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I've been fighting to stay fit for a good 10 years now. I say fighting because I grew up in a household where you ate in excess and the food was usually covered in a cheese, cream, or other such sauce. I am not predisposed to eating healthy and staying active, but I choose to incorporate these into my lifestyle.

About 10 yrs ago, I went from 175# to 145# during 6 months of complete focus on losing weight. The problem is that I didn't really change my lifestyle, I just learned how to lose weight. So for 10 years, I've bounced between 140-150 pounds with occasional dips into the 130's and occasional rises to 160. I have finally decided that enough is enough. I don't want a closet full of 3 sizes of pants. I don't want to pick things from my closet based on the size I am on a given day. I want consistency. I want true change.

Since February 2011, that is what I have been doing. Slowly I formed new habits. Over time, I have been reinforcing those habits. A "cheat" or "skipped workout" is not something that breaks those habits, I have learned to view those things as the exceptions and not the rule. It is still a journey. There are still new habits to create and reinforce. There are other habits that need broken and replaced, but for the first time in 10 years, I actually feel like I'm on the road to healthy and not on a diet.

Member Since: 11/26/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,638

My Goals:
-Eat healthy
-30 minutes of cardio every day

My Program:
1) Track food
2) Stay within allotted calories
3) Be active always

Personal Information:
I made a conscious effort to incorporate movement into my life in October 2010. I workout twice a week with a friend, joined a yr-round volleyball league, and take dance lessons. I've found I have more energy now than when I was a couch potato!

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volleyball, yoga, strength-training, knitting, ballroom dancing, and walking

HATES: flabby arms and cookies

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    Hi there! I enjoyed reading your post. Sounds like you and I have a lot in common. emoticon I look forward to hearing your progress as I'm working on my own healthy lifestyle. "I will not be derailed." emoticon
    Love it!
    2361 days ago
  • v 1500LUNGES
    Just got back from Maui. We had the most fabulous time - but I'm so ready to get back on my meal plan and back to the gym. My body craves it! How are you doing with married life?
    2456 days ago
    Thanks for the comment and the add! Congrats on the weight loss, and good luck with the rest of your journey!

    P.S. I think I am going to try your recipe! Thanks!
    2508 days ago
    Thank you for the support. I'm going to keep trucking on. :)
    2516 days ago
  • v 1500LUNGES
    Hi Hunney! Came by to say hi. Hope everything is going to plan ;) I know I haven't been on the boards much lately, been too busy to spend much time on the computer. And thats probably not going to change anytime soon. You can always leave a comment on my page if you need to chat. I'm still here for you girl! Let me know how you're doing.

    2519 days ago
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