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Hubby and me at Christmas Party in 2012


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Through the years I have been trying to have a normal relationship with food. Sometimes I succeeded, and sometimes I failed. Through the trials and errors, I am still learning and getting to know myself better.

In November, 2011 I ran a third in my age group in a very hilly marathon. I was healthy, fit, happy and confident. But then in the next two years, a demanding full-time job and working on my Ph.D. dissertation worsened my binge eating habit and also made me completely out of shape. In May 2013, I got my Doctorate degree but I could barely ran 3 miles and I also gained 15 pounds. This experience made me realize that I need to make constant efforts to live healthy, fit and happy.

On July 4th, 2013 I finally got THAT "Aha" moment about my relationship with my body. She is MY body, my best friend in this world, the most valuable thing I have in this world! Why shouldn't I take the best care of her? Why should I criticize her and abuse her by binge eating? At that moment, I finally made peace with my body and I told her - "Let's work hard together to be healthy and fit and happy."

My goals are:
1. Live a healthy and happy life with binge free for good;
2. Lose 20 pounds.

Member Since: 6/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,475

My Goals:
1. I want to live the rest of my life with a normal relationship with food. Not let food control over me.

2. On the journey of achieving goal #1, I want to lose 20 pounds as I love how it makes me feel - light, fit, clean, and confident.

My Program:
1. Actively learn and get inspired from other peoples on SP.
2. Read motivating blogs instead of going for food if I find myself in THAT moment of wanting binge eating.

3. Every week I run 15 miles, strength training 1-2 times, practice yoga 3 times and walk 30 minutes every workday.

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    Thanks for the reassurance on my status. I managed to get out for a great long walk today. As you projected, I found my motivation within the next 24 hours!
    1601 days ago
    Yes, I am home now and feel the change in my surroundings. Toxicity is gone. Thank you for the comment on my status post.
    1639 days ago
    I am glad you were inspired by that message. I just love Max Lucado. He says things in such a way that I can understand the message he is conveying. I hope things go well for y'all. Have a blessed night. Just remember He is always with us and has promised to never leave us or forsake us. God bless. Judi emoticon
    1668 days ago
    Thank you for being encouraging on my recent blog. I see that you are a fellow North Carolinian! Hey! I like your picture of yoga in MN snow! I am originally from Wisconsin. Some winter when I go home for a visit, I'll have to get out in the snow for some Yoga! Thanks for the inspiration! I have added you as a friend. Have a beautiful day! emoticon
    1673 days ago
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    "Eating with grace" - lovely words which I will be remembering. Thank you. Thank you also for your comments on my "popsicles" blog. Yes, I have proven to myself, by absences, just how helpful SP is to me emoticon
    1677 days ago
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