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I am no longer 37 as I was when I started! I'm almost 41 and am back where I was weight wise when I was 37. Never did reach my goal weight, but I was on my way. I felt better, was eating better and exercising regularly. I changed my scale today...I was just going to leave it until I got the weight off...but decided to be honest.

Funny how much easier it is to gain weight than lose it. Certainly don't notice a pound here or there when it's being put on, but when it's coming off we celebrate!

Never really stopped exercising, but was certainly less consistent...it was the eating that got me. I was certainly not eating as healthy as I had been but I think what really got me was the AMOUNT I was eating...I stopped measuring and tracking....BAD MOVE!

I have accomplished some of my goals: I did 2 sprint triathalons, some 5k's and a 10k. Didn't accomplish others like running a half marathon in 2010.

I think it will be easier this time because I KNOW I can do it. I started measuring and tracking my food again and working on the exercising consistently. It does help that I'm signed up for the WARRIOR DASH in 2 weeks! Guess it's time to re-evaluate and re-write my goals!


Member Since: 8/15/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,443

My Goals:
Mid-term goals
1) Lose 30 pounds
2) Tone my body
3) Be able to run not just walk - I can run! although I feel like I'm starting over again, I ran a 10k 4/2010 as well as as a 4 or 5 5k's in 09-10.
4) Eat healthier foods

Long-term goals
1)Maintain weight and fitness
2)Complete a small triathalon by the time I'm 40 - I did do 2 sprint tri's in 2009!



My Program:
Right now I'm just eating better (healthier and within calorie limits) and running/walking. Throw in some push ups, jump rope or resistance tube training occassionally. It's time to get serious and put a plan together to get some sort of consistent routine in place. I do plan on starting to train for a half marathon in the next few weeks.

PREVIOUS: I started just doing cardio 2-4 days a week. I then bumped it up to 5-6 days a week a minimum of 30 minutes and added circuit training 2-3 days a week. Along with that I started the nutrition portion eating healthier and staying on the low end of my calorie range most days. I have actually added more cardio sometimes doing cardio 2 times a day.



Personal Information:
Originally from Wisconsin I now live in Florida and need to get a beach body!

I am married with 3 kids, we love camping, boating and 4-wheeling although we don't get to do much lately ...I want to go on the boat or to the beach with my kids and not be self-conscious.


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  • v BEBE1964
    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog emoticon
    I know exactly what you mean when you mention not tracking what you eat. That was my worst culprit over the past 6 months!!
    When I stopped tracking my daily food intake, I did not realize how much I was actually eating and all of the wrong stuff...
    Good luck striving toward and meeting your goals :)

    There is NO wrong time to start over, even IF it means we start over every single day ! emoticon
    1990 days ago
  • v NEELOJ
    Welcome to shutterbugs….
    Hi!! So glad you joined us in our Shuttlebug team!
    We have so much fun on this team. We love to share our photos with each other and to comment on them.

    Just for fun we post weekly photo assignments. You are invited to participate in this with us if you are interested.

    Please check in the General Discussion section for the Photo Assignments.
    Each assignment has complete directions in the very first post of the assignment which will be on page one, scroll to the bottom of the page.
    We have a new one each week and they are a lot of fun. Sometimes they can be a challenge too!! You are welcome to add pictures to any of the assignments.

    If you have any questions be sure and ask, either on a team or you are welcome to email me.
    I will be looking forward to seeing your photos!!
    JO


    1991 days ago
  • v INGMARIE
    Hi there,welcome to shutterbugs emoticon
    1991 days ago
  • v ANEPANALIPTI
    Hey! :) Welcome to 2010 Half Marathoners! :D
    2408 days ago
  • v LIGHTNINGRUNNER
    Hey Joey - where in Fl do you live...I am in Pinellas county. You can do it...start training for the half now. There are lots out there.
    2408 days ago
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