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Shawna Tsoumas
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  • Grand Rapids, MI
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About Me:
I just turned 30. I wasn't someone who spend my whole life being overweight. I first gained weight when I graduated college. It was about 30 to 40 pounds and I lost all that weight in about 6 months. I felt good about myself, everyone said I looked good. I was happy. Then I gained about 75 pounds. I've lost about 18 of it but i'm still 190 in a five foot 3 inch body. On paper, everything in my life is good. I have a good job, I have good friends, and a good guy. And yet, I've withdrawn from all things I love because I just can't find any semblance of confidence anymore. I've started and stopped so many 'diets' but I lose motivation so quickly. It's harder now too because I have plantar fasciitis in my right food so my exercise capabilities is limited. I've used myfitness pal and I like the idea of the blog but all those people do is judge each other and play the expert. I don't find it encouraging and I don't find it motivating. I want a place where I can share my story as it unfolds and watch others achieve success too. This looks like that place.
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Other
Workout Philosophy:
I only exercise because I have to

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Almost a week in!

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 11:51pm 1 Comment

Today is day 7 on my keto diet.  So far so good...however I have to add some stuff to my day 4 recap.

It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.  I was so extremely tired. Not only was I overly tired but I was really overly emotional - which was odd.  That was Sunday and my boyfriend and I were going to a friend's to watch Wrestlemania (Taker's streak ended sadly for anyone who follow WWE).  I really just felt like staying home but I had been looking forward to…

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Keep Calm and Keto On

Posted on April 6, 2014 at 1:56pm 1 Comment

As I mentioned in my first post, I've decided to keto to lose weight.  Keto = ketogenic diet.  Let me explain.

Normally, the body prefers to use glucose (sugar) as it's primary source of fuel - when it's available.  Carbs and even some proteins are converted to sugars that your body uses as fuel.  A ketogenic diet is a diet that causes the liver to create ketones and switch the body's metabolsim from using glucsoe as fuel to using fat as fuel.  So what this means is that in…

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Here I am

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 1:33pm 1 Comment

So I suppose a "first" post should describe who I am. 

hmmmmm.

Welp...I'm 30. I'm fat. I have a whiny dog (who is awesome). I'm in love. I have acquired cats that don't think my dog is as awesome as I do. I have a crazy family. But a great boyfriend who is aware and accepts that. But right now I'm just tired of being overweight.

I wasn't always this way.  As a matter of fact I was always thin growing.  I woudn't say skinny - but thin and shapely.…

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At 1:36pm on March 10, 2014, Christy said…

Welcome! I think you will find that this is exactly what you are looking for. A very supportive environment where people will cheer you on and give you advice if you want it. I also find it very motivating to hear others success stories.

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