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At the end of 2003 I weighed 230 lb (I'm 5'8") and, having had my heart soundly broken, decided to turn it into something positive. By June I had lost 75 lb following the WW plan on my own and doing LOTS of exercise...running, swimming, hiking, sailing, weights...and then in July of 2004 I injured my knee through overuse. Despite that, for the next year I maintained my weight within 5 lb. Then, love came knocking in the form of a wonderful cook ("Olive Oil is Healthy!!") and as of now I am back up to 180 lb.

I have known for at least a couple of years that I needed to not only stop the weight from creeping up but to take it off. The strategies I used before did not work this time - in part because my partner does most of the cooking and I have not been able to be firm enough with him in terms of food choices and portion control. As an example, he makes the most wonderful coconut curries, which contains not only coconut milk but a whack of butter, and which we usually eat with rice AND bread for dipping. It's hard to say no to that. The other challenge is that before when I lived on my own, the only goodies that made it into my apartment were those that I could deal with - now we have all sorts of chips, chocolate, ice cream...

My family history has huge risk factors - my parents are in their early sixties, and both have serious heart problems. I need to get back to a healthier weight and lifestyle.

I love outdoor sports - cycling, swimming, sailing, skiing - and travelling. This means that for me, exercise is not a challenge - I ride my bike to work most days, rain or shine, and we typically do active things on the weekend and for holidays.

Member Since: 11/10/2009

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I love being active in the outdoors whether it is walking, swimming, biking, skiing, rowing...anything that gets me out of the stale air inside!

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    Bwahaha, your comment made me laugh out loud..."the expensive crap" part. it is SOOOOO true. We are such a culture (or a species?) hung up on owning things to make us feel safe or validated...but the HAPPIEST people I know live on very little and count their blessings in the days that they wake up, the experiences they have and the people they love. I feel bad for people who are in the position I was...they just don't know what they are missing!!! I think the healthy eating thing is SUCH a great idea, but it is hard sometimes because not everyone does it. Good luck eating out, you know? I'm not counting perfectly, I'm just trying to focus more on my training right now and hope that the eating will come with it!!! emoticon
    1243 days ago
    Thanks hun for coming to visit my blog! I know I have been out of action for a while, it has been an interesting few years! Hoping you are well and finding health and happiness in all you do! emoticon
    1246 days ago
    I have the same problem with exercise as you, although not to the same degree. It's so used to exercise that it has become all about the food.
    1540 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie for my "heavy legs" day!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    1541 days ago
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    Hey! Thanks! Nice to hear from you.... how are you doing these days???
    1635 days ago
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