Jul 2011, 18:55
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