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New avatar, now that I'm finally overweight. I'm growing my hair out! It's got a mind of it's own!

Same shirt, different day. 2 years and 101lbs difference.


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Work fulltime customizing software.
Have two kids, one already a teenager!

Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 64,669

My Goals:
To slim down. My health has been good, but, I'd like to keep it that way, and be smaller.

I've recently become a consultant in my field, and feel more pressure to look 'put together' to reassure our clients that their work is in competent hands.

I also want to be strong! My exes always discouraged me from building strength because it would supposedly make me less feminine (which, in retrospect, says more about them than me).
Luckily, I know some engineers and designers who are crossfit buffs who showed me there's nothing unattractive about being strong, and I am channeling that!

My Program:
Instead of eating/drinking my feelings, I now blog here or email/message friends who tell me when I'm being stupid or remind me when something is not normal.

Running short intervals and counting calories like an obsessive-compulsive hawk.

... realizing 2 years into this that building strength will help my metabolism. Starting to work in bodyweight exercises, too. (first off, pushups!)

You can't outrun a bad diet!
Weight loss is made in the kitchen, not the gym!
Progress, not perfection!
Habit, not motivation!

2017/07 Edit:
I'm now running much longer intervals on the treadmill! I should've pushed myself sooner, I'm really surprised I can do what I am doing without strain. I typically back off to a brisk walk due to my heart rate, not my muscles or lungs being strained.

Trying to work on balance, flexibility and upper body now that my legs are solid muscle (covered in loose skin and fluff). I have been doing incline pushups and they're getting easier the

Personal Information:
Lost around 65lbs after the birth of my first child in my early 20's without too much trouble. Didn't stop my ex from cheating on me and spending all my money, though.

Put on 114lbs after getting married and coping poorly with a situation I was not remotely prepared to be in.

Exercised like mad as a form of stress relief in my last job with crazy commute and toxic environment, but, it didn't help with weight loss. Finally took control of my diet after losing my StepDad to cancer and realizing I'd been sleep-walking through life, feeling helpless about everything.

Not helpless anymore. I got this.
I'll hit 40 in better condition than I hit 30 or even 20.

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    2 days ago
    Thanks for the suggestion about heart rate. Are used to wear a heart rate monitor while I run, but haven't for a while. I need to put new batteries in it! Thanks again!
    2 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie and checking in on me. It was a needed wake up call to check in more often. I'm on spark but not as much...still moving while I deal with life until I can get back to the level of excitement and progress that I had before. I hope you have been well and from the looks of your page that appears to be the case. Happy sparking! emoticon
    3 days ago
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    I always take my granddaughter when i make my McDonald's run! And i usually snitch one or two of her french frys. I don't remember the last time i actually got my own!!
    3 days ago
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