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I am a 31 year-old mathematician, married, and have been overweight my entire life. I guess I should really ask my mother if that's true. Growing up, I was an avid camper and did some backpaking, but I started losing energy around college age. That's when I really got out of shape.

Due to professional considerations, I've had to move frequently, and have lived in four different states in the last decade. I'm really hoping to settle down soon.

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I am a 31 year-old mathematician, married, and have been overweight my entire life. I guess I should really ask my mother if that's true. Growing up, I was an avid camper and did some backpaking, but I started losing energy around college age. That's when I really got out of shape.

Due to professional considerations, I've had to move frequently, and have lived in four different states in the last decade. I'm really hoping to settle down soon.

I am on cholesterol medication and antidepressants. I am very worried about heart disease, diabetes and other obesity related illnesses, which I do seem to have in my family history, so hope that this time I can get the weight off and keep it off.
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Member Since: 7/22/2006

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My Goals:
I would like to:

Get out of the "obese" category.

Get off cholesterol medication (may be an impossible goal).

Increase my walking ability so that 10 miles a day isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Start backpacking again.

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Diet:
Portion control is key for me. I'm trying to record everything I eat and NOT eat everything on my plate at a restaurant. I am also making an effort to keep my sodium intake in the recommended range (which is hard). I am also keeping water in easy reach at all times.

Exercise:
I'm trying to be consistent with exercise. This includes walking to and from work and exercise videos. I have a pedometer, and am increasing my step goal. As of Nov 1, 2010, my step goal is 7500 steps per day. I am also giving myself periodic "weekend challenges" for getting well over my daily goals. To get back to backpacking, these weekend goals will gradually increase. In addition, I enjoy water aerobics so have added the one exercise class to my schedule.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Southern California and currently reside in the DC area of Maryland. I am a mathematician by training and inclination. I go by Lizz in real life.

 
 



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THESARAHT
5/10/2011 9:53:15 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog, I appreciate it!



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STUTLERTONI
5/5/2011 11:28:17 AM

Thanks for the advice on the resistance bands. Just holding on to the band and not using the handles seems so simple, yet I never would have thought of it. Until this point I've been strictly a cardio girl so this strength equipment is all new to me. I try it during the next resistance band video, day 7 maybe.



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HJBUMP
5/3/2011 1:35:14 AM

Thank you for the blog comment! We actually do have dumbells, but we want a weight bench for bench pressing. Personally, I'd rather have a treadmill...especially for the winter, but I think my fiance wants a weight bench...sadly, that'd probably take up more room and be harder to move. The walking idea you gave was a great suggestion. When it gets warmer outside, I do plan on walking outside more. :-) I hope you have a great week!



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BARCLE
4/30/2011 8:12:30 PM

Hi and welcome to the Spark Bookworms team. Have a super day emoticon



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DKELLEY35
4/3/2011 1:00:53 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog and for the advice. I'm muddling through this, I have started chewing sugar free gum and that helps tremendously. I just have to make sure I stay stocked.



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