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Hello there. I’m a 27 year old living in NYC. I have to date lost 80lbs and am struggling to loose the last 42. My main focus (now) isn't so much watching the scale go backwards as it is to build muscle, loose fat, and become a serious athlete.

***Update 11/15/13***
So... it's been a while. I'll keep it brief. I got down to 148 and held that weight for about 2 years. I suddenly decided to move across country in Sept and since my move I am up 28lbs. I guess it has been much more stressful than I care to admit. Anyway, back on the ball I go! Hustle, hustle.... this bum isn't going to do away with itself! ;)
***Update 8/16/09*** I'm now up to 208 (you have gotta be freaking kidding me!) I'm so embarrassed. I've had a lot of things going on in my personal life and.... well, I did what I've always done, coped with food. No excuses. I know I've done this to myself. I'm in the process of finding a workout partner to help keep me accountable. Lets hope I finally get it right this time. Words of encouragement are welcome!
***UPDATE*** I'm now up to 198 and trying to get back on the ball. I've given up the idea of being a runner (for now anyway) and have began to focus on cycling. I'm so disappointed with myself, but hey lets use this as motivation.

I took up running a few years but have been struggling with injuries since last July. I have recently found out it is due to weakness. Let me explain. Overall I'm incredibly strong, however, I'm still moving and carrying myself as if I'm 260+lbs.. The reason, muscle memory. I developed severe weakness in my inner thigh, hip flexors, glut area, and ankles. I also have no stability what so ever in my pelvis (talk about back pain, nothing hurts more than a rocking spine....OUCH!). All of this is a result of unconsciously altering the way I moved to accommodate my massive weight gain.
It’s strange; I’m in more pain now than when I was 260+lbs! But, that’s all changing! My goal is to drop from 27.8% to 15% body fat. I know it won't be easy, but I’m sure with focus, motivation, and a great support group, I can do it!

Member Since: 5/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,317

My Goals:
-12lbs by 10/2/09 *new running shoes ***10/23 met***

-24lbs by 12/2/09 * heart monitor & winter running jacket

-36lbs by 2/2/09*
new kitchen tools

-48lbs by 5/4/09 weekend away

-63lbs (goal) by 9/15/09 studio monitors

My Program:
my Program consists of cardio (25 min or more, ideal being 60min) 6 days a week. strength training 3 days a week. AND....trying stay within my calorie range of 1530 and 1880

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My name is Simone and I currently live in Brooklyn, NY.

I love to laugh, cook, dance, and I have a great love affair going with the great outdoors.

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  • v IREN0169
    How is it going today? I decided to start at the very beginning again with just one babystep at a time. So I am doing 20/30 minutes of cardio a day. Wanna join me?
    3067 days ago
    I don't even know the artist....but I will look. thanks for the comment on my artwork
    3085 days ago
  • v IREN0169
    It was so great to see your post. I wondered how you have been doing. I am celebrating my first wedding anniversary today, but it hasn't been easy. Lots of stuff going on that kept me off track too. However, slow and steady with lots of positive affirmations will hopefully put me on the right track again.

    I wish you the very best. You can do this, you have before! I look forward to seeing us both progress!
    3086 days ago
  • v KARVY09
    WELCOME to the Couch to 5K Group! Here you'll find an eager and enthusiastic group of runners from beginner to expert ready to answer your questions and provide support for your runs!

    Let me know if you have any questions!
    3092 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my pic. As for beating yourself up over ups and downs: You are on a journey. Roads have twists and turns, sometimes doubling back on themselves only to ultimately find out you are progressing forward. Keep believing in yourself. You have come a long way, and are a BEAUTIFUL Work in Progress! As for the Couch 2 5k, well clearly you are on your way to a lean mean running machine. You go girl!!
    3093 days ago
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