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Old 12-29-2011, 04:35 PM
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Hi, everyone.

I'm Lauren (sometimes known as LaLa.) Didances directed me over here. We're part of the same group on FB. After a turn of recent events and change in, uhm, group mentality, she thought I might like being here better.

So, here I am.

I'm 34. From Georgia. Married. Four Sons (ages 17, 15, 13, 12 - they're my step-kids, but "mine" in most senses of the word.) BabyMamaDrama is an entire thread by itself.

"Sort of" did I.F. (Intermittent Fasting) for about a minute. "Inconsistently" been doing StrongLifts since July-ish. No cardio to speak of. Completed a half ironman (70.3) in September 2010 and then basically took the next 15 months "off."

Gained 20 pounds (and I was already overweight). Here comes the brutal honest part: Currently 170# (5' 2") and 42% body fat (had it checked in a BodyPod on Tuesday). Just put on high blood pressure medicine by my MD. Told to eat "all white meat, fruits and veggies and whole grain bread every 3 hours and 30 minutes of cardio at least 3 times a week," to get the weight off - so I can come off the bp medicine. I sporadically do crossfit.

Goal: I don't really have any aspirations of competing. I simply want to be "that girl" in the gym. I want to be fit. Healthy. Normal weight. I wouldn't mind having kick ass lifting #s either (Current: 1RM bench: 125, 1RM squat: 205, 1RM dead: 225)

So, yeah. Here I am.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:39 PM
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Welcome to SC!! I'm a fellow GA girl!

I have a close friend that had to be put on BP meds, but she followed a healthy diet and began weight training and cardio. Now she is 50 pounds lighter, medication free, and is an avid runner!! You can do it!
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:40 PM
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Sometimes my friends call me LALA too!!

Make yourself at home!
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:50 PM
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Hiya Lauren! I have no doubt you can one day be BP medication free. Make yourself at home.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:52 PM
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:53 PM
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:05 PM
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Hi Lauren! Welcome to SC!

I agree with Sioux. I bet changing your eating habits, getting into shape will free you of your meds. Nothing like trying! Good luck with that!
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:16 PM
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:56 PM
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