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DUBrookie03

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1. Lose first 25 lbs Accomplished 01/05/13!

2. Get below 250 for the first time in 3 years Accomplished 1/12/13!

3. Join a gym

4. Weigh less than my boyfriend (242) Accomplished 02/06/12

5. Weigh less than when started College (232)

6. Buy a pair of pants smaller than a size 20 Accomplished 02/01/12

7. Get below 200lbs for the first time in about 14 years

8. Buy clothing that is not in the plus size section

9. More to come as I think of them!

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lol may sound simple to some but we all know how monumemtal they really are! good luck im sure you,ll make it!

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