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Jan. 12th, 2005 @ 11:14 pm Hello, Everyone!!!
Hi Everybody!
I just wanted to stop by and introduce myself... I'm Darrah, I'm 20 years old and I'm a junior in college outside Philly. This is me, currently:

I'm on the left with my friend Collin. This picture was taken about three days ago, and Granted its a HORRIBLE picture of me, haha but I wanted to give some idea of a before picture... I am currently 178.5 pounds, with my goal probably around 155, maybe a bit lower, but I'm just setting something basic for right now... one step at a time, and I can get more specific later, right?

anyway, a little bit of history with my weight: When I was a senior in high school (2002), I started weight watchers and lost 26 pounds, going from 184 pounds to 158 at my lowest point. Along this point in time, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, and my diet was VERY restricted by my doctors- for a while they didn't know what the problem was. Over the past few years, as I've gone into remission and gotten better, my weight has steadily increased again, leaving me where I'm at now... and ready to make a change. I was also a vegetarian until this past march when I started eating poultry again, which I'm sure has increased my weight but also been healthier for me anyway.

I'm moving into an apartment for this semester, which I'm sure is part of my motivation- an amazing roommate who can help to motivate me constantly, and a full kitchen so I'm not locked into fried and horrible for you dining hall food all the time!

So that's me! Get fired up, everyone! yayyy!
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Date:January 13th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
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Hi Darrah!

Very interesting story and glad you are joining us. I hope we all get something really good out of this:)