In case you missed my introduction on the main page for Win, Lose or Blog I decided I would post it here!
Hi! I'm Laura! I am 23 and currently living in the wonderful state of Utah. I haven't always lived here though, I spent the majority of my life in Alaska. I was a plumpy kid, you know the ones that make you sad somewhere deep down inside. My parents never really got into the whole outdoor-winter sports so my little sister and I grew up pretty inactive, or maybe we just had one too many ice creams from the ice cream truck.
Either way, I made it through school up to about 9th grade before convincing my family to try the Low Carb craze, which was my first diet experience. I like to think being overweight helped me focus in school. I managed to get a really good scholarship to an amazing engineering school right outside of Albany, New York. My mom and I moved there and through my four years in school we ended up being great workout buddies and lost quite a bit of weight. But then came graduation and our eventual split. I got a job offer in Utah which was near my father's family so I decided that would be a good start to my adult life.
So here I am, just over one year later and about 25 pounds heavier. My job? Designing food factories. Try watching a sea of chips all day and keep to your healthy eating! But I am determined to drop these pounds and reach a healthy BMI. My plan? Sticking to my low cal diet that has already helped me lose 20 pounds... Yes, I was 206 (back in march). After I lose a little more I will be adding in some more regular exercise... The key is fitting it all in to my hectic schedule.
Wish me luck!
[p.s. I am violently allergic to puppies, just after this [my main] picture was taken we made an emergency stop to pick up benadryl. My boyfriend thought the whole thing was hilarious since I knew I was allergic. Needless to say we didn't adopt the puppy :( ]
Current weight: 183.6 (6/20/10)
Desired weight: 149