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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: 60,934

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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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Rescued/Adopted Dog and Cat Lovers Team team. We are delighted you have joined us on our adventure towards reaching a goal. The leaders are here to help and support you!

    Krys & team leaders
    55 days ago
    Hi - we've had a working cooktop and toaster oven all summer but yeah, long time to go without a real oven. Looking forward to being able to bake something larger than a shoe! Hope you're having a great fall!
    1689 days ago
  • v NHES220
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see from your page you have done the C25K. You should definitely sign up for a race. There is so much energy from being part of the group. Good luck!

    1730 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Thanks for all the support you send my way! How's your running going? I see you near the top of our Team on Fitness Minutes ... You must be staying active! Good job! Hope you enjoy a fun weekend.
    1753 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Runner Girls United team emoticon Have a super day emoticon
    1766 days ago
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