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Still struggling for any type of consistency in my weight!

I've lost weight in the past through Weigh Down Workshop, then gained it back again when I stopped following those principles.

Then we started Spark People-I was tracking every calorie and eating right - and was able to loose most of the weight again. Until I started getting careless and letting the calories creep back up, eating what I wanted, when I wanted, and of course - the results are predictable.

Then a couple years ago I took up running/walking and again lost weight. This was the best I've ever felt because I was getting fit physically not just losing weight. I've never, ever in my life had a regular exercise that I enjoyed - but my morning runs were actually a part of my routine - for over a year! ...Until life got in the way and I let it slip...all the way back to eating carelessly and no exercise. So of course, back come the pounds. (SIGH)

I refuse to go out and buy bigger pants because my old ones are tight on me. I hate the way I look and feel! I'm tired all the time, no energy and choose to drown my apathy in junk food. What am I doing?!

We adopted a dog that bugs me every morning at 5am to go out for our 3 mile walk. I'm hoping that with that and controlling my food the weigh will come off again.

Member Since: 4/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 56,367

My Goals:
I've lost weight in the past, only to get careless and regain. This is for life. I am in my 50's yrs and working hard to get in better shape!

My Program:
In Feb 2012 I started the C25K program and ran my first 5k at the end of April. Since then I've been learning all I can about running and working to improve. I love it and what it's doing for me! I run 3-4 times a week and do strength training on the alternate days.

UPDATE: It's now late 2015 and I've been off track way too long! Back to business starting today!

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Born & raised in MN but now living in Colorado with my husband. We have 2 grown sons.

I work as an admin assistant for a non-profit. I know my desk job has not helped my weight issue. Part of my job is providing lunches & snacks for training events. Being around all the food & treats is a constant battle for me.

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I love animals, horses, dogs, cats...you name it. I'm much more comfortable around animals than people. :)

For fun I like to read, watch movies, go walking & exploring, & surfing online.

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    Thanks for your encouragement and prayers! Blessings as you push forward. I'm doing the same. emoticon
    1677 days ago
    Thanks for the book goodie. I am ready to start a new one tomorrow when I exercise on the elliptical! How are you doing?
    1689 days ago
    Hi Lois - yes the other horse deal fell apart in the end - the seller ended up having a big side of crazy and I got tired of dealing with it. I think this new horse will be better for me in the long run, and her seller has been wonderful, so I suppose things happen for a reason. Hope you have a great weekend!
    1717 days ago
    Hi! Looks like you are having a fun summer! Isn't Estes great?? We're going to Glenwood in 2 weeks. Can't wait to do Hanging Lake, and find some other (easier) trails, too! The hot springs pool will be great after a couple hours of hiking! Thanks for all your encouragement! Choose Healthy!
    1723 days ago
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    Wow Lois you are almost there.
    Keep up the great work!!
    1731 days ago
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