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Hello, I'm Grace. In one month, I'll be 34. And in my 34 years, food has been a friend, a foe, a confidante, my biggest source of happiness, and my biggest source of pain. I've been thin, I've been fat, and everything in between.

There is sadness when I think of the years I've spent watching the scale march up, then down, then up again, hating my body, wanting to take back control, sometimes succeeding and inevitably being scared--lured--back into medicating my happiness and ...
Hello, I'm Grace. In one month, I'll be 34. And in my 34 years, food has been a friend, a foe, a confidante, my biggest source of happiness, and my biggest source of pain. I've been thin, I've been fat, and everything in between.

There is sadness when I think of the years I've spent watching the scale march up, then down, then up again, hating my body, wanting to take back control, sometimes succeeding and inevitably being scared--lured--back into medicating my happiness and sadness alike with food.

I have to believe that all of these years, all of these lessons, don't need to be in vain. So here I am again, making a commitment I have made a thousand times before, and hoping this time it is for keeps.

And maybe the key to success is making the commitment a thousand more times, every day, until I am where I want to be, in a place that this time, I will appreciate, and will not take for granted.

And once I'm there, making the commitment a thousand more times, recommitting to myself, so I don't forget that it is easier to keep going than it is to start all over AGAIN. That I'm worth the commitment, that while food can be a celebration, it is not a suitable substitute for love, for comfort, for friendship or support.

So, that' s it. That's why I'm here. Thanks for checking in!
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Member Since: 4/15/2010

SparkPoints: 189

Fitness Minutes: 90

My Goals:
9/8/2012

Current Weight: 185
Goal Weight: 140

Fitness Goal: To run the 2015 Chicago Marathon!

My Program:
Diet: WW Points+

Fitness: Couch to 5K

Personal Information:
I'm a 30something gal from the Midwest who loves her husband, her dogs, and her work. I love the summer, swimming, gardening, flowers, reading, running, cooking, deck cocktails and laughing.

I do not love chafing thighs, muffin top, bra bulge, crying on the inside, skipping social events because my pants are too tight, wondering if my husband is embarrassed of me like I am embarrassed of myself, humiliation over eating in front of anyone, eating my feelings, and constantly, constantly saying tomorrow.

And that's why I'm here.

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DANIE11ECINCY
9/21/2012 1:51:28 PM

Hi Grace! Have a good weekend!



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BARCLE
9/16/2012 9:49:44 PM

Hi and welcome to the Runner Girls United team emoticon Have a super day emoticon



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NATPLUMMER
9/8/2012 8:16:47 PM

I'm Natalie one of the co-Leaders of the C25K-Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
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ANDREWS_MOM
6/7/2010 10:48:55 PM

Just stopping by to see how you're doing? haven't heard from you in awhile & just want to make sure all is well.
Wishing you much success on your journey and a restful nights sleep!



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ANDREWS_MOM
4/15/2010 3:38:29 PM

Hi, Grace & Welcome!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding & your decision to get healthy now. emoticon
With 6 months to go, You have plenty of time to get where you want to be & this is great online community w/lots of support to help you along the way.
If you ever want to chatt or need some motivation- just send me a message!
Again, congratulations & best wishes for your upcoming wedding!
Amy



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