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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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    Hi! Welcome to the Fit by Fifty team! I've finally been able to comment on your page. You're doing great! If you need inspiration or motivation, visit the team page and join us! Hope to get to know you better!


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