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When I was with my ex, I gained over 20 lbs. It was the heaviest I've ever been in my entire life. For a girl who is only 5'3", that's pretty bad.

Since I moved home just over a month ago, I'm proud to announce that I've lost 13 lbs...and it really shows. I'm fitting into old clothes and most are getting too baggy for me.

I've worked REALLY hard to stay up-beat and not let my depression get me down. I took action and I worked my *** off...I always dieted to lose weight, never exercised. I hated to exert myself. I hated to sweat. Now, I live for it.

I was lazy and depressed and I bitched about my weight instead of doing something about it. I'm dieting (nothing crazy either, just smart eating) and I run every single day. I don't run long or very far, just enough to make my heart pound in my ears. Now that I've started, I can't imagine stopping. I got inspired by my cousin, who completely transformed her body on her own and is now working as a motivational, dietary and work out coach. I hope that this little blurb I wrote will inspire someone out there to take charge of their situation and empower themselves to change.

My journey is far from over, but the key is to enjoy the ride. :)
iamrae22 iamrae22 22-25, F Aug 18, 2012

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