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I started this journey in 2009 at around 150 lbs. (At 5 feet tall that put me right on the edge between overweight and obese.) This was not the highest my weight had ever been. Just after graduating from college in 2000 I weighed in at 176. I couldn't even look myself in the eye.

I've always been a yo-yo'er. Up to 176, down to 130. Up to 150, down to 125. Up to 140, down to 120. You get the picture.

I started using SparkPeople in 2009 to get advice and nutrition plans. I used the food log religiously (I still do thanks to the iPhone app!). It helped me go from around 150 to around 130. Thing is though, once I got there (as always happens) I figured, "hey, I've got this. I don't need to spend all this energy counting calories, logging portion sizes... " Then back up I went.

Then I started running.

I hope to go in to more specifics about my running "career" and the details in a daily blog, but let's just say I've never been a runner. Or an athlete of ANY kind. I was a smoker since high school. I despised most forms of exercise (except cycling, which I only did for fun, and even then very infrequently).

Anyway long story short, I still struggle with weight. Even after logging 25-30 miles a week, I still count calories and measure out the breakfast cereal and I still use the sparkpeople app every single day, because if I don't inevitably the scale starts going back up.

I've recently taking on the lofty goal of completing a marathon (my first). I hope to start (and continue) a blog to track my progress, and maybe to movitate others to pick big goals and stick with them. That's what we're all here for, right?

Cheers and thanks for reading,


Member Since: 5/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 25,702

My Goals:
To run 26.2, lose those last awful 15lbs, and not die trying.

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I'm pretty obsessive. Ok, I'm super-obsessive. That means I count every calorie, track every minute, count every mile, and measure every gram. But I try to do so with a sense of humor and the knowledge that despite all the numbers, life's too short to always keep track.

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30 something living and working in Boston.
Recently decided to try for (and complete) 26.2.

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