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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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  • v TRINITYJOY
    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!
    1666 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?
    1761 days ago
  • v CHANGINGSAM
    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!
    1812 days ago
  • v WYO_CASEY
    Thank you for the support. I'm going to keep trucking on. :)
    1821 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.

    xox
    Em
    1823 days ago
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