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I've been a member on SparkPeople since 2008, and I've done well here. I've also done poorly, when I just get out of the habit of using all of these free resources. (That's self-defeating me - I don't know why I hang out with her so much, but I do).

What I would really like to do is get off of this weight roller coaster. When I manage to establish good exercise and eating habits, I can't let some odd incident end it for months until I become so sick with myself that I need to start over.

I am still a marathoner, and I've finally have a finish time that makes me proud. (It may be a slower pace for many, but for me, it feels right).
I would like to become less reliant on running as my main form of exercise. I need to lift weights with some consistency. I wouldn't mind going back on P90X. It's a tough workout, but I felt like i was making progress.
I would really like to stop using food as a stress reliever, source of comfort, best friend/worst enemy, favorite past time. Really, can't I just see it as a source of nutrition. Why does it so rule my life? (I'm looking at you, Food Network. Stop - Messing - With - My - Head!)

The only thing harder than the first step is the second, but after that, I know that it gets easier..... At least I think it does.
Oh well, here's hoping.

Member Since: 9/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 63,892

My Goals: beginner marathon training program. (Run 5 days/week w/ long runs on Sun/Sat).

To run the 2012 NJ marathon in 4:20:00 or less.

To lose 15-20 lbs of fat and gain some muscle.

To get back to 20 *real* push-ups without breaking a sweat.

My Program: beginner marathon training program. (Run 5 days/week w/ long runs on Sun/Sat).


Strength training 2-3 days per week.

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  • v PEANUT7712
    I enjoyed your post on my recent water blog. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!
    277 days ago
    emoticon for stopping by my blog, been a touch part of the year and had to do something bout it thanks so much for the comments and support hope it is ok to add you as a emoticon and hope you do the same thanks again MiMi
    283 days ago
  • v ERIN1128
    Yep, let's get on that weight training wagon together. Happy Thanksgiving!
    908 days ago
    Thanks for the support!

    A lot of it comes down to "bad" foods. There's a specific type of candy that can only be purchased in 400 or 500g bins, that I get a hankering for every once in a while. So I can't resolve the craving with a couple, and I'll eat the whole bin in 2 days.

    Stuff like that is where it came from. But I'm so active that losing the weight and staying within that range is REALLY hard (harder now than when I lose the weight walking and dancing only).

    I'll get there :) Thanks again!
    921 days ago
    Happy Sunday!

    Excited for cooler weather so i can cook more! yeah!!
    967 days ago
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