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Breeching humpback whale near where i used to live in Alaska-Ready for large breakthroughs at SP!


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Ahhhh. There's nothing like running on soft and springy trails after the thaw from winter. What's a little mud? Overall, haven't lost (or gained :) ) this year but running more consistently. Focus is on fitness and the hope that if i pay just a bit more attention to my intake that the rest will follow. It's the little things that add up whether it's milage (yay) or nibbles (grrr).

In the first 6 months of 2009 I lost 25 pounds, bringing my weight to the low 140s from ~170. Since then I have lost another 30 pounds and my weight is 147 today. Yup. That's the math in plateau-land. I've lost the SAME 5-7 pounds every other month for 10 months as I've weaved and bobbed around life's curve balls. I am ready to let that pattern go now and take it to the next level.

Hi. So glad I found this site. Stumbled across it while looking up the calories in walnuts and I've been on SP ever since.
The weight snuck up on me: 5+ lbs per year( x 5 years) through a combo of unconsious eating (nibbles here and there while prepping school lunches, making family dinners, eating on the fly, feeding stress etc) and less exercise. Then came a year of illness ( a looonnng year but recovered, phew) that lead to deconditioning and more weight gain.

Although caring for others through work and family, only slowly have I learned that it takes the same assertiveness to take care of myself. And I have also learned that it is not enough to eat healthy food, for me. Too much is too much. Portions are key. At first I wrote off my weight gain as the famed slowing of metabolism that comes in ones 40s. And in fact, I was found to be hypothyroid. But that doesn't make the 25 to 30+ extra pounds easier to carry around.

So here I am, with the goal to slowly and happily (b/c it's a relief to stop despairing and to take action!) reverse the weight gain, to embrace the transformation to a healthier and fitter self.

Member Since: 2/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 78,343

My Goals:
To be stronger/fitter/healthier, weigh less and look good.

My Program:
-walk/hike or run daily (avoid car as much as possible, take a why not walk there approach)+/-exercise dvd's, walking to include some of the 20-40 degree grade hills that i can walk to. Autumn '09 was running a half marathon galloway style at least 1X every other week. Then injured myself (too much, too soon), now building back up WITH rest days, embracing ChiRunning.
-nutrition tracker, cal goal 1200-1500/day (when I go higher my weight plateaus x MONTHS)
Re: nutrition:
key-whole grains and beans, lots of veggies
- i feel better w/o processed carbs and sugar

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