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At the end of 2003 I weighed 230 lb (I'm 5'8") and, having had my heart soundly broken, decided to turn it into something positive. By June I had lost 75 lb following the WW plan on my own and doing LOTS of exercise...running, swimming, hiking, sailing, weights...and then in July of 2004 I injured my knee through overuse. Despite that, for the next year I maintained my weight within 5 lb. Then, love came knocking in the form of a wonderful cook ("Olive Oil is Healthy!!") and as of now I am back up to 180 lb.

I have known for at least a couple of years that I needed to not only stop the weight from creeping up but to take it off. The strategies I used before did not work this time - in part because my partner does most of the cooking and I have not been able to be firm enough with him in terms of food choices and portion control. As an example, he makes the most wonderful coconut curries, which contains not only coconut milk but a whack of butter, and which we usually eat with rice AND bread for dipping. It's hard to say no to that. The other challenge is that before when I lived on my own, the only goodies that made it into my apartment were those that I could deal with - now we have all sorts of chips, chocolate, ice cream...

My family history has huge risk factors - my parents are in their early sixties, and both have serious heart problems. I need to get back to a healthier weight and lifestyle.

I love outdoor sports - cycling, swimming, sailing, skiing - and travelling. This means that for me, exercise is not a challenge - I ride my bike to work most days, rain or shine, and we typically do active things on the weekend and for holidays.

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I love being active in the outdoors whether it is walking, swimming, biking, skiing, rowing...anything that gets me out of the stale air inside!

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    You're taking another bar exam??? When??? Boy, are you brave! I'm impressed! What state is it? I take it there's no reciprocity, otherwise you wouldn't be struggling with another exam. It should just be the state-specific part, not the multi-state part, right? Are you taking a bar review course?

    I'll be graduating in May and taking the bar in July. Finally!

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    1883 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my "shoveling snow" blog.
    We don't usually get this much snow. This year has been unusual.
    I did include my shoveling minutes in my yearly fitness...
    It has been a nice change from going to the gym. emoticon
    2239 days ago
    Hi RI- I am so happy that you had a chance to ride for fun. Wishing you many more good days and good rides. emoticon
    2242 days ago
    Thank you for my pinata. We've had unually dry weather here so I managed a ride today. Boy am I getting spoiled! emoticon I hope that you are safe and well on your daily commute and enjoying the new year. - Best RB1
    2243 days ago
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