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Wedding day May 2008 ~170 lbs

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Here are a few things I've learned along the way, though I need to remind myself about them all the time:

1. DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP FOR BEING IMPERFECT. A binge doesn't mean you're a bad person. Missing a work-out or two does not mean you're a failure. Maybe slip-ups mean that there's a buried emotion struggling to be heard. Find it, heal it, move on.

2. DON'T WAIT UNTIL YOU HIT GOAL TO LOVE YOURSELF. You are a beautiful person just the way you are. Weight has nothing to do with it.

3. YOU WILL SLIP UP. You can't do everything perfectly all the time. This goes back to #1. Expect mistakes, and get right back on track when they happen. Do NOT use them as an excuse to go back to your old, unhealthy ways.

4. YOU LOVE EXERCISE!!! I mean, really love it. That feeling after a run (and more and more often, DURING the run) is amazing. Sore muscles the day after strength training are a sign that you're getting stronger. Remember those feelings when you feel like skipping a work out.

5. YOU'RE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL. Don't let a week or two (or more) of bad weigh-ins stop you. Your entire body is changing, not just your weight. Keep doing what you're doing and the weight will come off.

Member Since: 8/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 16,652

My Goals:
My immediate goal is to lose 10% of my body weight, which equals 20 lbs. Once I hit 176, I'll shoot for another 10%.

My ultimate goal is about 25% lost, but that's a little too overwhelming to focus on right now!

My Program:
Run/walk 4 or 5x/week
ST 3x per week
Paleo(ish) diet

Personal Information:
A few stats:
36 years old
5' 10"
Married w/o kids
Currently in Tucson, AZ

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  • v FIREFLY4407
    Hi - I came across your page from the trick-or- treat 5K page. Looks like you doing great with your goals and fitness.  We are the same height and weight emoticon Good luck to you with all your goals. emoticon
    3240 days ago
    So I stop by your page to thank you for the blog support and then I read your page and it was EVERYTHING that I needed right now. EVERYTHING. It was perspective. I thank you so much and I am going to make your page a regular pit-stop on my days of low encouragement. Thank you so much.
    3245 days ago
    Thanks for your input on my Eating blog! And I don't mind being your guinea pig, though I won't remember to contact you personally for updates! I'll just keep everyone posted via blogging. The general consensus is I should be eating more protein, and I'm thinking that people are probably right. I've decided to try and find foods that have at least ten grams of protein per hundred calories, and we'll see how that goes. I am also going to allow myself to be in the 1500s (although, after updating my current weight into my food tracker, my tracker dropped to 1360-1710, so that makes me nervous!) We'll see how more protein works out.

    Have a wonderful Friday!
    3257 days ago
    thanks for the shout out on NMS! hope you're doing well too. you've got a couple of days on me- congrats! here if you want a 'buddy' to check in with :D
    3266 days ago
  • v 55WALKER
    LOL Not at all offended by the age comment! Just wanted to make sure you know that getting older can be a wonderful and evolving experience as much as being young can.

    3685 days ago
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