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Hi...I've been struggling with my weight and binge eating for several years. I'm always on a diet or breaking my diet--never just eating for health and hunger. I want to change things and finally be at peace...to eat for health and be at a normal weight in a fit body I can be proud of.

I have lost weight several times over my life but never have stayed at goal weight longer than a few weeks. Now I'd like to just find a healthy weight that is manageable for me and to stop using food and alcohol as a form of entertainment or solace.

10/16/19..I am 14 pounds over goal and do not look like the photos I posted back in 2017. In fact I am 21 pounds more than those photos. I wonder if I should remove them b/c I feel like it's not represetnative of me? And yet, it shows what is possible.......


Update: 01/02/2017 - Well I never did get back to my goal that I hit for a split second in 2010. In fact, I steadily gained back the 30 I lost plus another 14 pounds. I started (AGAIN) in August of 2016 and I've been slowly losing since. I'm now 8 pounds from a new goal which is higher (yet more appropriate for me) than my other goal but I'm feeling pretty happy these days. It's nice to be moving in the right direction again.......


Member Since: 9/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 67,348

My Goals:
I would like to lose weight and be fit. More importantly, I'd like to feel comfortable in my own skin and proud of myself. (Well, I reached my goal weight and then I gained back 30 pounds...ugh). Now I've adjusted that weight and am hoping to hit my new and more realistic goal weight once again.

Run a 1/2 marathon (scheduled Nov. 7, 2010!) COMPLETED!!! :)

Obtain and maintain a healthy relationship with food. Stop yo-yo dieting....

Lol....have one size of clothes in my closet that fit from year to year instead of several different sizes I shuffle in between. Ok, let's make that one SMALL size of clothes I fit in from year to year.


My Program:
I'm basically starting over again today (Feb. 10, 2013) and my plan is to start slow but be consistent. Strength training 3 times a week and cardio 3 times a week/30 minutes each time

02/03/2017 - Going to Orangetheory Fitness 4-5 times a week and tracking my steps. I'm sticking to about 1200 calories a day except for Saturday nights where I allow myself a few drinks and some cheat-type food (i.e. pizza, thai food, or whatever sounds good). Working on being kind to myself. That's the hardest tool for me to implement......



Personal Information:
I'm only 5 ft 1 and 1/2.

I work and live in Southern California. I'm married and have two kids, a wonderful supportive husband and two dogs.


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  • v FIT-WHIT
    Thanks for your thoughtful support on my blog-- I promise I'm not aiming toward being ridiculously thin or anything, but just struggling with a dumb number and satisfaction, like you and so many other have related to. I want to be FIT and HEALTHY and just happy with my body and myself! And I truly believe I'm getting there-- I'm in the best shape of my life right now, and ready to take on the world! My damn scale may need to go on sabbatical soon so I can ignore the numbers and focus on how I feel daily. :) Have an awesome day!
    3579 days ago
  • v FIT-WHIT
    Thanks for the friend add!! Let me know if you ever need a big WOO HOO at any time-- I am here to cheer YOU on!! WAY TO GO with your long run this morning!! I hope to get there eventually, too, and am working up toward 10K! I've only made it 4.13 miles at my furthest so far, but it takes lots of practice and effort to work the distance up! Keep up your awesome work-- you look amazing!!
    3581 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Hey hot stuff. Have a fab weekend.

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    3581 days ago
  • v SHORTY20
    Hi there, thanks for the kind words about my photos!

    It looks like you've made great progress, keep it up! emoticon
    3582 days ago
  • v HEALTHY4LIFE360
    emoticon to the amazing team "Cutting down the Booze - Calories!!" team. Be sure to visit our team board and post or read up on the amazing group we have going. You will find support in whatever goal it is that you are setting for yourself!! I look forward to seeing you there!

    Helene
    3583 days ago
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