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I've spent a lifetime struggling with my weight, caught between low metabolism and the hunger caused by reactive hypoglycemia.
I was a slightly chubby child, but finally reached a good weight in my early 20s and maintained it for 10 years before having kids. I lost the baby weight the first time, but the second time it didn't come off entirely. In the 9 (!) years since, I've been caught in a hopeless cycle of increasing exercise and increasing weight gain.
With 34 pounds to lose, I came here for the food diary and for help with the aggravation of hypoglycemia.

I lost 25 lbs, and gradually regained most of it back again thanks to a stressful 2009/2010. Now need to start that journey all over again.

Member Since: 1/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 178,014

My Goals:
Well, I made no real weight-loss progress in 2010. My fitness was in top gear, as always.

Goals for 2012:
145 or less by 2/1
140 or less by 3/1
Gather encouragement from meeting above!

My Program:
I'm already exercising strenuously 6 days a week, strength-training 1.5 days (I'd like to aim for 2-3).
I'm keeping a food diary again, and trying to eliminate sugar.
Also working on that late-night eating problem!

Personal Information:
I love cycling and running, and added elliptical trainer work about 4 years ago when plantar fasciitus halted my running. I'm running again, 4 miles once a week (I'd do more, but my feet still feel it a bit).
My husband and I love movies and TV, often dramas and witty writing.

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I miss hiking in the spring/summer on weekends, which got sidelined due to my husband's arthritis and our having kids. I'm waiting for my son (now 10) to get a little older so he can go with me! He'll have the stamina and the interest.

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    yes, a bum bag is a fanny pack, which means something completely different in my country. gibbles is Scots for "stuff"

    My hip has been surprisingly quiet over the last 8 months since I started doing more HIIT and hi-impact aerobics. It'll never heal, but it's rarely painful. There's very few exercises (side plank tucks) that I find difficult or painful now. I'm actually able to sleep on that side now.

    I like Shock Absorber bras - can't be arsed with sports tops. They look nice, but SA keeps the girls in check. M&S do a good bra as well and it's very reasonable
    2771 days ago
  • v HATGIRL1
    Hi Karen. You made a comment on the holiday recipes about cooking light and them having a ton of low carb recipes. I am also a fellow low carber and was hoping you could give me the address for this site. Also if you know of any other good sites... I would really appreciate it. There is just alot of junk out there and it is hard to know what is good. Thank you so much.
    2777 days ago
    Hey!!! So good to be back!!! I fell off the wagon, but hopped back on. I'm actually 60lbs down. I can't believe it! How are you??!
    2781 days ago
    *Stewart needs to 'man up' a little, if at all possible. Won't be long before he's out on his own, and there's no time like now to learn basic responsibilities around the house.*

    It's not housework that driving me nuts with Stewart, it's having to deal with the school all the damn time, especially when he's done something stupid. It's wearing. It's not going to get any better because the school are a bunch of tossers and Stewart is a teenager.

    Still 8 months and then he leaves after his exams. And soon I'll be working, so it won't be me having to deal with it all the bloody time.
    2802 days ago
  • v DNJOYS
    Oops! In your Goodie, I said "concert" and meant "movie". My brain is becoming mushy as I've been working on stats and Goodies for two days straight! Almost done! :-)

    2830 days ago
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