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September Challenge Day 9

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Day 9. How old are you and do you think your thoughts about weight loss, fitness, and wellness have changed over time?

I am 45. I have never been strong (still am not). I was a cheerleader in high school and did well with that, but have never been much of an athlete. I did decide when I was 42 that I wanted to run a 5K and I trained for and accomplished that. It felt GREAT. But I *gained* weight during the training. My clothes fit better so I know there was some change for the better. About halfway through training, life was majorly disrupted so I think the stress countered the benefits of the running. I never did like running, but I felt good about the accomplishment. I did it again at 44 last spring!

I was one of those fortunate people when I was younger. I am tall, so I can carry a lot of weight, but I never had to try to stay thin. Of course, like most women in our society, I didn't think I was thin, but I was. But I also have a classic "apple" body so even thin, I was not trim or toned or even curvy, really. I look at old pictures and regret that I didn't feel good about myself then, when I looked great.

I was 136 the day I got married, 142 when I got pregnant with my first and topped out at 182 the day my second was born. I got down to 150 when he was about 18 months old and then slowly crept up to 178 over the next 8 years, at which time I started really trying. Mainly due to the threat of cholesterol meds.

Now, I would like to be healthy...and I know that by being healthy, I would also look good.
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  • JENNYR0506
    ... and feel GREAT, again! emoticon

    emoticon Jenny
    2019 days ago
    From your past history I know you can achieve your goal. I would start using the trackers and all the other tools that SP has to offer and that will help keep you focused. Good luck with your journey! Lucinda
    2019 days ago
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