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Still struggling for any type of consistency in my weight!

I've lost weight in the past through Weigh Down Workshop, then gained it back again when I stopped following those principles.

Then we started Spark People-I was tracking every calorie and eating right - and was able to loose most of the weight again. Until I started getting careless and letting the calories creep back up, eating what I wanted, when I wanted, and of course - the results are predictable.

Then a couple years ago I took up running/walking and again lost weight. This was the best I've ever felt because I was getting fit physically not just losing weight. I've never, ever in my life had a regular exercise that I enjoyed - but my morning runs were actually a part of my routine - for over a year! ...Until life got in the way and I let it slip...all the way back to eating carelessly and no exercise. So of course, back come the pounds. (SIGH)

I refuse to go out and buy bigger pants because my old ones are tight on me. I hate the way I look and feel! I'm tired all the time, no energy and choose to drown my apathy in junk food. What am I doing?!

We adopted a dog that bugs me every morning at 5am to go out for our 3 mile walk. I'm hoping that with that and controlling my food the weigh will come off again.

Member Since: 4/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 60,550

My Goals:
I've lost weight in the past, only to get careless and regain. This is for life. I am in my 50's yrs and working hard to get in better shape!

My Program:
In Feb 2012 I started the C25K program and ran my first 5k at the end of April. Since then I've been learning all I can about running and working to improve. I love it and what it's doing for me! I run 3-4 times a week and do strength training on the alternate days.

UPDATE: I've fallen off the wagon...and it's time to get back on! 2018 and time to get this weight off for good! I walk every morning - 2 - 2.5 miles...although not always very vigorous since the dog has to stop and sniff a lot. I need to do strength training badly too!

Personal Information:
Born & raised in MN but now living in Colorado with my husband. We have 2 grown sons and a daughter in law.

I have recently changed jobs but still working at a desk all day. I have a stand up desk so at least I can stand up periodically. I come home feeling very tired and just want to veg...even though I know I should be more active apathy sets in.

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I love animals, horses, dogs, cats...you name it. I'm much more comfortable around animals than people. :)

For fun I like to read, watch movies, go walking & exploring, & surfing online.

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    It was so long ago I don't remember how much I lost, but sadly I failed to keep it off and ballooned beyond that weight. I really needed Beck back then! I am doing so much better with the change of mindset.
    42 days ago
    BCHARIE You did Weigh Down in the past, huh? How did it go for you? I lost about 60 lbs...just didn't maintain the loss...as usual. :(
    43 days ago
    I did weigh down workshop back ages ago.
    46 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.


    47 days ago
    I left a message on the Beck group page that I would be willing to be a coach. If you'd like we could co-coach. Check the Beck message and let me know.
    48 days ago
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