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12/10/10 6:25 P

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12/10/10 1:15 A

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well you've come to the right place. you've joined a great team who are here to help you in your health journey.

everyones chemistry is different. people who can eat anything and not gain weight have no concept of what we go through. so try this,

first throw out all the junk food in your house.

then Use the food tracker. input everything that goes into your mouth. stay within your calorie range. watch portion size, keep healthy snacks on hand. apple, celery, etc. exercise. you must burn more calories than you eat.

exercising is key. I hope this helps

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12/9/10 11:41 A

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I always really suck at these things, but I'm going to give it a go anyways.

I'm Carina, I'm 25, and I'm a teacher in Toronto. I also post almost daily on a book blog (mostly reviews, also some discussions).

I was a competitive athlete when I was a kid, and then gained and lost significant amounts of weight (and lost and re-gained my fitness level) to varying degrees since then. In the summer of 2009, I had surgery, which put me out of commission for about a year in terms of exercise, and I also didn't do so well with my food intake - so now I've been back on the bandwagon for a couple of months, starting to run again (I participated in a few events in 2009 before the surgery, including an 8k and a couple 10k races) and having weekly resistance training sessions with a personal trainer at the gym.

I think what I want to get out using SP, mostly, is the continual motivation, reminders, and the sense of community. I'm one of those people that is either "on" or "off" most of the time, and I find it hard to get back "on" by myself when I'm struggling. I think it would be really helpful for me to make my journey into something a bit more social, rather than the somewhat isolating thing that it has become for me at times in the past and now.

So there it is, all out there. I'm not really sure what else to say, so I'll leave it open-ended like this and hopefully that will be good enough. :-)

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