I found it. I knew I had changed my username at one point, but I found that the "search message board posts" links/boxes are not all created the same. You have to drill a little deaper to get a more comprehensive search.
This is the most interesting part:
"Unfortunately, riding the bike is really the only thing I can tolerate doing as a form of excercise. Walking is OK, but I find it hard to walk fast enough to make a difference. I'm a cheapo and don't "do" gyms. I hit the bike hard when I do it. It's not a leisurely. I like the bike because I can fool myself into the idea that I'm doing something I generally like to do (riding a real bike). I'd ride a real bike too, but I fear I wouldn't do it hard enough either."
I now belong to a gym. I hardly ever ride the bike (except the real one for leisure rides and 'bonus' fitness that I don't track). I do the arc trainer, elliptical, and a cross training strength/cardio circuit they have at my gym. I've even "gone running" on a few occasions when I didn't have access to a gym.
I don't quite read the 'fear' that I had going into it, about having to change my life. But I know it was there. And I probably didn't post until a few weeks into it and saw that it was at least managable in the short term.
Edited by: JHAACK39 at: 11/12/2012 (17:58)
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I think they do archive posts on the message boards. I looked at the 'introduce yourself' board, but I couldn't find your original post. Is it possible that you might have replied to another users introduction or maybe you have posted it on another team's message board. I hope you will be able to find your original post and be able to save it on the computer- another good way to save your accomplishments and struggles is to blog about them.
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If they archive message board posts? In particular in the "introduce yourself" board. I'd kinda like to find my original post. I know I entered the journey with a little trepidation and fear. I'd like to see what a letter from my "old self" looks like.
Maybe others in our "class" would want to share theirs too.
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