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Me at about 165 -- 20 years ago. Can't take off the years, but I'm working on the pounds


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Fast foward. A lot has happened, I was relatively healthy, got down to 189 at one point, but gained most back. Found excuses not to exercise, gave into cravings, ate emotionally. All that. My best time was trying to eat clean and when I ran just a little. Most areas, including fitness and work are lackluster, so I need to polish. Will I shine, maybe not as bright as I would like to. But I am going to get some rusty spots off and do better. OLD PROFILE Once upon a time, I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office, and the nurse wrote down 309 pounds. I was depressed, anxious, couldn't focus, had knees that aches, a back that ached and it was hard to move let alone workout. I almost couldn't get up off the couch, in fact, once I did I had to resort to only sitting on bar stools and my exercise ball in order to avoid getting stuck. I did stuff on the Wii-- since it only demanded a few minutes at a time. Eventually I moved to the gym, did occasional videos. Went down a bit, stalled, up a hair, then down. Two steps forward, one step back. It's a method that makes for a slow journey, 309 was 5 years ago I believe. I had a long stretch at 295 and another at 285 and another at 265. But I made more progress over last winter -- the past year really, and my most recent scale reading was 199.2. Grant it, I was sick today, and didn't eat much. I wanted to run three miles at the Y this morning, but that wasn't happening. This afternoon I felt somewhat better and went for a 4 mile walk instead. I'm not so optimistic as to say I'll never see 200 again. Weight flucuates, so it's likely the scale could tease me with 202 or 203 in the near future. But as long as I don't gain more than a few pounds, my mind is staying in Onederland. 30-40 pounds left. Home stretch has arrived

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 26,930

My Goals:
Work out daily. Treat myself better. Break 250

My Program:
eat less, move more, eat good stuff. let stuff happen -- switch things when it doesn't

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    2327 days ago
    Hi, just saw your note about starting over...that's my story too (too many times). Today is my 1st day of a new start so it has been a good day so far. I wish you lots of encouragement and success in reaching your goals.

    2575 days ago
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    2580 days ago
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