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Hi...I've been struggling with my weight and binge eating for several years. I'm always on a diet or breaking my diet--never just eating for health and hunger. I want to change things and finally be at eat for health and be at a normal weight in a fit body I can be proud of.

I have lost weight several times over my life but never have stayed at goal weight longer than a few weeks. Now I'd like to just find a healthy weight that is manageable for me and to stop using food and alcohol as a form of entertainment or solace.

Update: 01/02/2017 - Well I never did get back to my goal that I hit for a split second in 2010. In fact, I steadily gained back the 30 I lost plus another 14 pounds. I started (AGAIN) in August of 2016 and I've been slowly losing since. I'm now 8 pounds from a new goal which is higher (yet more appropriate for me) than my other goal but I'm feeling pretty happy these days. It's nice to be moving in the right direction again.......

Member Since: 9/25/2010

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My Goals:
I would like to lose weight and be fit. More importantly, I'd like to feel comfortable in my own skin and proud of myself. (Well, I reached my goal weight and then I gained back 30 pounds...ugh). Now I've adjusted that weight and am hoping to hit my new and more realistic goal weight once again.

Run a 1/2 marathon (scheduled Nov. 7, 2010!) COMPLETED!!! :)

Obtain and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Stop yo-yo dieting....

Lol....have one size of clothes in my closet that fit from year to year instead of several different sizes I shuffle in between. Ok, let's make that one SMALL size of clothes I fit in from year to year.

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I'm basically starting over again today (Feb. 10, 2013) and my plan is to start slow but be consistent. Strength training 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week/30 minutes each time

02/03/2017 - Going to Orangetheory Fitness 4-5 times a week and tracking my steps. I'm sticking to about 1200 calories a day except for Saturday nights where I allow myself a few drinks and some cheat-type food (i.e. pizza, thai food, or whatever sounds good). Working on being kind to myself. That's the hardest tool for me to implement......

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I'm only 5 ft 1 and 1/2.

I work and live in Southern California. I'm married and have two kids, a wonderful supportive husband and two dogs.

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    Hey There! Thanks for the friend ad and the bloglove. Let me introduce:
    emoticon Left Brain - the one in charge of thoughts, language, numbers, lists and rules.
    emoticon RightBrain - the one in charge of feelings, colors, creativity, intuition and spacial awareness
    emoticon Whole Integrated Self Emoticon - notice how that creates the acronym WISE? heh heh heh

    So when TheBrains got started here the best opposite emoticons were angel and devil so I chose those. too bad for poor Right Brain since everyone equates the devil as some bad guy when RB is really just in charge of what she's in charge of. And she's the strongest of all - she can make or break any decision eventually. Another way of explaining her is the Natural Child of Transactional Analysis - an explanation much more acceptable to LeftBrain Dominated Science.

    Anyway - both guys have to be on board for things to go right - and most of the time they are. But when something needs to be fixed - everyone has to have a say. And the WISE guy has to listen to both.

    Fun, n'est pas?
    43 days ago
    Thank you very much for your kind words on my mother's passing.
    43 days ago
    Hope maintenance is going well! By the way, that banner photo is gorgeous!
    55 days ago
    Billie, thank you so much for your supportive comment on my KAPUT blog. I was very touched by what you said, and I'm grateful to be here with you.

    I hope you are having a good week.
    56 days ago
  • v HAYBURNER1969
    Thanks for the affirmation that I'm a good mom! :)
    63 days ago
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