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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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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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WINACHST
6/23/2011 9:56:01 AM

emoticon To the Spark Team "Taming the Sweet Tooth". My name is Nancy and I am the new leader of the team. I am so glad that you have joined the team and look forward to getting to know you as we learn how to control that beast of a sweet tooth.

Once again, emoticon to the Taming the Sweet Tooth team



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SNUZSUZ
5/29/2011 7:53:30 PM

emoticon You are number 2 on the leader boards this week!



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ROXELLS_WARRIOR
1/6/2011 4:48:31 AM

THANK YOU for your support on my recent blogs! You are SO right about many things... having a dog is sometimes the only thing that makes me get out and move, some days. BUT that is changing!!



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POPOF4
1/4/2011 4:10:10 PM

Hi Karen I'm wishing you great success in your weight loss journey. You are right about he weather I have been working out to exercise tv in the mornings.



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12/9/2010 7:00:22 PM

Hey, Karen! HOW ARE YOU??? emoticon



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