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Wow! You've got a lot going for you.
think Healthy. I gather you are a young one. When you get oler you don't want any tragic wake up clls to hit you. Our knees get painful when we are over weight and blood pressure can lead to stroke and heart attack.
Have you onsidered looking for likeinded members in your area to do activities with? people who can give support and be understanding?
Best of luck friend you can do it.
Debbie in Oregon City, Oregon
Welcome to Spark People and to the Oregon team. Just spend at least ten minutes every day here searching out all the resources. I have been a member almost four years and I keep discovering new things, so don't stress about learning it all at once. The good thing is that logging in every day helped me lose 50 pounds. I still have 50 to go, but it will come off eventually. I am confident of that.
My goals: to turn around my eating habits once and for all.
My interests:I love running, yoga, my horse, weight lifting, my children (and husband), a good book, and not necessarily in that order.
I decided to join this site because apparently I can't keep myself motivated alone any more. 5 years ago I lost 100#. Then a few pounds crept on...not to worry...then a few more....starting to sweat....now up to about 18, and I am very unhappy with myself. I don't have family support and none of my friends has ever been thru this, so I am on my own. I was actually doing good - the pounds were coming off and it looked as tho I had a good handle on it - then I got sidelined with a serious stress fracture in my foot. Bye-bye activities......you runners will understand that one. And nobody I am around 'gets' how incredibly stressed-out I am by having to be more or less a couch potato. Over the past year it has been one injury after another. Up til this point I was able to fill the gap with another activity. This time I cannot. I have finally reached a point where I need help from other like-minded folks.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you. --Lao-tzu