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Edit on 2-23-2011

I ended up getting promoted at work last August and unfortunately allowed myself to use this as an excuse to stop tracking my food and exercising regularly. I have been exercising but not as much or often as I need to. I lost about 40 pounds, and allowed little excuses to pile 15 back on.

It's the winter, so I can't go outside. I have an hour commute each way, it makes me too tired to exercise. I don't like the elliptical, it's boring. Oh, I'm too tired. It's the holidays . . . I can eat extra.

We all know the excuses. Who hasn't said those and 1000 more just like them time after time? It's time for me to not let excuses run my life! I need to take control!


* Daily *
Track my food
Do something! Run, walk or some ST.

*Short Term *

Get back to running at least 5 miles 3 times/week.

*Medium Term*

Within the next 6-12 months be able to run a half marathon

* Long Term *

Be able to run a marathon within the next 2 years

Original Post:

I am going to turn 30 this July and I really don't want to live my 30's and beyond the way I lived my 20's. I have been as high as 280 and as low as 185 and everywhere in between. I have been in 42 size pants and 36 size pants (I could even squeeze into 34's at one point LOL) and everywhere in between. I just want to be able to be at a good weight, be able to fit into nice clothes (which means no gut, no man-boobs and no rubbing thighs) and to be able to stay that way for years instead of months!

I am really hopeful that SP can teach me how to live that life without all the ups and downs!

Edit on 8-6-2010:

So far I have lost 35 pounds, reduced a TON of body fat and gotten closer to a healthy waist to hip ratio!

Since joining Spark People I have started running, rejoined my fencing team and found a new appreciation for exercise as a FUN activity! I am really enjoying the teams that I am on and all the new people I am meeting in my journey!

Member Since: 3/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,970

My Goals:
Size 34 Pants!

To have muscle definition!

To fit into my Madonna T-Shirt! - Goal Met!

My Program:
I am trying to stay within my diet goals by tracking religiously. I am also trying to slowly squeeze more and more exercise into my daily routine.

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    Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog - I know you're right about the low sodium stuff, but hope springs eternal, eh?

    So, welcome to SP and to the LAH team! Come on by anytime and say hello - I promise, we only bite if you ask us to!


    3968 days ago
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    Way to go on sticking with it! I say you in the daily discussion. You are really doing great since you have started! I think that you are sticking with it and when we see results the things we are doing are just reinforced! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3968 days ago
    Thank you for the post on my blog. I appreciate it. I hope all is well with you.

    Thanks again, and have a Great Day.

    3970 days ago
    Thanks for the nice comment on my last blog post. I really appreciate the support. That is one of the things I love most about this site. It looks like you are off to a good start! Just keep moving fellow Daytonian!
    3972 days ago
    Hey, Buddy...We "kind of" have something in common. I was 221 pounds, and want to reduce down to 180. Seems like we, almost, have the same goal in mind. I'm 205 right now, and really feeling good. I do have to exercise more, and do more cardio exercises for longer periods of order to continue losing weight.

    If you ever need any advice, I'll be here for you. If you'd like, subscribe to my blogs. I do write some things that you might be interested in, and may help you in your journey to success.

    Take care. I'll touch base with you later.


    3976 days ago
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