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The struggle of a hungry hypoglycemic

I've spent a lifetime struggling with my weight, caught between low metabolism and the hunger caused by reactive hypoglycemia.
I was a slightly chubby child, but finally reached a good weight in my early 20s and maintained it for 10 years before having kids. I lost the baby weight the first time, but the second time it didn't come off entirely. In the 9 (!) years since, I've been caught in a hopeless cycle of increasing exercise and increasing weight gain.
With 34 pounds to lose, I ...
I've spent a lifetime struggling with my weight, caught between low metabolism and the hunger caused by reactive hypoglycemia.
I was a slightly chubby child, but finally reached a good weight in my early 20s and maintained it for 10 years before having kids. I lost the baby weight the first time, but the second time it didn't come off entirely. In the 9 (!) years since, I've been caught in a hopeless cycle of increasing exercise and increasing weight gain.
With 34 pounds to lose, I came here for the food diary and for help with the aggravation of hypoglycemia.

I lost 25 lbs, and gradually regained most of it back again thanks to a stressful 2009/2010. Now need to start that journey all over again.
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Member Since: 1/16/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 143,578

My Goals:
Well, I made no real weight-loss progress in 2010. My fitness was in top gear, as always.

Goals for 2012:
145 or less by 2/1
140 or less by 3/1
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My Program:
I'm already exercising strenuously 6 days a week, strength-training 1.5 days (I'd like to aim for 2-3).
I'm keeping a food diary again, and trying to eliminate sugar.
Also working on that late-night eating problem!

Personal Information:
I love cycling and running, and added elliptical trainer work about 4 years ago when plantar fasciitus halted my running. I'm running again, 4 miles once a week (I'd do more, but my feet still feel it a bit).
My husband and I love movies and TV, often dramas and witty writing.

Other Information:
I miss hiking in the spring/summer on weekends, which got sidelined due to my husband's arthritis and our having kids. I'm waiting for my son (now 10) to get a little older so he can go with me! He'll have the stamina and the interest.

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TURTLE69
10/6/2013 11:57:23 AM

Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.



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CKGO69
3/16/2012 9:16:14 AM

Thanks for your comments. It's good to know that I'm not the only woman out there who doesn't 'glisten' at the gym. ;) I added you as a friend. Hope you will add me, too.



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ROXELLS_WARRIOR
1/4/2012 4:15:31 PM

Karen, thank you for some great advice on my goals. I appreciate you!! emoticon



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FITTINGIN130
7/6/2011 3:10:38 PM

Thanks for the tips! I wear a lot of my water too, but in a tech shirt, it serves no purpose! I need to get a neck soaker asap. I don't have dairy before my runs, and most often in the morning I run on empty, which I think I need to re-evaluate asap. We shall see. Thanks again for the help!



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PJC19671
6/25/2011 5:55:07 PM

Hi my name is Patty. Welcome to the Sugar and Food addiction team. emoticon



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